The price of local government in 2017: City of Jonesboro
That's a decrease of 3.3 percent from 2016, when the city spent $1.96 million, or $2,655 per household.
Jonesboro has 737 households and a population of 1,759.
Since 2001, the City of Jonesboro budget has fallen by 18.9 percent, from $2.33 million. The city population has fallen 12 percent over the same period, from 2,000.
Salaries accounted for 28.6 percent of city spending in 2017. Jonesboro property taxpayers paid $540,206 for 11 full-time employees and 10 part-time employees.
In 2001, the city had 14 full-time employees and three part-time employees, and spent $472,190.
All values in this story are inflation-adjusted real values.