The price of local government in 2017: Village of Lakewood
That's a decrease of 11.4 percent from 2016, when the village spent $9.78 million, or $25,734 per household.
Lakewood has 380 households and a population of 3,811.
Since 2001, the Village of Lakewood budget has grown by 31.7 percent, from $6.58 million. The village population has grown 100.6 percent over the same period, from 1,900.
Salaries accounted for 18.4 percent of village spending in 2017. Lakewood property taxpayers paid $1.60 million for 18 full-time employees and 30 part-time employees.
In 2001, the village had 15 full-time employees and seven part-time employees, and spent $973,722.
All values in this story are inflation-adjusted real values.