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Census of Governments, Volume 4, No. 4. Government Finances - Finances of Municipal and Township 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 data on municipalities and townships at the national, state, and individual government level. The financial data cover revenues by source, including tax revenue by type of tax, intergovernmental revenues, and service charge revenue by purpose; expenditures by function with capital outlay, and salaries and wages shown separately; debt outstanding; and cash and security holdings.

Additional data are provided on the operations of municipal utilities and liquor stores, both at a state aggregated level and on an individual government basis for municipalities. Population-size class distributions are provided for about 50 categories of revenues, expenditures, and indebtedness on a state-by-state basis.

Financial aggregates, by state, are provided which reflect the levels of activities of township governments in nine northeast-township states and in 11 North Central township states.

Geography: United States, states, municipalities and townships with a population of 25,000 or more

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)-4 | Product ID: P1-G02-CG44-00-US1 | $20 | 245 pages | Released April 2005

1997: Series GC97-(4)-4 | Product ID: P1-G97-CG44-00-US1 | $20 | 224 pages | Released September 2000

1992: Series GC92-(4)-4 | Product ID: D1-G92-CG44-00-US1 | $50 | 224 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