The price of local government in 2017: Village of Lovington
That's an increase of 71 percent from 2016, when the village spent $700,445, or $1,453 per household.
Lovington has 482 households and a population of 1,130.
Since 2001, the Village of Lovington budget has grown by 109.2 percent, from $572,473. The village population has grown 126 percent over the same period, from 500.
Salaries accounted for 21.4 percent of village spending in 2017. Lovington property taxpayers paid $256,079 for five full-time employees and 12 part-time employees.
In 2001, the village had four full-time employees and three part-time employees, and spent $200,936.
All values in this story are inflation-adjusted real values.