The price of local government in 2017: Village of Kinderhook
That's an increase of 41.5 percent from 2016, when the village spent $147,874, or $1,590 per household.
Kinderhook has 93 households and a population of 216.
Since 2001, the Village of Kinderhook budget has grown by 8.3 percent, from $193,225. The village population has fallen 16.9 percent over the same period, from 260.
Salaries accounted for 7.7 percent of village spending in 2017. Kinderhook property taxpayers paid $16,017 for 12 part-time employees, or an average of $1,335 each, before their health care benefits and taxpayer-funded pension contributions.
In 2001, the village had three part-time employees and spent $18,680, or $6,227 each.
All values in this story are inflation-adjusted real values.