The price of local government in 2017: Lake County
That's a decrease of 10 percent from 2016, when the county spent $1,018.59 million.
Lake County has a population of 709,599.
Since 2001, the Lake County budget has grown by 68.6 percent, from $543.51 million. The county population has grown 8.5 percent over the same period, from 654,000.
Salaries accounted for 18.1 percent of county spending in 2017. Lake County property taxpayers paid $166.38 million for 2345 full-time employees and 238 part-time employees.
In 2001, the county had 2446 full-time employees and 375 part-time employees, and spent $168.22 million.
All values in this story are inflation-adjusted real values.