The price of local government in 2016: St. Joseph Township
That's an increase of 9.7 percent from 2015, when the township spent $975,940.
St. Joseph Township has a population of 5,876.
Since 2001, the St. Joseph Township budget has grown by 33.7 percent, from $800,900. The township population has grown 27.4 percent over the same period, from 4,611.
Salaries accounted for 18.9 percent of township spending in 2016. St. Joseph Township property taxpayers paid $202,317 for two full-time employees and 17 part-time employees.
In 2001, the township had two full-time employees and two part-time employees, and spent $139,967.
All values in this story are inflation-adjusted real values.