The price of local government in 2017: City of Herrin
That's an increase of 9.2 percent from 2016, when the city spent $8.64 million, or $1,630 per household.
Herrin has 5,300 households and a population of 12,501.
Since 2001, the City of Herrin budget has grown by 78.5 percent, from $5.28 million. The city population has grown 13.6 percent over the same period, from 11,000.
Salaries accounted for 63 percent of city spending in 2017. Herrin property taxpayers paid $5.94 million for 93 full-time employees and 34 part-time employees.
In 2001, the city had 47 full-time employees and 60 part-time employees, and spent $3.50 million.
All values in this story are inflation-adjusted real values.