The price of local government: City of Girard
That's a decrease of 71.4 percent from 2014, when the city spent $5.28 million, or $7,005.78 per household.
Girard has 754 households and a population of 2,245.
Since 2001, the City of Girard budget has fallen by 73.8 percent, from $5.75 million. The city population has fallen 29.8 percent over the same period, from 3,200.
Salaries accounted for 33.6 percent of city spending in 2015. Girard property taxpayers paid $508,137.48 for 10 full-time employees and 25 part-time employees.
In 2001, the city had 15 full-time employees and three part-time employees, and spent $522,655.
All values in this story are inflation-adjusted real values.