The price of local government: City of Darien
That's a decrease of 4.8 percent from 2014, when the city spent $24.93 million, or $3,125.53 per household.
Darien has 7,975 households and a population of 22,086.
Since 2001, the City of Darien budget has grown by 26.9 percent, from $18.69 million. The city population has fallen 3.4 percent over the same period, from 22,860.
Salaries accounted for 27.7 percent of city spending in 2015. Darien property taxpayers paid $6.56 million for 65 full-time employees and 20 part-time employees.
In 2001, the city had 86 full-time employees and 32 part-time employees, and spent $5.22 million.
All values in this story are inflation-adjusted real values.
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