The price of local government in 2017: City of Markham
That's a decrease of 3.3 percent from 2016, when the city spent $29.90 million, or $5,977 per household.
Markham has 5,003 households and a population of 12,538.
Since 2001, the City of Markham budget has grown by 90.1 percent, from $15.21 million. The city population has fallen 3.7 percent over the same period, from 13,026.
Salaries accounted for 30.6 percent of city spending in 2017. Markham property taxpayers paid $8.86 million for 129 full-time employees and 126 part-time employees.
In 2001, the city had 90 full-time employees and 10 part-time employees, and spent $4.79 million.
All values in this story are inflation-adjusted real values.