The price of local government: City of Carlinville
That's an increase of 9.2 percent from 2014, when the city spent $7.41 million, or $3,183.70 per household.
Carlinville has 2,329 households and a population of 5,917.
Since 2001, the City of Carlinville budget has fallen by 41 percent, from $13.73 million. The city population has grown 9.3 percent over the same period, from 5,412.
Salaries accounted for 26.1 percent of city spending in 2015. Carlinville property taxpayers paid $2.11 million for 37 full-time employees and 25 part-time employees.
In 2001, the city had 61 full-time employees and 41 part-time employees, and spent $1.92 million.
All values in this story are inflation-adjusted real values.
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