The price of local government in 2017: City of Elmhurst
That's an increase of 8.8 percent from 2016, when the city spent $184.65 million.
Elmhurst has a population of 44,454.
Since 2001, the City of Elmhurst budget has grown by 39 percent, from $144.45 million. The city population has grown four percent over the same period, from 42,762.
Salaries accounted for 15 percent of city spending in 2017. Elmhurst property taxpayers paid $30.10 million for 289 full-time employees and 199 part-time employees.
In 2001, the city had 300 full-time employees and 200 part-time employees, and spent $25.41 million.
All values in this story are inflation-adjusted real values.