Saturday, December 18, 2010

St. Louis region has third-most governments per capita in U.S.

 St. Louis region has third-most governments per capita in U.S.

Among the nation's 35 biggest metro areas, only two had more units of government per capita in 2007 than St. Louis.

Rank: Region Governments*

1: Pittsburgh 32.9

2: Denver 32.1

3: St. Louis 31.5

4: Kansas City 30.5

5: Louisville 26.4

Average 12.1

31: San Diego 3.9

32: Phoenix 3.3

33: Washington, D.C. 2.8

34: Los Angeles 2.6

35: Baltimore 1.5

*Local governments per 100,000 people

Source: East-West Gateway Council of Governments. 2007 Census of Governments

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous10:32 AM

    If this region is to sustain itself, regroup and grow, it must consolidate. We need a region wide open review and debate. Maybe RCGA or someone like it, partnered with UMSL or Wash U, conduct a full survey and review. We need full and unbiased research and resolve.
    Regional failure gets nearer every day.

    If a Federal Judge in Virginia can rule that the Federal Government can not force individuals to purchase goods or services, then why doesn't that ruling apply here in St. Louis County, where the the County Government is mandating that individuals purchase trash service?
    Seems the same arguement applies.