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Historical Data

Data from the Census of Governments: Finance and Annual Surveys of State & Local Government Finances are available online for each year between 1992 and 2008.

For data prior to 1992, contact the Outreach and Education Branch by e-mail or by phone at 1-800-242-2184.

Topic Description
Quarterly Summary of State & Local Taxes Quarterly estimates of state and local government tax revenue are shown at a national level, and detailed tax revenue data shown for individual states.  The most current information available on a nationwide basis for government tax collections.
Quarterly Survey of Public Pensions 100 largest pension systems (defined-benefit plans) as of the previous Census of Governments, followed for five years. Makes up most of the financial activity among defined-benefit pension systems for government employees (89.4 percent as of 2007). Shows revenues, expenditures, and composition of assets.
Annual Survey of Public Pensions: State Data Finance data for state-administered retirement systems for public employees. Includes all 222 state-administered defined.benefit systems. National and state-level aggregates in tables, individual systems in public use files.
Annual Survey of Public Pensions: State & Local Data Finance data for retirement systems (defined-benefit plans) administered by states or local governments. National and state-level aggregates in tables, individual systems in public use files.
Public School Finance Data Finance data of elementary and secondary public school systems. Covers school systems in all states and the District of Columbia.
State Government Tax Collections Summary of taxes collected by state for up to 25 tax categories. Details are shown by type of tax.
State Government Finances Finance statistics for each state government (including their dependent agencies).
State & Local Government Finances Finance statistics that include all governments within the geographic area of each state - this includes school districts, special districts, townships, cities, and counties, in addition to the state government.

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Source: U.S. Census Bureau | Federal, State, & Local Governments | 1(800) 242-2184| govs.cms.inquiry@census.gov |  Last Revised: May 14, 2013