The price of local government in 2017: City of Oak Forest
That's a decrease of 18.4 percent from 2016, when the city spent $46.32 million, or $4,954 per household.
Oak Forest has 9,349 households and a population of 27,962.
Since 2001, the City of Oak Forest budget has grown by 27.1 percent, from $29.73 million. The city population has fallen 0.3 percent over the same period, from 28,051.
Salaries accounted for 31.3 percent of city spending in 2017. Oak Forest property taxpayers paid $11.81 million for 122 full-time employees and 97 part-time employees.
In 2001, the city had 45 full-time employees and 55 part-time employees, and spent $10.51 million.
All values in this story are inflation-adjusted real values.