The price of local government in 2017: Pike County
That's a decrease of 1.4 percent from 2016, when the county spent $15.67 million.
Pike County has a population of 15,950.
Since 2001, the Pike County budget has grown by 39 percent, from $11.12 million. The county population has fallen 9.3 percent over the same period, from 17,577.
Salaries accounted for 33.2 percent of county spending in 2017. Pike County property taxpayers paid $5.14 million for 99 full-time employees and 56 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.