The price of local government: City of Benld
That's a decrease of 1.4 percent from 2014, when the city spent $2.84 million, or $3,987.10 per household.
Benld has 713 households and a population of 1,556.
Since 2001, the City of Benld budget has fallen by 36.6 percent, from $4.43 million. The city population has fallen 5.7 percent over the same period, from 1,650.
Salaries accounted for 11.4 percent of city spending in 2015. Benld property taxpayers paid $320,547.24 for nine full-time employees and 30 part-time employees.
In 2001, the city had eight full-time employees and 15 part-time employees, and spent $265,095.
All values in this story are inflation-adjusted real values.