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McPherson County

Population: 29,252

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McPherson County

McPherson County is known for the prosperity of an Industrial base and the ability to deliver very competitive and extremely reliable electrical power to customers. The municipally owned McPherson Board of Public Utilities boasts one of the most competitive prices for electric power in the State of Kansas and in the nation, which has helped industries flourish in McPherson County. 

Considered one of the most industrialized small communities in the nation, McPherson, KS is no stranger to economic development. More than 55 industries already call McPherson “home.”  Several large companies in McPherson include Pfizer (manufacturer of pharmaceutical drugs), CHS Oil Refinery (gasoline and oil products), Viega (plastic and metal), Johns-Manville (fiberglass insulation) and many others.

Located 15 miles south of McPherson is the growing community of Moundridge, which is the global headquarters location for the Bradbury Company, the Grasshopper mowing company and Global Aviation. 

McPherson County Data

 

Land Area (square miles) -- 2010

898

Total Population -- 201728,708
Average Population Density (per sq. mile) -- 201731.97
Median Age - 201740.2
Educational Attainment (Population Age 25+) - 2016

    High School Graduate or Higher

91.1

    Some College -- No Degree

25.9%

    Associate Degree

7.9%

    Bachelor Degree or Higher

28.4
Average 1-Way Commute to Work (minutes) - 201613.9
Civilian Labor Force -- 201716,290

    Unemployed

449

    Unemployment Rate

2.8%

Business Establishments -- 2017

931

    Employees

14,488

    Average Annual Pay

$42,553

Median Household Income - 2016

$56,783

Source: Land Area -- 2010 Census; Population Density -- Based on 2010 Land Area and 2017 American Community Survey 1-Year Estimates; Median Age, Educational Attainment, Average Commute Time and Median Household Income -- 2012-2016 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates; Business Establishments, Employees, Average Annual Pay -- Bureau of Labor Statistics, Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages; Labor Force Data -- Local Area Unemployment Statistics