The price of local government in 2017: City of Martinsville
That's a decrease of 20.9 percent from 2016, when the city spent $2.59 million, or $5,175 per household.
Martinsville has 501 households and a population of 1,167.
Since 2001, the City of Martinsville budget has fallen by 24.2 percent, from $2.70 million. The city population has fallen 4.7 percent over the same period, from 1,225.
Salaries accounted for 14.9 percent of city spending in 2017. Martinsville property taxpayers paid $304,912 for eight full-time employees and five part-time employees.
In 2001, the city had eight full-time employees and 14 part-time employees, and spent $284,163.
All values in this story are inflation-adjusted real values.