The price of local government: City of Du Quoin
That's an increase of 2.3 percent from 2014, when the city spent $8.70 million, or $3,540.63 per household.
Du Quoin has 2,457 households and a population of 6,084.
Since 2001, the City of Du Quoin budget has grown by 41.4 percent, from $6.30 million. The city population has fallen 8.5 percent over the same period, from 6,648.
Salaries accounted for 30.1 percent of city spending in 2015. Du Quoin property taxpayers paid $2.68 million for 54 full-time employees and 77 part-time employees.
In 2001, the city had 41 full-time employees and 33 part-time employees, and spent $2.04 million.
All values in this story are inflation-adjusted real values.
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