The price of local government: City of Harrisburg
That's a decrease of 21.7 percent from 2014, when the city spent $19.80 million, or $5,355.38 per household.
Harrisburg has 3,698 households and a population of 9,037.
Since 2001, the City of Harrisburg budget has grown by 39.2 percent, from $11.15 million. The city population has fallen three percent over the same period, from 9,318.
Salaries accounted for 20.6 percent of city spending in 2015. Harrisburg property taxpayers paid $3.19 million for 52 full-time employees and 22 part-time employees.
In 2001, the city had 64 full-time employees and 20 part-time employees, and spent $2.71 million.
All values in this story are inflation-adjusted real values.
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