The price of local government in 2017: Pulaski County
That's an increase of 820.2 percent from 2016, when the county spent $12.53 million.
Pulaski County has a population of 6,161.
Since 2001, the Pulaski County budget has grown by 1214.9 percent, from $8.77 million. The county population has fallen 16.2 percent over the same period, from 7,348.
Salaries accounted for 4.7 percent of county spending in 2017. Pulaski County property taxpayers paid $5.44 million for 167 full-time employees and six part-time employees.
In 2001, the county had 51 full-time employees and three part-time employees, and spent $1.94 million.
All values in this story are inflation-adjusted real values.