The price of local government in 2016: Zion Township
That's a decrease of 12.3 percent from 2015, when the township spent $1.32 million.
Zion Township has a population of 24,117.
Since 2001, the Zion Township budget has fallen by 31.5 percent, from $1.69 million. The township population has fallen 3.5 percent over the same period, from 25,000.
Salaries accounted for 40.1 percent of township spending in 2016. Zion Township property taxpayers paid $465,012 for seven full-time employees and 15 part-time employees.
In 2001, the township had 10 full-time employees and seven part-time employees, and spent $716,367.
All values in this story are inflation-adjusted real values.