The price of local government: Village of Winthrop Harbor
The village of Winthrop Harbor budget was $7.50 million for its 2015 fiscal year, or $2,999.36 per household.
That's an increase of 10 percent from 2014 when the village spent $6.82 million, or $2,726.57 per household.
Winthrop Harbor has 2,500 households and a population of 6,700.
Since 2001, the village of Winthrop Harbor budget has grown by 23 percent, from $6.10 million. The village population has fallen 6.9 percent over the same period, from 7,200.
Salaries accounted for 36.4 percent of village spending in 2015. Winthrop Harbor property taxpayers paid $2.73 million for 30 full-time employees and 75 part-time employees.
In 2001, the village had 28 full-time employees and 75 part-time employees and spent $2.30 million.
All values in this story are inflation-adjusted real values.