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There are fewer government entities in the U.S. than there were five years ago, according to the U.S. Census Bureau’s latest preliminary count in the 2012 Census of Governments. In 2012, 89,004 local governments existed in the United States, down from 89,476 in the last census of governments conducted in 2007. Local governments included 3,031 counties (down from 3,033 in 2007), 19,522 municipalities (up from 19,492 in 2007), 16,364 townships (down from 16,519 in 2007), 37,203 special districts (down from 37,381 in 2007) and 12,884 independent school districts (down from 13,051 in 2007). Maryland recorded 347 governmental units, including 23 counties, 157 municipalities, and 167 special districts.

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