||These Fact Sheets testify to inter-county variations on several fronts, and it is important for the reader to consider implications of these differences. For example, the demographic data presented in the ?rst part of the Fact Sheets reveal extensive variations in county populations, population growth rates and densities. Both population and density are major determinants of the cost of delivering services in the counties. Among the ?ve adopted parameters for allocating the equitable share of nationally raised revenues among counties, population is the most prominent, with a 45% weight. The objective is to resource counties to deliver services equally on a per capita basis.