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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.
Sections below provide additional information and links about McPherson demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the McPherson County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 67460 ZIP code.
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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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in McPherson was $19,716, compared with $21,587 nationally.
24% of McPherson residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in McPherson, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $365. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $834.
Libraries in McPherson include McPherson Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in McPherson include McPherson Sentinel
McPherson County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our McPherson political report.
The average commute time for McPherson workers is 12 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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