Local Governments by Metropolitan Area          
Breakdown of Local Governments in the 1997 Census of Governments  
Compiled by: Christopher Briem      
      Governments by Type
Metropolitan Area* Population Total Governments Units of Government per 100,000 Population Counties Cities and Townships Boroughs Special Districts School Districts
Abilene 122,036 23 18.8 1 8   8 6
Akron 687,989 117 17.0 2 31 28 21 35
Albany 117,786 14 11.9 2 3   7 2
Albany--Schenectady--Troy 870,628 303 34.8 6 47 74 120 56
Albuquerque 676,530 54 8.0 3 12   31 8
Alexandria 126,475 14 11.1 1 10   2 1
Allentown--Bethlehem--Easton 616,050 200 32.5 3 42 43 82 30
Altoona 130,547 59 45.2 1 9 15 26 8
Amarillo 207,068 22 10.6 2 5   8 7
Anchorage 255,618 4 1.6   1   3  
Ann Arbor 547,713 137 25.0 3 24 58 21 31
Anniston 117,083 23 19.6 1 8   9 5
Appleton--Oshkosh--Neenah 344,858 136 39.4 3 23 45 45 20
Asheville 213,232 22 10.3 2 9   11  
Athens 138,649 27 19.5 2 12   9 4
Atlanta 3,744,022 265 7.1 20 107   109 29
Atlantic--Cape May 335,989 107 31.8 2 29 10 33 33
Augusta--Aiken 457,939 57 12.4 4 20   27 6
Austin--San Marcos 1,104,612 188 17.0 5 40   112 31
Bakersfield 631,615 168 26.6 1 11   105 51
Baltimore 2,480,971 81 3.3 6 20   55  
Bangor 91,619 94 102.6 1 3 56 22 12
Barnstable--Yarmouth 150,808 49 32.5 1 1 14 27 6
Baton Rouge 574,226 27 4.7 3 17   3 4
Beaumont--Port Arthur 375,135 81 21.6 3 20   41 17
Bellingham 157,244 66 42.0 1 7   51 7
Benton Harbor 159,831 70 43.8 1 17 22 12 18
Bergen--Passaic 1,337,478 188 14.1 2 74 12 7 93
Billings 126,237 55 43.6 1 3   34 17
Biloxi--Gulfport--Pascagoula 348,264 49 14.1 3 11   24 11
Binghamton 248,959 82 32.9 2 14 25 21 20
Birmingham 909,202 133 14.6 4 66   48 15
Bismarck 91,513 104 113.6 2 10 41 27 24
Bloomington 116,569 32 27.5 1 3 11 15 2
Bloomington--Normal 143,366 134 93.5 1 21 31 67 14
Boise City 396,008 101 25.5 2 13   74 12
Boston 3,285,387 991 30.2 11 46 334 409 191
Boulder--Longmont 266,671 62 23.2 1 10   48 3
Brazoria 228,859 67 29.3 1 23   33 10
Bremerton 232,933 60 25.8 1 4   48 7
Brownsville--Harlingen--San Benito 324,046 64 19.8 1 18   35 10
Bryan--College Station 132,919 14 10.5 1 3   8 2
Buffalo--Niagara Falls 1,151,490 141 12.2 2 26 37 37 39
Burlington 164,220 130 79.2 3 10 33 28 56
Canton--Massillon 402,112 96 23.9 2 24 31 15 24
Casper 63,241 52 82.2 1 6   42 3
Cedar Rapids 182,779 40 21.9 1 17   10 12
Champaign--Urbana 169,835 32 18.8 1 7 12 6 6
Charleston 252,672 58 23.0 2 20   33 3
Charleston--North Charleston 542,232 59 10.9 3 27   24 5
Charlotte--Gastonia--Rock Hill 1,382,548 88 6.4 7 52   25 4
Charlottesville 149,357 17 11.4 3 4   8 2
Chattanooga 449,627 62 13.8 5 25   27 5
Cheyenne 78,583 29 36.9 1 4   21 3
Chicago 7,949,134 1,492 18.8 9 297 158 662 366
Chico--Paradise 194,347 74 38.1 1 5   52 16
Cincinnati 1,617,463 387 23.9 12 127 71 101 76
Clarksville--Hopkinsville 199,592 19 9.5 2 6   10 1
Cleveland--Lorain--Elyria 2,224,657 357 16.0 6 115 85 55 96
Colorado Springs 490,044 87 17.8 1 8   62 16
Columbia 128,963 31 24.0 1 9   15 6
Columbia 509,935 44 8.6 2 19   16 7
Columbus 271,487 26 9.6 3 9   9 5
Columbus 1,473,064 292 19.8 6 75 103 48 60
Corpus Christi 386,460 71 18.4 2 19   29 21
Cumberland 99,174 37 37.3 2 12   22 1
Dallas 3,202,721 332 10.4 8 145   98 81
Danville 108,246 7 6.5 1 4   2  
Davenport--Moline--Rock Island 357,795 213 59.5 3 45 42 95 28
Daytona Beach 467,711 41 8.8 2 20   16 3
Dayton--Springfield 961,557 181 18.8 4 51 44 31 51
Decatur 142,665 34 23.8 2 12   16 4
Decatur 113,675 91 80.1 1 12 17 51 10
Denver 1,936,659 432 22.3 4 31   378 19
Des Moines 436,787 114 26.1 3 44   44 23
Detroit 4,469,522 378 8.5 6 113 99 44 116
Dothan 134,529 45 33.5 2 22   16 5
Dover 124,311 105 84.5 1 19   80 5
Dubuque 87,879 28 31.9 1 21   4 2
Duluth--Superior 236,591 172 72.7 2 32 86 29 23
Dutchess County 265,413 74 27.9 1 10 20 29 14
Eau Claire 143,801 79 54.9 2 12 36 16 13
El Paso 694,603 37 5.3 1 6   19 11
Elkhart--Goshen 172,718 57 33.0 1 7 16 26 7
Elmira 92,207 32 34.7 1 6 11 10 4
Enid 56,939 32 56.2 1 14   6 11
Erie 278,114 107 38.5 1 17 22 51 16
Eugene--Springfield 313,344 86 27.4 1 12   55 18
Evansville--Henderson 290,228 88 30.3 4 15 28 35 6
Fargo--Moorhead 168,410 183 108.7 2 37 80 46 18
Fayetteville 284,224 13 4.6 1 8   4  
Fayetteville--Springdale--Rogers 278,864 64 23.0 2 30   14 18
Flagstaff 120,306 52 43.2 2 9   31 10
Flint 435,691 63 14.5 1 14 17 8 23
Florence 124,682 26 20.9 1 9   11 5
Florence 137,130 38 27.7 2 13   17 6
Fort Collins--Loveland 231,104 53 22.9 1 6   43 3
Fort Lauderdale 1,507,770 66 4.4 1 28   35 2
Fort Myers--Cape Coral 392,909 41 10.4 1 3   35 2
Fort Pierce--Port St. Lucie 295,309 29 9.8 2 7   17 3
Fort Smith 193,711 83 42.8 3 28   28 24
Fort Walton Beach 168,532 25 14.8 1 9   13 2
Fort Wayne 481,247 215 44.7 6 35 77 79 18
Fort Worth--Arlington 1,591,765 130 8.2 4 60   27 39
Fresno 869,574 209 24.0 2 17   142 48
Gadsden 103,923 27 26.0 1 12   11 3
Gainesville 198,221 18 9.1 1 9   6 2
Galveston--Texas City 244,993 64 26.1 1 13   39 11
Gary 627,222 154 24.6 2 30 23 73 26
Glens Falls 121,428 75 61.8 2 11 28 13 21
Goldsboro 111,853 20 17.9 1 7   12  
Grand Forks 97,862 170 173.7 2 24 99 26 19
Grand Junction 112,899 51 45.2 1 5   41 4
Grand Rapids--Muskegon--Holland 1,038,717 201 19.4 4 40 78 23 56
Great Falls 78,558 36 45.8 1 4   22 9
Greeley 159,501 102 63.9 1 26   61 14
Green Bay 214,942 58 27.0 1 8 16 23 10
Greensboro--Winston-Salem--High Poi 1,167,651 78 6.7 8 43   27  
Greenville 126,630 25 19.7 1 10   14  
Greenville--Spartanburg--Anderson 918,168 163 17.8 5 37   102 19
Hagerstown 127,477 13 10.2 1 9   3  
Hamilton--Middletown 330,892 42 12.7 1 11 13 5 12
Harrisburg--Lebanon--Carlisle 616,971 276 44.7 4 46 83 108 35
Hartford 1,142,946 175 15.3   5 53 110 7
Hattiesburg 111,525 20 17.9 2 5   8 5
Hickory--Morganton--Lenoir 321,959 37 11.5 4 23   10  
Honolulu 871,768 5 0.6   1   4  
Houma 193,735 10 5.2 1 4   3 2
Houston 3,926,837 803 20.4 6 79   669 49
Huntington--Ashland 313,920 117 37.3 6 26 14 52 19
Huntsville 340,255 34 10.0 2 11   17 4
Indianapolis 1,518,828 466 30.7 8 82 102 220 54
Iowa City 102,556 18 17.6 1 11   2 4
Jackson 100,502 14 13.9 2 4   8  
Jackson 156,130 43 27.5 1 7 19 2 14
Jackson 429,741 48 11.2 3 19   18 8
Jacksonville 143,376 8 5.6 1 5   2  
Jacksonville 1,043,715 45 4.3 3 15   22 5
Jamestown 138,310 81 58.6 1 17 27 18 18
Janesville--Beloit 150,720 48 31.8 1 8 20 9 10
Jersey City 553,030 22 4.0 1 10 2 2 7
Johnson City--Kingsport--Bristol 461,800 77 16.7 7 23   47  
Johnstown 235,779 241 102.2 2 59 55 97 28
Jonesboro 77,199 49 63.5 1 10   30 8
Joplin 148,830 97 65.2 2 43   39 13
Kalamazoo--Battle Creek 446,070 141 31.6 3 28 52 22 36
Kankakee 102,318 99 96.8 1 17 17 49 15
Kansas City 1,737,234 488 28.1 11 139 32 231 75
Kenosha 144,388 37 25.6 1 5 7 10 14
Killeen--Temple 296,989 57 19.2 2 15   24 16
Knoxville 666,383 68 10.2 6 23   39  
Kokomo 100,064 54 54.0 2 7 17 21 7
La Crosse 121,692 67 55.1 2 13 29 11 12
Lafayette 375,193 39 10.4 3 29   3 4
Lafayette 174,466 76 43.6 2 12 27 27 8
Lake Charles 180,111 12 6.7 1 6   4 1
Lakeland--Winter Haven 452,649 34 7.5 1 17   14 2
Lancaster 456,679 141 30.9 1 19 41 61 19
Lansing--East Lansing 450,303 124 27.5 3 26 48 16 31
Laredo 186,798 12 6.4 1 3   3 5
Las Cruces 168,967 36 21.3 1 4   28 3
Las Vegas 1,320,563 78 5.9 3 10   47 18
Lawrence 96,554 36 37.3 1 4 9 18 4
Lawton 108,143 32 29.6 1 10   9 12
Lewiston--Auburn 89,174 28 31.4 1 2 12 11 2
Lexington 449,519 55 12.2 6 14   26 9
Lima 154,288 80 51.9 2 19 26 13 20
Lincoln 235,537 50 21.2 1 13   23 13
Little Rock--North Little Rock 554,211 178 32.1 4 33   122 19
Longview--Marshall 208,550 58 27.8 3 19   14 22
Los Angeles--Long Beach 9,223,807 387 4.2 1 88   196 102
Louisville 998,858 277 27.7 7 129 34 93 14
Lubbock 228,220 25 11.0 1 8   7 9
Lynchburg 207,659 15 7.2 3 5   6 1
Macon 319,172 38 11.9 5 9   18 6
Madison 424,665 103 24.3 1 25 34 26 17
Mansfield 176,881 79 44.7 2 16 34 8 19
McAllen--Edinburg--Mission 519,661 78 15.0 1 21   39 17
Medford--Ashland 173,243 46 26.6 1 11   24 10
Melbourne--Titusville--Palm Bay 464,818 35 7.5 1 15   17 2
Memphis 1,092,414 92 8.4 5 40   41 6
Merced 197,261 86 43.6 1 6   57 22
Miami 2,150,877 36 1.7 1 27   6 2
Middlesex--Somerset--Hunterdon 1,117,301 197 17.6 3 39 33 49 73
Milwaukee--Waukesha 1,459,602 196 13.4 4 58 32 48 54
Minneapolis--St. Paul 2,830,434 551 19.5 13 192 139 97 110
Missoula 88,907 42 47.2 1 1   25 15
Mobile 531,743 63 11.8 2 22   37 2
Modesto 426,872 105 24.6 1 9   64 31
Monmouth--Ocean 1,093,318 226 20.7 2 57 29 54 84
Monroe 146,830 7 4.8 1 4     2
Montgomery 321,570 43 13.4 3 10   26 4
Muncie 116,334 42 36.1 1 7 12 15 7
Myrtle Beach 174,555 16 9.2 1 8   6 1
Naples 199,775 22 11.0 1 2   18 1
Nashville 1,155,611 110 9.5 7 43   58 2
Nassau--Suffolk 2,671,544 440 16.5 2 97 13 199 129
New Haven--Meriden 521,823 215 41.2   15 37 157 6
New London--Norwich 284,721 78 27.4   6 19 50 3
New Orleans 1,306,429 37 2.8 7 17   5 8
New York 8,679,319 204 2.4 3 52 28 65 56
Newark 1,948,065 297 15.2 5 53 76 35 128
Newburgh 369,944 118 31.9 2 22 31 44 19
Norfolk--Virginia Beach--Newport Ne 1,550,455 38 2.5 6 11   15 6
Oakland 2,315,020 221 9.5 2 32   142 45
Ocala 241,269 17 7.0 1 5   9 2
Odessa--Midland 243,914 21 8.6 2 3   10 6
Oklahoma City 1,037,850 171 16.5 6 68   32 65
Olympia 202,264 48 23.7 1 7   30 10
Omaha 693,048 364 52.5 5 42 5 275 37
Orange County 2,723,782 152 5.6 1 31   86 34
Orlando 1,502,837 80 5.3 4 36   33 7
Owensboro 90,973 8 8.8 1 2   3 2
Panama City 146,730 17 11.6 1 8   6 2
Parkersburg--Marietta 150,008 59 39.3 2 11 22 14 10
Pensacola 401,776 23 5.7 2 5   13 3
Peoria--Pekin 346,022 267 77.2 3 46 56 112 50
Philadelphia 4,945,363 867 17.5 8 144 210 296 209
Phoenix--Mesa 2,930,726 216 7.4 2 32   105 77
Pine Bluff 81,588 41 50.3 1 6   28 6
Pittsburgh 2,345,139 883 37.7 6 238 174 334 131
Pittsfield 83,990 66 78.6 1 2 30 25 8
Pocatello 74,272 29 39.0 1 7   19 2
Portland 232,715 51 21.9 1 3 23 19 5
Portland--Vancouver 1,820,007 284 15.6 6 56   163 59
Providence--Fall River--Warwick 1,121,875 110 9.8   7 26 69 8
Provo--Orem 339,904 55 16.2 1 22   29 3
Pueblo 134,919 34 25.2 1 3   27 3
Punta Gorda 134,763 11 8.2 1 1   8 1
Racine 185,537 52 28.0 1 9 9 21 12
Raleigh--Durham--Chapel Hill 1,079,286 66 6.1 6 34   26  
Rapid City 87,323 58 66.4 1 8 20 24 5
Reading 355,761 158 44.4 1 32 44 59 22
Redding 164,156 74 45.1 1 3   43 27
Reno 313,008 22 7.0 1 2   18 1
Richland--Kennewick--Pasco 182,643 74 40.5 2 9   52 11
Richmond--Petersburg 952,207 36 3.8 9 6   20 1
Riverside--San Bernardino 3,116,675 339 10.9 2 48   223 66
Roanoke 227,943 12 5.3 2 6   3 1
Rochester 116,931 36 30.8 1 6 18 2 9
Rochester 1,080,798 278 25.7 6 49 90 70 63
Rockford 356,935 180 50.4 3 28 48 73 28
Rocky Mount 145,889 26 17.8 2 18   6  
Sacramento 1,554,237 292 18.8 3 13   221 55
Saginaw--Bay City--Midland 401,574 116 28.9 3 15 57 16 25
Salem 330,313 97 29.4 2 23   48 24
Salinas 366,631 100 27.3 1 12   59 28
Salt Lake City--Ogden 1,263,310 142 11.2 3 41   91 7
San Angelo 102,685 19 18.5 1 1   10 7
San Antonio 1,540,113 93 6.0 4 33   32 24
San Diego 2,766,123 180 6.5 1 18   113 48
San Francisco 1,683,213 191 11.3 2 32   111 46
San Jose 1,641,848 96 5.8 1 15   42 38
San Luis Obispo--Atascadero--Paso R 234,074 70 29.9 1 7   48 14
Santa Barbara--Santa Maria--Lompoc 389,472 84 21.6 1 7   49 27
Santa Cruz--Watsonville 243,200 55 22.6 1 4   38 12
Santa Fe 141,099 63 44.6 2 1   56 4
Santa Rosa 433,777 101 23.3 1 9   50 41
Sarasota--Bradenton 542,970 47 8.7 2 9   33 3
Savannah 285,257 27 9.5 3 13   8 3
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton 616,117 322 52.3 4 73 99 109 37
Seattle--Bellevue--Everett 2,311,563 289 12.5 3 56   191 39
Sharon 121,760 84 69.0 1 17 31 21 14
Sheboygan 109,986 60 54.6 1 13 15 21 10
Sherman--Denison 102,019 49 48.0 1 16   18 14
Shreveport--Bossier City 377,542 34 9.0 3 26   2 3
Sioux City 120,326 47 39.1 2 20   13 12
Sioux Falls 160,845 90 56.0 2 18 39 20 11
South Bend 258,185 55 21.3 1 9 13 26 6
Spokane 408,221 76 18.6 1 11   48 16
Springfield 304,732 85 27.9 3 22   40 20
Springfield 574,507 96 16.7 2 6 37 40 11
Springfield 204,012 133 65.2 2 30 26 56 19
St. Cloud 162,850 117 71.8 2 34 48 14 19
St. Joseph 97,350 53 54.4 2 14   30 7
St. Louis 2,561,646 800 31.2 11 228 72 357 132
State College 131,997 81 61.4 1 11 25 38 6
Steubenville--Weirton 134,621 75 55.7 3 27 14 20 11
Stockton--Lodi 549,684 129 23.5 1 7   103 18
Sumter 112,325 12 10.7 1 3   5 3
Syracuse 734,813 233 31.7 4 49 79 55 46
Tacoma 675,962 94 13.9 1 21   57 15
Tallahassee 259,123 19 7.3 2 7   7 3
Tampa--St. Petersburg--Clearwater 2,254,405 97 4.3 4 35   51 7
Terre Haute 148,634 83 55.8 3 18 28 29 5
Texarkana 122,813 54 44.0 2 12   22 18
Toledo 610,010 141 23.1 3 42 42 23 31
Topeka 170,349 52 30.5 1 5 12 25 9
Trenton 331,474 41 12.4 1 5 8 19 8
Tucson 790,333 48 6.1 1 5   25 17
Tulsa 776,666 187 24.1 5 54   69 59
Tuscaloosa 160,761 21 13.1 1 4   14 2
Tyler 168,070 26 15.5 1 9   7 9
Utica--Rome 294,725 160 54.3 2 33 45 51 29
Vallejo--Fairfield--Napa 496,288 97 19.5 2 12   70 13
Ventura 732,143 87 11.9 1 10   55 21
Victoria 81,672 16 19.6 1 1   9 5
Vineland--Millville--Bridgeton 140,389 44 31.3 1 4 10 14 15
Visalia--Tulare--Porterville 354,527 168 47.4 1 8   108 51
Waco 203,214 54 26.6 1 20   13 20
Washington 4,661,308 168 3.6 18 96   49 5
Waterloo--Cedar Falls 120,918 24 19.8 1 9   7 7
Wausau 123,082 80 65.0 1 14 42 13 10
West Palm Beach--Boca Raton 1,032,872 82 7.9 1 38   41 2
Wheeling 155,327 82 52.8 3 24 16 27 12
Wichita 543,850 207 38.1 3 39 71 63 31
Wichita Falls 136,779 33 24.1 2 11   10 10
Williamsport 117,408 83 70.7 1 10 42 20 10
Wilmington 218,282 31 14.2 2 22   7  
Wilmington--Newark 564,910 64 11.3 2 21   35 6
Yakima 218,808 73 33.4 1 14   41 17
Yolo 153,293 55 35.9 1 4   45 5
York 373,688 141 37.7 1 37 35 51 17
Youngstown--Warren 593,054 173 29.2 3 34 56 25 55
Yuba City 137,022 92 67.1 2 4   67 19
Yuma 131,902 33 25.0 1 4   18 10
Data derived from 1997 Census of Governments    
*Metropolitan Areas defined by 1993 definition of Metropolitan Statistical Areas