Knob Noster, Missouri facts for kids
|Knob Noster, Missouri|
Location of Knob Noster, Missouri
|• Total||2.88 sq mi (7.45 km2)|
|Elevation||804 ft (245 m)|
|• Estimate (2010)||2,709|
|• Density||941/sq mi (363.3/km2)|
|Time zone||Central (CST) (UTC-6)|
|• Summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-5)|
|ZIP codes||65305, 65336|
|GNIS feature ID||0729757|
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 since Knob Noster since 1846.
Knob Noster is located at(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.
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.
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.
In popular culture
- Historic maps of Knob Noster in the Sanborn Maps of Missouri Collection at the University of Missouri
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