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
|Total Population -- 2017||28,708|
|Average Population Density (per sq. mile) -- 2017||31.97|
|Median Age - 2017||40.2|
|Educational Attainment (Population Age 25+) - 2016|
High School Graduate or Higher
Some College -- No Degree
Bachelor Degree or Higher
|Average 1-Way Commute to Work (minutes) - 2016||13.9|
|Civilian Labor Force -- 2017||16,290|
Business Establishments -- 2017
Average Annual Pay
Median Household Income - 2016
|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|