The price of local government: City of Carbondale
That's a decrease of 7.3 percent from 2014, when the city spent $46.10 million, or $4,838.47 per household.
Carbondale has 9,527 households and a population of 26,324.
Since 2001, the City of Carbondale budget has fallen by 18.2 percent, from $52.20 million. The city population has fallen 2.5 percent over the same period, from 27,000.
Salaries accounted for 34.1 percent of city spending in 2015. Carbondale property taxpayers paid $14.55 million for 273 full-time employees and 37 part-time employees.
In 2001, the city had 246 full-time employees and 45 part-time employees, and spent $14.18 million.
All values in this story are inflation-adjusted real values.
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