The price of local government in 2016: Pike County
That's an increase of 7.8 percent from 2015, when the county spent $14.54 million.
Pike County has a population of 16,150.
Since 2001, the Pike County budget has grown by 40.9 percent, from $11.12 million. The county population has fallen 8.1 percent over the same period, from 17,577.
Salaries accounted for 33.1 percent of county spending in 2016. Pike County property taxpayers paid $5.19 million for 124 full-time employees and 28 part-time employees.
In 2001, the county had 90 full-time employees and 18 part-time employees, and spent $4.17 million.
All values in this story are inflation-adjusted real values.