The price of local government: City of Herrin
That's an increase of 5.9 percent from 2014, when the city spent $7.72 million, or $1,456.52 per household.
Herrin has 5,300 households and a population of 12,501.
Since 2001, the City of Herrin budget has grown by 60.4 percent, from $5.10 million. The city population has grown 13.6 percent over the same period, from 11,000.
Salaries accounted for 69.4 percent of city spending in 2015. Herrin property taxpayers paid $5.67 million for 71 full-time employees and 20 part-time employees.
In 2001, the city had 47 full-time employees and 60 part-time employees, and spent $3.37 million.
All values in this story are inflation-adjusted real values.
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