The price of local government in 2017: City of Joliet
That's a decrease of five percent from 2016, when the city spent $342.34 million.
Joliet has a population of 148,462.
Since 2001, the City of Joliet budget has grown by 13.1 percent, from $287.40 million. The city population has grown 39.8 percent over the same period, from 106,221.
Salaries accounted for 27.6 percent of city spending in 2017. Joliet property taxpayers paid $89.78 million for 827 full-time employees and 67 part-time employees.
In 2001, the city had 794 full-time employees and 112 part-time employees, and spent $72.86 million.
All values in this story are inflation-adjusted real values.