The price of local government in 2017: Douglas County
That's an increase of 1.2 percent from 2016, when the county spent $10.89 million.
Douglas County has a population of 19,770.
Since 2001, the Douglas County budget has grown by 32.3 percent, from $8.33 million. The county population has grown 1.6 percent over the same period, from 19,464.
Salaries accounted for 36.4 percent of county spending in 2017. Douglas County property taxpayers paid $4.01 million for 100 full-time employees and 44 part-time employees.
In 2001, the county had 68 full-time employees and 57 part-time employees, and spent $3.03 million.
All values in this story are inflation-adjusted real values.