The price of local government: City of Canton
That's a decrease of 9.5 percent from 2014, when the city spent $26.81 million, or $4,801.09 per household.
Canton has 5,584 households and a population of 14,307.
Since 2001, the City of Canton budget has grown by 5.4 percent, from $23.03 million. The city population has fallen 6.4 percent over the same period, from 15,288.
Salaries accounted for 25.1 percent of city spending in 2015. Canton property taxpayers paid $6.10 million for 97 full-time employees and eight part-time employees.
In 2001, the city had 99 full-time employees and 29 part-time employees, and spent $4.93 million.
All values in this story are inflation-adjusted real values.