The price of local government: City of Carmi
That's an increase of 0.2 percent from 2014, when the city spent $19.53 million, or $8,691.18 per household.
Carmi has 2,247 households and a population of 5,240.
Since 2001, the City of Carmi budget has grown by 37.3 percent, from $14.26 million. The city population has fallen 6.9 percent over the same period, from 5,626.
Salaries accounted for 17.9 percent of city spending in 2015. Carmi property taxpayers paid $3.51 million for 65 full-time employees and 83 part-time employees.
In 2001, the city had 50 full-time employees and 52 part-time employees, and spent $2.51 million.
All values in this story are inflation-adjusted real values.
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