The price of local government in 2016: Village of Rockdale
That's a decrease of 4.2 percent from 2015, when the village spent $3.36 million, or $6,174 per household.
Rockdale has 545 households and a population of 1,957.
Since 2001, the Village of Rockdale budget has fallen by 23.8 percent, from $4.23 million. The village population has grown 3.7 percent over the same period, from 1,888.
Salaries accounted for 21.1 percent of village spending in 2016. Rockdale property taxpayers paid $680,585 for nine full-time employees and 11 part-time employees.
In 2001, the village had nine full-time employees and four part-time employees, and spent $541,528.
All values in this story are inflation-adjusted real values.