The price of local government in 2016: Murphysboro Township
That's an increase of 6.3 percent from 2015, when the township spent $1.55 million.
Murphysboro Township has a population of 11,195.
Since 2001, the Murphysboro Township budget has grown by 16.7 percent, from $1.41 million. The township population has remained same.
Salaries accounted for 20.5 percent of township spending in 2016. Murphysboro Township property taxpayers paid $338,224 for eight full-time employees and one part-time employee.
In 2001, the township had nine full-time employees and three part-time employees, and spent $243,757.
All values in this story are inflation-adjusted real values.