Census of Governments, 1987: Government Organization File (ICPSR 9388)

Published: Feb 17, 1992

Principal Investigator(s):
United States Department of Commerce. Bureau of the Census



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This data collection provides information regarding the number, type, and selected characteristics of local governments. Government characteristics include 1986 estimated population, year of incorporation, form of government, number of elected officials, and types of public services provided. Additional data on public school districts were collected by the National Center for Education Statistics and include the number of schools, fall enrollment, and grade levels.

United States Department of Commerce. Bureau of the Census. Census of Governments, 1987:  Government Organization File. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1992-02-17. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR09388.v1

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All levels of local government (excluding states) within the United States. Data are presented for counties, municipalities, townships, independent and dependent school districts, and single- and multiple-function special districts.

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