West Mineral, Kansas

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Population in 2017: 173 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -28.8%
Males: 89  (51.5%)
Females: 84  (48.5%)
Median resident age:

34.9 years
Kansas median age:

36.7 years

Zip codes: 66782.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $43,114 (it was $31,042 in 2000)
West Mineral:

$43,114
KS:

$56,422

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $22,310 (it was $15,176 in 2000)

West Mineral city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $44,250 (it was $23,800 in 2000)
West Mineral:

$44,250
KS:

$150,600

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $48,523; detached houses: $54,704; mobile homes: $50,224

Median gross rent in 2017: $560.

March 2019 cost of living index in West Mineral: 77.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 19.7%
(19.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 33.3% for American Indian residents, 18.8% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in West Mineral, KS (2010)
    • 17091.9%White alone
    • 94.9%Two or more races
    • 42.2%Hispanic
    • 21.1%American Indian alone

Races in West Mineral detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

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Ancestries: English (28.7%), American (25.0%), Irish (7.4%), German (5.6%), Italian (5.6%), Swedish (1.9%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 900 feet

Land area: 0.34 square miles.

Population density: 505 people per square mile   (low).

West Mineral, Kansas map

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $687 (2.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $548 (1.5%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Springfield, MO (90.5 miles , pop. 151,580).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Tulsa, OK (97.4 miles , pop. 393,049).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (327.5 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities:

Roseland, KS (2.0 miles),
Scammon, KS (2.4 miles ),
Cherokee, KS (2.7 miles ),
McCune, KS (2.7 miles ),
Weir, KS (2.9 miles ),
Columbus, KS (3.0 miles ),
Chicopee, KS (3.5 miles ),
Oswego, KS (3.6 miles )

Latitude: 37.28 N, Longitude: 94.93 W

Area code: 620

Distribution of median household income in West Mineral, KS in 2017
Distribution of house value in West Mineral, KS in 2017
West Mineral satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.8%
Kansas:

3.7%
Population change in the 1990s: +18 (+8.0%).
Most common industries in West Mineral, KS (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (17.1%)
  • Metal & metal products (13.7%)
  • Educational services (12.0%)
  • Construction (11.1%)
  • Printing & related support activities (9.4%)
  • Public administration (7.7%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (3.4%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Metal & metal products (22.7%)
  • Construction (19.7%)
  • Printing & related support activities (9.1%)
  • Educational services (6.1%)
  • Food (4.5%)
  • Transportation equipment (4.5%)
  • Office supplies & stationery stores (4.5%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (35.3%)
  • Educational services (19.6%)
  • Public administration (17.6%)
  • Printing & related support activities (9.8%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (7.8%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (3.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (3.9%)
Most common occupations in West Mineral, KS (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Printing workers (7.7%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (6.0%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (6.0%)
  • Other construction workers and helpers (5.1%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5.1%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.1%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.3%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other construction workers and helpers (9.1%)
  • Printing workers (9.1%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (9.1%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (7.6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (6.1%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (6.1%)
  • Construction laborers (6.1%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (11.8%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (9.8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (9.8%)
  • Registered nurses (7.8%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (7.8%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (7.8%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (5.9%)

Average climate in West Mineral, Kansas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI PM10 PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 68.7. This is about average.

City:

68.7
U.S.:

74.2
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 17.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 21.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

17.5
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 10.2. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 21.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.2
U.S.:

8.5
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2007 was 0.00941. This is about average. Closest monitor was 21.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00941
U.S.:

0.00984

Tornado activity:

West Mineral-area historical tornado activity is near Kansas state average. It is 99% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/4/2003, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 13.4 miles away from the West Mineral city center killed 4 people and injured 30 people and caused $20 million in damages.

On 9/27/1959, a category F4 tornado 14.8 miles away from the city center killed one person and injured one person and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

West Mineral-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Kansas state average. It is 72% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/4/2001 at 06:42:12, a magnitude 4.7 (4.2 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 209.5 miles away from the city center
On 1/21/1982 at 00:33:54, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 210.6 miles away from the city center
On 3/25/1976 at 00:41:20, a magnitude 5.0 (4.9 MB, 5.0 LG, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 280.0 miles away from the city center
On 5/4/1991 at 01:18:54, a magnitude 5.0 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 286.5 miles away from the city center
On 9/6/1997 at 23:38:00, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 LG, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 200.1 miles away from West Mineral center
On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi) earthquake occurred 297.0 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Cherokee County (19) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 17
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 14, Storms: 14, Tornadoes: 8, Winds: 4, Winter Storms: 3, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
West Mineral topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near West Mineral:

  • MEDICALODGES COLUMBUS (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; COLUMBUS, KS)
  • MAUDE NORTON MEMORIAL CITY HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 9 miles away; COLUMBUS, KS)
  • OSWEGO COMMUNITY HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 14 miles away; OSWEGO, KS)
  • OSWEGO HEALTH CENTER SNF (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; OSWEGO, KS)
  • DESERET HEALTH AND REHAB AT OSWEGO LLC (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; OSWEGO, KS)
  • BEVERLY NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; PITTSBURG, KS)
  • SOUTHERNCARE PITTSBURG (Hospital, about 15 miles away; PITTSBURG, KS)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to West Mineral:

  • Pittsburg State University (about 15 miles; Pittsburg, KS; Full-time enrollment: 6,838)
  • Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College (about 29 miles; Miami, OK; FT enrollment: 2,075)
  • Missouri Southern State University (about 29 miles; Joplin, MO; FT enrollment: 4,456)
  • Crowder College (about 46 miles; Neosho, MO; FT enrollment: 3,675)
  • Allen County Community College (about 53 miles; Iola, KS; FT enrollment: 2,089)
  • NorthWest Arkansas Community College (about 77 miles; Bentonville, AR; FT enrollment: 5,634)
  • Rogers State University (about 78 miles; Claremore, OK; FT enrollment: 3,482)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in West Mineral: West Mineral Police Department (A), West Mineral Fire Department (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: Big Brutus Inc (Museums; 6509 Northwest 60th Street).

Birthplace of: Orval Grove - Baseball pitcher, Jack Ryan (outfielder) - Baseball player.

Cherokee County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Average household size:
This city:

2.3 people
Kansas:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

60.5%
Whole state:

66.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

2.5%
Whole state:

5.8%


No gay or lesbian households reported

For population 15 years and over in West Mineral:

Marital status in West Mineral, KS
  • Never married: 21.2%
  • Now married: 52.9%
  • Separated: 13.9%
  • Widowed: 3.3%
  • Divorced: 8.7%

For population 25 years and over in West Mineral:

  • High school or higher: 85.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 8.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.9%
  • Unemployed: 7.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.3 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.0
Kansas average:

11.1

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for West Mineral, KS (based on Cherokee County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant5,73934
Catholic3,7004
Mainline Protestant2,46318
Other1353
Black Protestant251
None9,541-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 6
Cherokee County:

2.82 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

1.96 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 10
This county:

4.69 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

3.84 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 13
Cherokee County:

6.10 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

7.33 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Cherokee County:

9.5%
State:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Cherokee County:

29.4%
Kansas:

27.9%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

15.1%
State:

13.4%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

50.2%
Kansas:

48.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
West Mineral:

48.6%
Kansas:

45.1%

Average BMI:
This city:

29.0
Kansas:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
West Mineral:

21.6%
State:

21.6%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

8.4%
Kansas:

10.6%

Average hours sleeping at night:
West Mineral:

6.8
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
West Mineral:

36.8%
State:

33.6%

General health condition:
West Mineral:

57.0%
State:

55.2%

Average condition of hearing:
West Mineral:

78.3%
State:

78.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of West Mineral, KS Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Solid Waste Management 1$2,556$30,6720$0
Water Supply 1$2,558$30,6960$0
Police Protection - Officers 0$0 0$0
Other and Unallocable 0$0 6$10
Other Government Administration 0$0 1$1,222
Financial Administration 0$0 1$1,293
Sewerage 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 2$5,114$30,6848$2,525

West Mineral government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - General - Other: $60,000 ($346.82)
    Water Utilities: $36,000 ($208.09)
    Local Fire Protection: $26,000 ($150.29)
    Solid Waste Management: $8,000 ($46.24)
    Regular Highways: $4,000 ($23.12)
    Parks and Recreation: $3,000 ($17.34)
    Sewerage: $2,000 ($11.56)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $5,000 ($28.90)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $20,000 ($115.61)

West Mineral government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $21,000 ($121.39)
    Other: $17,000 ($98.27)
    Solid Waste Management: $8,000 ($46.24)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $5,000 ($28.90)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $3,000 ($17.34)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $4,000 ($23.12)
    General Revenue - Other: $3,000 ($17.34)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $37,000 ($213.87)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $5,000 ($28.90)
    General Local Government Support: $3,000 ($17.34)
  • Tax - Property: $33,000 ($190.75)
    Public Utilities Sales: $9,000 ($52.02)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $8,000 ($46.24)
    Other: $3,000 ($17.34)

West Mineral government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $163,000 ($942.20)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $153,000 ($884.39)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $10,000 ($57.80)

West Mineral government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $100,000 ($578.03)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,000 ($23.12)

6.47% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($34,205 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.47%
Kansas average:

7.12%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Jasper County, MO  1.55% ($30,685 average AGI)
to Crawford County, KS  1.02% ($33,849)
to Ottawa County, OK  0.63% ($43,889)

Strongest AM radio stations in West Mineral:

  • KKOW (860 AM; 10 kW; PITTSBURG, KS; Owner: AMERICAN MEDIA INVESTMENTS)
  • KGGF (690 AM; 10 kW; COFFEYVILLE, KS; Owner: KGGF-KUSN, INC.)
  • WMBH (1560 AM; 10 kW; JOPLIN, MO)
  • KOCR (1310 AM; 5 kW; JOPLIN, MO; Owner: OZARK CHRISTIAN COLLEGE)
  • KRMG (740 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KFAQ (1170 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KBTN (1420 AM; 10 kW; NEOSHO, MO; Owner: PETRACOM OF JOPLIN, L.L.C.)
  • KKLL (1100 AM; daytime; 5 kW; WEBB CITY, MO; Owner: NEW LIFE EVANGELISTIC CENTER, INC.)
  • KSEK (1340 AM; 1 kW; PITTSBURG, KS; Owner: INNOVATIVE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KTBZ (1430 AM; 25 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KMUS (1380 AM; 20 kW; MUSKOGEE, OK; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • KVIS (910 AM; 1 kW; MIAMI, OK; Owner: EAGLE BROADCASTING, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in West Mineral:

  • KRPS (89.9 FM; PITTSBURG, KS; Owner: PITTSBURG STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • KKOW-FM (96.9 FM; PITTSBURG, KS; Owner: AMERICAN MEDIA INVESTMENTS, INC.)
  • KJML (105.3 FM; COLUMBUS, KS; Owner: PETRACOM OF JOPLIN, L.L.C.)
  • KIXQ (102.5 FM; JOPLIN, MO; Owner: BIG MACK BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KSYN (92.5 FM; JOPLIN, MO; Owner: BIG MACK BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KJMK (93.9 FM; WEBB CITY, MO; Owner: BIG MACK BROADCASTING, INC)
  • KMOQ (107.1 FM; BAXTER SPRINGS, KS; Owner: PETRACOM OF JOPLIN, L.L.C.)
  • KSEK-FM (99.1 FM; GIRARD, KS; Owner: INNOVATIVE BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KGND (107.5 FM; KETCHUM, OK; Owner: NORTHEAST OKLAHOMA BROADCAST NETWORK)
  • KWXD (103.5 FM; ASBURY, MO; Owner: INNOVATIVE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KCAR-FM (104.3 FM; GALENA, KS; Owner: PETRACOM OF JOPLIN, L.L.C.)
  • KLKC-FM (93.5 FM; PARSONS, KS; Owner: COMMUNITY BROADCASTING CO., INC.)

TV broadcast stations around West Mineral:

  • KOAM-TV (Channel 7; PITTSBURG, KS; Owner: SAGA QUAD STATES COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • KODE-TV (Channel 12; JOPLIN, MO; Owner: MISSION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KOZJ (Channel 26; JOPLIN, MO; Owner: BD. OF GOVERNORS OF SW MISSOURI STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • KJPX-LP (Channel 47; JOPLIN, MO; Owner: GARY M./DEBORAH R. KENNY)
  • K05KD (Channel 5; CARTHAGE, MO; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • KSNF (Channel 16; JOPLIN, MO; Owner: NEXSTAR BROADCASTING OF JOPLIN, L.L.C.)
  • K20GA (Channel 20; JOPLIN, MO; Owner: TIGER EYE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KCLJ-CA (Channel 46; JOPLIN/CARTHAGE, MO; Owner: GARY M./DEBORAH R. KENNY)
  • K52FC (Channel 52; JOPLIN, MO; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • K55HU (Channel 55; JOPLIN, MO; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 14Number of bridges
  • 92ft / 27.8mTotal length
  • $1,961,000Total costs
  • 5,495Total average daily traffic
  • 1,085Total average daily truck traffic
  • 9,903Total future (year 2037) average daily traffic
New bridges in West Mineral, KS - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11920-1929
  • 61930-1939
  • 21960-1969
  • 11970-1979
  • 31990-1999
  • 12000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for West Mineral, KS

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

2
  • Edwin D Geer, 3 Km N Of City Limits (Lat: 37.319167 Lon: -94.922222), Type: 126.5, Overall height: 121.9 m, Registrant: Kansas Department Of Transportation, Topek-a, Phone: (785) 296-3661
  • 3 Km N Of City Limits (Lat: 37.319167 Lon: -94.922222), Type: 126.5, Overall height: 121.9 m, Registrant: Kansas Department Of Transportation, Topek-a, Phone: (785) 296-3661

Most common first names in West Mineral, KS among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary884.5 years
Frank681.2 years
Albert479.0 years
Robert474.5 years
Alice371.0 years
Anna381.0 years
John370.3 years
Richard366.3 years
Bessie276.0 years
Charles277.5 years
Most common last names in West Mineral, KS among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Parsons574.8 years
Miller474.3 years
Deckard380.7 years
Bond377.3 years
Richardson380.3 years
Roberts378.3 years
Smith378.6 years
Thomas374.7 years
Allen267.5 years
Kiado268.0 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in West Mineral, KS
  • 77.1%Utility gas
  • 15.7%Electricity
  • 7.1%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in West Mineral, KS
  • 47.4%Utility gas
  • 47.4%Electricity
  • 5.3%Wood


West Mineral compared to Kansas state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
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