The price of local government in 2017: City of Rockton
That's an increase of 53.4 percent from 2016, when the city spent $6.97 million, or $2,077 per household.
Rockton has 3,355 households and a population of 7,554.
Since 2001, the City of Rockton budget has grown by 51.7 percent, from $7.05 million. The city population has grown 42.6 percent over the same period, from 5,296.
Salaries accounted for 18.9 percent of city spending in 2017. Rockton property taxpayers paid $2.03 million for 29 full-time employees and 15 part-time employees.
In 2001, the city had 19 full-time employees and 13 part-time employees, and spent $878,423.
All values in this story are inflation-adjusted real values.