The price of local government: City of Galesburg
That's a decrease of 23.5 percent from 2014, when the city spent $91.69 million, or $8,625.48 per household.
Galesburg has 10,630 households and a population of 31,665.
Since 2001, the City of Galesburg budget has grown by 23.9 percent, from $56.62 million. The city population has fallen 6.1 percent over the same period, from 33,706.
Salaries accounted for 22.4 percent of city spending in 2015. Galesburg property taxpayers paid $15.75 million for 260 full-time employees and 252 part-time employees.
In 2001, the city had 237 full-time employees and 250 part-time employees, and spent $15.06 million.
All values in this story are inflation-adjusted real values.