The price of local government in 2016: Saline County
That's an increase of 4.1 percent from 2015, when the county spent $15.01 million.
Saline County has a population of 24,913.
Since 2001, the Saline County budget has grown by 11.5 percent, from $14.02 million. The county population has fallen 6.2 percent over the same period, from 26,551.
Salaries accounted for 32.2 percent of county spending in 2016. Saline County property taxpayers paid $5.04 million for 95 full-time employees and 20 part-time employees.
In 2001, the county had 100 full-time employees and one part-time employee, and spent $4.43 million.
All values in this story are inflation-adjusted real values.