The price of local government in 2017: Wabash County
That's a decrease of 17.8 percent from 2016, when the county spent $5.77 million.
Wabash County has a population of 11,947.
Since 2001, the Wabash County budget has fallen by 19.1 percent, from $5.86 million. The county population has fallen 8.9 percent over the same period, from 13,111.
Salaries accounted for 43.1 percent of county spending in 2017. Wabash County property taxpayers paid $2.04 million for 83 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.