The price of local government in 2016: Scott County
That's a decrease of 6.1 percent from 2015, when the county spent $12.43 million.
Scott County has a population of 5,092.
Since 2001, the Scott County budget has grown by 45.7 percent, from $8.01 million. The county population has fallen 9.8 percent over the same period, from 5,644.
Salaries accounted for 21.9 percent of county spending in 2016. Scott County property taxpayers paid $2.56 million for 75 full-time employees and 33 part-time employees.
In 2001, the county had 98 full-time employees and 61 part-time employees, and spent $2.71 million.
All values in this story are inflation-adjusted real values.