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Source: New York State Office of the State Comptroller

What does this measure?

The annual per-capita spending for cities, towns, villages, and county within a county, 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 our region performing?

Local government spending per-capita for the region was $3,538 in 2017, similar to the spending in New York State (excluding NYC). In the region, local spending has decreased 3% from 2016 but increased 8% from 2000. Spending in each county decreased from 2016, except for Livingston, Ontario and Wyoming which increased 4%, 2% and 7%, respectively. Spending in 2017 was highest in Wyoming ($4,825) followed by Genesee ($3,814 and Monroe ($3,674). The City of Rochester spent just over $3,100 per capita, a 39% increase from 2000 and about $100 more than in 2016.

Notes about the data

Data are presented in constant 2017 dollars. New York State excludes New York City. Data for this indicator are expected to be released in the fourth quarter.

Spending for Local Government
200020012002200320042005200620072008200920102011201220132014201520162017
NYS (excluding NYC)$3,286$3,391$3,417$3,488$3,565$3,572$3,612$3,750$3,745$3,700$3,760$3,676$3,664$3,611$3,590$3,644$3,674$3,641
Region$3,263$3,239$3,242$3,223$3,219$3,182$3,409$3,433$3,442$3,465$3,516$3,485$3,443$3,467$3,523$3,585$3,645$3,538
Monroe$3,461$3,354$3,354$3,341$3,300$3,252$3,663$3,593$3,616$3,633$3,653$3,636$3,587$3,597$3,657$3,722$3,851$3,674
Surrounding Counties$2,948$3,057$3,063$3,036$3,090$3,071$3,010$3,183$3,167$3,201$3,302$3,245$3,214$3,258$3,309$3,364$3,315$3,318
Genesee$3,341$3,512$3,395$3,487$3,789$3,585$3,288$3,880$3,605$3,624$3,667$3,559$3,564$3,746$3,817$3,969$3,878$3,814
Livingston$3,151$2,941$3,094$3,068$3,034$3,071$3,126$3,261$3,292$3,472$3,580$3,223$3,157$3,376$3,462$3,380$3,461$3,590
Ontario$2,883$3,010$3,100$2,954$2,875$3,027$2,938$3,496$3,380$3,130$3,216$3,407$3,458$3,221$3,219$3,228$3,182$3,236
Orleans$2,740$2,896$2,829$2,678$2,810$2,734$2,915$2,705$2,763$2,818$2,808$2,876$2,859$3,078$2,988$2,931$2,749$2,740
Seneca$2,421$2,542$2,644$2,779$3,125$3,160$3,136$2,605$2,613$2,748$2,819$2,738$2,775$2,733$2,885$3,343$3,056$2,957
Wayne$2,507$2,608$2,678$2,697$2,773$2,602$2,533$2,700$2,861$2,837$3,034$2,941$2,812$2,923$2,895$2,964$2,909$2,749
Wyoming$3,998$3,800$3,649$3,703$3,631$3,687$3,739$3,779$3,777$4,058$4,212$4,039$3,943$4,055$4,357$4,286$4,513$4,825
Yates$2,631$3,858$3,460$3,312$3,152$3,184$2,867$2,436$2,496$2,996$3,072$2,991$2,967$2,922$3,040$3,192$3,042$2,902
Rochester$2,268$2,331$2,478$2,426$2,459$2,454$2,577$2,461$2,627$2,684$2,622$2,766$2,648$2,811$2,946$3,084$3,055$3,157
Batavia$1,404$1,794$1,828$1,983$2,959$2,827$1,852$1,817$1,644$1,766$1,931$1,521$1,733$1,628$1,616$1,933$1,585$1,858
Canandaigua$1,835$1,552$2,153$1,823$1,736$1,843$1,838$2,331$1,998$1,949$2,047$1,984$1,847$2,213$1,906$2,234$2,038$2,156
Geneva$1,967$1,858$1,810$1,868$2,346$1,970$2,187$3,237$2,638$2,097$2,299$2,367$2,549$2,275$2,144$2,384$2,760

Source: New York State Office of the State Comptroller
Notes: Figures are in constant 2017 dollars.




Total Spending for Local Government
200020012002200320042005200620072008200920102011201220132014201520162017
NYS (excluding NYC)36,035,409,13937,379,839,18137,810,301,56438,744,562,12839,673,743,59239,719,646,86840,133,721,19241,690,293,67041,731,807,34341,346,529,73242,122,346,78141,299,611,25241,190,066,03640,642,623,72640,395,795,29840,542,221,94041,220,454,55740,876,858,674
Region3,914,783,8423,907,300,8203,918,085,7433,900,862,0543,897,467,9063,845,182,7504,118,812,6284,154,179,6314,174,070,9364,211,290,7974,279,685,7104,249,132,9224,198,604,1474,227,746,4514,290,307,7014,354,419,9214,417,145,3274,284,332,748
Monroe2,545,239,4132,481,460,8142,486,957,4432,477,552,0152,445,560,6742,401,937,1602,704,715,0992,656,037,1022,679,726,2252,700,423,1192,719,079,4942,718,062,0502,684,789,6202,698,375,9472,742,226,0282,786,160,7392,877,760,1552,747,193,671
Surrounding Counties1,369,544,4301,425,840,0061,431,128,2991,423,310,0391,451,907,2321,443,245,5901,414,097,5291,498,142,5291,494,344,7111,510,867,6781,560,606,2161,531,070,8721,513,814,5271,529,370,5041,548,081,6731,568,259,1821,539,385,1721,537,139,076
Genesee202,263,400211,820,167204,677,182210,665,570228,216,962215,367,388197,035,661232,548,430215,930,650217,213,984219,833,541213,208,728212,809,017221,627,052224,466,191232,565,657225,582,181221,033,031
Livingston203,664,436191,392,290201,493,399199,846,323198,679,059200,632,891204,292,806213,474,034216,077,825227,137,251233,496,680209,070,081204,695,764218,349,850223,888,354218,057,046222,216,321229,070,198
Ontario288,327,907303,435,781315,431,150303,111,714297,275,113315,617,555307,415,115367,818,839359,304,040335,588,293347,587,515369,977,675375,655,279351,442,952352,172,192353,268,648348,697,601355,687,604
Orleans121,071,317127,114,880123,506,011116,758,364122,753,658118,881,906126,551,709117,246,923119,512,679121,087,840120,416,184122,634,026121,204,590130,011,813125,150,854121,656,763113,500,970112,311,248
Seneca80,672,42788,381,06592,657,37897,856,327110,359,878111,163,878110,453,45092,384,05292,412,37296,950,44899,365,26396,706,29498,071,26596,305,877100,664,012116,376,674106,278,557102,026,645
Wayne235,088,289244,645,530251,005,801253,554,004260,226,947243,866,121237,054,908252,540,270268,154,898265,695,750284,409,794274,288,364261,732,492270,123,324265,936,260270,783,406264,499,263249,233,751
Wyoming173,769,381163,649,727156,937,102159,065,795155,578,619157,714,488159,546,447160,649,848159,680,337171,389,339177,576,962169,052,587164,467,736167,805,805179,335,413175,548,349182,485,483195,367,550
Yates64,687,27295,400,56685,420,27682,451,94378,816,99780,001,36271,747,43461,480,13363,271,91075,804,77277,920,27776,133,11875,178,38473,703,83176,468,39780,002,63876,124,79772,409,049
Rochester499,441,348513,440,355543,765,448529,621,096533,405,042527,304,391550,495,655523,398,885556,688,798567,020,732552,498,143583,263,765558,480,540592,875,423619,264,867646,078,214637,681,643656,701,404
Batavia23,093,58229,190,32629,578,13731,957,49347,289,03644,806,27229,128,19728,454,20925,584,73227,363,15929,728,94823,319,95326,429,05724,553,77824,174,54228,788,22223,355,95227,234,553
Canandaigua20,862,08617,443,40424,058,12520,245,82019,119,68420,172,45719,893,81524,980,03521,310,65620,644,70421,679,73120,918,24319,406,71323,228,13819,958,81423,272,14321,079,25622,181,298
Geneva27,021,83825,285,03224,619,67025,346,87131,687,58126,612,85929,296,51543,168,75035,141,32627,852,93530,512,53131,230,21033,613,20029,859,86227,988,09330,915,96635,560,449

Source: New York State Office of the State Comptroller
Notes: Figures are in constant 2017 dollars.











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