The price of local government: Farmer City
That's a decrease of 26.2 percent from 2014, when the city spent $8.21 million, or $10,337.42 per household.
Farmer has 794 households and a population of 2,030.
Since 2001, the Farmer City budget has fallen by 16.5 percent, from $7.26 million. The city population has fallen 7.7 percent over the same period, from 2,200.
Salaries accounted for 15.6 percent of city spending in 2015. Farmer property taxpayers paid $944,926.98 for 19 full-time employees and 35 part-time employees.
In 2001, the city had 19 full-time employees and 15 part-time employees, and spent $1.02 million.
All values in this story are inflation-adjusted real values.