The price of local government in 2017: City of Hometown
That's an increase of 8.7 percent from 2016, when the city spent $5.14 million, or $3,225 per household.
Hometown has 1,595 households and a population of 4,349.
Since 2001, the City of Hometown budget has grown by 26.7 percent, from $4.42 million. The city population has fallen 8.8 percent over the same period, from 4,769.
Salaries accounted for 26 percent of city spending in 2017. Hometown property taxpayers paid $1.46 million for nine full-time employees and 110 part-time employees.
In 2001, the city had 11 full-time employees and 119 part-time employees, and spent $1.17 million.
All values in this story are inflation-adjusted real values.