The price of local government in 2017: Niles Township
That's an increase of 18.1 percent from 2016, when the township spent $3.15 million.
Niles Township has a population of 102,000.
Since 2001, the Niles Township budget has grown by 1.3 percent, from $3.68 million. The township population has grown 5.8 percent over the same period, from 96,412.
Salaries accounted for 15.3 percent of township spending in 2017. Niles Township property taxpayers paid $571,406 for seven full-time employees and three part-time employees.
In 2001, the township had four full-time employees and five part-time employees, and spent $408,291.
All values in this story are inflation-adjusted real values.