McPherson listed among best Kansas places for home ownership

By McPherson Chamber of Commerce
June 14, 2014

NerdWallet, a consumer advocacy website, recently conducted a study to find the best places for homeownership in Kansas – and McPherson made the list.

As renting becomes less affordable, NerdWallet wanted to give potential homebuyers a look at the current housing market. NerdWallet based its rankings on the following criteria:

Homeownership rate

Selected monthly homeowner costs

Monthly household income

Population growth

NerdWallet ranked McPherson as the 16th best place in Kansas for homeownership. The area has a homeownership rate of 73.8%, and median monthly homeowner costs are $1,106 - only 24.2% of the median household income.

Other cities that made the list include Prairie Village and Shawnee.

The full study is available online at