The price of local government in 2017: City of Jerseyville
That's a decrease of 6.3 percent from 2016, when the city spent $15.06 million, or $5,655 per household.
Jerseyville has 2,663 households and a population of 8,465.
Since 2001, the City of Jerseyville budget has grown by 21.8 percent, from $11.58 million. The city population has grown 7.2 percent over the same period, from 7,894.
Salaries accounted for 26.7 percent of city spending in 2017. Jerseyville property taxpayers paid $3.77 million for 61 full-time employees and 29 part-time employees.
In 2001, the city had 62 full-time employees and 10 part-time employees, and spent $2.89 million.
All values in this story are inflation-adjusted real values.