The price of local government in 2016: Rochester Township
That's an increase of 5.4 percent from 2015, when the township spent $1.14 million.
Rochester Township has a population of 5,751.
Since 2001, the Rochester Township budget has grown by 11.9 percent, from $1.07 million. The township population has grown 27.8 percent over the same period, from 4,500.
Salaries accounted for 13.7 percent of township spending in 2016. Rochester Township property taxpayers paid $164,384 for nine full-time employees and three part-time employees.
In 2001, the township had two full-time employees and 11 part-time employees, and spent $140,844.
All values in this story are inflation-adjusted real values.