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Number of Governments
Year: 2002; Ordered: by value; Region: 100 Largest MSAs

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Scale Range: 5 – 1,742

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1: Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL-IN-WI 1,742 Barchart image
2: New York-Newark-Edison, NY-NJ-PA 1,542 Barchart image
3: St. Louis, MO-IL 960 Barchart image
4: Pittsburgh, PA 960 Barchart image
5: Houston-Baytown-Sugar Land, TX 957 Barchart image
6: Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 931 Barchart image
7: Kansas City, MO-KS 663 Barchart image
8: Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 551 Barchart image
9: Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, CA 539 Barchart image
10: Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA 518 Barchart image
11: Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA-NH 506 Barchart image
12: Denver-Aurora, CO 488 Barchart image
13: Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN 468 Barchart image
14: Indianapolis, IN 467 Barchart image
15: Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 447 Barchart image
16: San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, CA 412 Barchart image
17: Detroit-Warren-Livonia, MI 375 Barchart image
18: Louisville, KY-IN 361 Barchart image
19: Columbus, OH 350 Barchart image
20: Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville, CA 347 Barchart image
21: Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 339 Barchart image
22: Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 336 Barchart image
23: Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 335 Barchart image
24: Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton, OR-WA 303 Barchart image
25: Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 295 Barchart image
26: Wichita, KS 279 Barchart image
27: Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 268 Barchart image
28: Scranton-Wilkes-Barre, PA 267 Barchart image
29: Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ 250 Barchart image
30: Tulsa, OK 246 Barchart image
31: Rochester, NY 243 Barchart image
32: Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA 218 Barchart image
33: Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 216 Barchart image
34: Madison, WI 208 Barchart image
35: Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA 206 Barchart image
36: Little Rock-North Little Rock, AR 204 Barchart image
37: Oklahoma City, OK 200 Barchart image
38: Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 196 Barchart image
39: Providence-New Bedford-Fall River, RI-MA 188 Barchart image
40: Austin-Round Rock, TX 188 Barchart image
41: Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Miami Beach, FL 184 Barchart image
42: Dayton, OH 181 Barchart image
43: San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 180 Barchart image
44: Syracuse, NY 180 Barchart image
45: Toledo, OH 177 Barchart image
46: Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 175 Barchart image
47: Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 175 Barchart image
48: Birmingham-Hoover, AL 174 Barchart image
49: Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, NY 174 Barchart image
50: Fresno, CA 172 Barchart image
51: Bakersfield, CA 168 Barchart image
52: Worcester, MA 164 Barchart image
53: Boise City-Nampa, ID 163 Barchart image
54: Springfield, MA 162 Barchart image
55: San Antonio, TX 151 Barchart image
56: Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 150 Barchart image
57: Des Moines, IA 144 Barchart image
58: Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Tonawanda, NY 141 Barchart image
59: Lancaster, PA 141 Barchart image
60: Nashville-Davidson-Murfreesboro, TN 138 Barchart image
61: Stockton, CA 129 Barchart image
62: Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 126 Barchart image
63: San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 123 Barchart image
64: Salt Lake City, UT 120 Barchart image
65: Memphis, TN-MS-AR 119 Barchart image
66: Akron, OH 117 Barchart image
67: Colorado Springs, CO 108 Barchart image
68: Modesto, CA 105 Barchart image
69: Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 97 Barchart image
70: New Haven-Milford, CT 89 Barchart image
71: Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 87 Barchart image
72: Ogden-Clearfield, UT 82 Barchart image
73: Baltimore-Towson, MD 81 Barchart image
74: Orlando, FL 80 Barchart image
75: Charlotte-Gastonia-Concord, NC-SC 79 Barchart image
76: McAllen-Edinburg-Pharr, TX 78 Barchart image
77: Greenville, SC 73 Barchart image
78: Columbia, SC 72 Barchart image
79: Albuquerque, NM 71 Barchart image
80: Jackson, MS 68 Barchart image
81: Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC 67 Barchart image
82: Chattanooga, TN-GA 66 Barchart image
83: Provo-Orem, UT 65 Barchart image
84: Charleston-North Charleston, SC 59 Barchart image
85: Knoxville, TN 57 Barchart image
86: Baton Rouge, LA 55 Barchart image
87: Jacksonville, FL 54 Barchart image
88: Richmond, VA 54 Barchart image
89: Raleigh-Cary, NC 49 Barchart image
90: Tucson, AZ 48 Barchart image
91: Sarasota-Bradenton-Venice, FL 47 Barchart image
92: Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 42 Barchart image
93: Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL 41 Barchart image
94: El Paso, TX 37 Barchart image
95: Greensboro-High Point, NC 36 Barchart image
96: Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL 35 Barchart image
97: Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL 34 Barchart image
98: New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA 33 Barchart image
99: Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 21 Barchart image
100: Honolulu, HI 5 Barchart image

Definition: This indicator provides the number of general purpose governments, such as counties, cities, towns, etc., and single-purpose governments, such as school districts, utility authorities, and special districts, in the metro area.

Source: Dr. David Y. Miller, University of Pittsburgh, analysis of U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, Census of Governments, 2002.