Why it Matters: The Expenditures Analysis graph correlates the size of municipalities, as measured by Total Expenditures, and Expenditures per capita respectively. The municipality on the far right has the largest budget. The municipality on the far left has the smallest budget. The higher up you travel on the graph indicates municipalities that spend the most per capita. For comparison purposes, Capital Outlay and Extraordinary Items have been excluded from the Expenditures Calculations. (n015) (o19)

Data Source: Historical Revenue & Expense data has been loaded from state available public data that each municipality files annually, and includes all fund types. Future Year data is loaded from the community's own budget or forecast projections and typically only includes General and other Governmental Funds. (n016)

Southwestern Michigan Commission - Data Table

MunicipalityLies WithinPopulationTotal
per Capita
BangorVan Buren County1,838$1,378,45810$75010
Benton HarborBerrien County9,860$8,147,5934$8269
BridgmanBerrien County2,238$1,952,0678$8728
BuchananBerrien County4,313$4,128,7746$9575
ColomaBerrien County1,433$1,340,91411$9366
DowagiacCass County5,754$5,030,0155$8747
GoblesVan Buren County800$421,22713$52713
HartfordVan Buren County2,605$1,694,0279$65011
New BuffaloBerrien County1,876$4,025,5897$2,1462
NilesBerrien County11,208$11,938,9593$1,0654
South HavenVan Buren County4,347$24,285,0881$5,5871
St. JosephBerrien County8,363$16,474,9272$1,9703
WatervlietBerrien County1,665$1,048,09012$62912

1Rank is based on Total Expenditures (excluding extraordinary Expenditure items).

2Rank is based on Expenditures per Capita.