The price of local government in 2017: McDonough County
That's a decrease of two percent from 2016, when the county spent $20.18 million.
McDonough County has a population of 30,823.
Since 2001, the McDonough County budget has grown by 29.8 percent, from $15.24 million. The county population has fallen 6.4 percent over the same period, from 32,913.
Salaries accounted for 42.3 percent of county spending in 2017. McDonough County property taxpayers paid $8.36 million for 243 full-time employees and 81 part-time employees.
In 2001, the county had 284 full-time employees and 86 part-time employees, and spent $8.15 million.
All values in this story are inflation-adjusted real values.