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The price of local government: City of Wood Dale

Local Government

By Local Labs News Service | Jul 9, 2017

Budget 12

The city of Wood Dale budget was $52.03 million for its 2015 fiscal year, or $12,761.49 per household.

That's an increase of 1.5 percent from 2014, when the city spent $51.28 million, or $12,576.69 per household.

Wood Dale has 4,077 households and a population of 13,770.

Since 2001, the Wood Dale budget has grown by 38.2 percent, from $37.65 million. The city population has grown 1.7 percent over the same period, from 13,535.

Salaries accounted for 15.9 percent of city spending in 2015. Wood Dale property taxpayers paid $8.26 million for 100 full-time employees and 40 part-time employees.

In 2001, the city had 96 full-time employees and 31 part-time employees and spent $7.58 million.

Year
Population
Budget
Salaries
Salary %
# Employees
$$ Per Employee
2015
13,770
$52,028,613.90
$8,264,472.48
15.9
140
$59,031.94
2014
13,969
$51,275,149.97
$8,015,769
15.6
139
$57,667.40
2013
13,911
$47,955,995.36
$7,784,736.96
16.2
139
$56,005.30
2012
13,865
$36,036,279.40
$7,722,844.12
21.4
138
$55,962.63
2011
13,770
$31,045,912.20
$8,023,372.92
25.8
144
$55,717.86
2010
13,882
$20,598,384.33
$7,837,545.72
38
144
$54,427.40
2009
13,855
$26,411,782.67
$7,846,280.43
29.7
144
$54,488.05
2008
13,840
$40,189,263.60
$7,557,247.90
18.8
117
$64,591.86
2007
14,314
$27,737,617.05
$7,153,472.43
25.8
117
$61,140.79
2006
13,535
$30,253,136.40
$6,906,024
22.8
117
$59,025.84
2005
13,535
$24,961,022.68
$7,723,163.92
30.9
115
$67,157.94
2003
13,535
$31,216,713
$6,277,446.12
20.1
108
$58,124.50
2002
13,535
$36,905,839.65
$7,748,917.65
21
110
$70,444.70
2001
13,535
$37,650,556.46
$7,580,194.93
20.1
127
$59,686.57

All values in this story are inflation-adjusted real values.

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