The price of local government in 2017: Village of Harwood Heights
That's a decrease of 20 percent from 2016, when the village spent $16.51 million, or $6,319 per household.
Harwood Heights has 2,613 households and a population of 8,549.
Since 2001, the Village of Harwood Heights budget has grown by 8.1 percent, from $12.22 million. The village population has grown three percent over the same period, from 8,297.
Salaries accounted for 34.1 percent of village spending in 2017. Harwood Heights property taxpayers paid $4.51 million for 48 full-time employees and 69 part-time employees.
In 2001, the village had 48 full-time employees and 38 part-time employees, and spent $3.84 million.
All values in this story are inflation-adjusted real values.