The price of local government in 2017: Bond County
That's a decrease of 0.9 percent from 2016, when the county spent $12.81 million.
Bond County has a population of 17,500.
Since 2001, the Bond County budget has grown by 17.6 percent, from $10.80 million. The county population has fallen 1.5 percent over the same period, from 17,758.
Salaries accounted for 39.1 percent of county spending in 2017. Bond County property taxpayers paid $4.97 million for 81 full-time employees and 118 part-time employees.
In 2001, the county had 85 full-time employees and 87 part-time employees, and spent $3.74 million.
All values in this story are inflation-adjusted real values.