The price of local government in 2017: Village of Middletown
That's a decrease of 8.6 percent from 2016, when the village spent $315,000, or $2,405 per household.
Middletown has 131 households and a population of 324.
Since 2001, the Village of Middletown budget has grown by 16.9 percent, from $246,370. The village population has fallen 25.3 percent over the same period, from 434.
Salaries accounted for 4.6 percent of village spending in 2017. Middletown property taxpayers paid $13,226 for 11 part-time employees, or an average of $1,202 each, before their health care benefits and taxpayer-funded pension contributions.
In 2001, the village had four part-time employees and spent $23,867, or $5,967 each.
All values in this story are inflation-adjusted real values.