The price of local government: Village of Strawn
That's a decrease of 16.2 percent from 2014, when the village spent $62,669.32, or $1,278.97 per household.
Strawn has 49 households and a population of 104.
Since 2001, the Village of Strawn budget has fallen by 44.4 percent, from $94,419.03. The village population has fallen 30.7 percent over the same period, from 150.
Salaries accounted for 10.3 percent of village spending in 2015. Strawn property taxpayers paid $5,437.62 for eight part-time employees, or an average of $679.70 each, before their health care benefits and taxpayer-funded pension contributions.
In 2001, the village had seven part-time employees and spent $5,160.79, or $737.26 each.
All values in this story are inflation-adjusted real values.