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Government Finance (Local Government Finance/State Government Finance)

Government finances include revenues, expenditures (spending), debt, and assets (cash and security holdings). The Census Bureau classifies data from various State and local governments into standard categories for ease of comparison.





Other Subtopics Within 'Public Sector'

Building Permits

Data on the number of new housing units authorized by building permits. The data are from the Building Permits Survey.

Census of Governments

Identifies the scope and nature of the nation's state and local government sector including public finance and public employment and classifications.

Congressional Apportionment

Information about congressional apportionment for the current and past Decennial Censuses.

Congressional and Intergovernmental

This office advises Congress, and tribal and intergovernmental associations on Census Bureau programs and policies, and advises the Census Bureau’s management.

Government Employee Retirement Systems

Government Retirement Systems provides revenues, expenditures, financial assets, and membership information for state and local government retirement systems.

Government Employment & Payroll

Statistics on the number of state and local government civilian employees and their gross payrolls for the month of March.

Government Organization & Structure

Information about state and local governments, including the number of governments in the U.S.

Government Taxes (State Tax Collections/ Quarterly Tax Revenues)

State and local government tax collections by major tax category including property, income and sales taxes.

Program Income and Public Assistance

Public assistance refers to assistance programs that provide either cash assistance or in-kind benefits to individuals and families from any governmental entity

Redistricting Data

The Census Bureau provides state legislatures with the small area census population tabulations necessary for legislative redistricting.

Survey of State Government Research and Development (SGRD)

Measures the extent of R&D activity performed and funded by the governments of each of the nation’s 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico.

Voting and Registration

In election years, the Current Population Survey collects data on reported voting and registration, and later reports stats by turnout, age, race and origin.

Page Last Revised - July 7, 2022
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