The price of local government: City of Effingham
That's a decrease of 10.1 percent from 2014, when the city spent $80.62 million, or $14,855.93 per household.
Effingham has 5,427 households and a population of 12,577.
Since 2001, the City of Effingham budget has grown by 7.2 percent, from $67.66 million. The city population has grown 4.6 percent over the same period, from 12,022.
Salaries accounted for 9.4 percent of city spending in 2015. Effingham property taxpayers paid $6.81 million for 106 full-time employees and 58 part-time employees.
In 2001, the city had 131 full-time employees and 102 part-time employees, and spent $7.24 million.
All values in this story are inflation-adjusted real values.
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