The price of local government in 2017: City of Noble
That's an increase of 7.2 percent from 2016, when the city spent $791,600, or $3,179 per household.
Noble has 249 households and a population of 677.
Since 2001, the City of Noble budget has grown by 79.6 percent, from $472,247. The city population has fallen 9.2 percent over the same period, from 746.
Salaries accounted for 16.2 percent of city spending in 2017. Noble property taxpayers paid $137,311 for four full-time employees and 11 part-time employees.
In 2001, the city had three full-time employees and 13 part-time employees, and spent $116,637.
All values in this story are inflation-adjusted real values.