The price of local government: Village of Bellwood
That's a decrease of one percent from 2014, when the village spent $45.45 million, or $7,983.08 per household.
Bellwood has 5,693 households and a population of 19,071.
Since 2002, the Village of Bellwood budget has grown by 83 percent, from $24.59 million. The village population has fallen 7.1 percent over the same period, from 20,535.
Salaries accounted for 21.3 percent of village spending in 2015. Bellwood property taxpayers paid $9.59 million for 103 full-time employees and 76 part-time employees.
In 2002, the village had 150 full-time employees and 88 part-time employees, and spent $12.21 million.
All values in this story are inflation-adjusted real values.