Texas Public Library Summary for 2004

Analytical Tables

These tables contain the data most often used by Texas public libraries to compare their expenditures, services, and staffing to other Texas public libraries. These tables include only those libraries that report the data contained in each separate Table, so the number of libraries in each table will vary.

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Table 01 Annual Per Capita Operating Expenditures
Population Range Number Libraries Low 25th %tile 50th %tile 75th %tile High Average
0 -2,000 67 1.70 11.42 20.22 34.26 705.95 34.52
2,000 -4,999 128 1.40 7.83 13.54 24.52 69.84 17.65
5,000 -9,999 114 1.50 7.80 11.60 19.26 57.08 14.91
10,000 - 14,999 59 1.93 7.32 10.11 15.29 34.81 11.84
15,000 - 24,999 64 0.11 7.45 13.81 18.84 43.60 14.21
25,000 - 49,999 65 3.41 7.71 15.19 20.58 56.46 16.06
50,000 - 99,999 27 2.79 11.31 16.93 23.98 38.87 17.77
100,000 - 249,999 20 7.63 12.55 16.01 19.62 37.80 17.17
Over 250,000 13 13.19 14.58 16.68 24.49 36.59 19.40
State Totals 557 0.11 8.24 13.77 20.82 705.95 17.95
Table 02 - Annual Per Capita Expenditures for Salaries
Population Range Number Libraries Low 25th %tile 50th %tile 75th %tile High Average
0 -2,000 61 0.13 5.77 11.29 21.94 374.46 20.76
2,000 -4,999 125 0.00 4.19 9.33 16.63 51.59 12.13
5,000 -9,999 114 0.02 4.79 7.71 14.01 35.63 9.58
10,000 - 14,999 59 1.38 4.71 7.36 11.54 27.61 8.52
15,000 - 24,999 63 3.22 5.65 9.47 13.17 27.04 9.73
25,000 - 49,999 65 1.85 5.70 10.01 14.23 40.88 11.04
50,000 - 99,999 27 2.24 9.27 12.43 16.58 23.28 12.43
100,000 - 249,999 20 5.74 8.29 11.34 13.68 27.40 11.82
Over 250,000 13 8.09 9.22 11.05 16.09 29.38 13.33
State Totals 547 0.00 5.41 9.16 14.36 374.46 11.80
Table 03 - Population Per ALA-MLS Librarian
Population Range Number Libraries Low 25th %tile 50th %tile 75th %tile High Average
10,000 - 14,999 2 8,807.33 8,807.33 9,717.50 0.00 9,717.50 9,262.42
15,000 - 24,999 17 4,675.20 5,579.67 7,922.33 9,882.50 16,891.49 8,116.59
25,000 - 49,999 32 2,111.85 7,240.60 10,543.33 17,602.50 23,396.00 11,791.47
50,000 - 99,999 24 5,876.12 8,222.57 12,092.52 22,998.50 40,471.50 16,436.27
100,000 - 249,999 20 6,816.97 9,664.50 12,541.22 17,169.67 40,991.40 14,399.23
Over 250,000 13 4,253.50 9,026.91 12,959.53 15,800.19 23,386.91 12,694.34
State Totals 108 2,111.85 7,575.18 10,054.00 16,091.82 40,991.40 12,789.96
Table 04 - Population Per FTE Employee
Population Range Number Libraries Low 25th %tile 50th %tile 75th %tile High Average
0 -2,000 19 52.00 622.33 875.50 1,135.48 1,810.19 817.19
2,000 -4,999 75 413.00 1,135.60 1,606.50 1,958.38 4,272.64 1,626.20
5,000 -9,999 97 906.50 1,801.80 2,693.33 3,595.38 8,178.18 2,899.31
10,000 - 14,999 57 1,523.65 2,595.00 3,661.32 5,351.90 8,407.75 3,938.83
15,000 - 24,999 63 1,590.28 2,663.48 3,434.05 4,948.00 9,376.77 3,980.66
25,000 - 49,999 65 1,206.77 2,874.78 3,509.55 5,093.57 13,077.60 4,233.22
50,000 - 99,999 27 1,425.82 2,710.39 3,075.52 3,679.76 18,210.60 3,905.74
100,000 - 249,999 20 1,968.67 3,121.76 3,314.62 4,182.80 5,317.91 3,500.68
Over 250,000 13 1,525.31 2,578.18 3,281.51 3,842.45 4,385.83 3,125.84
State Totals 436 52.00 1,819.75 2,889.00 3,874.12 18,210.60 3,177.26
Table 05 - Annual Per Capita Expenditures for Materials
Population Range Number Libraries Low 25th %tile 50th %tile 75th %tile High Average
0 -2,000 65 0.13 1.57 3.16 6.61 16.17 4.33
2,000 -4,999 127 0.06 0.99 1.78 3.34 13.60 2.41
5,000 -9,999 113 0.07 1.03 1.45 2.22 7.50 1.82
10,000 - 14,999 58 0.06 0.75 1.49 1.86 4.53 1.47
15,000 - 24,999 64 0.04 0.98 1.56 2.45 8.25 1.92
25,000 - 49,999 65 0.36 1.09 1.80 3.19 7.42 2.18
50,000 - 99,999 27 0.20 1.80 2.33 3.27 6.11 2.42
100,000 - 249,999 20 0.83 1.54 2.00 3.22 4.31 2.19
Over 250,000 13 1.66 2.39 2.67 3.54 4.60 2.90
State Totals 552 0.04 1.07 1.79 2.93 16.17 2.34
Table 06 - Items Per Capita
Population Range Number Libraries Low 25th %tile 50th %tile 75th %tile High Average
0 -2,000 67 2.08 7.73 9.59 14.08 163.31 15.03
2,000 -4,999 129 1.63 4.13 5.65 8.47 16.31 6.30
5,000 -9,999 114 0.55 2.64 3.60 4.82 8.53 3.80
10,000 - 14,999 59 0.98 1.83 2.69 3.55 7.04 2.90
15,000 - 24,999 64 0.57 1.69 2.17 3.08 5.91 2.47
25,000 - 49,999 65 0.51 1.45 1.98 2.58 4.82 2.13
50,000 - 99,999 27 0.32 1.35 1.96 2.64 3.74 1.96
100,000 - 249,999 20 1.05 1.65 2.06 3.11 4.50 2.23
Over 250,000 13 1.56 1.72 2.04 2.63 5.07 2.36
State Totals 558 0.32 2.14 3.36 5.81 163.31 5.11
Table 07 - Periodical Subscription Per 1,000 Population
Population Range Number Libraries Low 25th %tile 50th %tile 75th %tile High Average
0 -2,000 53 1.07 4.54 11.08 22.19 53.11 14.28
2,000 -4,999 120 0.47 2.86 5.74 10.93 34.37 7.77
5,000 -9,999 112 0.33 2.69 4.90 7.28 22.64 5.46
10,000 - 14,999 58 0.37 1.97 3.35 5.55 21.70 4.12
15,000 - 24,999 63 0.13 2.55 3.58 5.26 9.14 3.93
25,000 - 49,999 65 0.10 2.54 3.73 4.58 7.80 3.60
50,000 - 99,999 27 0.55 1.88 3.54 3.83 8.63 3.17
100,000 - 249,999 20 1.09 2.38 2.55 3.78 6.41 2.95
Over 250,000 13 1.30 2.08 3.21 4.76 6.29 3.33
State Totals 531 0.10 2.44 4.15 7.05 53.11 6.04
Table 08 - Circulation Per Capita
Population Range Number Libraries Low 25th %tile 50th %tile 75th %tile High Average
0 -2,000 67 0.06 2.66 6.18 10.37 326.94 13.01
2,000 -4,999 128 0.29 1.94 3.36 6.53 35.78 5.17
5,000 -9,999 114 0.00 2.05 3.42 6.25 16.81 4.34
10,000 - 14,999 59 0.14 1.67 3.14 4.85 12.52 3.64
15,000 - 24,999 64 0.33 2.66 3.83 6.09 16.41 4.50
25,000 - 49,999 65 0.34 2.36 3.87 5.85 15.62 4.77
50,000 - 99,999 27 0.49 2.79 5.03 7.78 12.22 5.19
100,000 - 249,999 20 0.83 2.93 4.69 6.54 11.88 4.87
Over 250,000 13 2.52 4.00 4.81 6.63 10.25 5.23
State Totals 557 0.00 2.17 3.73 6.63 326.94 5.65
Table 09 - Collection Turnover Rate
Population Range Number Libraries Low 25th %tile 50th %tile 75th %tile High Average
0 -2,000 67 0.01 0.31 0.56 0.85 2.96 0.67
2,000 -4,999 129 0.00 0.40 0.66 1.00 3.65 0.76
5,000 -9,999 114 0.00 0.68 0.95 1.45 3.09 1.08
10,000 - 14,999 59 0.14 0.77 1.07 1.60 4.32 1.25
15,000 - 24,999 64 0.16 1.10 1.64 2.49 6.28 1.92
25,000 - 49,999 65 0.23 1.25 1.88 2.65 5.96 2.16
50,000 - 99,999 27 0.49 1.56 2.85 4.04 5.83 2.69
100,000 - 249,999 20 0.79 1.80 2.21 2.68 4.33 2.23
Over 250,000 13 0.99 2.00 2.22 3.23 3.90 2.37
State Totals 558 0.00 0.60 1.03 1.80 6.28 1.35
Table 10 - Hours Open Per Week
Population Range Number Libraries Low 25th %tile 50th %tile 75th %tile High Average
0 -2,000 67 8.00 21.00 29.00 40.00 53.00 29.51
2,000 -4,999 129 6.00 25.00 36.00 41.00 60.00 34.11
5,000 -9,999 114 9.00 34.00 40.00 45.00 60.00 39.48
10,000 - 14,999 59 30.00 40.00 45.00 51.00 62.00 45.00
15,000 - 24,999 64 30.00 44.00 47.00 53.00 70.00 47.79
25,000 - 49,999 65 40.00 48.00 52.00 59.00 70.00 52.83
50,000 - 99,999 27 49.00 58.00 62.00 65.00 71.00 61.00
100,000 - 249,999 20 49.00 60.00 64.00 66.00 70.00 62.70
Over 250,000 13 45.00 64.00 68.00 70.00 70.00 64.81
State Totals 558 6.00 34.00 43.00 51.00 71.00 42.60
Table 11 - Library Visits Per Capita
Population Range Number Libraries Low 25th %tile 50th %tile 75th %tile High Average
0 -2,000 64 0.06 2.31 4.54 8.66 138.46 9.20
2,000 -4,999 127 0.11 1.58 2.51 4.85 19.40 3.75
5,000 -9,999 111 0.05 1.53 2.73 4.76 15.61 3.39
10,000 - 14,999 57 0.18 1.31 2.15 3.66 7.08 2.58
15,000 - 24,999 62 0.55 1.92 2.91 4.01 10.04 3.25
25,000 - 49,999 65 0.26 2.06 3.08 4.48 9.29 3.48
50,000 - 99,999 27 0.43 2.14 3.75 3.96 6.17 3.26
100,000 - 249,999 20 1.41 2.33 3.18 3.85 5.65 3.07
Over 250,000 13 2.03 2.90 3.08 4.43 5.52 3.50
State Totals 546 0.05 1.72 2.97 4.61 138.46 4.05
Table 12 - Reference Transactions Per Capita
Population Range Number Libraries Low 25th %tile 50th %tile 75th %tile High Average
0 -2,000 62 0.01 0.10 0.37 1.06 14.56 1.07
2,000 -4,999 124 0.00 0.07 0.27 0.59 49.49 0.93
5,000 -9,999 112 0.00 0.09 0.28 0.72 6.97 0.59
10,000 - 14,999 58 0.00 0.12 0.27 0.75 3.82 0.59
15,000 - 24,999 63 0.00 0.18 0.34 0.59 6.15 0.58
25,000 - 49,999 65 0.01 0.27 0.56 0.92 3.64 0.68
50,000 - 99,999 27 0.04 0.28 0.61 0.93 1.41 0.59
100,000 - 249,999 20 0.13 0.28 0.76 1.07 5.45 0.95
Over 250,000 13 0.20 0.78 0.99 2.46 4.74 1.52
State Totals 544 0.00 0.13 0.34 0.80 49.49 0.77
Table 13 - Program Attendance Per Capita
Population Range Number Libraries Low 25th %tile 50th %tile 75th %tile High Average
0 -2,000 62 0.01 0.11 0.30 0.56 58.17 1.93
2,000 -4,999 122 0.00 0.07 0.16 0.41 2.88 0.32
5,000 -9,999 112 0.01 0.05 0.16 0.33 4.86 0.29
10,000 - 14,999 58 0.01 0.08 0.13 0.25 5.08 0.29
15,000 - 24,999 64 0.00 0.09 0.19 0.33 1.18 0.24
25,000 - 49,999 64 0.00 0.09 0.17 0.37 1.15 0.25
50,000 - 99,999 27 0.02 0.11 0.15 0.24 0.92 0.21
100,000 - 249,999 20 0.06 0.11 0.15 0.27 0.50 0.18
Over 250,000 13 0.10 0.16 0.20 0.27 0.38 0.21
State Totals 542 0.00 0.08 0.17 0.35 58.17 0.46
Table 14 - Head Librarians Salary
Population Range Number Libraries Low 25th %tile 50th %tile 75th %tile High Average
0 -2,000 57 7 7,680 10,787 18,290 42,375 12,792
2,000 -4,999 121 1,550 10,800 17,653 24,173 54,383 18,446
5,000 -9,999 113 1,800 16,850 22,076 28,338 77,260 24,387
10,000 - 14,999 58 2,500 23,293 29,000 37,181 59,500 30,523
15,000 - 24,999 62 18,000 32,000 38,950 52,000 79,950 42,394
25,000 - 49,999 65 24,960 39,140 48,847 66,000 95,500 52,819
50,000 - 99,999 27 40,186 55,538 66,253 79,361 107,119 67,636
100,000 - 249,999 20 45,303 61,081 75,200 98,155 112,536 77,934
Over 250,000 13 68,973 86,102 100,048 120,245 125,000 100,221
State Totals 536 7 17,000 27,481 46,000 125,000 34,023

Texas Public Library Summary for 2004

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