* Updates for this datas series are no longer available from the Consolidated Federal Funds Report, which was discontinued due to the termination of the Federal Financial Statistics program.
Years Available: 1999–2010
Permanent Link: http://data.sagepub.com/sagestats/6674
General Notes: Data for more counties are typically available in years of the Census of Governments, such as 1997, 2002, and 2007. As a result, the median value is typically lower for those years due to the influx of smaller governments. Some data series from this source may also see an increase in counties in 2000, leading to a similar drop in the median value. *Median value gives the value for the "average" county for this metric, the 50th percentile of all counties reporting data. **This category includes all court and court related activities (except probation and parole activities, which are included at the "Correction" function), court activities of sheriff's offices, prosecuting attorneys' and public defender's offices, legal departments, and attorneys providing government-wide legal service. This category includes only county operated medical care facilities which provide inpatient care. Employees and payrolls of private corporations which lease and/or operate county-owned hospital facilities are excluded. Employment, as used in this report, refers to all persons gainfully employed by and performing services for a county government. Employees include all persons paid for personal services performed, including persons paid from federally funded programs, paid elected officials, persons in a paid leave status, and persons paid on a per meeting, annual, semiannual, or quarterly basis.