Tribune, Kansas

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Tribune is a city in Greeley County, Kansas, United States. The population was 835 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Greeley County[3].



The city is named after the New York Tribune, of which Horace Greeley of Chappaqua, New York was the editor.

On November 6, 2007, nearly 73% of voters in Tribune and in rural Greeley County approved a consolidation of the city and the county. Such a system has previously been used in Kansas only in the urbanized Wyandotte County, the location of Kansas City. The resulting government consists of a five-member commission with two members elected by city residents, two by rural residents, and one at-large.[4] Similar to Wyandotte County, the only other consolidated city-county in the state, part of the county will not be included: Horace decided against consolidation.[5] Members of the Unified Board of Supervisors will be elected in April 2008, and the governments will be unified in January 2009. A movement toward this consolidation had begun in 2004.[4]


Tribune is located at 38°28′13″N 101°45′16″W / 38.47028°N 101.75444°W / 38.47028; -101.75444 (38.470288, -101.754489)[6]. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.8 square miles (1.9 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 835 people, 356 households, and 232 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,117.0 people per square mile (429.9/km²). There were 425 housing units at an average density of 568.5/sq mi (218.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 94.37% White, 0.12% African American, 0.36% Native American, 0.12% Asian, 0.24% Pacific Islander, 3.59% from other races, and 1.20% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.35% of the population.

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