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McPherson is a city in McPherson County.

It is the county seat.

The community was named for Union Gen. James Birdseye McPherson, killed in 1864.
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Kansas named McPherson. For links to other places called McPherson, KS, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]

The latitude of McPherson is 38.370N. The longitude is -97.663W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,496 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 13,731.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$40,469
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our McPherson demographic reports
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 26. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 1.9 per 1,000 people.
Local festivals include:
  • Scottish Festival - Sept. 22-23, 2007
Dates often change. Check McPherson web sites and events links in the sections below.
Wildlife: Maxwell Wildlife Refuge

Historic routes: Santa Fe Trail
Historic sites and museums: McPherson Museum
Colleges and universities: McPherson College, Central Christian College of Kansas
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)
Pronunciations: mc-FUR-son

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Ancestry & family history

32% of McPherson residents report German ancestry, and 9% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the McPherson ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in McPherson was $19,716, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

24% of McPherson residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in McPherson, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $365.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $834.


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Libraries in McPherson include McPherson Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in McPherson include McPherson Sentinel

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McPherson County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our McPherson political report.

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The average commute time for McPherson workers is 12 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in McPherson include Best Western Holiday Manor, Days Inn McPherson, Super 8.

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DUPLICATE NAMES
Other KS communities named McPherson:
  �McPherson County township
  �Sherman County township

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