The price of local government in 2017: McHenry County
That's an increase of 1.6 percent from 2016, when the county spent $285.80 million.
McHenry County has a population of 309,122.
Since 2001, the McHenry County budget has grown by 63 percent, from $178.07 million. The county population has grown 14.3 percent over the same period, from 270,504.
Salaries accounted for 22.8 percent of county spending in 2017. McHenry County property taxpayers paid $66.22 million for 1007 full-time employees and 85 part-time employees.
In 2001, the county had 879 full-time employees and 97 part-time employees, and spent $46.21 million.
All values in this story are inflation-adjusted real values.