The price of local government in 2016: Wauconda Township
That's an increase of 15.3 percent from 2015, when the township spent $3.69 million.
Wauconda Township has a population of 21,730.
Since 2001, the Wauconda Township budget has grown by 57.5 percent, from $2.70 million. The township population has grown 37 percent over the same period, from 15,860.
Salaries accounted for 22.8 percent of township spending in 2016. Wauconda Township property taxpayers paid $968,524 for 14 full-time employees and seven part-time employees.
In 2001, the township had 14 full-time employees and seven part-time employees, and spent $712,523.
All values in this story are inflation-adjusted real values.