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My Government Website
Transparency Checklist
Progress reports
County website project
County comparison chart

City website project
List of cities

School district website project
List of school districts
Below is a chart evaluating the transparency efforts of New York county websites.

See also: County websites, state-by-state comparison, to compare what you can find on New York's county websites to what can be found on county websites in other states.

Reading the chart

In the chart below:

600px-Yes check.png means that information is included on the government website
600px-Red x.png means that the information was not provided on the government website
P
Partial.png
means that information was partially provided

Check the page about each county for more detailed information about what information is available on the county website, along with recommendations users have made for positive changes.

Conclusions chart

2012

The top 5 largest counties in New York averaged a "B" website transparency grade.

Budget? Meetings? Elected officials? Admin. Officials? Permits/
Zoning
?
Audits? Contracts? Lobbying? Public records? Taxes?
Y
600px-Yes check.png
5 4 5 2 5 5 4 0 4 4
P
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0 1 0 3 0 0 1 0 0 1
N
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0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 1 0

Comparison chart


" County Grades Budget Meetings Elected Officials Admin.
Officials
Permits/
Zoning
Audits Contracts Lobbying Public records Taxes
Kings County, New York B Y
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Y
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Y
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P
Partial.png
Y
600px-Yes check.png
Y
600px-Yes check.png
Y
600px-Yes check.png
N
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Y
600px-Yes check.png
Y
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Nassau County, New York C
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N
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New York County, New York B Y
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Y
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Y
600px-Yes check.png
P
Partial.png
Y
600px-Yes check.png
Y
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Y
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N
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Y
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Y
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Queens County, New York B Y
600px-Yes check.png
Y
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Y
600px-Yes check.png
P
Partial.png
Y
600px-Yes check.png
Y
600px-Yes check.png
Y
600px-Yes check.png
N
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Y
600px-Yes check.png
Y
600px-Yes check.png
Suffolk County, New York B
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N
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N
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2009

In 2009 New York county websites averaged a "C-" website transparency grade.

Budget? Meetings? Elected officials? Admin. Officials? Permits/
Zoning
?
Audits? Contracts? Lobbying? Public records? Taxes?
Y
600px-Yes check.png
49 54 58 61 11 23 4 0 26 36
P
Partial.png
2 6 3 0 22 3 30 7 6 21
N
600px-Red x.png
11 2 1 1 29 36 28 55 30 5
No Website 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Comparison chart


" County Grades Budget Meetings Elected Officials Admin.
Officials
Permits/
Zoning
Audits Contracts Lobbying Public records Taxes
Albany County, New York C-
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N
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Allegany County, New York C-
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N
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N
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N
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Bronx County, New York B
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Broome County, New York B-
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N
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N
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N
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Cattaraugus County, New York D- N
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N
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N
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Cayuga County, New York C-
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N
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N
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Chautauqua County, New York C
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N
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N
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Chemung County, New York C
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N
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N
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N
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Chenango County, New York D- N
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N
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N
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N
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N
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Clinton County, New York D- N
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N
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N
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N
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N
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N
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Columbia County, New York F N
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N
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N
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N
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N
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N
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P
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Cortland County, New York C-
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N
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N
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N
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N
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Delaware County, New York D
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N
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N
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N
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N
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N
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N
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Dutchess County, New York A-
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N
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Erie County, New York B-
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N
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Essex County, New York D P
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N
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N
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N
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Franklin County, New York C-
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N
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N
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N
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Fulton County, New York F N
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N
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N
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N
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N
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N
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N
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N
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Genesee County, New York C-
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N
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N
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Greene County, New York D-
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N
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N
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Hamilton County, New York F N
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N
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N
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N
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N
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N
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N
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N
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N
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N
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Herkimer County, New York D- N
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N
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N
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N
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N
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N
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Jefferson County, New York D N
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N
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N
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N
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Kings County, New York B Y
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Y
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Y
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P
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Y
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Y
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Y
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N
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Y
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Y
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Lewis County, New York C-
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N
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N
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N
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Livingston County, New York C
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N
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N
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Madison County, New York D N
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N
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N
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Monroe County, New York C
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N
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Montgomery County, New York D
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N
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N
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N
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Nassau County, New York C
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N
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New York County, New York B Y
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Y
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Y
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P
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Y
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Y
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Y
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N
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Y
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Y
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Niagara County, New York C-
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N
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N
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Oneida County, New York C
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N
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N
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Onondaga County, New York B-
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N
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N
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Ontario County, New York B-
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N
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N
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Orange County, New York C-
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N
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N
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Orleans County, New York D
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N
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N
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N
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N
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Oswego County, New York C
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N
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Otsego County, New York B-
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N
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N
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N
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Putnam County, New York C-
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N
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N
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N
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Queens County, New York B Y
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Y
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Y
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P
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Y
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Y
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Y
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N
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Y
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Y
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Rensselaer County, New York C
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N
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N
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N
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Richmond County, New York B
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Rockland County, New York C
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N
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N
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Saratoga County, New York C- N
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N
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N
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N
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Schenectady County, New York D-
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N
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N
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N
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N
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Schoharie County, New York D- N
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N
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N
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N
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Schuyler County, New York D
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N
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N
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N
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Seneca County, New York C
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N
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N
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N
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St. Lawrence County, New York C-
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N
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N
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N
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N
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Steuben County, New York B-
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N
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Suffolk County, New York B
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N
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N
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Sullivan County, New York C
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N
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Tioga County, New York C
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N
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N
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N
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N
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Tompkins County, New York B-
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N
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N
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Ulster County, New York C
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N
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N
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Warren County, New York C-
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N
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Washington County, New York C-
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P
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N
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N
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N
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N
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Wayne County, New York C- P
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N
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N
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N
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{{{1}}}
Westchester County, New York C
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N
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N
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Wyoming County, New York D-
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N
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N
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N
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N
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Yates County, New York C-
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N
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N
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N
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N
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{{{1}}}

Correcting errors

If you discover an error in this chart or on one of the articles about a New York county, you can report the error by emailing us.