There were 89,004 governments in the U.S. in 2012, down from 89,527 in 2007.
Late 2013: Preliminary release of 2012 Census of Government Employment data will be available.
Late 2014: Preliminary release of 2012 Census of Governments: Finance data will be available.
2012 Census of Governments
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
State governments only will be available late 2013.
Tax collections data (one part of state government revenues) were released on April 11, 2013.
The rest of state government finances will be released December 2013.
All governments within the state, including local governments will be available late 2014.
Public school finance data will be available late 2014.
Government employee pensions:
State governments only will be available mid 2013.
State and Local government pensions will be available early 2014.
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