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 Ulster County performing?
The government in Ulster County spent $331.2 million in 2015, or $1,839 per-capita. That was lower than Orange and higher than Dutchess, and below the state (excluding NYC) level of $2,151 in 2015. Ulster's per-capita spending increased by just 3% from both 2000 to 2015 and 2014 to 2015. In contrast, per-capita spending since 2000 has increased in Dutchess by 10%, Orange by 24% and the state (excluding NYC) by 9%.
Notes about the data
Data are presented in constant 2015 dollars. Data for this indicator are expected to be released in the fourth quarter.