The price of local government: City of Wood Dale
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.
All values in this story are inflation-adjusted real values.