The price of local government in 2017: Village of Joy
That's a decrease of 2.9 percent from 2016, when the village spent $669,442, or $3,847 per household.
Joy has 174 households and a population of 417.
Since 2001, the Village of Joy budget has grown by 82.4 percent, from $356,562. The village population has fallen 7.7 percent over the same period, from 452.
Salaries accounted for 12.3 percent of village spending in 2017. Joy property taxpayers paid $80,317 for two full-time employees and eight part-time employees.
In 2001, the village had two full-time employees and 13 part-time employees, and spent $98,653.
All values in this story are inflation-adjusted real values.