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The price of local government in 2017: City of Countryside

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By West Cook News | Jan 7, 2018

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The City of Countryside budget was $21.12 million for its 2017 fiscal year, or $10,040 per household.

That's a decrease of 4.3 percent from 2016, when the city spent $22.09 million, or $10,497 per household.

Countryside has 2,104 households and a population of 5,895.

Since 2001, the City of Countryside budget has grown by 28.2 percent, from $16.48 million. The city population has fallen 10.7 percent over the same period, from 6,600.

Salaries accounted for 19.4 percent of city spending in 2017. Countryside property taxpayers paid $4.09 million for 54 full-time employees, or an average of $75,812 each, before their health care benefits and taxpayer-funded pension contributions.

In 2001, the city had 50 full-time employees and 48 part-time employees, and spent $3.93 million.

Year
Population
Budget
Salaries
Salary %
# Employees
$$ Per Employee
2017
5,895
$21,124,850
$4,093,859
19.4
54
$75,812
2016
5,836
$22,085,137
$4,160,595
18.8
55
$75,647
2015
5,895
$44,375,419
$4,741,652
10.7
78
$60,790
2014
5,895
$22,615,334
$4,905,714
21.7
66
$74,329
2013
5,895
$30,772,515
$4,683,357
15.2
66
$70,960
2012
5,895
$22,990,293
$4,633,139
20.2
76
$60,962
2011
5,895
$24,655,133
$4,638,772
18.8
76
$61,036
2010
5,991
$23,848,093
$4,897,461
20.5
73
$67,089
2009
5,795
$37,074,304
$4,966,730
13.4
76
$65,352
2008
5,836
$36,828,903
$4,912,153
13.3
92
$53,393
2007
5,962
$17,887,341
$5,198,949
29.1
100
$51,989
2006
5,991
$16,256,255
$4,790,900
29.5
80
$59,886
2005
5,991
$17,250,648
$4,789,646
27.8
95
$50,417
2004
6,100
$14,989,484
$2,891,121
19.3
123
$23,505
2003
5,991
$10,725,524
$4,304,590
40.1
107
$40,230
2002
5,991
$15,516,459
$3,794,017
24.5
98
$38,714
2001
6,600
$16,476,198
$3,930,160
23.9
98
$40,104

All values in this story are inflation-adjusted real values.

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