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Wyoming public libraries

Posted in $4 on April 3rd, 2013

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Wyoming’s 23 libraries (none omitted) are mostly fairly well funded, with two-thirds spending $43 or more and only five libraries (22%) spending less than $36 per capita. None of the libraries circulate 24 or more items per capita, but 70% circulate at least six (compared to 50% overall). Patron visits are also strong, with 57% of the libraries reporting at least seven visits per capita (compared to 33% overall).

Program attendance is strong, with 74% of the libraries reporting at least 0.5 attendance per capita (compared to 33% overall), and PC use is strong, with 57% reporting 1.7 uses per capita or more (compared to 30% overall).

Libraries by legal service area

LSA Count %
2,250-2,999 1 4.3%
4,000-5,299 1 4.3%
5,300-6,799 1 4.3%
6,800-8,699 4 17.4%
8,700-11,099 1 4.3%
11,100-14,099 3 13.0%
14,100-18,499 2 8.7%
18,500-24,999 2 8.7%
25,000-34,499 3 13.0%
34,500-53,999 3 13.0%
54,000-104,999 2 8.7%

Circulation per capita and spending per capita

Circulation per capita correlates strongly (0.68) with spending per capita.

Circulation per capita plotted against spending per capita

Circulation per capita (rounded) occurrence by spending category

In looking at this mostly-useless graph, note that there are no Wyoming libraries spending less than $17 per capita.

West Virginia public libraries

Posted in $4 on April 1st, 2013

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Most of this state’s 97 libraries (none omitted) are at the low end of funding: three-quarters spend less than $17 per capita, and more than half spend less than $12 (compared to 20% and 10% overall). Circulation is low, with only 7% circulating at least eight items per capita (compared to 50% overall) and two-thirds circulating less than four (compared to 21% overall).

Patron visits are also low, with only 16% hitting five visits per capita or above (compared to 54% overall). Other metrics are also on the low side.

Libraries by legal service area

LSA Count %
<700 1 1.0%
1,150-1,649 1 1.0%
1,650-2,249 2 2.1%
2,250-2,999 1 1.0%
3,000-3,999 7 7.2%
4,000-5,299 12 12.4%
5,300-6,799 11 11.3%
6,800-8,699 9 9.3%
8,700-11,099 10 10.3%
11,100-14,099 11 11.3%
14,100-18,499 8 8.2%
18,500-24,999 5 5.2%
25,000-34,499 5 5.2%
34,500-53,999 6 6.2%
54,000-104,999 7 7.2%
105,000-4.1 mill. 1 1.0%

Circulation per capita and spending per capita

Circulation per capita correlates very strongly (0.81) with spending per capita.

Circulation per capita plotted against spending per capita

Circulation per capita (rounded) occurrence by spending category

As may be obvious from the first graph, there are no libraries in the $43-$53.99 and $53-$72.99 spending categories.

Wisconsin public libraries

Posted in $4 on March 29th, 2013

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The 380 profiled libraries in Wisconsin (one omitted) mostly spend in the midrange–$21 to $52.99—with 50 libraries spending more and 45 spending less (but only five in the bottom bracket). With or without adjusting for cost of living, the lowest median benefit ratio is 4.59 and most are above 6.

Circulation is well above average, with 36% circulating at least 17 items per capita, 61% circulating 13 or more and 82% circulating 10 or more—compared to 14%, 25% and 38% overall. (At the other extreme, only 13 libraries—3%–circulated less than six items, compared to 21% overall.) Patron visits aren’t quite as strong, but still strong: 70% report at least five visits per capita, compared to 54% overall. Program attendance and PC use are both fairly typical.

Libraries by legal service area

LSA Count % Outliers
<700 8 2.1%
700-1,149 25 6.6%
1,150-1,649 25 6.6%
1,650-2,249 21 5.5% 1
2,250-2,999 40 10.5%
3,000-3,999 32 8.4%
4,000-5,299 40 10.5%
5,300-6,799 30 7.9%
6,800-8,699 25 6.6%
8,700-11,099 17 4.5%
11,100-14,099 22 5.8%
14,100-18,499 22 5.8%
18,500-24,999 26 6.8%
25,000-34,499 14 3.7%
34,500-53,999 15 3.9%
54,000-104,999 11 2.9%
105,000-4.1 mill. 7 1.8%

Circulation per capita and spending per capita

Circulation per capita correlates strongly (0.61) with spending per capita.

Circulation per capita plotted against spending per capita

Circulation per capita (rounded) occurrence by spending category

This graph is linear from 4 through 38 circulation per capita.

Washington state public libraries

Posted in $4 on March 27th, 2013

Another post commenting on Chapter 20 of Give Us a Dollar and We’ll Give You Back Four (2012-13)–now available as a $9.99 Kindle ebook or $21.95 paperback with ISBN 978-1481279161 on Amazon, along with the usual Lulu options. Note that Lulu prices for the paperback and hardback versions are now lower.

The 57 profiled libraries in Washington (state) (five were omitted) are mostly reasonably well supported, with two-thirds spending $36 or more (compared to 40% overall). Adjusted for Washington’s 104.3% cost of living, median benefit ratio is at least 4.03 in all spending brackets.

Circulation is low at the top but strong in the middle, with 58% circulating at least 10 items per capita (compared to 38% overall), and spending correlates with circulation. Patron visits are on the high side, with 47% reporting at least seven visits per capita (compared to 33% overall), while program attendance is slightly low and PC use is slightly high.

Libraries by legal service area

LSA Count % Outliers
<700 3 5.3% 1
700-1,149 3 5.3% 1
1,150-1,649 1 1.8% 1
1,650-2,249 3 5.3%
2,250-2,999 3 5.3%
3,000-3,999 1 1.8%
4,000-5,299 4 7.0% 1
6,800-8,699 2 3.5%
8,700-11,099 4 7.0%
11,100-14,099 2 3.5% 1
14,100-18,499 5 8.8%
18,500-24,999 2 3.5%
25,000-34,499 3 5.3%
34,500-53,999 4 7.0%
54,000-104,999 3 5.3%
105,000-4.1 mill. 14 24.6%

Circulation per capita and spending per capita

Circulation per capita correlates very strongly (0.86) with spending per capita.

Circulation per capita plotted against spending per capita

Circulation per capita (rounded) occurrence by spending category

Each circulation value appears on the horizontal axis, which is linear from 6 through 21, but not below or above. The graph is mostly useless.

Vermont public libraries

Posted in $4 on March 25th, 2013

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The 152 profiled libraries in Vermont (32 were omitted) are fairly evenly distributed throughout spending levels, although somewhat more spend between $21 and $30.99 than elsewhere. Circulation is on the low side, with only 30% circulating at least eight items per capita (compared to 50% overall); patron visits are slightly low. Program attendance is strong, with half the libraries reporting at least 0.5 attendance per capita (compared to 33% overall), while PC use is typical.

Libraries by legal service area

LSA Count % Outliers
<700 6 3.9% 9
700-1,149 25 16.4% 13
1,150-1,649 21 13.8% 3
1,650-2,249 21 13.8% 1
2,250-2,999 24 15.8% 2
3,000-3,999 18 11.8% 1
4,000-5,299 8 5.3% 1
5,300-6,799 8 5.3%
6,800-8,699 7 4.6%
8,700-11,099 4 2.6%
11,100-14,099 2 1.3%
14,100-18,499 5 3.3%
18,500-24,999 2 1.3%
34,500-53,999 1 0.7% 1
54,000-104,999 0.0% 1

Circulation per capita and spending per capita

Circulation per capita correlates very strongly (0.82) with spending per capita.

Circulation per capita plotted against spending per capita

Circulation per capita (rounded) occurrence by spending category

Note that the horizontal axis is only linear through 14

Virginia public libraries

Posted in $4 on March 22nd, 2013

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Most of the 90 Virginia libraries profiled (one was omitted) are in the low to middling expenditure brackets, with only 13% spending $43 or more—but only one library spending less than $12.

Circulation is slightly on the low side, with 33% circulating at least eight items per capita (compared to 50% overall)—but only 3% circulating less than two. Visits per capita are slightly low; program attendance is significantly low, with only 28% of libraries reporting at least 0.3 attendance per capita (compared to 54% overall), as is PC use, with only 14% reporting at least 1.7 uses per capita (compared to 30% overall).

Libraries by legal service area

LSA Count % Outliers
1,650-2,249 1 1.1%
2,250-2,999 2 2.2%
3,000-3,999 1 1.1%
4,000-5,299 0.0% 1
6,800-8,699 1 1.1%
8,700-11,099 5 5.6%
11,100-14,099 7 7.8%
14,100-18,499 4 4.4%
18,500-24,999 6 6.7%
25,000-34,499 9 10.0%
34,500-53,999 20 22.2%
54,000-104,999 15 16.7%
105,000-4.1 mill. 19 21.1%

Circulation per capita and spending per capita

Circulation per capita correlates very strongly (0.83) with spending per capita.

Circulation per capita plotted against spending per capita

Circulation per capita (rounded) occurrence by spending category

Utah public libraries

Posted in $4 on March 20th, 2013

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The 69 profiled Utah libraries (three were omitted) are distributed throughout spending levels, with clusters in the $26 to $35.99 range (20 libraries) and the $12 to $16.99 range (14 libraries). Circulation is above average, with 71% of the libraries circulating eight or more items per capita (compared to 50% overall) and just over half circulating at least ten items (compared to 38% overall). Because 29% of the libraries reported 7 to 8.99 patron visits per capita, that’s also generally strong—48% were at or above 7 visits, compared to 33% overall. Program attendance is just slightly above average; PC use is very nearly typical.

Libraries by legal service area

LSA Count % Outliers
<700 1 1.4%
700-1,149 2 2.9%
1,150-1,649 1 1.4% 1
1,650-2,249 5 7.2% 1
2,250-2,999 6 8.7%
3,000-3,999 4 5.8%
4,000-5,299 3 4.3%
5,300-6,799 4 5.8%
6,800-8,699 6 8.7%
8,700-11,099 5 7.2%
11,100-14,099 3 4.3%
14,100-18,499 5 7.2%
18,500-24,999 5 7.2%
25,000-34,499 8 11.6%
34,500-53,999 4 5.8%
54,000-104,999 1 1.4% 1
105,000-4.1 mill. 6 8.7%

Circulation per capita and spending per capita

Circulation per capita correlates moderately well (0.43) with spending per capita.

Circulation per capita plotted against spending per capita

Circulation per capita (rounded) occurrence by spending category

Texas public libraries

Posted in $4 on March 18th, 2013

Another post commenting on Chapter 20 of Give Us a Dollar and We’ll Give You Back Four (2012-13)–now available as a $9.99 Kindle ebook or $21.95 paperback with ISBN 978-1481279161 on Amazon, along with the usual Lulu options. Note that Lulu prices for the paperback and hardback versions are now lower.

While the 537 profiled libraries in Texas (27 omitted) are distributed throughout spending levels, most are on the low side, with 44% in the bottom two brackets and 71% in the bottom four (compared to 39% overall). Median benefit ratios are consistently above 4.3 without adjusting for Texas’ 90.5% cost of living, and only one bracket falls just below 4 (to 3.95) adjusted.

Circulation is on the low side, with 22% circulating at least eight items per capita (compared to 50% overall). Only 30% of the libraries report at least five patron visits per capita (compared to 54% overall), only 35% report at least 0.3 program attendance per capita (compared to 54% overall), and PC use is better but still somewhat on the low side, with 32% reporting at least 1.3 uses per capita (compared to 43% overall).

Libraries by legal service area

LSA Count % Outliers
<700 5 0.9% 5
700-1,149 15 2.8%
1,150-1,649 25 4.7% 3
1,650-2,249 27 5.0% 1
2,250-2,999 27 5.0% 3
3,000-3,999 49 9.1% 2
4,000-5,299 39 7.3%
5,300-6,799 37 6.9% 1
6,800-8,699 43 8.0% 1
8,700-11,099 43 8.0% 3
11,100-14,099 25 4.7% 3
14,100-18,499 31 5.8%
18,500-24,999 32 6.0%
25,000-34,499 34 6.3% 2
34,500-53,999 42 7.8% 3
54,000-104,999 24 4.5%
105,000-4.1 mill. 39 7.3%

Circulation per capita and spending per capita

Circulation per capita correlates strongly (0.67) with spending per capita.

Circulation per capita plotted against spending per capita

Circulation per capita (rounded) occurrence by spending category

Tennessee public libraries

Posted in $4 on March 15th, 2013

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Most of the 150 Tennessee libraries profiled (36 were omitted) fall near the bottom of the funding scale, with 83% spending less than $21 (compared to 28% overall).

Circulation is low, with only 14% circulating at least eight items per capita (compared to 50% overall). Patron visits are also low, with 19% reporting at least five visits per capita (compared to 54% overall). Only 15% of the libraries manage at least 0.3 program attendance per capita (compared to 54% overall), and 41% are in the bottom bracket. Finally, PC use is low, but not as low, with 24% reporting at least 1.3 uses per capita (compared to 43% overall).

Libraries by legal service area

LSA Count % Outliers
<700 6 4.0% 1
700-1,149 4 2.7%
1,150-1,649 6 4.0%
1,650-2,249 6 4.0% 2
2,250-2,999 5 3.3% 1
3,000-3,999 5 3.3% 2
4,000-5,299 4 2.7% 1
5,300-6,799 12 8.0% 6
6,800-8,699 10 6.7% 1
8,700-11,099 4 2.7% 5
11,100-14,099 13 8.7% 3
14,100-18,499 13 8.7% 3
18,500-24,999 14 9.3% 3
25,000-34,499 13 8.7% 5
34,500-53,999 15 10.0% 2
54,000-104,999 12 8.0% 1
105,000-4.1 mill. 8 5.3%

Circulation per capita and spending per capita

Circulation per capita correlates strongly (0.59) with spending per capita.

Circulation per capita plotted against spending per capita

Circulation per capita (rounded) occurrence by spending category

South Dakota public libraries

Posted in $4 on March 13th, 2013

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Most of South Dakota’s 106 profiled libraries (six were omitted) have middling funding, with three-quarters spending $12 to $42.99. Circulation is mildly low in general, while patron visits are typical. Program attendance and PC use are also fairly typical (except that there’s a slight bulge at the very bottom in each case).

Libraries by legal service area

LSA Count % Outliers
<700 24 22.6% 4
700-1,149 18 17.0%
1,150-1,649 12 11.3% 1
1,650-2,249 8 7.5%
2,250-2,999 7 6.6%
3,000-3,999 8 7.5%
4,000-5,299 3 2.8%
5,300-6,799 4 3.8% 1
6,800-8,699 3 2.8%
8,700-11,099 3 2.8%
11,100-14,099 4 3.8%
14,100-18,499 3 2.8%
18,500-24,999 5 4.7%
25,000-34,499 1 0.9%
34,500-53,999 1 0.9%
54,000-104,999 1 0.9%
105,000-4.1 mill. 1 0.9%

Circulation per capita and spending per capita

Circulation per capita correlates moderately (0.48) with spending per capita.

Circulation per capita plotted against spending per capita

Circulation per capita (rounded) occurrence by spending category


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