How Massachusetts Ranks FY2005, December 2007(v.11,n.1)

Massachusetts was in the top half for most of the latest state rankings:

Selected Rankings for Massachusetts, FY2005

statistic 2005 MA value
(2004 value)
2005 MA rank*
(2004 rank)
highest ranking state and number of main libraries value lowest ranking state and number of main libraries value
ILL's received per 1,000 647.00
(542.03)
4
(4)
Wisconsin
382
945.77
Hawaii
1
0.03
circulation per capita 7.85
(772)
20
(20)
Ohio
251
15.03 District of Columbia
1
2.05
print materials per capita 4.97
(4.91)
3
(4)
Maine
272
5.39 Nevada
22
1.63
audio materials per 1,000 population 173.86
(163.06)
19
(19)
Ohio
251
323.95 Georgia
58
63.34
video materials per 1,000 population 188.83 (167.70) 14
(14)
Ohio
251
344.14 District of Columbia
1
42.22
current print serial subscriptions per 1,000 population 9.34 (9.30) 15
(15)
New Hampshire
230
13.40 Georgia
58
2.77
public-use Internet terminals per 5,000 population 3.41 (3.32) 23
(21)
South Dakota
125
6.65 Nevada
22
1.88
paid FTE librarians per 25,000 population 6.59 (6.48) 9
(10)
New Hampshire
230
8.32 Georgia
58
1.97
paid FTE ALA-MLS librarians per 25,000 population 4.28 (4.21) 6
(7)
District of Columbia
1
6.75 Arkansas
48
0.97
total operating income per capita $35.42 ($33.18) 18
(19)
Ohio
251
$61.41 Mississippi
50
$14.51
local operating income per capita $30.70 ($29.12) 17
(13)
District of Columbia
1
$55.93 West Virginia
97
(Hawaii reported zero local income)
$9.56
reference transactions per capita 0.85
(0.89)
33
(29)
District of Columbia
1
2.06 Montana
80
0.50
library visits per capita 5.86 (5.75) 15
(14)
Ohio
251
7.23 Mississippi
50
2.85

* Massachusetts has 370 independent main libraries.

Source: U.S. Department of Education, National Center fore Educational Statistics, Federal-State Cooperative System (FSCS) for Public Library Data, Public Libraries Durvey (PLS), FY2005.

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