The price of local government in 2017: White County
That's an increase of 19.4 percent from 2016, when the county spent $7.64 million.
White County has a population of 14,327.
Since 2001, the White County budget has grown by 21.7 percent, from $7.50 million. The county population has fallen 6.8 percent over the same period, from 15,371.
Salaries accounted for 36.9 percent of county spending in 2017. White County property taxpayers paid $3.36 million for 67 full-time employees and 44 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.