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    Whiteman AFB, MO Local Information

    Knob Noster, Missouri, is the community closest to Whiteman AFB, with about 2,800 people; Warrensburg is the closest city, with about 24,000 people; both of these are in Johnson County, which has a population of about 54,000 people. Other nearby small communities include Sedalia (22,000) and La Monte (1,100). The nearest major city is Kansas City, Missouri, with a population of about 465,000.

    It is about 4 miles from downtown Knob Noster to Whiteman AFB; this takes about 10 minutes to commute; it is about 11 miles to Warrensburg, taking about 21 minutes; and it is about 23 miles to Sedalia, taking about 31 minutes. The average commute in Johnson County is about 26 minutes.

    Local Housing Rental Prices: The average apartment rent in Johnson County ranges from $425 to $650 per month, with a median of about $525 per month.

    Local Housing Purchase Prices: The average price for a house in Johnson County is about $165,000, compared to $181,000 for Missouri.

    Short Description of the Area: Knob Noster is a small city in Johnson County, an average sized county on the western side of Missouri. This mid-American area is very much a heartland community, in a green, low hills, farmland region. In many ways this is the "Heart of America,"or at least that's what its been called.

    Climate and Weather: The west-central Missouri area has a warm, humid climate, with four standard seasons; winter temperatures range from the high 30s to low 20s and summer temperatures in the high 80s to high 60s. The area has occasional thunderstorms and some tornado fronts from late spring to early fall; be prepared. Winters are typically cold, with up to 6 inches of snow.