The price of local government in 2016: Jasper County
That's an increase of 11.8 percent from 2015, when the county spent $9.67 million.
Jasper County has a population of 9,592.
Since 2001, the Jasper County budget has grown by nine percent, from $9.92 million. The county population has fallen 5.2 percent over the same period, from 10,117.
Salaries accounted for 34.4 percent of county spending in 2016. Jasper County property taxpayers paid $3.72 million for 70 full-time employees and 20 part-time employees.
In 2001, the county had 84 full-time employees and 30 part-time employees, and spent $3.42 million.
All values in this story are inflation-adjusted real values.