The annual Overview of Maryland Local Governments, prepared by the Department of Legislative Services for the General Assembly, also contains a wealth of information for Maryland counties.
The Overview of Maryland Local Governments, Finances and Demographic Information is released in January of each year, but the information can provide a helpful reference throughout the following year, too.
As Research Director of the Maryland Association of Counties, the Overview is the external source that I reference most frequently in response to research inquiries that come to the MACo office.
Sections of the report include:
- Structure of Local Governments
- Demographic Indicators
- Local Government Finances (county and municipal)
- Tax Rates for Local Governments
- Local Revenue Growth
- County Salary Actions
- Public School Funding and Student Enrollment
- Local General Fund Balances
- Balance of State Payments
While some of the information is from the previous fiscal year, the many charts in the report provide an at-a-glance for various demographic and financial factors. Find one on economic indicators below.
For more information see the complete Overview of Maryland Local Governments, Finances and Demographic Information.