The price of local government in 2016: Village of Watson
That's an increase of 5.1 percent from 2015, when the village spent $436,328, or $1,622 per household.
Watson has 269 households and a population of 754.
Since 2001, the Village of Watson budget has fallen by 16.8 percent, from $550,960. The village population has grown 3.4 percent over the same period, from 729.
Salaries accounted for 8.6 percent of village spending in 2016. Watson property taxpayers paid $39,204 for 12 part-time employees, or an average of $3,267 each, before their health care benefits and taxpayer-funded pension contributions.
In 2001, the village had 11 part-time employees and spent $5,326, or $484 each.
All values in this story are inflation-adjusted real values.