The price of local government: Village of Mechanicsburg
That's a decrease of 59.2 percent from 2014, when the village spent $1.17 million, or $5,519 per household.
Mechanicsburg has 212 households and a population of 600.
Since 2001, the Village of Mechanicsburg budget has grown by 173.6 percent, from $174,524.30. The village population has grown 31.6 percent over the same period, from 456.
Salaries accounted for 3.7 percent of village spending in 2015. Mechanicsburg property taxpayers paid $17,692.92 for four part-time employees, or an average of $4,423.23 each, before their health care benefits and taxpayer-funded pension contributions.
In 2001, the village had one full-time employee and six part-time employees, and spent $55,900.11.
All values in this story are inflation-adjusted real values.