The price of local government: Village of Elkhart
That's an increase of eight percent from 2014, when the village spent $448,414.62, or $2,893 per household.
Elkhart has 155 households and a population of 405.
Since 2001, the Village of Elkhart budget has fallen by 1.2 percent, from $490,213.40. The village population has fallen 14.7 percent over the same period, from 475.
Salaries accounted for 9.4 percent of village spending in 2015. Elkhart property taxpayers paid $45,518.52 for 18 part-time employees, or an average of $2,528.81 each, before their health care benefits and taxpayer-funded pension contributions.
In 2001, the village had one full-time employee and six part-time employees, and spent $75,662.36.
All values in this story are inflation-adjusted real values.