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Public employee tally: Bottom 100 townships in Illinois

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By Local Labs News Service | Apr 19, 2018


Milton, Downers Grove and Naperville employ the fewest government workers per capita among townships in Illinois, according to 2017 Illinois State Comptroller financial reports.

State law requires local governments to self-report financial records each year, including the number of employees whose paychecks come from taxpayers. Employees per capita is calculated to compare staffs across cities and villages.

Where does your township rank?

100 Illinois townships with the fewest public employees

Rank
Township
County
Population
Total Employees
% of Employees Per Capita
1
Champaign City
Champaign
86,637
7
0.01 %
2
Niles
Cook
102,000
10
0.01 %
3
Macomb City
Mcdonough
21,500
3
0.01 %
4
Brimfield
Peoria
12,350
1
0.01 %
5
Cunningham
Champaign
41,760
8
0.02 %
6
Berwyn
Cook
54,016
12
0.02 %
7
Palatine
Cook
113,249
28
0.02 %
8
Palos
Cook
54,615
11
0.02 %
9
Camargo
Douglas
19,887
4
0.02 %
10
Milton
DuPage
117,000
28
0.02 %
11
Elgin
Kane
104,368
21
0.02 %
12
West Deerfield
Lake
30,000
6
0.02 %
13
Belleville
St. Clair
45,500
9
0.02 %
14
New Trier
Cook
55,424
14
0.03 %
15
Northfield
Cook
85,102
26
0.03 %
16
Wheeling
Cook
154,000
44
0.03 %
17
Dekalb
Dekalb
43,862
11
0.03 %
18
Bloomingdale
DuPage
111,899
33
0.03 %
19
Downers Grove
DuPage
147,000
41
0.03 %
20
Naperville
DuPage
100,000
31
0.03 %
21
York
DuPage
123,449
43
0.03 %
22
Kankakee
Kankakee
28,029
8
0.03 %
23
Shields
Lake
39,062
12
0.03 %
24
Saline
Madison
63,210
16
0.03 %
25
Algonquin
Mchenry
88,389
24
0.03 %
26
Richwoods
Peoria
6,100
2
0.03 %
27
Wheatland
Will
81,472
25
0.03 %
28
Rockford
Winnebago
178,527
50
0.03 %
29
Hensley
Champaign
34,198
12
0.04 %
30
Bremen
Cook
110,118
40
0.04 %
31
Lyons
Cook
111,688
49
0.04 %
32
Norwood Park
Cook
26,385
10
0.04 %
33
Proviso
Cook
185,725
66
0.04 %
34
River Forest
Cook
11,199
5
0.04 %
35
Worth
Cook
152,633
55
0.04 %
36
Addison
DuPage
88,000
36
0.04 %
37
Batavia
Kane
35,221
15
0.04 %
38
Avon
Lake
65,001
23
0.04 %
39
Moraine
Lake
35,000
14
0.04 %
40
Newport
Lake
52,270
19
0.04 %
41
Alton
Madison
27,865
12
0.04 %
42
Grafton
Mchenry
40,457
18
0.04 %
43
Rock Island
Rock Island
19,000
8
0.04 %
44
Gardner
Sangamon
4,700
2
0.04 %
45
Rushville
Schuyler
2,700
1
0.04 %
46
Pekin
Tazewell
29,807
12
0.04 %
47
Minonk
Woodford
2,292
1
0.04 %
48
Mahomet
Champaign
22,402
12
0.05 %
49
Charleston
Coles
21,939
10
0.05 %
50
Maine
Cook
135,772
67
0.05 %
51
Schaumburg
Cook
131,288
60
0.05 %
52
Sycamore
Dekalb
15,350
7
0.05 %
53
Wayne
DuPage
66,000
30
0.05 %
54
Kewanee
Henry
12,916
6
0.05 %
55
Aurora
Kane
146,149
74
0.05 %
56
Dundee
Kane
64,729
30
0.05 %
57
Geneva
Kane
26,552
12
0.05 %
58
Bristol
Kendall
26,230
14
0.05 %
59
Decatur
Macon
58,355
29
0.05 %
60
Bloomington City
Mclean
78,005
42
0.05 %
61
Canteen
St. Clair
10,000
5
0.05 %
62
Freeport
Stephenson
25,638
14
0.05 %
63
DuPage
Will
87,795
47
0.05 %
64
New Lenox
Will
43,038
22
0.05 %
65
Plainfield
Will
80,318
41
0.05 %
66
QUINCY
Adams
40,934
26
0.06 %
67
Belvidere
Boone
30,109
19
0.06 %
68
Rantoul
Champaign
12,996
8
0.06 %
69
Barrington
Cook
16,000
9
0.06 %
70
Bloom
Cook
90,922
55
0.06 %
71
Orland
Cook
97,558
55
0.06 %
72
Rich
Cook
76,727
45
0.06 %
73
Winfield
DuPage
48,000
29
0.06 %
74
St. Charles
Kane
50,854
31
0.06 %
75
Bourbonnais
Kankakee
40,137
25
0.06 %
76
Fremont
Lake
32,337
21
0.06 %
77
Libertyville
Lake
53,139
30
0.06 %
78
Edwardsville
Madison
38,000
23
0.06 %
79
Godfrey
Madison
17,733
11
0.06 %
80
Moline
Rock Island
23,529
15
0.06 %
81
Clear Lake
Sangamon
8,427
5
0.06 %
82
Centreville
St. Clair
25,386
16
0.06 %
83
St. Clair
St. Clair
31,798
20
0.06 %
84
Stookey
St. Clair
10,000
6
0.06 %
85
Joliet
Will
87,398
52
0.06 %
86
Troy
Will
46,352
27
0.06 %
87
Leyden
Cook
92,890
67
0.07 %
88
Carbondale
Jackson
26,179
18
0.07 %
89
Little Rock
Kendall
13,500
9
0.07 %
90
Oswego
Kendall
47,414
33
0.07 %
91
Zion
Lake
24,117
18
0.07 %
92
Dorr
Mchenry
20,911
15
0.07 %
93
Normal
Mclean
54,264
37
0.07 %
94
South Moline
Rock Island
36,399
24
0.07 %
95
South Rock Island
Rock Island
18,407
12
0.07 %
96
O Fallon
St. Clair
26,674
20
0.07 %
97
Danville
Vermilion
32,243
22
0.07 %
98
Roscoe
Winnebago
19,694
13
0.07 %
99
Mattoon
Coles
15,817
12
0.08 %
100
Calumet
Cook
20,896
17
0.08 %

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