West Mineral, Kansas

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Population in 2013: 176 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -27.6%
Males: 85  (48.8%)
Females: 91  (51.2%)
Median resident age:  40.1 years
Kansas median age:  32.8 years

Zip codes: 66782.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $35,238 (it was $31,042 in 2000)
West Mineral:

$35,238
KS:

$50,241
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $13,077 (it was $15,176 in 2000)

West Mineral city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $28,491 (it was $23,800 in 2000)
West Mineral:

$28,491
KS:

$130,100
Mean prices in 2012: All housing units: $36,183; Detached houses: $37,913; Mobile homes: $30,500

Median gross rent in 2012: $825.

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West Mineral races chart
  • White alone - 170 (91.9%)
  • Two or more races - 9 (4.9%)
  • Hispanic - 4 (2.2%)
  • American Indian alone - 2 (1.1%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in West Mineral: 80.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: United States (42.1%), English (21.8%), Irish (11.1%), Italian (10.7%), German (6.6%), Polish (3.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 900 feet

Land area: 0.34 square miles.

Population density: 514 people per square mile   (low).

West Mineral, Kansas map

For population 25 years and over in West Mineral:

  • High school or higher: 72.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 5.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 7.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in West Mineral city:

  • Never married: 15.3%
  • Now married: 59.1%
  • Separated: 6.4%
  • Widowed: 11.4%
  • Divorced: 7.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $536 (1.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $296 (1.1%)

West Mineral satellite photo by USGS

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

West Mineral household income distribution West Mineral home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

5.3%
Kansas:

5.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +18 (+8.0%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (42%)
  • Construction (31%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Other services, except public administration (12%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Health care and social assistance (42%)
  • Educational services (26%)
  • Manufacturing (19%)
  • Wholesale trade (6%)
  • Retail trade (6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other construction workers and helpers (9%)
  • Printing workers (9%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (6%)
  • Construction laborers (6%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (12%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (10%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (10%)
  • Registered nurses (8%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (8%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (8%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (6%)

Work and jobs in West Mineral: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in West Mineral, Kansas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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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 West Mineral 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 (17) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 15
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 12, Storms: 12, Tornadoes: 6, Winter Storms: 3, Winds: 2, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
West Mineral topographic map

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

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)

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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).

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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 67.3. This is about average.

City:

67.3
U.S.:

74.2

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 20.6. This is about average. Closest monitor was 21.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

20.6
U.S.:

20.2

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2007 was 0.00528. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 21.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00528
U.S.:

0.01468
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 30.6%
(30.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 75.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
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

West Mineral compared to Kansas state average:

  • Median house value significantly 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 below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

West Mineral travel time to work - commute West Mineral mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (62%)
  • Electricity (26%)
  • Wood (12%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 59.21%
Here: 59.2%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Assemblies of GodUnited Methodist Church
Adherents27.8%27.7%9.5%9.1%6.3%
Congregations7.7%15.4%3.8%7.7%13.5%
NameChristian Churches and Churches of ChristBaptist Missionary Association of AmericaFriends (Quakers)Presbyterian Church (USA)Other
Adherents6.2%4.0%2.3%2.0%5.1%
Congregations11.5%1.9%9.6%7.7%21.2%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables 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
Cherokee County:

4.69 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

6.10 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.33 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

9.5%
Kansas:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Cherokee County:

29.4%
Kansas:

27.9%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

15.1%
State:

13.4%
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
Financial Administration 0$0 1$1,293
Other Government Administration 0$0 1$1,222
Solid Waste Management 1$2,556$30,6720$0
Water Supply 1$2,558$30,6960$0
Other and Unallocable 0$0 6$10
Totals for Government 2$5,114$30,6848$2,525

West Mineral government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Financial Administration: $56,000 ($318.18)
    Water Utilities: $46,000 ($261.36)
    Sewerage: $14,000 ($79.55)
    General - Other: $9,000 ($51.14)
    Regular Highways: $8,000 ($45.45)
    Fire Protection: $3,000 ($17.05)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $5,000 ($28.41)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $75,000 ($426.14)

West Mineral government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $13,000 ($73.86)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $10,000 ($56.82)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $3,000 ($17.05)
    Interest Earnings: $1,000 ($5.68)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $48,000 ($272.73)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $7,000 ($39.77)
    General Support: $6,000 ($34.09)
  • Tax - Property: $26,000 ($147.73)
    NEC: $9,000 ($51.14)
    Public Utilities: $7,000 ($39.77)

West Mineral government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $87,000 ($494.32)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $20,000 ($113.64)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $55,000 ($312.50)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $12,000 ($68.18)

West Mineral government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $47,000 ($267.05)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $17,000 ($96.59)

5.52% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($28,133 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.52%
Kansas average:

6.43%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Jasper County, MO  1.35% ($25,960 average AGI)
from Crawford County, KS  0.86% ($24,254)
from Ottawa County, OK  0.46% ($23,794)


6.55% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($26,331 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.55%
Kansas average:

6.89%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Jasper County, MO  1.71% ($26,362 average AGI)
to Crawford County, KS  0.90% ($22,791)
to Ottawa County, OK  0.63% ($21,660)

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)

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: 7852963661, , 700 SW HARRISON, 7TH FLOOR
  • 3 Km N Of City Limits (Lat: 37.319167 Lon: -94.922222), Type: 126.5, Overall height: 121.9 m
    Registrant: 7852963661, , DSOB, BUREAU OF CONST. & MAINT.

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 8
  • Hazardous Condition: 1
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

West Mineral on our top lists:

  • #6 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Office supplies and stationery stores"
  • #10 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Communications equipment operators"
  • #16 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Communications equipment operators"
  • #19 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Other healthcare support occupations"
  • #20 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Sales and office occupations:"
  • #26 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Printing and related support activities"
  • #70 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the greatest earthquake activity"
  • #19 (66782) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Austrian first ancestries"
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