The price of local government: City of Carterville
That's a decrease of one percent from 2014, when the city spent $18.43 million, or $8,379.52 per household.
Carterville has 2,200 households and a population of 5,496.
Since 2001, the City of Carterville budget has grown by 42.5 percent, from $12.81 million. The city population has grown 19.1 percent over the same period, from 4,616.
Salaries accounted for 9.9 percent of city spending in 2015. Carterville property taxpayers paid $1.80 million for 28 full-time employees and 59 part-time employees.
In 2001, the city had 24 full-time employees and 20 part-time employees, and spent $1.09 million.
All values in this story are inflation-adjusted real values.
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