The price of local government: City of Centralia
That's a decrease of six percent from 2014, when the city spent $22.42 million, or $4,003.25 per household.
Centralia has 5,600 households and a population of 12,787.
Since 2001, the City of Centralia budget has fallen by 34.2 percent, from $32.02 million. The city population has fallen 9.5 percent over the same period, from 14,136.
Salaries accounted for 28.5 percent of city spending in 2015. Centralia property taxpayers paid $6.02 million for 107 full-time employees and seven part-time employees.
In 2001, the city had 135 full-time employees and spent $7.32 million, or $54,193.90 each.
All values in this story are inflation-adjusted real values.