The price of local government in 2016: Knox County
That's a decrease of 1.9 percent from 2015, when the county spent $47.89 million.
Knox County has a population of 50,938.
Since 2001, the Knox County budget has fallen by 12.4 percent, from $53.64 million. The county population has fallen 10.2 percent over the same period, from 56,700.
Salaries accounted for 35.8 percent of county spending in 2016. Knox County property taxpayers paid $16.79 million for 364 full-time employees and 85 part-time employees.
In 2001, the county had 353 full-time employees and 97 part-time employees, and spent $15.87 million.
All values in this story are inflation-adjusted real values.