City & Local Government, U.S.
City Profiles & Information
Cities of the United States Ref HT123.C49677
Four volumes organized by region with coverage of the area's largest or fastest-growing cities, or those with a particular historical, political, industrial, or commercial significance.
Sperling's Best Places
Allows the user to compare data from a variety of sources for major cities in the U.S. and provides information from studies conducted by Sperling's like the 'Top Ten Riskiest Online Cities.' (Free Resource)
The Municipal Year Book Ref JS344.C5A24
The authoritative source book of urban data and developments.
The U.S. Conference of Mayors: Online Publications
Contains surveys and reports about a variety of issues like homelessness and infrastructure. Includes the Metro Economies Report. (Free Resource)
International City/County Management Association
Professional and educational organization for members of the local government community. (Free Resource)
National Association of Counties
National organization that represents county governments before the Administration and Congress. NACo provides services to the nation's 3,068 counties. (Free Resource)
National League of Cities
Largest national organization of municipal governments, representing 18,000 cities, towns, and villages in the United States. (Free Resource)
U.S. Conference of Mayors
Official nonpartisan organization of U.S. mayors, representing cities with populations of 30,000 or more. (Free Resource)
Authoritative news and analysis on state and local government. (Free Resource)
State & Local Government Review JK2403 .S684
A peer-reviewed journal that is published three times/year. A forum for the exchange of ideas among practitioners and academics on state and local government politics, policy, and management.
America's Top-Rated Smaller Cities: a Statistical Handbook Ref HT123.A6692
Provides current, comprehensive business and living profiles of smaller cities (population 25,000-99,999) that have been cited as the best for business and living in the United States.
America’s Top-Rated cities. Ref HT123 .A44 4 v.
Four volumes organized by region. Provides historical information and other essential data on the top 100 cities that have been cited as the best for business and living in the United States.
Source for population, housing, economic, and geographic data. Includes the American Community Survey. (Free Resource)
Census of Governments
Published every five years (years ending in 7 and 2.) This resource provides statistics on state and local government, including finance, employment, and organizational characteristics. (Free Resource)
Places, Towns and Townships Ref HA203.P62
Contains statistical information about U.S. places and people who live in them.
A bibliography including the most recent statistical abstracts for states published since 2000, plus those that will be issued in late 2010. (Free Resource)
State and Metropolitan Area Data Book Ref HA202.S84
This title presents a variety of statistical information for states, metropolitan areas and central cities. Includes a section on state and metropolitan area rankings. (Free Resource)
Statistics at the State and Local Levels
List of statistical resources for state and local governments compiled by USA.gov. (Free Resource)
Towns, Cities, and Counties: Use the 50-state directory to find local governments. (Free Resource)
Carroll's Municipal Directory Ref JS363.M86
National directory of municipal level officials.
Directory of City Policy Officials & Resource Guide Ref JS302.D568
Population; form of government; city hall address, telephone, fax, and web address; title, name, and term expiration of the chief elected; names, titles, and term expiration dates of governing body, etc.
Mayors of America's Principal Cities
A directory of mayors of cities with 30,000 or more in population. (Free Resource)