The price of local government in 2016: Edgar County
That's a decrease of 12.2 percent from 2015, when the county spent $11.30 million.
Edgar County has a population of 18,191.
Since 2001, the Edgar County budget has fallen by 1.8 percent, from $10.11 million. The county population has fallen 7.7 percent over the same period, from 19,704.
Salaries accounted for 40.1 percent of county spending in 2016. Edgar County property taxpayers paid $3.98 million for 81 full-time employees and 28 part-time employees.
In 2001, the county had 105 full-time employees and 34 part-time employees, and spent $3.64 million.
All values in this story are inflation-adjusted real values.