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  • U.S Department of Commerce Economics and Statistics Administration U.S. CENSUS BUREAU

    census.gov

    Individual State Descriptions: 2012

    2012 Census of Governments

    Issued September 2013 G12-CG-ISD

  • Acknowledgments This report was prepared in the Governments Division by the Government Organization Branch, led by Stephen D. Owens.

    Elizabeth Accetta, Section Chief, Government Organization Branch, directed the technical preparation and review for the report.

    Elizabeth Accetta, Jennifer J. Charles, Meredith L. DeHart, Gretchen A. Dickson, and Samantha E. Shoemaker performed the legislative research for this report and updated the state descriptions, with assistance from Rachel Sullivan and Scott Tremoulis, under the direction of Stephen D. Owens, Chief, Government Organization Branch.

    Christine Burton, Michael Feldman, Tameka J. Johnson, Joshuah S. Latimore, Aaron D. Moon, Justin Nguyen, Rachelle Reeder, Michael Schwarz, Godo Seri, Matthew Spence, and Alice Wimbish updated the Governments Master Address File and provided official government counts under the direc-tion of Debra L. Coaxum, Chief, Sampling Frame Research and Development Branch.

    Joseph Dalaker, Section Chief, Outreach and Education Branch, assisted with developing the introductory text and served as a liaison with the Administrative and Customer Services Division and the Customer Liaison and Marketing Services Office. Additional out-reach support was provided by Lil Paul Reyes. General direction and support were provided by Brigitte Wehrs, Chief, Outreach and Education Branch.

    Lisa M. Blumerman, Chief, Governments Division, Carma R. Hogue, Assistant Division Chief, Statistical Research and Methodology, Kimberly P. Moore, Assistant Division Chief, Recurring Programs Area, and Lindsey Scott, Special Projects Staff, provided the internal peer review of the text.

    Corey Beasley, Faye E. Brock, Andrew Quach, Janet Sweeney, and Linda Vaughn of the Administrative and Customer Services Division, Francis Grailand Hall, Chief, provided publications and printing management, graphics design and composition, and editorial review for print and electronic media. General direction and production management were provided by Barbara J. McCoy, Chief, Publications Services Branch.

    Antoinette Hall of the Customer Liaison and Marketing Services Office coordinated the external reviews with the State Data Centers. General direction and support were provided by Janice Ann Valdisera, Chief, Data Users Branch. For a listing of the external reviewers, see Appendix C.

    Special acknowledgment is also provided to the many state and local government officials whose cooperation has contributed to the publication of these data.

    For more information regarding data in this report, please con-tact Stephen D. Owens, Governments Division, Census Bureau, Washington, DC 20233-6800, or call 800-242-2184 (toll free).

  • Individual State Descriptions: 20122012 Census of Governments

    U.S Department of Commerce Economics and Statistics Administration U.S. CENSUS BUREAU

    census.gov

    2012 Census of Governments

    Issued September 2013 G12-CG-ISD

    Individual State Descriptions: 2012

    Issued September 2013

    G12-CG-ISD

    U.S. Department of Commerce Penny Pritzker,

    Secretary

    Patrick D. Gallagher, Acting Deputy Secretary

    Economics and Statistics Administration Mark Doms,

    Under Secretary for Economic Affairs

    U.S. CENSUS BUREAU John H. Thompson,

    Director

  • ECONOMICS

    AND STATISTICS

    ADMINISTRATION

    SUGGESTED CITATION

    U.S. Census Bureau, 2012 Census of Governments,

    Individual State Descriptions: 2012, U.S. Government Printing Office,

    Washington, DC, 2013

    Economics and Statistics Administration

    Mark Doms, Under Secretary for Economic Affairs

    U.S. CENSUS BUREAU

    John H. Thompson, Director

    Nancy A. Potok, Deputy Director and Chief Operating Officer

    William G. Bostic, Jr., Associate Director for Economic Programs

    Shirin Ahmed, Assistant Director for Economic Programs

    Lisa M. Blumerman, Chief, Governments Division

  • GovernmentsIndividual State Descriptions iii

    ContentsIntroduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . v

    Individual State Descriptions

    Alabama . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1

    Alaska . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8

    Arizona . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11

    Arkansas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16

    California . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23

    Colorado . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35

    Connecticut . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43

    Delaware . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49

    District of Columbia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52

    Florida . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54

    Georgia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66

    Hawaii . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74

    Idaho . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76

    Illinois . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80

    Indiana . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90

    Iowa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97

    Kansas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102

    Kentucky . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108

    Louisiana . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115

    Maine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128

    Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135

    Massachusetts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 140

    Michigan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 147

    Minnesota . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 154

    Mississippi . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 160

    Missouri . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 167

    Montana . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 175

    Nebraska . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 180

    Nevada . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 186

    New Hampshire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 191

    New Jersey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 194

    New Mexico . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 199

  • iv GovernmentsIndividual State Descriptions

    New York . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 203

    North Carolina . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 213

    North Dakota . . . . . . . .