The price of local government: City of Benton
That's a decrease of 2.2 percent from 2014, when the city spent $8.83 million, or $2,994.47 per household.
Benton has 2,949 households and a population of 7,087.
Since 2001, the City of Benton budget has fallen by 22.9 percent, from $11.21 million. The city population has fallen 1.8 percent over the same period, from 7,216.
Salaries accounted for 26.4 percent of city spending in 2015. Benton property taxpayers paid $2.28 million for 38 full-time employees and 29 part-time employees.
In 2001, the city had 45 full-time employees and 46 part-time employees, and spent $2.35 million.
All values in this story are inflation-adjusted real values.
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