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Federal, State, and Local Governments
Governments Integrated Directory
(as enumerated for the 1997 Census of Governments)


This presentation of the Governments Integrated Directory (GID) contains name, unique identification code, and other reference information about all local governments and dependent school systems in the United States, as enumerated for the 1997 Census of Governments.  The GID is the master list of all governments in the United States, and is used in the Census Bureau's government statistical programs.  Census statistics on governments are designed to account for all public sector financial and employment activity without omission or duplication.
 Available Data
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* On-Line Query System search the Directory based on specific criteria

Downloadable Data Files
1997 Independent Government Listings Number of records Compressed file size Expanded file size
* County Governments 3,043 148 KB 396 KB
* Municipal Governments 19,372 688 KB 2,989 KB
* Township Governments 16,629 544 KB 2,576 KB
* Special District Governments 34,683 578 KB 4,574 KB
* School District Governments 13,726 466 KB 2,084 KB

1997 Dependent Elementary-Secondary School Systems
* State Dependent School Systems 103 50 KB 13 KB
* Local Dependent School Systems 1,257 88 KB 207 KB
* Education Service Agencies 1,128 89 KB 180 KB

1997 Census of Governments Publication PDF
* Volume 1, Government Organization official counts of the number of state and local governments, tabulations of governments by state, type of government, size, and county location

 Reference Information
* Technical Documentation data item definitions and file listing applicability
* Government Finance and Employment Classification Manual definitions and explanations of the various item codes

 Related Links
* State and Local Government Finances state government and local government data on revenues, expenditures, indebtedness, and cash/securities
* Elementary-Secondary Education Finances elementary and secondary public school systems data on revenues, expenditures, indebtedness, and cash/securities
* Public Employment and Payroll data on the number of government civilian employees and their gross payrolls for one month

 Contact Information
* Contact us by email or by phone at (301) 457-1586.

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Governments Division
Created: October 23 2000
Last revised: October 24 2011