The price of local government: City of Charleston
That's an increase of 16.3 percent from 2014, when the city spent $24.88 million, or $4,371.49 per household.
Charleston has 5,691 households and a population of 21,838.
Since 2001, the City of Charleston budget has grown by 71.2 percent, from $16.90 million. The city population has grown 3.8 percent over the same period, from 21,039.
Salaries accounted for 29.9 percent of city spending in 2015. Charleston property taxpayers paid $8.66 million for 138 full-time employees and 57 part-time employees.
In 2001, the city had 133 full-time employees and 124 part-time employees, and spent $8.17 million.
All values in this story are inflation-adjusted real values.
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