The price of local government: City of Fairbury
That's a decrease of 17.5 percent from 2014, when the city spent $7.96 million, or $5,046.05 per household.
Fairbury has 1,578 households and a population of 3,757.
Since 2001, the City of Fairbury budget has grown by 38.7 percent, from $4.74 million. The city population has grown 3.1 percent over the same period, from 3,643.
Salaries accounted for 21.4 percent of city spending in 2015. Fairbury property taxpayers paid $1.41 million for 25 full-time employees and 80 part-time employees.
In 2001, the city had 25 full-time employees and 55 part-time employees, and spent $1.19 million.
All values in this story are inflation-adjusted real values.