The price of local government: Village of Harwood Heights
That's a decrease of 41.6 percent from 2014, when the village spent $26.36 million, or $10,087.01 per household.
Harwood Heights has 2,613 households and a population of 8,675.
Since 2001, the Village of Harwood Heights budget has grown by 30.5 percent, from $11.79 million. The village population has grown 4.6 percent over the same period, from 8,297.
Salaries accounted for 26.4 percent of village spending in 2015. Harwood Heights property taxpayers paid $4.05 million for 51 full-time employees and 60 part-time employees.
In 2001, the village had 48 full-time employees and 38 part-time employees, and spent $3.71 million.
All values in this story are inflation-adjusted real values.
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