The price of local government in 2017: Village of Forest Park
That's an increase of 3.3 percent from 2016, when the village spent $48.18 million, or $9,889 per household.
Forest Park has 4,872 households and a population of 14,123.
Since 2001, the Village of Forest Park budget has grown by 124 percent, from $22.21 million. The village population has fallen 5.8 percent over the same period, from 14,995.
Salaries accounted for 19.9 percent of village spending in 2017. Forest Park property taxpayers paid $9.88 million for 127 full-time employees and 70 part-time employees.
In 2001, the village had 174 full-time employees and 25 part-time employees, and spent $9.26 million.
All values in this story are inflation-adjusted real values.