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The price of local government in 2016: Henderson County

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By Local Labs News Service | Jan 7, 2017

Budget 03

The Henderson County budget was $7.36 million for its 2016 fiscal year.

That's an increase of 62.5 percent from 2015, when the county spent $4.53 million.

Henderson County has a population of 6,870.

Since 2001, the Henderson County budget has fallen by 1.3 percent, from $7.46 million. The county population has fallen 16.4 percent over the same period, from 8,213.

Salaries accounted for 31.9 percent of county spending in 2016. Henderson County property taxpayers paid $2.35 million for 85 full-time employees and 60 part-time employees.

In 2001, the county had 68 full-time employees and 30 part-time employees, and spent $2.75 million.

Year
Population
Budget
Salaries
Salary %
# Employees
$$ Per Employee
2016
6,870
$7,363,746
$2,345,366
31.9
145
$16,175
2015
6,916
$4,530,959
$2,653,315
58.6
145
$18,299
2014
6,916
$6,009,401
$2,743,111
45.6
145
$18,918
2013
8,200
$2,200,895
$2,847,384
129.4
105
$27,118
2012
8,200
$3,724,894
$2,829,773
76
105
$26,950
2011
8,200
$4,959,599
$2,782,373
56.1
105
$26,499
2010
8,200
$12,460,089
$2,815,864
22.6
105
$26,818
2009
8,200
$7,093,809
$3,042,356
42.9
105
$28,975
2008
7,477
$6,830,756
$2,856,505
41.8
97
$29,449
2007
8,046
$6,692,472
$2,906,931
43.4
97
$29,968
2006
8,046
$6,857,041
$2,711,316
39.5
97
$27,952
2005
8,046
$6,661,399
$2,648,016
39.8
97
$27,299
2004
8,046
$8,240,622
$2,735,548
33.2
97
$28,202
2003
8,213
$7,179,243
$2,832,264
39.5
97
$29,199
2002
8,213
$7,446,181
$2,797,613
37.6
101
$27,699
2001
8,213
$7,460,243
$2,754,314
36.9
98
$28,105

All values in this story are inflation-adjusted real values.

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