The price of local government in 2017: Village of Herscher
That's a decrease of 27.6 percent from 2016, when the village spent $2.62 million, or $3,978 per household.
Herscher has 658 households and a population of 1,600.
Since 2001, the Village of Herscher budget has grown by 10.3 percent, from $1.72 million. The village population has fallen 4.8 percent over the same period, from 1,680.
Salaries accounted for 20.9 percent of village spending in 2017. Herscher property taxpayers paid $396,003 for five full-time employees and 16 part-time employees.
In 2001, the village had four full-time employees and 18 part-time employees, and spent $268,268.
All values in this story are inflation-adjusted real values.