05 Jun McPherson County Named Best Affordable Place
Author: McPherson Sentinel
McPherson County (Kansas) has been named the Best Affordable Place in Kansas by Bloomberg Businessweek. One county from each state was selected to comprise the list of America’s Best Affordable Places in 2011.
U.S. Census data shows that McPherson County has a population of 28,851. Just over 5 percent of the population is unemployed, and 28.3 percent of adults have obtained a bachelor’s degree. Data also indicated that manufacturing and health care are the main employers in the county, and that the average family income is $64,280.
These factors, along with available amenities and a leading school district contributed to the addition of McPherson County on the list of Best Affordable Places.