The price of local government in 2016: St Clair County
That's a decrease of 7.9 percent from 2015, when the county spent $211.59 million.
St Clair County has a population of 270,259.
Since 2001, the St Clair County budget has fallen by 60.7 percent, from $495.19 million. The county population has grown 3.2 percent over the same period, from 261,941.
Salaries accounted for 19.7 percent of county spending in 2016. St Clair County property taxpayers paid $38.29 million for 758 full-time employees and 150 part-time employees.
In 2001, the county had 905 full-time employees and 160 part-time employees, and spent $39.11 million.
All values in this story are inflation-adjusted real values.