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Interactive Census of Governments State & Local Finance Database

This interactive data tool allows for specialized searches and flexible data presentation from the Census of Governments State and Local Finance series. This series contains detailed revenue, expenditure, and debt variables for the US, each of the 50 states, and the District of Columbia from 1977 to 2016. The data are available by type of government (state, local, county, etc.), and users can view the data along five dimensions: total (in real or nominal dollars), per capita, fraction of personal income, fraction of general revenue, and fraction of total expenditures.

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Richard Auxier
Contact Email
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Related Documents
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Data Quality or Limitations

All data represent state aggregates of finance data for the selected level of government.

Urban Publications
Citation Requirements

Urban Institute. 2019. State and Local Finance Initiative Data Query System (SLF-DQS). Accessible from Data originally sourced from Annual Survey of State and Local Government Finances, developed at the Urban Institute, and made available under the ODC-BY 1.0 Attribution License.