The price of local government: Village of Downers Grove
That's a decrease of 3.8 percent from 2014, when the village spent $143.31 million, or $8,533.75 per household.
Downers Grove has 16,793 households and a population of 49,670.
Since 2001, the Village of Downers Grove budget has grown by 51.8 percent, from $90.83 million. The village population has grown 1.9 percent over the same period, from 48,724.
Salaries accounted for 20.8 percent of village spending in 2015. Downers Grove property taxpayers paid $28.72 million for 300 full-time employees and 62 part-time employees.
In 2001, the village had 369 full-time employees and 130 part-time employees, and spent $26.46 million.
All values in this story are inflation-adjusted real values.