The price of local government in 2017: Wood River Township
That's an increase of 5.2 percent from 2016, when the township spent $3.42 million.
Wood River Township has a population of 33,000.
Since 2001, the Wood River Township budget has grown by 24.8 percent, from $2.89 million. The township population has fallen 13.2 percent over the same period, from 38,000.
Salaries accounted for 31.4 percent of township spending in 2017. Wood River Township property taxpayers paid $1.13 million for 21 full-time employees and four part-time employees.
In 2001, the township had 25 full-time employees and seven part-time employees, and spent $1.20 million.
All values in this story are inflation-adjusted real values.