The price of local government: City of Bridgeport
That's an increase of 22.3 percent from 2014, when the city spent $1.63 million, or $3,113.21 per household.
Bridgeport has 525 households and a population of 1,850.
Since 2001, the City of Bridgeport budget has grown by 16.8 percent, from $1.71 million. The city population has fallen 12.7 percent over the same period, from 2,118.
Salaries accounted for 12.4 percent of city spending in 2015. Bridgeport property taxpayers paid $247,750.86 for 10 full-time employees and five part-time employees.
In 2001, the city had 32 full-time employees and spent $295,521.33, or $9,235.04 each.
All values in this story are inflation-adjusted real values.
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