Whiteman Air Force Base (AFB) (IATA: SZL, ICAO: KSZL, FAA LID: SZL) is a United States Air Force base located approximately 2 miles (3.2 km) south of Knob Noster, MO; 10 miles (16 km) east of Warrensburg, MO, and 70 miles (110 km) east-southeast of Kansas City.
Whiteman AFB is located in eastern Johnson County, Missouri, at 38°43′58″N 93°33′17″W / 38.73278°N 93.55472°W / 38.73278; -93.55472 (38.732758, −93.554851).
Part of the base is a census-designated place (CDP); it had a population of 2,556 at the 2010 census, down from 3,814 at the 2000 census. According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP portion of the base has a total area of 6.7 square miles (17.4 km), of which 0.02 square miles (0.05 km), or 0.30%, are water.
The base is 3 miles (5 km) south of the town of Knob Noster, 11 miles (18 km) east of Warrensburg, and 21 miles (34 km) west of Sedalia. The nearest major city is Kansas City, Missouri, 70 miles (110 km) to the northwest.
As of the census of 2000, there were 3,814 people, 931 households, and 901 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 284.8/km² (737.7/mi²). There were 982 housing units at an average density of 73.3/km² (189.9/mi²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 81.8% White, 9.7% Black or African American, 0.7% Native American, 1.7% Asian, 0.5% Pacific Islander, 2.2% from other races, and 3.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.7% of the population.
There were 931 households out of which 79.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 90.1% were married couples living together, 4.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 3.2% were non-families. 2.7% of all households were made up of individuals and none had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.53 and the average family size was 3.56.
In the CDP, the population was spread out with 37.6% under the age of 18, 25.7% from 18 to 24, 35.5% from 25 to 44, 1.2% from 45 to 64, and 0.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 21 years. For every 100 females, there were 125.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 130.9 males.
The median income for a household in the CDP was $33,664, and the median income for a family was $32,586. Males had a median income of $22,095 versus $16,466 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $11,538. About 5.6% of families and 7.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.3% of those under age 18 and none of those age 65 or over.