Facts About Knob Noster, Missouri
Knob Noster 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.
Knob Noster was platted in 1856. 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. A post office has been in operation in Knob Noster since 1846. 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”.
Knob Noster is located at 38°45′52″N 93°33′30″W (38.764310, -93.558285). 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.
As of the census 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.
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