The price of local government in 2016: Wheeling Township
That's a decrease of 7.1 percent from 2015, when the township spent $4.61 million.
Wheeling Township has a population of 154,000.
Since 2001, the Wheeling Township budget has fallen by 1.7 percent, from $4.36 million. The township population has grown 2.7 percent over the same period, from 150,000.
Salaries accounted for 29.3 percent of township spending in 2016. Wheeling Township property taxpayers paid $1.26 million for 19 full-time employees and 28 part-time employees.
In 2001, the township had 11 full-time employees and 27 part-time employees, and spent $860,227.
All values in this story are inflation-adjusted real values.