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West Mineral is a city in Cherokee County, Kansas, United States. It is the home of Big Brutus, the second largest electric shovel in the world. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 185.HistoryWest Mineral was named from the coal mines found there. A post office was established in West Mineral in 1899.GeographyWest Mineral is located at . According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.34sqmi, all of it land.Demographics2010 censusAs of the census of 2010, there were 185 people, 81 households, and 49 families residing in the city. The population density was 544.1PD/sqmi. There were 95 housing units at an average density of 279.4/sqmi. The racial makeup of the city was 93.5% White, 1.6% Native American, and 4.9% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.2% of the population.There were 81 households of which 30.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.4% were married couples living together, 9.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.2% had a male householder with no wife present, and 39.5% were non-families. 38.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.28 and the average family size was 2.96.West Mineral is in Kansas (KS). Add West Mineral and other destinations in United States to your travel plans using our United States day trip planner .
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