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.
West Mineral was named from the coal mines found there. A post office was established in West Mineral in 1899.
West Mineral is located at 37°17′0″N 94°55′34″W (37.283404, -94.926130). According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.34 square miles (0.88 km2), all land.
As of the census of 2010, there were 185 people, 81 households, and 49 families living in the city. The population density was 544.1 inhabitants per square mile (210.1/km2). There were 95 housing units at an average density of 279.4 per square mile (107.9/km2). 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.