The price of local government in 2016: Rock Island County
That's an increase of three percent from 2015, when the county spent $84.27 million.
Rock Island County has a population of 144,784.
Since 2001, the Rock Island County budget has grown by 42.6 percent, from $60.89 million. The county population has fallen 3.1 percent over the same period, from 149,374.
Salaries accounted for 39.6 percent of county spending in 2016. Rock Island County property taxpayers paid $34.39 million for 568 full-time employees and 163 part-time employees.
In 2001, the county had 574 full-time employees and 122 part-time employees, and spent $29.90 million.
All values in this story are inflation-adjusted real values.