How Massachusetts Ranks FY2002, May 2005 (v.8,n.3)

Massachusetts was in the top half for most of the state rankings included in Public Libraries in the United States FY2002 by the National Center for Education Statistics.

Selected Rankings for Massachusetts, FY2002

statistic MA value
(2001 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 1,000 338.21
(259.05)
4 Rhode Island
48
629.95 Hawaii
1
0.12
circulation per capita 7.59
(7.22)
20 Ohio
250
14.63 District of Columbia
1
2.14
book and serial volumes per capita 4.85
(4.80)
3 Maine
274
5.05 Arizona
35
1.72
audio materials per 1,000 147.38
(135.10)
20 Ohio
250
317.53 Arkansas
47
48.90
video materials per 1,000 135.09
(116.92)
14 Ohio
250
262.16 District of Columbia
1
33.70
current serial subscriptions per 1,000 13.67
(13.76)
2 Vermont
189
14.15 Georgia
58
3.37
paid FTE librarians per 25,000 6.96
(7.10)
6 New Hampshire
230
8.49 North Carolina
76
1.95
paid FTE ALA-MLS librarians per 25,000 4.47
(4.35)
5 Connecticut
194
5.49 Arkansas
47
0.85
total operating income per capita $37.64
($34.74)
12 Ohio
250
$56.85 Mississippi
49
$13.72
local operating income per capita $29.96
($28.13)
13 District of Columbia
1
$46.11 West Virginia
97
(Hawaii reported zero local income)
$8.72
reference transactions per capita 0.88
(0.87)
28 District of Columbia
1
1.87 Montana
79
0.49
library visits per capita 5.49
(5.24)
14 Ohio
250
6.90 Mississippi
49
2.77

* Massachusetts has 370 independent main libraries.

Source: Chute, A., Kroe, E., O'Shea, P., Craig, T., Freeman, M., Hardesty, L., McLaughlin, J.F., and Ramsey, C.J. (2005). Public Libraries in the United States: Fiscal Year 2002 (NCES 2005-356). U.S. Department of Education. Washington, DC: National Center for Education Statistics.

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