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  Counties of the United States - Biocrawler
The actual term "county" describes them in 48 of the 50 states; Louisiana uses the term "parish" and Alaska uses the word "borough." Including those, there are 3,086 counties in the United States, an average of 62 counties per state.
By area, the largest county in the United States is North Slope Borough, Alaska at 94,763 square miles (245,435 km²) and the smallest county in the United States is Kalawao County, Hawaii at 13 square miles (34 km²).
The largest county equivalent by area is Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area, Alaska at 147,843 square miles (382,912 km²) and the smallest is the independent city of Falls Church, Virginia at 2.0 square miles (5 km²).
www.biocrawler.com /encyclopedia/County_%28United_States%29   (1984 words)

 Virginia with "normal" counties
The census publication 'Population of States and Counties of the United States 1790 to 1990' a Census Bureau publication, provides population estimates of counties including associated cities.
Nansemond City was formed from the remainder of the county in 1972, and then annexed to Suffolk City in 1974.
The counties south of Hampton Roads are somewhat larger because they include big chunks of the Dismal Swamp.
www.uselectionatlas.org /FORUM/index.php?topic=7308.msg193025   (2056 words)

  Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 to 1990
Suggested Citation: Forstall, Richard L., Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 to 1990, U.S. Bureau of the Census, Washington, DC, 1996.
Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 to 1990.
Counties shown in the census with no population (generally counties not yet organized or in process of formation) are shown with "---" unless an earlier census had reported a population for them, in which case they are shown with a population of "0" (zero).
merrill.olm.net /pdocs/feas/pop/pop1790_1990/pi.txt.html   (4179 words)

 United States building inspection | home inspectors in United States   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Madera Counties, Visalia, Easton, Hanford, Fresno and Selma California.
3204 Franbrook Terrace NW Cedar Rapids Iowa and surrounding counties.
Counties of Lake, DuPage, Cook County and Chicago Illinois.
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 United States Counties Visited: Howder Travel Adventures
There were 3141 counties and county-equivalent administrative units listed by the United States Bureau of the Census as of 2006.
Examples of county-equivalent administrative units are independent cities (mainly in Virginia, but also a few others), several named census areas that are part of the larger Unorganized Borough in Alaska, and the District of Columbia which is neither a county nor a state.
Counties and county-equivalents do change, although not nearly as frequently as when the United States was young and growing.
www.howderfamily.com /travel/counties/united-states-county-map.html   (389 words)

 US Counties
Counties in the USA are considered geographical subdivisions of the states in which they are part of.
One of the most complete studies of counties was researched by John H, Long and Gordon DenBoer in the "Atlas of Historical County Boundaries" The ISBN for the Illinois volume is 0-13-366402-3.
The District was carved from the states of Maryland and Virginia.
www.n9jig.com /counties/county.html   (552 words)

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Two new boroughs were created in Alaska during the decade; however, this was offset by the absorption of two previous county-equivalents into their surrounding counties in Montana and Virginia.
Many cities of Virginia are called independent cities, independent of their surrounding counties, which often have the same name, and for which they often serve as the county seat.
Two counties in South Dakota, Shannon County and Todd County, are also unorganized, being attached to adjacent counties (Fall River County and Tripp County, respectively) for legal purposes, as is Kalawao County in Hawaii to Maui County.
members.lycos.co.uk /kaidai/uscounty.htm   (298 words)

 United States Cities Counties Database
You could spend hours compiling and formatting a list of United States Cities, Counties and States.
We take pride in our city, state and county data.
Database includes county name, population, square mileage, county seat and state abbreviation.
uscities.trumpetmarketing.net   (284 words)

  Surveillance Data from Swimming Pool Inspections --- Selected States and Counties, United States, May--September 2002   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Louis County Dept of Public Health; P Kishel, City of St. Paul Office of License, Inspections, and Environmental Protection, St. Paul, Minnesota.
First, database structures for each site differed, the types of data collected and entered varied, and the data were not standardized across states or counties, thereby reducing the generalizability of the data.
Second, because free chlorine levels were not entered in the database, the percentage of violations caused by low chlorine levels could not be ascertained and the range of chlorine levels recorded could not be analyzed.
www.cdc.gov /mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5222a1.htm   (1592 words)

 United States: Income and Poverty in the United States
According to the 2000 Census, the counties in the United States range, in terms of total household income, from a high of $97,027 in Douglas County, Colorado to a low of $10,920 in Kalawao County, Hawaii.
When put side-by-side with other States throughout the United States, the United States may be understood as having a medium-high poverty rate amid the residents with a poverty rate of 12.4 percent of the individuals existing in families with incomes under the poverty level in 1999.
According to the 2000 Census, the counties in the United States range, in terms of rate a poverty, from a high of 56.9 percent in Buffalo County, South Dakota to a low of 2.1 percent in Douglas County, Colorado.
www.ecanned.com /2007/01/income-and-poverty-in-united-states.html   (689 words)

 County (United States) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
For example, in the eastern United States the median land area of counties in Ohio is 1,138 km² (439.5 sq.
By area, the largest county in the United States is North Slope Borough, Alaska at 94,763 square miles (245,435 km²) and the smallest county in the United States is Kalawao County, Hawaii at 13 square miles (34 km²).
In some states, the county sheriff is the principal law enforcement officer in the county, usually limited to areas outside the jurisdiction of cities and towns.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Counties_of_the_United_States   (3604 words)

 The Growth of Youth Gang Problems in the United States: 1970-98 -- OJJDP Report -- April 2001   (Site not responding. Last check: )
However, as indicated by the counting rules, when a county was listed because it contained a gang city reported by a city agency, the city report became the basis for adding two localities—a city and a county—to the total number, raising the possibility of an overlap of cities and counties.
Thus, although the number of counties and cities in the United States remained virtually unchanged during the 25-year period, the number of gang cities increased by 640 percent and the number of gang counties increased by 867 percent.
For example, since the number of gang States in the 1970's was 20 and rose to 50 in 1995, 50 is divided by 20 to produce the statement that the number of gang States increased 2.5 times.
www.ncjrs.gov /html/ojjdp/ojjdprpt_yth_gng_prob_2001/chap2.html   (3026 words)

 FIPS 6-4 - County Names and Codes of the US
Counties are considered to be the "first-order subdivisions" of each State and statistically equivalent entity, regardless of their local designations (county, parish, borough, etc.).
Codes for the Identification of the States, the District of Columbia and the Outlying Areas of the United States, and Associated Areas.
This publication, which supersedes FIPS PUB 8-3, provides the names and three-digit codes that represent the counties and statistically equivalent entities of the 50 States, the District of Columbia, and the possessions and associated areas of the United States, for use in the interchange of formatted machine-sensible data.
www.itl.nist.gov /fipspubs/fip6-4.htm   (1988 words)

 The Growth of Youth Gang Problems in the United States: 1970-98 -- OJJDP Report -- April 2001   (Site not responding. Last check: )
For individual States, the magnitude of increase in the number of gang counties during the 25-year period is smaller than the increase in cities, primarily because the number of counties is one-sixth the number of cities.
The State with the largest magnitude of increase is Florida, which had a 23-fold increase in the number of gang counties during the 25-year period.
The eightfold increase in Texas was sufficient to propel the State to the top position in the 1995 ranking of gang counties by State, as shown in table 10.
www.ncjrs.gov /html/ojjdp/ojjdprpt_yth_gng_prob_2001/chap4.html   (1644 words)

 Palm Beach County and Counties across the United States
We show that in Palm Beach County in the 2000 election the discrepancy between the share of votes expected for Buchanan on the basis of previous election results and the share of votes Buchanan actually received was exceptionally large.
The discrepancy in Palm Beach County was the second largest among the 3,015 counties in the U.S. for which discrepancies could be estimated.
Most of the other counties for which we observe extremely large discrepancies either trace to documented balloting problems or occur in patterns that suggest that systematic and distinctive patterns of support for Buchanan developed in those places.
elections.berkeley.edu /pc01/node3.html   (620 words)

 Amazon.com: United States Counties: Books: Mark R. Dunn,Mary W. Dunn   (Site not responding. Last check: )
However, in checking County Name Origins of the United States (McFarland, 2001), the reader would learn that Blue Earth was the closest English translation for the Sisseton Indian term for the water that emerged from the blue-green clay in the region.
Appendixes at the back of the book list the boroughs of Alaska, which is the only state in the union to have no counties (or parishes, as they are known in Louisiana), and the independent cities of the U.S. that are not part of nearby counties.
The United States is a nation of counties—3,071 of them, to be exact.
www.amazon.com /United-States-Counties-Mark-Dunn/dp/0786415150   (947 words)

 United States Quizzes and United States Trivia -- FunTrivia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Notice this is a state CAPITOLS quiz- test your knowledge of the states' capitol buildings for a new twist on an old theme.
Natural borders helped create political boundaries when the United States, and the individual states established their boundaries.
Please identify which state is the odd one out using the hint supplied in the question.
www.funtrivia.com /quizzes/geography/united_states.html   (863 words)

 Residents in Over 50 Percent of the Largest Counties in the United States are Not Prepared for Retirement
These Americans, in 132 of the 250 largest counties across the country, face a high risk of not having enough income in retirement to allow them to maintain their standard of living.
The study, entitled "The Retirement Readiness Assessment: Are You Prepared?" assesses the retirement risk of the 250 largest U.S. counties in an effort to bring attention to the lack of preparedness across the country and the need for public policy solutions to address pervasive retirement insecurity in America.
The combination of these variables allows each county to be categorized on a relative scale according to their retirement preparedness ranging from "Very High Retirement Risk" to "Nominal Retirement Risk." The six counties where the need for reliable, lifelong retirement income is most urgent are all in Florida: Lee, Marion, Pasco, Polk, Sarasota and Volusia.
www.prnewswire.com /cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=104&STORY=/www/story/07-13-2006/0004396208&EDATE=   (739 words)

 Pasquotank Counties North Carolina United States North America Regional   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Pasquotank Counties North Carolina United States North America Regional
Unemployment rate for Dare County continues to riseOuter Banks Sentinel, NC - 17 hours agoApproximately 703 commute to Currituck County, 138 to Pasquotank, 41 to Hyde, 34 to Tyrrell, 25 to Bertie and 129 travel to other unspecified counties.
NC bill filed for local option land transfer taxTryon Daily Bulletin, NC - Apr 9, 2007Pasquotank came in 19th at 13.5 percent and Dare was 20th at 13.2 percent.
www.iaswww.com /ODP/Regional/North_America/United_States/North_Carolina/Counties/Pasquotank   (343 words)

 Grasp this: 10M from Rim to border | www.azstarnet.com ®
As Pima County's population hits 1 million, Star reporter Tony Davis explores the benefits and costs of growth on the city.
Learn more about Pima County at a million, including stories looking at how we got here and where we're headed, a mini-documentary video examining the effects of growth on the city and more videos and slide shows.
Even with Pima County's new $2.1 billion Regional Transportation Authority plan in place, the Barraza-Aviation Parkway and many other major stretches of road also will be severely congested by 2030.
www.azstarnet.com /sn/dailystar/155419.php   (1532 words)

 United States Counties
74 counties are moving from e to E (Eastern Time without DST to Eastern Time with DST), and eight counties are moving from e to C. The effective date for the change from e to E can be placed anywhere from 2005-10-30 02:00 EST to 2006-04-02 02:00 EST without affecting the outcome.
The secondary administrative divisions of the United States are of several types.
There are counties, parishes, independent cities, boroughs, census areas, city-and-boroughs, a district, a city-and-county, and a municipality.
www.statoids.com /yus.html   (493 words)

 United States Postal ZIP Codes Database Subscription | Census | Population | House value | Income | PMSA | CBSA |MSA
United States Postal ZIP Codes Database Subscription
The name of the county or parish in which the 5-digit ZIP Code resides.
The United States Postal Service® has provided all ZIP Code™ information contained in the ZIPCodeWorld United States Gold Edition database.
www.zipcodeworld.com /zipcodegold.htm   (587 words)

 Border Counties Coalition -- Welcome to the US/Mexico Border Counties Coalition!
The United States/Mexico Border Counties Coalition is a nonpartisan, consensus-based policy and technical forum founded to address challenges facing county governments located on the United States/Mexico Border.
The elected officials from the twenty-four county governments located on the United States/Mexico Border established the Coalition.
The Coalition recognizes that notwithstanding the differences among the participating counties - some are large, some are small, some are urban and some are rural - there are a number of issues that are common to all Border Counties.
www.bordercounties.org   (272 words)

 United States - Urban Counties: Entire Medicare Advantage Profile - Medicare Health and Prescription Drug Plan Tracker
United States - Urban Counties: Entire Medicare Advantage Profile - Medicare Health and Prescription Drug Plan Tracker
The “United States - Urban Counties” profile has 12 topics.
United States - Urban Counties: Entire Medicare Advantage Profile
www.kff.org /medicare/healthplantracker/georesults.jsp?r=3   (117 words)

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