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5th Annual Digital Counties Survey - 2007 Results

by Charlie Lay / January 1, 2007

America's Top Digital Counties Ranked for Exceptional use of Technology

The Center for Digital Government has completed 2007's evaluation of America's most digital county governments. This year's Digital Counties Survey found many counties using information technology in increasingly innovative ways and improving service to their citizens.

The 2007 Digital Counties Survey is an annual study by the Center and the National Association of Counties (NACo). To recognize their hard work and innovation of the best governments, the survey's top digital counties will be honored at a national awards ceremony which will coincide with NACo's national conference in Richmond, Virginia July 13-17, 2007.

In April, thousands of US counties were invited to participate in the 2007 Digital Counties Survey. County officials responded to questions that included more than 100 measurements and data points about online service delivery, infrastructure, architecture and governance models.

Center Executive Director, Cathilea Robinett added, "America's counties continue to make astonishing strides each year in their use of technology. In doing so, they greatly improve services to their citizens and make even better use of government's precious resources. Congratulations to all the winners!"

"In today's world, technology is essential for effective and efficient government," said NACo Executive Director Larry E. Naake. "County governments realize this and are using technology in new ways to improve the delivery of services to Americans. The Digital Counties Survey illustrates the innovation being pursued by counties across the country."

Congratulations to the Digital Counties Survey 2007 Winners:

500,000 or more population:
1st Montgomery County, Maryland
2nd Orange County, Florida (tie)
2nd Anne Arundel County, Maryland (tie)
3rd Fulton County, Georgia
4th Fairfax County, Virginia
5th Snohomish County, Washington
6th Oakland County, Michigan
7th Sacramento County, California
8th Westchester County, New York (tie)
8th Tulsa County, Oklahoma (tie)
9th San Diego County, California
10th Wake County, North Carolina

250,000-499,999 population:
1st Richland County, South Carolina
2nd Loudoun County, Virginia (tie)
2nd Douglas County, Colorado (tie)
3rd Dakota County, Minnesota (tie)
3rd Howard County, Maryland (tie)
4th Prince William County, Virginia
5th Marin County, California
6th Washtenaw County, Michigan
7th Placer County, California
8th Utah County, Utah
9th Sedgwick County, Kansas (tie)
9th Dutchess County, New York (tie)
10th San Luis Obispo County, California

150,000-249,999 population:
1st Frederick County, Maryland
2nd Roanoke County, Virginia
3rd Racine County, Wisconsin
4th Hamilton County, Indiana (tie)
4th Scott County, Iowa (tie)
5th Arlington County, Virginia
6th Yuma County, Arizona
7th Cumberland County, Pennsylvania
8th Dona Ana County, New Mexico
9th Horry County, South Carolina
10th McLean County, Illinois

Less than 150,000 population:
1st Charles County, Maryland (tie)
1st Nevada County, California (tie)
2nd Stearns County, Minnesota
3rd Gloucester County, Virginia
4th Sutter County, California
5th Napa County, California
6th Olmsted County, Minnesota
7th Boone County, Missouri
8th Delaware County, Ohio
9th Albemarle County, Virginia
10th Randolph County, North Carolina

This year's survey was underwritten by Hyland Software, developers of OnBase, and GTSI Corporation. Both companies are proud partners of county governments across America.

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