Spending for County Government
What does this measure?
The annual per-capita spending for county government, adjusted for inflation.
Why is this important?
Government provides critical services to communities, but the cost to taxpayers can be burdensome and can hinder efforts to attract and retain business.
How is Dutchess County performing?
Dutchess County spent $465.4 million in 2015 - or $1,574 per capita - the lowest figure among counties in the Mid-Hudson Valley, and much lower than the state (excluding NYC) rate of $2,151. The county's per-capita spending in 2015 reflects an increase of 3% from the previous year and is 10% greater than spending in 2000.
Notes about the data
Data are presented in constant 2015 dollars. Data for this indicator are expected to be released in the fourth quarter.