The price of local government in 2017: City of Evanston
That's a decrease of 2.1 percent from 2016, when the city spent $321.65 million, or $15,601 per household.
Evanston has 20,618 households and a population of 75,472.
Since 2001, the City of Evanston budget has grown by 86.8 percent, from $168.58 million. The city population has grown 1.7 percent over the same period, from 74,239.
Salaries accounted for 23.3 percent of city spending in 2017. Evanston property taxpayers paid $73.43 million for 822 full-time employees and 284 part-time employees.
In 2001, the city had 831 full-time employees and 354 part-time employees, and spent $64.52 million.
All values in this story are inflation-adjusted real values.