The price of local government: City of Berwyn
That's an increase of 40 percent from 2014, when the city spent $97.27 million, or $7,138.71 per household.
Berwyn has 13,626 households and a population of 56,758.
Since 2001, the City of Berwyn budget has grown by 91.4 percent, from $71.13 million. The city population has grown 5.1 percent over the same period, from 54,016.
Salaries accounted for 22.8 percent of city spending in 2015. Berwyn property taxpayers paid $31.08 million for 359 full-time employees and 191 part-time employees.
In 2001, the city had 83 full-time employees and 13 part-time employees, and spent $19.68 million.
All values in this story are inflation-adjusted real values.
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