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Public employee tally: Top 100 cities in Illinois

Local Government

By Local Labs News Service | Apr 3, 2018


Village of Bishop Hill, Village of Hooppole and Village of Cleveland are among the cities that employ the most government workers per capita in Illinois, according to 2017 Illinois State Comptroller financial reports.

State law requires local governments to self-report financial records each year, including the number of employees whose paychecks come from taxpayers. Employees per capita is calculated to compare staffs across cities and villages.

Where does your city rank?

100 Illinois cities with the most public employees

Rank
City/Town/Village
County
Population
Total Employees
% of Employees Per Capita
1
Village of Valley City
Pike
13
4
30.77 %
2
Village of Sauget
St. Clair
159
40
25.16 %
3
Village of Gulfport
Henderson
51
10
19.61 %
4
Village of Deer Grove
Whiteside
47
7
14.89 %
5
Village of Muddy
Saline
68
10
14.71 %
6
Village of West City
Franklin
650
92
14.15 %
7
Village of Forest View
Cook
698
88
12.61 %
8
Village of Simpson
Johnson
65
8
12.31 %
9
Village of Johnsonville
Wayne
69
8
11.59 %
10
Village of El Dara
Pike
78
9
11.54 %
11
Village of Adeline
Ogle
80
9
11.25 %
12
Village of New Bedford
Bureau
75
8
10.67 %
13
Topeka Town
Mason
89
9
10.11 %
14
Village of Hollowayville
Bureau
90
9
10 %
15
Village of Ripley
Brown
86
8
9.30 %
16
Village of Basco
Hancock
98
9
9.18 %
17
Village of Russellville
Lawrence
99
9
9.09 %
18
Village of Forest City
Mason
246
22
8.94 %
19
Village of Foosland
Champaign
101
9
8.91 %
20
Village of Browning
Schuyler
125
11
8.80 %
21
Village of Oconee
Shelby
185
16
8.65 %
22
Village of Jeisyville
Christian
107
9
8.41 %
23
Village of Bath
Mason
302
25
8.28 %
24
Village of Columbus
Adams
112
9
8.04 %
25
Village of St. Augustine
Knox
150
12
8 %
26
Village of Raritan
Henderson
138
11
7.97 %
27
City of Kinsman
Grundy
115
9
7.83 %
28
Village of Hamburg
Calhoun
128
10
7.81 %
29
Village of Mapleton
Peoria
270
21
7.78 %
30
Village of West Brooklyn
Lee
142
11
7.75 %
31
Village of Ohlman
Montgomery
129
10
7.75 %
32
Village of Wheeler
Jasper
119
9
7.56 %
33
Village of Calhoun
Richland
172
13
7.56 %
34
Village of Farina
Fayette
600
45
7.50 %
35
Village of Mound Station
Brown
122
9
7.38 %
36
Village of Liverpool
Fulton
123
9
7.32 %
37
Naples Town
Scott
137
10
7.30 %
38
Village of Hillview
Greene
165
12
7.27 %
39
Village of Cooksville
Mclean
182
13
7.14 %
40
Village of Bingham
Fayette
84
6
7.14 %
41
Village of Chapin
Morgan
492
35
7.11 %
42
Village of Fayetteville
St. Clair
366
26
7.10 %
43
Village of Junction
Gallatin
129
9
6.98 %
44
Village of Vernon
Marion
129
9
6.98 %
45
Village of Leonore
LaSalle
160
11
6.88 %
46
Village of Strawn
Livingston
104
7
6.73 %
47
Village of Ellsworth
Mclean
195
13
6.67 %
48
Village of Bishop Hill
Henry
150
10
6.67 %
49
Village of Hooppole
Henry
210
14
6.67 %
50
Village of White City
Macoupin
234
15
6.41 %
51
Village of Cleveland
Henry
188
12
6.38 %
52
Village of New Minden
Washington
207
13
6.28 %
53
Village of Gorham
Jackson
256
16
6.25 %
54
Village of Beaverville
Iroquois
278
17
6.12 %
55
Village of Broadwell
Logan
147
9
6.12 %
56
Village of Elliott
Ford
295
18
6.10 %
57
Village of New Holland
Logan
264
16
6.06 %
58
Village of Waggoner
Montgomery
248
15
6.05 %
59
Village of Bulpitt
Christian
200
12
6 %
60
Village of Burlington
Kane
219
13
5.94 %
61
Village of Longview
Champaign
153
9
5.88 %
62
Village of Pulaski
Pulaski
188
11
5.85 %
63
Village of New Douglas
Madison
400
23
5.75 %
64
Village of Equality
Gallatin
550
31
5.64 %
65
Village of West Point
Hancock
178
10
5.62 %
66
Village of Brocton
Edgar
322
18
5.59 %
67
Village of Manlius
Bureau
340
19
5.59 %
68
Village of Muncie
Vermilion
143
8
5.59 %
69
Village of Kinderhook
Pike
216
12
5.56 %
70
Village of La Rose
Marshall
144
8
5.56 %
71
Village of Kempton
Ford
221
12
5.43 %
72
Village of Ullin
Pulaski
463
25
5.40 %
73
Village of Thornton
Cook
2,461
132
5.36 %
74
Village of Anchor
Mclean
150
8
5.33 %
75
Village of Sainte Marie
Jasper
244
13
5.33 %
76
Village of Kingston Mines
Peoria
302
16
5.30 %
77
Village of Metcalf
Edgar
189
10
5.29 %
78
Village of Eldred
Greene
189
10
5.29 %
79
Village of Nelson
Lee
170
9
5.29 %
80
Village of Mc Nabb
Putnam
285
15
5.26 %
81
Village of Golf
Cook
494
26
5.26 %
82
Village of Versailles
Brown
478
25
5.23 %
83
Village of Ellis Grove
Randolph
363
19
5.23 %
84
Village of Kell
Marion
213
11
5.16 %
85
Village of Huey
Clinton
196
10
5.10 %
86
Village of Mineral
Bureau
237
12
5.06 %
87
Village of Berlin
Sangamon
178
9
5.06 %
88
City of Orient
Franklin
198
10
5.05 %
89
Village of Montrose
Effingham
259
13
5.02 %
90
Village of Standard
Putnam
220
11
5 %
91
Village of Waynesville
Dewitt
424
21
4.95 %
92
Village of Rio
Knox
225
11
4.89 %
93
Village of Dewitt
Dewitt
184
9
4.89 %
94
Village of Redmon
Edgar
205
10
4.88 %
95
Village of Palmer
Christian
248
12
4.84 %
96
Village of North Henderson
Mercer
187
9
4.81 %
97
Village of Sibley
Ford
272
13
4.78 %
98
City of Ava
Jackson
629
30
4.77 %
99
Village of Rockbridge
Greene
169
8
4.73 %
100
Village of Verona
Grundy
212
10
4.72 %

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City of Ava City of Kinsman City of Orient Community of Naples Town of Topeka Village of Adeline Village of Anchor Village of Basco Village of Bath Village of Beaverville Village of Berlin Village of Bingham Village of Bishop Hill Village of Broadwell Village of Brocton Village of Browning Village of Bulpitt Village of Burlington Village of Calhoun Village of Chapin Village of Cleveland Village of Columbus Village of Cooksville Village of Deer Grove Village of Dewitt Village of El Dara Village of Eldred Village of Elliott Village of Ellis Grove Village of Ellsworth Village of Equality Village of Farina Village of Fayetteville Village of Foosland Village of Forest City Village of Forest View Village of Golf Village of Gorham Village of Gulfport Village of Hamburg Village of Hillview Village of Hollowayville Village of Hooppole Village of Huey Village of Jeisyville Village of Johnsonville Village of Junction Village of Kell Village of Kempton Village of Kinderhook Village of Kingston Mines Village of La Rose Village of Leonore Village of Liverpool Village of Longview Village of Manlius Village of Mapleton Village of Mc Nabb Village of Metcalf Village of Mineral Village of Montrose Village of Mound Station Village of Muddy Village of Muncie Village of Nelson Village of New Bedford Village of New Douglas Village of New Holland Village of New Minden Village of North Henderson Village of Oconee Village of Ohlman Village of Palmer Village of Pulaski Village of Raritan Village of Redmon Village of Rio Village of Ripley Village of Rockbridge Village of Russellville Village of Sainte Marie Village of Sauget Village of Sibley Village of Simpson Village of St. Augustine Village of Standard Village of Strawn Village of Thornton Village of Ullin Village of Valley City Village of Vernon Village of Verona Village of Versailles Village of Waggoner Village of Waynesville Village of West Brooklyn Village of West City Village of West Point Village of Wheeler Village of White City

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