The price of local government in 2016: Wabash County
That's an increase of 2.4 percent from 2015, when the county spent $5.64 million.
Wabash County has a population of 11,492.
Since 2001, the Wabash County budget has fallen by 1.6 percent, from $5.86 million. The county population has fallen 12.3 percent over the same period, from 13,111.
Salaries accounted for 35.2 percent of county spending in 2016. Wabash County property taxpayers paid $2.03 million for 70 full-time employees and nine part-time employees.
In 2001, the county had 72 full-time employees and 15 part-time employees, and spent $2.60 million.
All values in this story are inflation-adjusted real values.