The price of local government in 2016: Whiteside County
That's a decrease of 0.1 percent from 2015, when the county spent $34.93 million.
Whiteside County has a population of 56,536.
Since 2001, the Whiteside County budget has grown by percent, from $34.88 million. The county population has fallen 6.8 percent over the same period, from 60,653.
Salaries accounted for 42.9 percent of county spending in 2016. Whiteside County property taxpayers paid $14.95 million for 353 full-time employees and 96 part-time employees.
In 2001, the county had 210 full-time employees and 499 part-time employees, and spent $11.22 million.
All values in this story are inflation-adjusted real values.