The price of local government: City of Bloomington
That's an increase of 5.5 percent from 2014, when the city spent $174.72 million, or $5,714.73 per household.
Bloomington has 30,574 households and a population of 77,733.
Since 2001, the City of Bloomington budget has grown by 17.4 percent, from $156.95 million. The city population has grown 19.9 percent over the same period, from 64,808.
Salaries accounted for 25.6 percent of city spending in 2015. Bloomington property taxpayers paid $47.23 million for 583 full-time employees and 42 part-time employees.
In 2001, the city had 544 full-time employees and 41 part-time employees, and spent $33.56 million.
All values in this story are inflation-adjusted real values.
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