The price of local government in 2017: Rock Island County
That's a decrease of 2.4 percent from 2016, when the county spent $86.84 million.
Rock Island County has a population of 144,808.
Since 2001, the Rock Island County budget has grown by 39.2 percent, from $60.89 million. The county population has fallen 3.1 percent over the same period, from 149,374.
Salaries accounted for 39.5 percent of county spending in 2017. Rock Island County property taxpayers paid $33.47 million for 565 full-time employees and 147 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.