The price of local government: Village of Kirkwood
That's an increase of 6.7 percent from 2014, when the village spent $5.39 million, or $17,973.09 per household.
Kirkwood has 300 households and a population of 714.
Since 2001, the Village of Kirkwood budget has grown by 1038.3 percent, from $505,475.20. The village population has fallen 10.1 percent over the same period, from 794.
Salaries accounted for 1.4 percent of village spending in 2015. Kirkwood property taxpayers paid $80,665.68 for one full-time employee and nine part-time employees.
In 2001, the village had two full-time employees and nine part-time employees, and spent $74,940.37.
All values in this story are inflation-adjusted real values.
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