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 $453 million in 2014, or $1,530 per capita, the lowest figure among counties in the Mid-Hudson Valley and much lower than the state (excluding NYC) figure of $2,150. Per capita spending in Dutchess fell slightly from 2012 to 2013 (down 3%) and 2013 to 2014 (down 2%), but is still 7% above the level in 2000.
Notes about the data
Data are presented in constant 2011 dollars. Data for this indicator are expected to be released in the fourth quarter.