The price of local government in 2017: Wheeling Township
That's a decrease of 5.2 percent from 2016, when the township spent $4.28 million.
Wheeling Township has a population of 154,000.
Since 2001, the Wheeling Township budget has fallen by 6.7 percent, from $4.36 million. The township population has grown 2.7 percent over the same period, from 150,000.
Salaries accounted for 29.7 percent of township spending in 2017. Wheeling Township property taxpayers paid $1.21 million for 17 full-time employees and 27 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.