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“When it matters” has become the adopted slogan of one of the Midwest’s most progressive communities: McPherson, Kansas.


McPherson’s namesake was one of the most respected generals in the Union army during the war between the states: Gen. James Birdseye McPherson. McPherson is consistently ranked among author Norman Crampton’s “100 Best Small Towns in America”, we are proud of our heritage, with Old World traditions, Midwest work ethic, positive business climate and low operating costs.

One of the most attractive communities with beautifully landscaped residential areas with carefully groomed yards and tree-lined streets. Twelve magnificently maintained public parks are scattered throughout the city. There are two 18-hole public golf courses, one of which is a beautiful municipal course with enough challenges for all. A 9-hole Country Club, originally designed by Perry Maxwell is just north of the city. Mr. Maxwell is famous for designing such courses as Colonial Country Club in Ft. Worth, TX, Southern Hills in Tulsa, OK, and Prairie Dunes in Hutchinson, KS. A host of recreational and athletic sites provide activities for young folks of any age, residents and visitors alike.

Students from McPherson’s superb public and private school systems consistently rank much higher than both state and national academic ACT test averages. Two church affiliated 4-year colleges are located in McPherson: McPherson College, associated with the Church of the Brethren; and Central Christian College with the Free Methodist Church. Hutchinson Community College also has a center in McPherson.
Whether you’re looking for a nice place to visit, a place to call home, or perhaps a new industry or business location… remember “When it matters, it’s McPherson.”

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2010 2000 1990 1980 1960
McPherson 13,155 13,770 12,422 11,753 9,996
McPherson County 29,180 29,954 27,268 26,855 24,285