The price of local government in 2017: Marion County
That's a decrease of 8.8 percent from 2016, when the county spent $17.35 million.
Marion County has a population of 37,902.
Since 2001, the Marion County budget has fallen by 27.4 percent, from $21.81 million. The county population has fallen 9.1 percent over the same period, from 41,691.
Salaries accounted for 34.5 percent of county spending in 2017. Marion County property taxpayers paid $5.46 million for 139 full-time employees and 67 part-time employees.
In 2001, the county had 136 full-time employees and 24 part-time employees, and spent $5.46 million.
All values in this story are inflation-adjusted real values.