The price of local government in 2016: White County
That's a decrease of 13.7 percent from 2015, when the county spent $8.85 million.
White County has a population of 14,374.
Since 2001, the White County budget has grown by 1.9 percent, from $7.50 million. The county population has fallen 6.5 percent over the same period, from 15,371.
Salaries accounted for 46 percent of county spending in 2016. White County property taxpayers paid $3.51 million for 59 full-time employees and 33 part-time employees.
In 2001, the county had 84 full-time employees and 18 part-time employees, and spent $3.07 million.
All values in this story are inflation-adjusted real values.