The price of local government in 2017: Scott County
That's a decrease of 2.7 percent from 2016, when the county spent $11.67 million.
Scott County has a population of 5,053.
Since 2001, the Scott County budget has grown by 41.8 percent, from $8.01 million. The county population has fallen 10.5 percent over the same period, from 5,644.
Salaries accounted for 21.8 percent of county spending in 2017. Scott County property taxpayers paid $2.48 million for 86 full-time employees and 43 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.