The price of local government: City of Jerseyville
That's a decrease of 12.7 percent from 2014, when the city spent $22.03 million, or $6,453.33 per household.
Jerseyville has 3,414 households and a population of 8,465.
Since 2001, the City of Jerseyville budget has grown by 72 percent, from $11.17 million. The city population has grown 7.2 percent over the same period, from 7,894.
Salaries accounted for 19.1 percent of city spending in 2015. Jerseyville property taxpayers paid $3.67 million for 60 full-time employees and 25 part-time employees.
In 2001, the city had 62 full-time employees and 10 part-time employees, and spent $2.78 million.
All values in this story are inflation-adjusted real values.
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