The price of local government in 2016: Thornton Township
That's an increase of 11.6 percent from 2015, when the township spent $30.05 million.
Thornton Township has a population of 170,128.
Since 2001, the Thornton Township budget has grown by 122.9 percent, from $15.04 million. The township population has fallen 2.8 percent over the same period, from 175,000.
Salaries accounted for 11.6 percent of township spending in 2016. Thornton Township property taxpayers paid $3.89 million for 124 full-time employees and 178 part-time employees.
In 2001, the township had 62 full-time employees and 51 part-time employees, and spent $3.01 million.
All values in this story are inflation-adjusted real values.