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How the Data Are Collected: 2012

A description of how the Census Bureau constructed the 2012 Governments Master Address File (GMAF) - the master list of all governments in the United States.

Population of Interest - Describes the population units and classification of governments

Information collection - Describes methods used to collect information on governments

Data quality - Describes nonsampling errors and limitations of the data

Source: U.S. Census Bureau | Lists & Structure of Governments | 1 (800) 242-2184 | |  Last Revised: February 22, 2013