The price of local government in 2017: Grundy County
That's an increase of 26.2 percent from 2016, when the county spent $33.17 million.
Grundy County has a population of 50,228.
Since 2001, the Grundy County budget has grown by 52.5 percent, from $27.44 million. The county population has grown 47.7 percent over the same period, from 34,000.
Salaries accounted for 24.3 percent of county spending in 2017. Grundy County property taxpayers paid $10.15 million for 166 full-time employees and 68 part-time employees.
In 2001, the county had 236 full-time employees and 229 part-time employees, and spent $12.09 million.
All values in this story are inflation-adjusted real values.