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Reports & References

Census Bureau Reports

Official reports that present statistics about governments

  • how governments are organized
  • how they finance their activities
  • how many people they employ
  • how federal funds are distributed

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Technical Reports

Technical aspects of data about governments

Presentations & Brochures

Slide presentations with notes written by staff, and informational brochures.

Government Finance and Employment Classification Manual

Explains the conceptual framework behind the statistics on governments, from a technical standpoint.

  • how government finance and employment are measured
  • why those measurement approaches are used
  • how the activities of governments ("governmental functions") are categorized

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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 08, 2012