The price of local government: City of Des Plaines
That's an increase of 19.3 percent from 2014, when the city spent $154.23 million, or $5,644.25 per household.
Des Plaines has 27,325 households and a population of 58,364.
Since 2001, the City of Des Plaines budget has grown by 49.5 percent, from $123.09 million. The city population has fallen 0.6 percent over the same period, from 58,720.
Salaries accounted for 19.5 percent of city spending in 2015. Des Plaines property taxpayers paid $35.84 million for 357 full-time employees and 16 part-time employees.
In 2001, the city had 412 full-time employees and 65 part-time employees, and spent $35.97 million.
All values in this story are inflation-adjusted real values.
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