McPherson County, Kansas Population 2024

29,762

McPherson County, Kansas's estimated 2024 population is 29,762 with a growth rate of -0.42% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. McPherson County, Kansas is the 20th largest county in Kansas. The 2010 population was 29,128 and has seen a growth of 2.18% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202929,137-125-0.43%
202829,262-125-0.43%
202729,387-125-0.42%
202629,512-125-0.42%
202529,637-125-0.42%
202429,762-125-0.42%
202329,887-125-0.42%
202230,012-125-0.41%
202130,137-43-0.14%
202030,1801,5965.58%
201928,584190.07%
201828,565-157-0.55%
201728,7222560.9%
201628,466-201-0.7%
201528,667-241-0.83%
201428,908-516-1.75%
201329,4241980.68%
201229,226680.23%
201129,158300.1%
201029,128
199027,2684131.54%
198026,8552,0778.38%
197024,7784932.03%
196024,2856152.6%
195023,670-482-2%
194024,1525642.39%
193023,5881,7437.98%
192021,8453241.51%
191021,5211000.47%
190021,421-193-0.89%
189021,6144,47126.08%
188017,14316,4052222.9%
1870738-28,399-97.47%
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2024 Growth Rate
-0.42% (-125)
County Website
McPherson County
State
Kansas
County Seat
2020 Population
30,180
Area
898 mi²
Density
33 people/mi²
Growth Since 2020
-1.39% (-418)
Founded
February 26, 1867

McPherson County, Kansas Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White28,21893.79%
Two or more races9823.26%
Black or African American5401.79%
Asian2150.71%
Other race1040.35%
Native American260.09%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
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White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Asian

Other race

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

McPherson County, Kansas Population by Race

McPherson County, Kansas Population Pyramid 2024

McPherson County, Kansas Median Age

39.8

Total

38.4

Male

41.4

Female

McPherson County, Kansas Adults

There are 23,658 adults, (5,926 of whom are seniors) in McPherson County, Kansas.

McPherson County, Kansas Age Dependency

69.7

Age Dependency Ratio

33.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.2

Child Dependency Ratio

McPherson County, Kansas Sex Ratio

Female15,11750.25%
Male14,96849.75%

McPherson County, Kansas Population by Age

McPherson County, Kansas Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All12,1402.3474.525.5
Married6,8262.9589.510.5
Non Family4,0401.195545
Female8112.7640.659.4
Male4632.681.618.4
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2.87

Average Family Size

2.34

Average Household Size

74.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

McPherson County, Kansas Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

McPherson County, Kansas Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

McPherson County, Kansas Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 96%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 41.36%.

McPherson County, Kansas Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$47,605

Average Earnings

$58,691

Average Male

$36,420

Average Female

McPherson County, Kansas Earnings by Educational Attainment

McPherson County, Kansas Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

McPherson County, Kansas Language

94.37% of McPherson County, Kansas residents speak only English, while 5.63% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.14% of the population.

McPherson County, Kansas Language

McPherson County, Kansas Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White26,0642,3338.95%
Hispanic1,27553141.65%
Multiple8849710.97%
Other907987.78%
Black2127937.26%
Asian191168.38%
Native26726.92%
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10.63%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.52%

Male Poverty Rate

11.71%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in McPherson County, Kansas

The race most likely to be in poverty in McPherson County, Kansas is Other, with 87.78% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in McPherson County, Kansas is Asian, with 8.38% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.9%. Among those working part-time, it was 19.04%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 18.66%.

McPherson County, Kansas Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade23.26%
High School13.23%
Some College6.22%
Bachelors or Greater1.81%
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McPherson County, Kansas Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed75.71%
Male Unemployed62.71%
Female Employed7.48%
Male Employed4.77%
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McPherson County, Kansas Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

McPherson County, Kansas Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

McPherson County, Kansas Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

56.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

58.7%

Male Marriage Rate

54.9%

Female Marriage Rate

McPherson County, Kansas Married by Age and Sex

male

female

McPherson County, Kansas Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

McPherson County, Kansas Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

McPherson County, Kansas Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

1,357

Number of Veterans

1,293

Male Veterans

64

Female Veterans

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McPherson County, Kansas Veterans by War

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McPherson County, Kansas Veterans by Age

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McPherson County, Kansas Veterans by Race

McPherson County, Kansas Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

5.93%

Veteran Poverty Rate

43.5%

Veteran Disability Rate

McPherson County, Kansas Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

65.4%

Labor Force Participation

63.9%

Employment Rate

2.1%

Unemployment Rate

McPherson County, Kansas Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

McPherson County, Kansas Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

McPherson County, Kansas Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

69.56%

Born in McPherson County, Kansas

96.95%

Native Born

3.05%

Foreign Born

2.02%

Non Citizen

1.04%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.95% of McPherson County, Kansas residents were born in the United States, with 69.56% having been born in Kansas. 2.02% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

McPherson County, Kansas Place of Birth

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