The price of local government in 2017: Village of Mechanicsburg
That's an increase of 16.7 percent from 2016, when the village spent $530,450, or $2,502 per household.
Mechanicsburg has 212 households and a population of 640.
Since 2001, the Village of Mechanicsburg budget has grown by 242.1 percent, from $180,894. The village population has grown 40.4 percent over the same period, from 456.
Salaries accounted for 5.9 percent of village spending in 2017. Mechanicsburg property taxpayers paid $36,681 for one full-time employee and four part-time employees.
In 2001, the village had one full-time employee and six part-time employees, and spent $57,940.
All values in this story are inflation-adjusted real values.