The price of local government in 2017: St Clair County
That's a decrease of 0.5 percent from 2016, when the county spent $194.81 million.
St Clair County has a population of 270,259.
Since 2001, the St Clair County budget has fallen by 60.8 percent, from $495.19 million. The county population has grown 3.2 percent over the same period, from 261,941.
Salaries accounted for 19.4 percent of county spending in 2017. St Clair County property taxpayers paid $37.56 million for 832 full-time employees and 168 part-time employees.
In 2001, the county had 905 full-time employees and 160 part-time employees, and spent $39.11 million.
All values in this story are inflation-adjusted real values.