The price of local government in 2017: City of Mattoon
That's a decrease of 4.9 percent from 2016, when the city spent $45.51 million, or $6,161 per household.
Mattoon has 7,386 households and a population of 18,555.
Since 2001, the City of Mattoon budget has grown by 18.2 percent, from $36.62 million. The city population has grown 1.4 percent over the same period, from 18,291.
Salaries accounted for 21.9 percent of city spending in 2017. Mattoon property taxpayers paid $9.48 million for 148 full-time employees and 49 part-time employees.
In 2001, the city had 197 full-time employees and 46 part-time employees, and spent $11.48 million.
All values in this story are inflation-adjusted real values.