The price of local government: City of Hometown
That's an increase of 9.8 percent from 2014, when the city spent $4.29 million, or $2,690.84 per household.
Hometown has 1,595 households and a population of 4,349.
Since 2001, the City of Hometown budget has grown by 10.6 percent, from $4.26 million. The city population has fallen 8.8 percent over the same period, from 4,769.
Salaries accounted for 29.5 percent of city spending in 2015. Hometown property taxpayers paid $1.39 million for 11 full-time employees and 115 part-time employees.
In 2001, the city had 11 full-time employees and 119 part-time employees, and spent $1.13 million.
All values in this story are inflation-adjusted real values.