This section provides data on municipalities that can be helpful in understanding the unique features of a town. The data presented here in four areas, are the indicators that underpin any discussion of municipal shared services, mergers or major policy change. Data is presented in four areas:
Community Characteristics: Population, area and density, age, education, income, housing and crime data.
Municipal Features: Form of government, whether partisan or non-partisan and state or local police force
Municipal Budget Items: Revenue from taxes, capital budget, personnel costs, average property tax.
Key Performance Indicators: Tax rate, police internal affairs complaints, bond rating, high school ranking, housing burden and voting data.
Step 1: Choose a County from the map that appears below
Step 2: Select four or fewer municipalities from the list that appears to the right
Step 3: Repeat Steps 1 and 2 up to four times
Step 4: Click to make the comparison