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Census of Governments, Volume 4, No. 3. Government Finances - Finances of County Governments

Availability: Printed report with statistics based on the Census of Governments conducted every five years, available for purchase from the Customer Services Center at (301) 763-INFO (4636). Also available online in PDF. Downloadable files also online.

Subject content: Provides financial statistics for the 3,034 county governments. The financial data reported cover four areas: revenues by type and source; expenditures with capital outlay, and salaries and wages identified separately; debt outstanding at the end of the fiscal year, as well as amounts borrowed and repaid during the year; and cash and security holdings by purpose and type of holding.

Summary data are presented on a national as well as a state-by-state basis. Data shown by state include revenue of county governments by source, percent distribution of revenue by source, expenditure by character and object, amount and percent distribution of general expenditure by function, indebtedness and debt transactions, cash and security holdings, revenue and expenditure of county-operated utilities, and finances for population-size groups of counties. Financial statistics for individual county governments are also shown.

Geography: United States, states, and counties

Census contact: Customer Services Center (orders), (301) 763-INFO (4636); Governments Division, 1-800-242-2184 or email: govs.cms.inquiry@census.gov (content)

NOTE: All documents linked below are in the PDF Format.

2002: Series GC02-(4)-3 | Product ID: P1-G02-CG43-00-US1 | $20 | 247 pages | Released February 2005

1997: Series GC97-(4)-3 | Product ID: P1-G97-CG43-00-US1 | $20 | 232 pages | Released August 2000

1992: Series GC92-(4)-3 | Product ID: D1-G92-CG43-00-US1 | $50 | 234 pages | Released January 1997

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Source: U.S. Census Bureau | Customer Liaison & Marketing Services | Customer Services Center | Last Revised: May 31, 2013