Greeley County, Kansas

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Greeley County
Greeley County Courthouse in Tribune
Greeley County Courthouse in Tribune
Map of Kansas highlighting Greeley County
Location within the U.S. state of Kansas
Map of the United States highlighting Kansas
Kansas's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 38°28′00″N 101°49′59″W / 38.4667°N 101.833°W / 38.4667; -101.833
Country United States
State Kansas
FoundedMarch 20, 1873
Named forHorace Greeley
SeatTribune
Largest cityTribune
Area
 • Total778 sq mi (2,020 km2)
 • Land778 sq mi (2,020 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0 km2)  0.0%%
Population
 • Estimate 
(2016)
1,296
 • Density1.6/sq mi (0.6/km2)
Time zoneUTC−7 (Mountain)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−6 (MDT)
Congressional district1st
Websitegreeleycounty.org

Greeley County (county code GL) is a county in western Kansas. It is in the Central United States. In 2010, 1,247 people lived there.[1] It is the county with the fewest number of people living in it in Kansas. Its county seat is Tribune. Tribune is also the biggest city in the county.[2] The county is named after Horace Greeley[3] of Chappaqua, New York, editor of the New York Tribune. Greeley helped western settlement with the motto "Go West, young man".[4]

Geography[change | change source]

The U.S. Census Bureau says that the county has a total area of 778 square miles (2,020 km2). All of it is land.[5] It is the largest of five United States counties and twelve (Virginia) independent cities that officially have no water area.[source?]

People[change | change source]

Historical population
Census Pop.
18901,264
1900493−61.0%
19101,335170.8%
19201,028−23.0%
19301,71266.5%
19401,638−4.3%
19502,01022.7%
19602,0873.8%
19701,819−12.8%
19801,8451.4%
19901,774−3.8%
20001,534−13.5%
20101,247−18.7%
Est. 20161,296[6]3.9%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]
1790-1960[8] 1900-1990[9]
1990-2000[10] 2010-2016[1]

Government[change | change source]

County[change | change source]

Since January 1, 2009, Greeley County and Tribune have been a unified government.[11]

Presidential elections[change | change source]

This county is often chooses Republican candidates. The last time a Democratic candidate won the county was in 1976. A Democratic candidate has only won the county three times in its history: 1932 (Franklin D. Roosevelt), 1964 (Lyndon B. Johnson), and most recently in 1976 by Jimmy Carter.

Presidential elections results
Presidential elections results[12]
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 82.2% 534 12.8% 83 5.1% 33
2012 81.0% 543 16.9% 113 2.1% 14
2008 79.3% 591 20.3% 151 0.4% 3
2004 79.5% 584 18.8% 138 1.8% 13
2000 78.2% 628 17.8% 143 4.0% 32
1996 72.0% 567 20.4% 161 7.6% 60
1992 57.7% 504 21.9% 191 20.4% 178
1988 59.3% 506 37.2% 317 3.5% 30
1984 73.3% 699 23.8% 227 2.9% 28
1980 63.4% 600 24.8% 235 11.8% 112
1976 43.4% 389 53.5% 479 3.1% 28
1972 68.5% 639 22.7% 212 8.8% 82
1968 59.9% 465 29.2% 227 10.9% 85
1964 44.8% 388 54.2% 469 1.0% 9
1960 70.6% 645 28.7% 262 0.8% 7
1956 77.1% 599 22.4% 174 0.5% 4
1952 79.1% 725 19.7% 181 1.2% 11
1948 53.3% 391 44.5% 326 2.2% 16
1944 63.0% 378 35.8% 215 1.2% 7
1940 64.6% 497 34.8% 268 0.7% 5
1936 50.5% 396 49.4% 388 0.1% 1
1932 42.6% 359 52.3% 440 5.1% 43
1928 78.3% 439 21.6% 121 0.2% 1
1924 64.2% 357 13.5% 75 22.3% 124
1920 69.5% 273 23.7% 93 6.9% 27
1916 43.6% 210 34.9% 168 21.6% 104
1912 35.6% 95 12.4% 33 52.1% 139[a]
1908 64.6% 206 27.9% 89 7.5% 24
1904 85.6% 149 8.1% 14 6.3% 11
1900 75.6% 118 23.1% 36 1.3% 2
1896 60.8% 121 38.2% 76 1.0% 2
1892 67.9% 241 32.1% 114
1888 59.0% 422 25.2% 180 15.8% 113

Education[change | change source]

Unified school districts[change | change source]

Communities[change | change source]

2005 KDOT Map of Greeley County (map legend)

Cities[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on June 6, 2011. Retrieved July 24, 2014. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  2. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on 2011-05-31. Retrieved 2011-06-07. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  3. Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 143.
  4. Josiah Busnell Grinnell (1891). Men and Events of Forty Years. Boston: D. Lothrop. p. 87. Retrieved 2009-02-13.
  5. "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  6. "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  7. "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on April 26, 2015. Retrieved July 24, 2014. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  8. "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved July 24, 2014.
  9. "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 24, 2014.
  10. "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 24, 2014.
  11. "Unified Greeley County, Kansas - Innovative Government - Greeley County, Kansas". greeleycounty.org. Retrieved March 3, 2019.
  12. "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections". uselectionatlas.org. Retrieved March 3, 2019.
Notes
  1. This total comprises 106 votes (39.70 percent) for Progressive Theodore Roosevelt (who carried the county) and 33 votes (12.36 percent) for Socialist Eugene V. Debs.

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Coordinates: 38°28′N 101°50′W / 38.467°N 101.833°W / 38.467; -101.833