The price of local government: City of Zion
That's an increase of 8.3 percent from 2014, when the city spent $38.52 million, or $5,856.97 per household.
Zion has 6,577 households and a population of 24,413.
Since 2001, the City of Zion budget has grown by 31 percent, from $31.84 million. The city population has grown 6.8 percent over the same period, from 22,866.
Salaries accounted for 25.4 percent of city spending in 2015. Zion property taxpayers paid $10.60 million for 130 full-time employees and 35 part-time employees.
In 2001, the city had 125 full-time employees and 21 part-time employees, and spent $9.12 million.
All values in this story are inflation-adjusted real values.
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