McPherson County

McPherson is known for the prosperity of our Industrial base and for its ability to deliver very competitive and extremely reliable electrical power to its 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 McPherson industry and community flourish.  McPherson is considered to be 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.

McPherson County Data

 

Land Area (square miles) -- 2010

898

Total Population -- 201529,252
Average Population Density (per sq. mile) -- 201532.6
Median Age42.0
Educational Attainment (Population Age 25+)

    High School Graduate or Higher

90.9%

    Some College -- No Degree

26.6%

    Associate Degree

7.8%

    Bachelor Degree or Higher

27.4%
Average 1-Way Commute to Work (minutes)14.1
Civilian Labor Force -- 201516,298

    Unemployed

500

    Unemployment Rate

3.1%

Business Establishments -- 2015

935

    Employees

15191

    Average Annual Pay

$44,212

Median Household Income

$56,128

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