The price of local government: City of Champaign
That's an increase of 10.2 percent from 2014, when the city spent $128.60 million, or $5,549.93 per household.
Champaign has 23,172 households and a population of 83,424.
Since 2001, the City of Champaign budget has fallen by 0.6 percent, from $142.60 million. The city population has grown 23.6 percent over the same period, from 67,518.
Salaries accounted for 26.9 percent of city spending in 2015. Champaign property taxpayers paid $38.18 million for 496 full-time employees and 84 part-time employees.
In 2001, the city had 529 full-time employees and spent $35.12 million, or $66,398.77 each.
All values in this story are inflation-adjusted real values.
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