How Massachusetts Ranks, July 2002 (v.5, n.5)


Massachusetts was in the top half for most of the ranked statistics in the latest release from the National Center for Education Statistics.*

Selected Rankings for Massachusetts, FY2000

statistic MA value
('00 value)
MA rank ** highest ranking state and number of main libraries value lowest ranking state and number of main libraries value
ILL's received per 1,000 228.5 4 Rhode Island
48
530.52 Hawaii
1
.25
direct circulation per capita 7.36 20 Ohio
250
12.76 District of Columbia
1
1.87
book and serial volumes per capita 4.90 3 Vermont
190
5.09 Tennessee
183
1.80
audio materials per 1,000 128.85 21 District of Columbia
1
420.49 Arkansas
43
40.80
video materials per 1,000 103.87 14 Ohio
250
205.46 District of Columbia
1
27.88
current serial subscriptions per 1,000 14.06 3 Vermont
190
15.11 Tennessee
183
3.37
paid FTE librarians per 25,000 6.69 5 Vermont
190
7.67 North Carolina
76
2.16
paid FTE MLS librarians per 25,000 4.37 6 Connecticut
194
5.67 Montana
79
0.70
total income per capita $33.30 14 Ohio
250
$59.93 Mississippi
49
$13.10
local income per capita $27.22 13 District of Columbia
1
$41.43 Mississippi
49
(Hawaii reported zero local income)
$9.10
reference transactions per capita 0.87 24 New York
750
1.91 Kentucky
116
0.47

* Public Libraries in the United States: FY2000. (NCES 2002-344).

** Massachusetts has 370 independent main libraries.

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