The Census of Governments identifies the scope and nature of the nation's state and local government sector; provides authoritative benchmark figures of public finance and public employment; classifies local government organizations, powers, and activities; and measures federal, state, and local fiscal relationships.
The data are available by:
level of government (state, local, or state and local combined),
type of government (state, county, city, township, special district, school district), and
There were 89,527 governments in the U.S. in 2007, up from 87,576 in 2002.
September 2009: Preliminary release of 2007 Census of Government Finance
November 2009: Re-release 2007 Census of Government Finance to reflect updated responses
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