The price of local government in 2017: Jefferson County
That's a decrease of 15.2 percent from 2016, when the county spent $19.87 million.
Jefferson County has a population of 38,827.
Since 2001, the Jefferson County budget has grown by 34.5 percent, from $12.52 million. The county population has fallen three percent over the same period, from 40,045.
Salaries accounted for 39.5 percent of county spending in 2017. Jefferson County property taxpayers paid $6.65 million for 139 full-time employees and 38 part-time employees.
In 2001, the county had 102 full-time employees and 29 part-time employees, and spent $5.62 million.
All values in this story are inflation-adjusted real values.