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There were 90,107 governments in the U.S. in 2012, up from 89,527 in 2007.
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:
2012 Summary Report (PDF, 524KB)
2012 Census of Governments Organization Tables: Final
2012 Individual State Descriptions [PDF, 1,306MB]
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The Employment component was mailed March 2012 to collect information on the number of state and local government civilian employees and their payrolls.
The Finance Component, with the most up to date data on revenues, expenditures, assets, debt, and pensions, was released on December 16, 2014.