The price of local government in 2016: Village of New Salem
That's a decrease of 4.5 percent from 2015, when the village spent $24,458, or $520 per household.
New Salem has 47 households and a population of 137.
Since 2001, the Village of New Salem budget has grown by 13.9 percent, from $20,520. The village population has fallen 6.8 percent over the same period, from 147.
Salaries accounted for 6.7 percent of village spending in 2016. New Salem property taxpayers paid $1,554 for eight part-time employees, or an average of $194 each, before their health care benefits and taxpayer-funded pension contributions.
In 2001, the village had 11 part-time employees and spent $1,512, or $137 each.
All values in this story are inflation-adjusted real values.