The price of local government in 2016: Morgan County
That's an increase of 6.5 percent from 2015, when the county spent $17.79 million.
Morgan County has a population of 35,547.
Since 2001, the Morgan County budget has grown by 4.7 percent, from $18.10 million. The county population has fallen 2.3 percent over the same period, from 36,397.
Salaries accounted for 34.1 percent of county spending in 2016. Morgan County property taxpayers paid $6.46 million for 131 full-time employees and 18 part-time employees.
In 2001, the county had 158 full-time employees and 10 part-time employees, and spent $6.27 million.
All values in this story are inflation-adjusted real values.