The price of local government in 2017: Menard County
That's a decrease of 7.3 percent from 2016, when the county spent $19.74 million.
Menard County has a population of 12,486.
Since 2001, the Menard County budget has grown by 31.4 percent, from $13.92 million. The county population has fallen 0.1 percent over the same period, from 12,500.
Salaries accounted for 34 percent of county spending in 2017. Menard County property taxpayers paid $6.22 million for 189 full-time employees and 85 part-time employees.
In 2001, the county had 113 full-time employees and 70 part-time employees, and spent $5.86 million.
All values in this story are inflation-adjusted real values.