The price of local government in 2017: Village of Muncie
That's an increase of 28.2 percent from 2016, when the village spent $38,819, or $747 per household.
Muncie has 52 households and a population of 143.
Since 2001, the Village of Muncie budget has grown by 100.1 percent, from $24,878. The village population has fallen 7.7 percent over the same period, from 155.
Salaries accounted for 9.3 percent of village spending in 2017. Muncie property taxpayers paid $4,641 for eight part-time employees, or an average of $580 each, before their health care benefits and taxpayer-funded pension contributions.
All values in this story are inflation-adjusted real values.