The price of local government in 2017: City of Paxton
That's a decrease of 14.8 percent from 2016, when the city spent $8.49 million, or $4,971 per household.
Paxton has 1,707 households and a population of 4,473.
Since 2001, the City of Paxton budget has grown by 14.3 percent, from $6.32 million. The city population has fallen 1.1 percent over the same period, from 4,525.
Salaries accounted for 14.4 percent of city spending in 2017. Paxton property taxpayers paid $1.04 million for 21 full-time employees and 32 part-time employees.
In 2001, the city had 19 full-time employees and 33 part-time employees, and spent $1.05 million.
All values in this story are inflation-adjusted real values.