McPherson is a somewhat small city located in the state of Kansas. With a population of 13,144 people and three constituent neighborhoods, McPherson is the 26th largest community in Kansas.
Unlike some cities, McPherson isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in McPherson are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, McPherson is a city of managers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in McPherson who work in management occupations (12.11%), office and administrative support (11.60%), and business and financial occupations (7.98%).
One of the benefits of McPherson is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 12.29 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.
Being a small city, McPherson does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
The overall education level of McPherson citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 29.19% of adults in McPherson have at least a bachelor's degree, and the average American community has 21.84%.
The per capita income in McPherson in 2010 was $29,068, which is wealthy relative to Kansas, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $116,272 for a family of four. However, McPherson contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call McPherson home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of McPherson residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in McPherson include Irish, Swedish, English, and Dutch.
The most common language spoken in McPherson is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German.