New data in December
|Coal Use & Production
In 2017, coal production in counties across the nation totaled 702.1 million short tons (MMst).
184 counties in 22 states have been designated by the EPA as nonattainment areas.*
County governments invested $581.4 billion in serving residents and communities in 2016.†
|Parks & Recreation
In 2016, counties invested more than $10.7 billion in building and maintaining parks and recreational facilities.†
*These are counties that do not meet EPA’s 2015 standards for ground-level ozone of 70 parts per billion (ppb) as of November 2018.
†Data are from the US Bureau of the Census, Survey of State and Local Government Finance, which provides government finance statistics for two-thirds of counties with county governments.
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