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U.S. Census Connections: A Resource Guide

Census of Governments

The Census of Governments is authorized by the United States Code, Title 13, Section 161 and taken every five years since 1957. This census covers all state and local governments including counties, cities, townships, special districts, and school districts. The data obtained cover government organization, government employment and payroll, and government finance.

Annual and Quarterly Publications

The following are annual and quarterly surveys by the Census Bureau that provide statistics on various government functions and complement the Census of Governments.

The following materials link to fuller bibliographic information in the Library of Congress Online Catalog. Links to additional online content are provided when available.