Number of local governments

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How many local governments are there?

87453 units of local governments

There are so many local governments in the US.  Statistics show there were 87,504 governmental units in the United States in June 1997.  Keep in mind that in addition to the Federal Government and the 50 state governments, there were also 87,453 units of local government.  It is interesting to know that 39,044 are general purpose local governments, 3,043 are county governments and 36,001 are sub county general purpose governments.  They include 13,726 school district governments and 34,683 special district governments.

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