McPherson was named as Kansas’ best city to live in, according to the USA Today’s recent study of American cities. The USA Today wrote that while quality of life is subject to a range of factors, but the local community and environment have a meaningful impact.
24/7 Wall St. created a weighted index of more than two dozen measures to identify the best city to live in each state. They considered all boroughs, census designated places, cities, towns and villages with at least 8,000 residents.
The study listed McPherson’s median home value at $135,800, the median household income at $54,057 and no movement in population in the last five years. The study found that goods and services are 14 percent less expensive than they are on average nationwide. Just 7.3 percent of residents live in poverty compared to 13.3 percent of the Kansas population.
The study also noted the high concentration of restaurants, fitness centers, museums, golf courses and movie theatres.
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