Texas Public Library Summary for 1999

Texas Library Per Capita Data Compared to U.S. Averages

Graph showing expenditures by staff, library collection, other, and totals.

Graph shows Texas vs. National Average Service Indicators for Circulation, Reference, Book Volumes and Library Visits

Note: The data in these charts are 1998 Early Release FSCS data (most recent year compiled) as published by the National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education.

Texas Ranking in Key Measures
  Texas U.S. Texas Ranking
Salary Expend. Per Capita ($) $9.14 $14.86 42
Materials Expend. Per Capita ($) $2.16 $3.56 45
Other Expend. Per Capita ($) $2.41 $4.69 49
Total Operating Expend. Per Capita ($) $12.75 $23.17 46
Book Volumes Per Capita 1.87 2.75 47
Visits Per Capita 2.68 3.69 45
Reference Transactions Per Capita 0.90 1.09 23
Circulation Per Capita 4.04 6.34 46
MLS Per 1,000 of Population 0.08 0.11 32
FTE Staff Per 1,000 of Population 0.304 0.462 49

Note: The data in this table is 1998 Early Release FSCS data as published by the National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education (the latest national data available).

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