Knob Noster, MO Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Knob Noster, Missouri - Basic Facts

The City of Knob Noster had a population of 2,650 as of July 1, 2018. Knob Noster ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Missouri. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Knob Noster is located at latitude 38.7673 and longitude -93.5636 in Johnson County. The formal boundaries for the City of Knob Noster (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.88 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Johnson County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 801 feet.

The City of Knob Noster (GNIS ID: 2395555) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Knob Noster is located within Township of Washington, a minor civil division (MCD) of Johnson County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Knob Noster population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2018.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Knob Noster: Knobnoster.

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Knob Noster, MO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 2,650
Population in Households 2,650
Population in Familes 1,981
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 920
Diversity Index3 46


Median Household Income $43,459
Average Household Income $54,719
Per Capita Income $23,105


Total Housing Units 1,353 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 475 (35.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 648 (47.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 230 (17.0%)
Median Home Value $121,296
Average Home Value $122,368


Total Households 1,123
Average Household Size 2.36
Family Households 656
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.27% -0.4%
Households -0.26% -0.36%
Families -0.35% -0.55%
Median Household Income   1.32%
Per Capita Income   2.02%

Knob Noster, MO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Knob Noster to the other 1,032 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Missouri by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 217 79th
Population Density # 423 59th
Diversity Index # 65 94th
Median Household Income # 554 46th
Per Capita Income # 536 48th

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