How Counties Work

Learn why counties matter and dive deep on how counties serve our residents and communities.

Dive Deep

Dive deep on how counties work with our latest research on the role of America's counties.

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County Governance Project

A comprehensive guide to county government structure, authority, services and finances.


Governing on the Ground

Governing on the Ground is an inside look at the complex challenges faced by officials as they strive to strengthen their communities. The book features 30 short chapters contributed by county leaders.

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The County Landscape


County Explorer Data

Explore your county through over 1000 indicators and nearly 100 datasets.

Explore County Data