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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 $3,590 in 2018, similar to the spending in New York State (excluding NYC). In the region, local spending has decreased 1.5% from 2017 but increased 7% from 2000. Spending in each county decreased from 2017, except for Ontario, Orleans, Yates and Seneca which increased 4.4%, 2.8%, 1% and 8.3%, respectively. Spending in 2018 was highest in Wyoming ($4,630) followed by Genesee ($3,700 and Monroe ($3,740). The City of Rochester spent just over $3,120 per capita, a 34% increase from 2000 and about $140 more than in 2017.

Notes about the data

Data are presented in constant 2018 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
2000200120022003200420052006200720082009201020112012201320142015201620172018
NYS (excluding NYC)$3,366$3,474$3,500$3,573$3,652$3,659$3,700$3,841$3,836$3,790$3,852$3,769$3,759$3,708$3,689$3,747$3,782$3,755$3,742
Region$3,342$3,318$3,321$3,301$3,297$3,260$3,492$3,517$3,526$3,550$3,602$3,572$3,531$3,557$3,618$3,684$3,749$3,645$3,590
Monroe$3,546$3,436$3,436$3,422$3,381$3,332$3,753$3,681$3,705$3,721$3,742$3,729$3,680$3,694$3,759$3,829$3,965$3,791$3,744
Surrounding Counties$3,020$3,131$3,137$3,110$3,166$3,146$3,083$3,261$3,244$3,279$3,383$3,324$3,294$3,340$3,392$3,450$3,404$3,412$3,343
Genesee$3,422$3,597$3,478$3,572$3,882$3,673$3,369$3,975$3,693$3,713$3,757$3,647$3,653$3,840$3,915$4,075$3,983$3,916$3,708
Livingston$3,228$3,012$3,170$3,143$3,108$3,146$3,202$3,341$3,372$3,557$3,668$3,303$3,236$3,462$3,551$3,473$3,560$3,698$3,499
Ontario$2,953$3,083$3,175$3,026$2,946$3,101$3,009$3,581$3,463$3,207$3,294$3,491$3,544$3,302$3,300$3,311$3,269$3,324$3,471
Orleans$2,807$2,966$2,898$2,744$2,879$2,801$2,986$2,771$2,831$2,886$2,877$2,947$2,930$3,155$3,064$3,006$2,822$2,823$2,901
Seneca$2,480$2,604$2,708$2,847$3,202$3,237$3,212$2,668$2,677$2,815$2,888$2,805$2,843$2,801$2,956$3,424$3,135$3,045$3,297
Wayne$2,568$2,672$2,743$2,763$2,840$2,665$2,595$2,766$2,931$2,907$3,108$3,013$2,882$2,996$2,967$3,039$2,986$2,825$2,578
Wyoming$4,096$3,893$3,738$3,794$3,719$3,777$3,830$3,871$3,869$4,157$4,316$4,139$4,041$4,157$4,467$4,395$4,627$4,968$4,634
Yates$2,695$3,953$3,545$3,392$3,229$3,261$2,937$2,496$2,557$3,069$3,147$3,065$3,040$2,995$3,115$3,268$3,116$2,973$3,003
Rochester$2,324$2,388$2,538$2,486$2,520$2,514$2,640$2,522$2,692$2,750$2,686$2,836$2,717$2,886$3,026$3,171$3,145$3,258$3,122
Batavia$1,439$1,838$1,872$2,031$3,031$2,896$1,897$1,861$1,684$1,809$1,978$1,560$1,778$1,671$1,659$1,988$1,632$1,913$1,573
Canandaigua$1,880$1,590$2,205$1,868$1,778$1,888$1,883$2,388$2,047$1,996$2,097$2,033$1,892$2,268$1,955$2,290$2,090$2,208$2,416
Geneva$2,015$1,903$1,855$1,913$2,403$2,018$2,240$3,316$2,702$2,148$2,355$2,426$2,613$2,332$2,207$2,481$2,843$3,222

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




Total Spending for Local Government
2000200120022003200420052006200720082009201020112012201320142015201620172018
NYS (excluding NYC)36,915,565,77438,292,833,21338,733,809,54239,690,889,20640,642,765,71640,689,790,16941,113,978,16342,708,569,56842,751,097,20442,356,409,27543,151,175,47842,308,344,82242,196,123,98941,635,310,52541,382,453,36941,532,456,44942,227,254,74241,875,266,60941,699,231,196
Region4,010,401,5434,002,735,7504,013,784,0923,996,139,7183,992,662,6693,939,100,4614,219,413,6854,255,644,5204,276,021,6654,314,150,6124,384,216,0564,352,917,0234,301,154,0944,331,008,1924,395,097,4864,460,775,6334,525,033,0924,388,976,5964,319,240,887
Monroe2,607,406,3042,542,069,9282,547,700,8112,538,065,6572,505,292,9352,460,603,9272,770,777,1472,720,910,2022,745,177,9262,766,380,3362,785,492,3892,784,450,0952,750,364,9932,764,283,1632,809,204,2722,854,212,0792,948,048,7892,814,293,2492,779,992,656
Surrounding Counties1,402,995,2391,460,665,8231,466,083,2811,458,074,0621,487,369,7341,478,496,5341,448,636,5381,534,734,3181,530,843,7391,547,770,2761,598,723,6671,568,466,9281,550,789,1011,566,725,0291,585,893,2141,606,563,5541,576,984,3031,574,683,3471,539,248,230
Genesee207,203,637216,993,826209,676,376215,811,029233,791,109220,627,688201,848,212238,228,373221,204,706222,519,386225,202,925218,416,302218,006,829227,040,242229,948,727238,246,020231,091,974226,431,712213,278,559
Livingston208,638,893196,067,003206,414,830204,727,523203,531,749205,533,304209,282,611218,688,089221,355,477232,685,027239,199,783214,176,570209,695,411223,682,995229,356,776223,383,040227,643,903234,665,185221,227,551
Ontario295,370,251310,847,130323,135,484310,515,148304,535,990323,326,442314,923,659376,802,730368,079,959343,784,961356,077,261379,014,295384,830,574360,026,866360,773,918361,897,154357,214,460364,375,192381,315,491
Orleans124,028,457130,219,632126,522,617119,610,160125,751,888121,785,569129,642,705120,110,653122,431,749124,045,383123,357,321125,629,334124,164,984133,187,322128,207,635124,628,202116,273,205115,054,425117,797,101
Seneca82,642,83290,539,75294,920,513100,246,445113,055,393113,879,030113,151,25194,640,51194,669,52399,318,441101,792,23699,068,323100,466,63398,658,126103,122,708119,219,148108,874,386104,518,623113,071,103
Wayne240,830,267250,620,941257,136,561259,747,002266,582,930249,822,496242,844,920258,708,509274,704,520272,185,308291,356,439280,987,794268,125,248276,721,024272,431,693277,397,229270,959,597255,321,228232,219,130
Wyoming178,013,659167,646,834160,770,255162,950,941159,378,591161,566,628163,443,333164,573,684163,580,493175,575,484181,914,239173,181,658168,484,823171,904,423183,715,639179,836,077186,942,649200,139,358185,747,332
Yates66,267,24497,730,70387,506,64784,465,81380,742,08481,955,37773,499,84862,981,77164,817,31277,656,28679,823,46277,992,65277,014,59975,504,03078,336,12081,956,68577,984,12874,177,62374,591,963
Rochester511,640,089525,981,018557,046,795542,556,971546,433,338540,183,680563,941,386536,182,783570,285,795580,870,084565,992,784597,509,849572,121,300607,356,269634,390,270661,858,526653,256,872672,741,186643,998,131
Batavia23,657,63829,903,29330,300,57632,738,04848,444,06045,900,65529,839,64629,149,19626,209,63328,031,49830,455,07023,889,53827,074,58125,153,49824,765,00029,491,36723,926,41627,899,75122,789,381
Canandaigua21,371,63817,869,45524,645,73920,740,31919,586,67820,665,16520,379,71725,590,16621,831,16321,148,94722,209,25321,429,16619,880,71823,795,48020,446,30423,840,55921,594,11222,723,07124,778,133
Geneva27,681,84025,902,61325,221,00025,965,96232,461,54327,262,87230,012,07644,223,13735,999,64528,533,23731,257,79331,993,00134,434,19530,589,18328,671,69631,671,08236,429,00541,113,892

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











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