The price of local government in 2016: Village of Elizabethtown
That's an increase of 37.1 percent from 2015, when the village spent $258,810, or $1,681 per household.
Elizabethtown has 154 households and a population of 299.
Since 2001, the Village of Elizabethtown budget has grown by 39.6 percent, from $254,098. The village population has fallen 30 percent over the same period, from 427.
Salaries accounted for 21.7 percent of village spending in 2016. Elizabethtown property taxpayers paid $77,008 for one full-time employee and four part-time employees.
In 2001, the village had two full-time employees and four part-time employees, and spent $79,891.
All values in this story are inflation-adjusted real values.