United States municipalities
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|State||Description||admin_level=8||WP Category/List||WP ref|
|Colorado||Colorado has two basic divisions for incorporated municipalities, towns and cities, though Colorado law makes relatively few distinctions between the two. "In general, cities are more populous than towns, although the towns of Castle Rock and Parker have more than 45,000 residents each, while the city of Black Hawk has fewer than 120 residents." Village and civil townships are not civil divisions in the state of Colorado, although the cities or towns may have 'Village' in the name. In Colorado, Denver and Broomfield are simultaneously a city, which is a municipal corporation, and a county, which is an administrative division of a state.||town, city|||||
|Florida||"Municipalities in Florida may be called towns, cities, or villages, but there is no legal distinction between the different terms." "All municipalities are located within a county and the county jurisdiction overlays the municipal jurisdiction." There is unincorporated territory in Florida. Disney's Reedy Creek Improvement District, a drainage district with city-like powers, is admin_level=7 (and contains two admin_level=8 cities).||town, city, village|||||
|Maryland|| Maryland has 23 counties and one independent city (Baltimore) each of which should be admin_level=6. Maryland's counties oversee many of the administrative duties that other states leave to sub-county governments, so there are no authority-wielding minor civil divisions, and relatively few incorporated cities and towns. The US Census Bureau uses Maryland's election districts in the same statistical role as other states' minor civil divisions, so election districts could be tagged admin_level=7.
Since most population centers are unincorporated, the majority of admin_level=8 regions in Maryland are Census Designated places.
|city, town, village, CDP(?)||link||link|
|Pennsylvania||"After the county level, everyone in Pennsylvania lives under the jurisdiction of at least two types of municipal governments [municipalities, and school districts]." "The Constitution of Pennsylvania mentions only three types of non-school related municipal divisions; city, borough, and township. Bloomsburg however, is the only incorporated town in Pennsylvania but is administered by the borough code and is classified (for legal purposes) as such by the state." "School districts can comprise of one single municipality, like the School District of Philadelphia or can comprise of multiple municipalities." However, school districts can exist in multiple counties, and multiple counties can exist in a school district.  So school districts are not appropriate for their own admin_level.||city, borough, township, the town of Bloomsburg|||||
|New Jersey||"Each type of municipality has equal legal standing, rights, and powers as any other type or form." Types are borough, city, town, township, and village. "There is no unincorporated territory."||borough, city, town, township, village|||||
|New York||New York City is located in five different counties. "The city today consists of the entire area of five counties (named New York, Kings, Queens, Bronx, and Richmond). While these counties have no county government, boroughs — with boundaries coterminus with the county boundaries — each have a Borough Board made up of the Borough President, the borough's district council members, and the chairpersons of the borough's community boards." "In New York, a town is the major division of each county (excluding the five counties that comprise New York City)." "Whereas cities and villages can cross county boundaries, all towns in New York are within a single county." "Villages are a third layer of government, which are usually overlaid inside a town, and co-administer with the town, county, and state." "The village of Pomona (red) in Rockland County is partly within two different towns."||city, town|| |||
- Government Organization by the US Census Bureau