Knob Noster, Missouri

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Knob Noster, Missouri
City
Location of Knob Noster, Missouri
Location of Knob Noster, Missouri
Coordinates: 38°45′52″N 93°33′30″W / 38.76444°N 93.55833°W / 38.76444; -93.55833Coordinates: 38°45′52″N 93°33′30″W / 38.76444°N 93.55833°W / 38.76444; -93.55833
CountryUnited States
StateMissouri
CountyJohnson
Area[1]
 • Total2.88 sq mi (7.45 km2)
Elevation804 ft (245 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total2,709
 • Estimate (2016)[3]2,734
 • Density940/sq mi (360/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP codes65336
Area code(s)660
FIPS code29-39188[4]
GNIS feature ID0729757[5]

Knob Noster /ˈnɒb ˈnɒstər/ is a city in Johnson County, Missouri, United States. The population was 2,709 at the 2010 census. It is located adjacent to Whiteman Air Force Base. Knob Noster State Park is nearby.

History[edit]

Knob Noster was platted in 1856.[6] The community's name is said by the State Historical Society of Missouri to be a combination of a knob, or hill, near the town site, and the surname Noster, honoring an unidentified early citizen.[7] A post office has been in operation in Knob Noster since 1846.[8]

Originally the town’s name was one word, Knobsnoster, which changed in the early 1900s and became two words “Knobs Noster”. At some point, the “s” dropped off becoming as it is known today - Knob Noster which is Latin for “Our Hills”.

Geography[edit]

Knob Noster is located at 38°45′52″N 93°33′30″W / 38.76444°N 93.55833°W / 38.76444; -93.55833 (38.764310, -93.558285).[9]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.91 square miles (7.54 km2), of which 2.88 square miles (7.46 km2) is land and 0.03 square miles (0.08 km2) is water.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1870914
1880689−24.6%
189085123.5%
1900673−20.9%
1910670−0.4%
1920617−7.9%
193068310.7%
1940640−6.3%
1950585−8.6%
19602,292291.8%
19702,264−1.2%
19802,040−9.9%
19902,26110.8%
20002,4628.9%
20102,70910.0%
Est. 20162,734[3]0.9%
U.S. Decennial Census[10]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 2,709 people, 1,147 households, and 675 families residing in the city. The population density was 940.6 inhabitants per square mile (363.2/km2). There were 1,347 housing units at an average density of 467.7 per square mile (180.6/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 80.0% White, 9.1% African American, 0.6% Native American, 3.1% Asian, 0.7% Pacific Islander, 2.2% from other races, and 4.2% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.8% of the population.

There were 1,147 households of which 33.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.5% were married couples living together, 12.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.8% had a male householder with no wife present, and 41.2% were non-families. 31.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.36 and the average family size was 3.03.

The median age in the city was 27.1 years. 25.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 18.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 28.3% were from 25 to 44; 20.1% were from 45 to 64; and 7.9% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 51.6% male and 48.4% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census of 2000, there were 2,462 people, 959 households, and 602 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,421.8 people per square mile (549.5/km²). There were 1,092 housing units at an average density of 630.6 per square mile (243.7/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 71.61% White, 11.86% African American, 0.93% Native American, 1.83% Asian, 0.49% Pacific Islander, 10.32% from other races, and 2.97% from two or more races. Hispanic of any race were 15.07% of the population.

There were 959 households out of which 33.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.9% were married couples living together, 13.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.2% were non-families. 28.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.57 and the average family size was 3.14.

In the city, the population was spread out with 27.6% under the age of 18, 19.3% from 18 to 24, 29.7% from 25 to 44, 16.8% from 45 to 64, and 6.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 27 years. For every 100 females, there were 110.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 110.5 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $30,869, and the median income for a family was $36,842. Males had a median income of $22,176 versus $19,327 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,702. About 13.4% of families and 17.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 28.4% of those under age 18 and 2.0% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

Knob Noster R-VIII School District operates two elementary schools, one middle school, and Knob Noster High School.[11]

Knob Noster has a public library, a branch of the Trails Regional Library.[12]

In popular culture[edit]

Knob Noster was mentioned in the 1983 American television movie The Day After.[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2012-07-14. Retrieved 2012-07-08.
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-07-08.
  3. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  4. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  5. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  6. ^ Eaton, David Wolfe (1916). How Missouri Counties, Towns and Streams Were Named. The State Historical Society of Missouri. p. 181.
  7. ^ "Johnson County Place Names, 1928–1945 (archived)". The State Historical Society of Missouri. Archived from the original on 24 June 2016. Retrieved 23 October 2016.
  8. ^ "Post Offices". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 23 October 2016.
  9. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  10. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  11. ^ "Knob Noster R-Viii School District". Greatschools. Retrieved 25 March 2018.
  12. ^ "Locations". Trails Regional Library. Retrieved 25 March 2018.
  13. ^ Nicholas Meyer (director) (1983-11-20). The Day After (Motion Picture). ABC Circle Films. Retrieved 2009-02-17.

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