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2012 Census of Governments
The U.S. Census Bureau conducts a Census of Governments of all state and local government organization units every 5 years, for years ending in 2 and 7, as required by law under Title 13, U.S. Code, Section 161. The collection of these data will
- Identify the scope and nature of the nation’s state and local governments.
- Classify local government organizations, powers, and activities.
- Provide authoritative benchmark