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Tribune, Kansas
Consolidated city-county
Greeley County courthouse (2010)
Greeley County courthouse (2010)
Location within Greeley County and Kansas
Location within Greeley County and Kansas
KDOT map of Greeley County (legend)
Country United States
State Kansas
County Greeley
Township Tribune
Founded 1886
Incorporated 1888
Named for New-York Tribune
 • Total 0.74 sq mi (1.92 km2)
 • Land 0.74 sq mi (1.92 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
3,612 ft (1,101 m)
 • Total 772
 • Density 1,043/sq mi (402.1/km2)
Time zone UTC-7 (Mountain (MST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-6 (MDT)
ZIP code
Area code 620
FIPS code 20-71450
GNIS ID 471491

Tribune is a city in and the county seat of Greeley County, Kansas, United States. As of the 2020 census, the population of the city was 772.


Tribune was founded in 1886. The railroad depot was built in 1887, at which time Tribune was designated county seat. The city is named after the New York Tribune, of which Horace Greeley of Chappaqua, New York was the editor. Greeley encouraged western settlement with the motto "Go West, young man".

As of January 1, 2009, the City of Tribune and Greeley County have operated as a unified government. The resulting government consists of a five-member commission with two members elected by city residents, two by rural residents, and one at-large. Similar to Wyandotte County, the only other consolidated city-county in the state, part of the county was not included: Horace decided against consolidation.


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). According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.74 square miles (1.92 km2), all land.


According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Tribune has a semi-arid climate, abbreviated "BSk" on climate maps.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1890 90
1900 62 −31.1%
1910 158 154.8%
1920 243 53.8%
1930 436 79.4%
1940 607 39.2%
1950 1,010 66.4%
1960 1,036 2.6%
1970 1,013 −2.2%
1980 955 −5.7%
1990 918 −3.9%
2000 835 −9.0%
2010 741 −11.3%
2020 772 4.2%
U.S. Decennial Census
Tribune Water Tower
City water tower (2009)

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 741 people, 327 households, and 204 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,001.4 inhabitants per square mile (386.6/km2). There were 385 housing units at an average density of 520.3 per square mile (200.9/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 92.2% White, 0.1% African American, 0.8% Native American, 0.3% Asian, 5.5% from other races, and 1.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 13.0% of the population.

There were 327 households, of which 22.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.6% were married couples living together, 4.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 1.8% had a male householder with no wife present, and 37.6% were non-families. 35.5% of all households were made up of individuals, and 17.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.19 and the average family size was 2.84.

The median age in the city was 49.1 years. 19.3% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.1% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 17.3% were from 25 to 44; 31% were from 45 to 64; and 26.2% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 47.0% male and 53.0% female.


Tribune is home to USD 200 Greeley County Schools. Greeley County Schools uses a "one campus" format where all grades (Pre K-12) are all on the same campus in connected buildings. The high school has the largest building (2 stories) and houses the district's auditorium and library. In 2011 the Greeley County community voted and approved a multimillion-dollar project to completely renovate the elementary wing. Greeley County, as of 2017 under KSHSAA Classifications, was a 1A School.

  • Greeley County High School (9-12)
  • Greeley County Junior High (6-8)
  • Greeley County Elementary (PreK-5)

The Greeley County Jackrabbits have won the following Kansas State High School championships:

  • 1968 Boys Basketball - Class B
  • 1998 Football - Class 8-Man DI
  • 2011 Boys Basketball - Class 1A DII

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