The price of local government in 2016: Pope County
That's a decrease of 4.7 percent from 2015, when the county spent $2.87 million.
Pope County has a population of 4,470.
Since 2001, the Pope County budget has fallen by 22.6 percent, from $3.53 million. The county population has grown 1.8 percent over the same period, from 4,390.
Salaries accounted for 30.4 percent of county spending in 2016. Pope County property taxpayers paid $830,096 for 19 full-time employees and 14 part-time employees.
In 2001, the county had 20 full-time employees and two part-time employees, and spent $906,818.
All values in this story are inflation-adjusted real values.