SELECTED COUNTIES General fund comparisons

Columbiana County Commissioner Jim Hoppel is examining general fund budgets and populations among some Ohio counties to come up with a per person spending figure as a basis for comparison. Here's a sampling of what he found (* designates Appalachia counties):
County andGeneral Per-personpopulationfund budget spending
Allen County 108,473 $24 million $221
Ashtabula County 102,728 $20 million$195
Belmont County* 70,226 $15.7 million $224
Columbiana County* 112,075 $12.8 million $114
Geauga County 90,895 $19.2 million $211
Jefferson County* 73,894 $12.5 million $169
Muskingum County* 84,585 $24 million $284
Tuscarawas County 90,914 $18.1 million$199
Washington County* 63,251$10 million$158
Source: Columbiana County Commissioner Jim Hoppel

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