How Massachusetts Ranks FY2004, September 2006 (v.9,n.5)

Massachusetts was in the top half for most of the state rankings included in Public Libraries in the United States FY2004 by the National Center for Education Statistics.

Selected Rankings for Massachusetts, FY2004

statistic MA value
(2003 rank)
MA rank*
(2003 rank)
highest ranking state and number of main libraries value lowest ranking state and number of main libraries value
ILL's received per 1,000 542.03
(399.13)
4
(4)
Wisconsin
380
818.43 Hawaii
1
0.25
circulation per capita 7.72
(7.68)
20
(20)
Ohio
250
14.84 District of Columbia
1
1.92
print materials per capita 4.91
(4.83)
4
(4)
South Dakota
125
5.48 Nevada
22
1.67
audio materials per 1,000 population 163.06
(151.82)
19
(21)
Ohio
250
300.88 Georgia
58
58.88
video materials per 1,000 population 167.70
(148.63)
14
(15)
Ohio
250
310.49 District of Columbia
1
38.92
current print serial subscriptions per 1,000 population 9.30
(13.32)
15
(4)
Vermont
189
13.27 Alabama
208
3.07
public-use Internet terminals per 5,000 population 3.32
(3.15)
21
(20)
South Dakota
125
6.82 California
179
1.89
paid FTE librarians per 25,000 population 6.48
(6.71)
10
(9)
New Hampshire
231
8.18 North Carolina
75
1.93
paid FTE ALA-MLS librarians per 25,000 population 4.21
(4.30)
7
(6)
District of Columbia
1
6.07 Arkansas
48
0.93
total operating income per capita $33.18
($35.52)
19
(16)
Ohio
250
$56.77 Mississippi
49
$13.76
local operating income per capita $29.12
($30.00)
13
(14)
District of Columbia
1
$49.28 West Virginia
97
(Hawaii reported zero local income)
$9.42
reference transactions per capita 0.89
(0.86)
29
(29)
District of Columbia
1
2.04 Alaska
88
0.48
library visits per capita 5.75
(5.57)
14
(15)
Ohio
250
7.16 Mississippi
49
2.76

* 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 2004 (NCES 2005-356). U.S. Department of Education. Washington, DC: National Center for Education Statistics.

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