The price of local government in 2017: Village of Ludlow
That's an increase of 164.4 percent from 2016, when the village spent $196,537, or $1,244 per household.
Ludlow has 158 households and a population of 750.
Since 2001, the Village of Ludlow budget has grown by 275.7 percent, from $138,308. The village population has grown 131.5 percent over the same period, from 324.
Salaries accounted for 6.7 percent of village spending in 2017. Ludlow property taxpayers paid $35,006 for six part-time employees, or an average of $5,834 each, before their health care benefits and taxpayer-funded pension contributions.
In 2001, the village had two full-time employees and 10 part-time employees, and spent $117,204.
All values in this story are inflation-adjusted real values.