The price of local government: Village of Clay City
That's an increase of 16.5 percent from 2014, when the city spent $4.05 million, or $10,747.09 per household.
Clay has 377 households and a population of 943.
Since 2001, the Village of Clay City budget has grown by 149.1 percent, from $1.89 million. The city population has grown 1.5 percent over the same period, from 929.
Salaries accounted for 5.3 percent of city spending in 2015. Clay property taxpayers paid $251,058.72 for six full-time employees and 16 part-time employees.
In 2001, the city had six full-time employees and six part-time employees, and spent $267,845.96.
All values in this story are inflation-adjusted real values.
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