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Greeley County, Kansas
Map of Kansas highlighting Greeley County
Location in the state of Kansas
Map of the U.S. highlighting Kansas
Kansas's location in the U.S.
Seat Tribune
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

778 sq mi (2,015 km²)
778 sq mi (2,015 km²)
0 sq mi (0 km²), 0.00%
PopulationEst.
 - (2006)
 - Density

1,331
1.7/sq mi (0.7/km²)
Founded March 20, 1873
Time zone Mountain: UTC-7/-6
Website www.greeleycountygovernment.org

Greeley County (county code GL) is a county located in West Central Kansas, in the Central United States. The county's population was estimated to be 1,331 in the year 2006, making it the smallest in the state.[1] Its county seat and most populous city is Tribune.[2]

The county is named after Horace Greeley of Chappaqua, New York, editor of the New York Tribune.

Contents

Law and government

Although the Kansas Constitution was amended in 1986 to allow the sale of alcoholic liquor by the individual drink with the approval of voters, Greeley County has remained a prohibition, or "dry", county.[3]

As of 2007, the county commissioners were Fred Crotinger, Paul J. Shafer, and Michael A. Thon.[4]

On November 6, 2007, nearly 73% of voters in rural Greeley County and in Tribune approved a consolidation of the county and the city. Such a system has previously been used in Kansas only in the urbanized Wyandotte County, the location of Kansas City. The resulting government will consist of a five-member commission with two members elected by city residents, two by rural residents, and one at-large.[5] 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.[6] 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.[5]

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 778 square miles (2,015 km²), of which 778 square miles (2,015 km²) is land and none is water.[7] It is the largest of five United States counties and twelve (Virginia) independent cities that officially have no water area.

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Adjacent counties

Demographics

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1890 1,264
1900 493 −61.0%
1910 1,335 170.8%
1920 1,028 −23.0%
1930 1,712 66.5%
1940 1,638 −4.3%
1950 2,010 22.7%
1960 2,087 3.8%
1970 1,819 −12.8%
1980 1,845 1.4%
1990 1,774 −3.8%
2000 1,534 −13.5%

Greeley County's population was estimated to be 1,331 in the year 2006, a decrease of 209, or -13.6%, over the previous six years;[1] it is the smallest population in the state. Neighboring Wallace County has the second smallest population.

As of the U.S. Census in 2000,[7] there were 1,534 people, 602 households, and 414 families residing in the county. The population density was 2 people per square mile (1/km²). There were 712 housing units at an average density of 1 per square mile (0/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 93.09% White, 0.26% Native American, 0.20% Black or African American, 0.13% Pacific Islander, 0.07% Asian, 5.22% from other races, and 1.04% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 11.54% of the population.

There were 602 households out of which 34.20% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.10% were married couples living together, 4.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.20% were non-families. 28.60% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.80% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 3.10.

In the county the population was spread out with 28.20% under the age of 18, 6.80% from 18 to 24, 27.30% from 25 to 44, 19.90% from 45 to 64, and 17.70% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 98.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.80 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $34,605, and the median income for a family was $45,625. Males had a median income of $29,018 versus $18,984 for females. The per capita income for the county was $19,974. About 8.20% of families and 11.60% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.20% of those under age 18 and 6.80% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

Map of Greeley County (map legend)

Incorporated cities

Name and population (2004 estimate):

Townships

Greeley County is divided into three townships. None of the cities within the county are considered governmentally independent, and all figures for the townships include those of the cities. In the following table, the population center is the largest city (or cities) included in that township's population total, if it is of a significant size.

Township FIPS Population
center
Population Population
density
/km² (/sq mi)
Land area
km² (sq mi)
Water area
km² (sq mi)
Water % Geographic coordinates
Colony 14975 172 0 (0) 919 (355) 0 (0) 0 % 38°28′10″N 101°55′42″W / 38.46944°N 101.92833°W / 38.46944; -101.92833
Harrison 30325 107 0 (1) 511 (197) 0 (0) 0 % 38°21′25″N 101°41′14″W / 38.35694°N 101.68722°W / 38.35694; -101.68722
Tribune 71475 Tribune 1,255 2 (6) 586 (226) 0 (0) 0 % 38°31′51″N 101°44′36″W / 38.53083°N 101.74333°W / 38.53083; -101.74333
Sources: "Census 2000 U.S. Gazetteer Files". U.S. Census Bureau, Geography Division. http://www.census.gov/geo/www/gazetteer/places2k.html.  

Education

Unified school districts

  • Greeley County USD 200

Trivia

See also

Information on this and other counties in Kansas

Other information for Kansas

References

  1. ^ a b "Population Estimates". U.S. Census Bureau, Population Division. http://www.census.gov/popest/estimates.php.   Annual estimates of the population to 2006-07-01. Released 2007-03-22. Six year change is from 2000-07-01 to 2006-07-01.
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. http://www.naco.org/Template.cfm?Section=Find_a_County&Template=/cffiles/counties/usamap.cfm. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  3. ^ "Map of Wet and Dry Counties". Alcoholic Beverage Control, Kansas Department of Revenue. November 2004. http://www.ksrevenue.org/abcwetdrymap.htm. Retrieved 2007-01-21.  
  4. ^ The Greeley County Appraiser, Greeley County. Accessed 2007-12-05.
  5. ^ a b Greeley County residents pass unification, Garden City Telegram, 2007-11-07. Accessed 2007-11-08.
  6. ^ TRIBUNE | City and county to unify, The Kansas City Star, 2007-11-07. Accessed 2007-11-08.
  7. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  

External links

Official sites

Additional information


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Greeley County, Kansas
Map
File:Map of Kansas highlighting Greeley County.png
Location in the state of Kansas
Map of the USA highlighting Kansas
Kansas's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded March 20, 1873
Seat Tribune
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 0.00%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2006)
 - Density

1331
Time zone Mountain : UTC-7/-6
Website: www.greeleycountygovernment.org

Greeley County (county code GL) is a county located in West Central Kansas, in the Central United States. The county's population was estimated to be 1,331 in the year 2006, making it the smallest in the state.[1] Its county seat and most populous city is Tribune.

Contents

Law and government

Although the Kansas Constitution was amended in 1986 to allow the sale of alcoholic liquor by the individual drink with the approval of voters, Greeley County has remained a prohibition, or "dry", county.[2]

On November 6, 2007, nearly 73% of voters in rural Greeley County and in Tribune approved a consolidation of the county and the city. Such a system has previously been used in Kansas only in the urbanized Wyandotte County, the location of Kansas City. The resulting government will consist of a five-member commission with two members elected by city residents, two by rural residents, and one at-large.[3] A movement toward this consolidation had begun in 2004.[3]

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,015 km² (778 sq mi), of which 2,015 km² (778 sq mi) is land and none is water.GR2 It is the largest of five United States counties and twelve (Virginia) independent cities that officially have no water area.

Adjacent counties

Demographics

Greeley County's population was estimated to be 1,331 in the year 2006, a decrease of 209, or -13.6%, over the previous six years;[1] it is the smallest population in the state. Neighboring Wallace County has the second smallest population.

As of the U.S. Census in 2000,GR2 there were 1,534 people, 602 households, and 414 families residing in the county. The population density was 1/km² (2/sq mi). There were 712 housing units at an average density of 0/km² (1/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 93.09% White, 0.26% Native American, 0.20% Black or African American, 0.13% Pacific Islander, 0.07% Asian, 5.22% from other races, and 1.04% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 11.54% of the population.

There were 602 households out of which 34.20% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.10% were married couples living together, 4.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.20% were non-families. 28.60% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.80% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 3.10.

In the county the population was spread out with 28.20% under the age of 18, 6.80% from 18 to 24, 27.30% from 25 to 44, 19.90% from 45 to 64, and 17.70% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 98.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.80 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $34,605, and the median income for a family was $45,625. Males had a median income of $29,018 versus $18,984 for females. The per capita income for the county was $19,974. About 8.20% of families and 11.60% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.20% of those under age 18 and 6.80% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

Map of Greeley County (map legend)

Incorporated cities

Name and population (2004 estimate):

Townships

Greeley County is divided into three townships. None of the cities within the county are considered governmentally independent, and all figures for the townships include those of the cities. In the following table, the population center is the largest city (or cities) included in that township's population total, if it is of a significant size.

Township FIPS Population
center
Population Population
density
/km² (/sq mi)
Land area
km² (sq mi)
Water area
km² (sq mi)
Water % Geographic coordinates
Colony 14975 172 0 (0) 919 (355) 0 (0) 0 % 38°28′10″N, 101°55′42″W
Harrison 30325 107 0 (1) 511 (197) 0 (0) 0 % 38°21′25″N, 101°41′14″W
Tribune 71475 Tribune 1,255 2 (6) 586 (226) 0 (0) 0 % 38°31′51″N, 101°44′36″W
Sources: Census 2000 U.S. Gazetteer Files. U.S. Census Bureau, Geography Division.

Education

Unified school districts

  • Greeley County USD 200

Trivia

See also

Information on this and other counties in Kansas

Other information for Kansas

  • List of cities in Kansas
  • List of unified school districts in Kansas
  • List of colleges and universities in Kansas

References

See also: Geographic references and United States Census, 2000
  1. ^ a b Population Estimates. U.S. Census Bureau, Population Division. Annual estimates of the population to 2006-07-01.
  2. ^ Map of Wet and Dry Counties. Alcoholic Beverage Control, Kansas Department of Revenue (November 2004). Retrieved on 2007-01-21.
  3. ^ a b Greeley County residents pass unification, Garden City Telegram.

External links

Official sites

Additional information

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