The price of local government in 2017: Winfield Township
That's a decrease of 1.3 percent from 2016, when the township spent $4 million.
Winfield Township has a population of 48,000.
Since 2001, the Winfield Township budget has grown by 28.5 percent, from $3.08 million. The township population has grown 6.7 percent over the same period, from 45,000.
Salaries accounted for 28.6 percent of township spending in 2017. Winfield Township property taxpayers paid $1.13 million for 16 full-time employees and 13 part-time employees.
In 2001, the township had 16 full-time employees and spent $1.08 million, or $67,342 each.
All values in this story are inflation-adjusted real values.