The price of local government in 2016: Franklin County
That's a decrease of 1.2 percent from 2015, when the county spent $23.70 million.
Franklin County has a population of 39,156.
Since 2011, the Franklin County budget has grown by 5.7 percent, from $22.16 million. The county population has fallen 1.2 percent over the same period, from 39,627.
Salaries accounted for 32.5 percent of county spending in 2016. Franklin County property taxpayers paid $7.62 million for 462 full-time employees, or an average of $16,483 each, before their health care benefits and taxpayer-funded pension contributions.
In 2011, the county had 180 full-time employees and 50 part-time employees, and spent $6.48 million.
All values in this story are inflation-adjusted real values.