The price of local government: City of Arcola
That's a decrease of 12.2 percent from 2014, when the city spent $12.61 million, or $177,585.78 per household.
Arcola has 71 households and a population of 2,916.
Since 2001, the City of Arcola budget has grown by 44.9 percent, from $7.64 million. The city population has grown 10 percent over the same period, from 2,652.
Salaries accounted for 6.8 percent of city spending in 2015. Arcola property taxpayers paid $749,100.24 for 15 full-time employees and 34 part-time employees.
In 2001, the city had 17 full-time employees and 23 part-time employees, and spent $685,720.62.
All values in this story are inflation-adjusted real values.
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