The price of local government in 2017: Morgan County
That's an increase of 16.2 percent from 2016, when the county spent $18.96 million.
Morgan County has a population of 34,277.
Since 2001, the Morgan County budget has grown by 21.8 percent, from $18.10 million. The county population has fallen 5.8 percent over the same period, from 36,397.
Salaries accounted for 27 percent of county spending in 2017. Morgan County property taxpayers paid $5.95 million for 132 full-time employees and 12 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.