About Knob Noster
The City of Knob Noster is a small, rural, community with an estimated population of 2,734 for 2005, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Knob Noster is located on the well-traveled U.S. Highway 50, and is home to Whiteman Air Force Base, which sits at the edge of the city limits.
Located just minutes from Knob Noster State Park,
20 minutes west of Sedalia (home of the Missouri State Fair),
approximately 45 minutes north of Truman Lake, 15 minutes from State Fair Community College , and 10 minutes east of University of Central Missouri , arts, festivals, education, outdoor activities and more, are just a short drive away.
Noster has many services available within the city limits, including a
quaint downtown shopping area. Whether it's a gift for a
birthday, flowers for Mom, a hair cut, automotive work, or
maybe something else that is needed, Knob Noster has options
available. If looking for a daytrip of shopping, or big
item purchases, Kansas City Malls are within an hour,
Knob Noster R-VIII School District has
an enrollment of approximately 1,650 students grades K-12. A broad
spectrum of special services and programs supplement a comprehensive
curriculum. A highly qualified teaching staff, excellent facilities,
and dedication to the basic learning skills have earned the district a
reputation for excellence in Missouri and throughout the U.S. Air Force.
The City has shown a steady annual growth of 1% in the last ten years, per the 2006 Housing Assessment.
Affordable housing values, combined with a growing stock of new housing
units, makes Knob Noster an attractive place for residents to
live. The City continues to balance new
construction and enforce maintenance and or removal of older
homes in order to provide a wide range of options.