The price of local government: Village of Ford Heights
That's a decrease of 4.6 percent from 2014, when the village spent $2.48 million, or $3,412.48 per household.
Ford Heights has 726 households and a population of 2,782.
Since 2012, the Village of Ford Heights budget has fallen by 5.8 percent, from $2.51 million. The village population has grown 0.7 percent over the same period, from 2,763.
Salaries accounted for 25.4 percent of village spending in 2015. Ford Heights property taxpayers paid $599,329.56 for 11 full-time employees and 23 part-time employees.
In 2012, the village had 21 full-time employees and spent $534,496.52, or $25,452.22 each.
All values in this story are inflation-adjusted real values.
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