The price of local government: Village of Elvaston
That's an increase of 14.6 percent from 2014, when the village spent $95,110.20, or $1,509.69 per household.
Elvaston has 63 households and a population of 165.
Since 2001, the Village of Elvaston budget has grown by 14.5 percent, from $95,249.25. The village population has fallen 17.5 percent over the same period, from 200.
Salaries accounted for 7.8 percent of village spending in 2015. Elvaston property taxpayers paid $8,532.30 for seven part-time employees, or an average of $1,218.90 each, before their health care benefits and taxpayer-funded pension contributions.
In 2001, the village had 10 part-time employees and spent $5,222.44, or $522.24 each.
All values in this story are inflation-adjusted real values.