The price of local government in 2017: City of Marengo
That's an increase of 18.8 percent from 2016, when the city spent $9.79 million, or $4,286 per household.
Marengo has 2,285 households and a population of 7,648.
Since 2001, the City of Marengo budget has grown by 92.2 percent, from $6.05 million. The city population has grown 53 percent over the same period, from 5,000.
Salaries accounted for 19.5 percent of city spending in 2017. Marengo property taxpayers paid $2.27 million for 30 full-time employees and seven part-time employees.
In 2001, the city had 31 full-time employees and 12 part-time employees, and spent $2 million.
All values in this story are inflation-adjusted real values.