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 Orange County performing?
In 2015, Orange County spent $832.8 million on county government, a rate of $2,205 per capita. This was much greater than Ulster ($1,839) and Dutchess ($1,574), and just a bit higher than the state (excluding NYC) rate of $2,151. 2015 per-capita spending in Orange was 24% greater than in it was in 2000 and has consistently been the highest in the region.
Notes about the data
Data are presented in constant 2015 dollars. Orange did not report this data for 2009. Data for this indicator are expected to be released in the fourth quarter.