The price of local government in 2017: Village of New Athens
That's a decrease of 2.7 percent from 2016, when the village spent $2.57 million, or $3,332 per household.
New Athens has 771 households and a population of 2,006.
Since 2001, the Village of New Athens budget has grown by 61.9 percent, from $1.54 million. The village population has grown 1.3 percent over the same period, from 1,981.
Salaries accounted for 28.2 percent of village spending in 2017. New Athens property taxpayers paid $705,419 for 10 full-time employees and 52 part-time employees.
In 2001, the village had 10 full-time employees and spent $485,345, or $48,534 each.
All values in this story are inflation-adjusted real values.