Texas Public Library Summary for 2005

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.

Table 01 - Annual Per Capita Operating Expenditures
Population Libraries Low 25th %tile 50th %tile 75th %tile High Average
0� -� 2,000 59 1.33 14.49 22.55 38.13 602.40 37.09
2,000� -� 4,999 132 2.05 8.88 14.44 25.85 76.41 18.99
5,000� -� 9,999 113 0.84 7.80 11.88 19.62 65.07 14.98
10,000 - 14,999 56 1.92 7.53 10.97 16.26 35.47 12.34
15,000 - 24,999 60 0.06 8.39 13.15 18.34 43.13 14.01
25,000 - 49,999 68 3.95 8.65 15.50 19.28 71.01 16.25
50,000 - 99,999 30 1.91 11.49 17.48 22.96 38.95 17.32
100,000 - 249,999 21 8.72 13.41 14.62 19.37 34.42 17.54
Over 250,000 13 13.25 15.92 16.91 25.48 35.62 19.64
State Totals 552 0.06 9.00 14.20 21.41 602.40 18.42

Table 02 - Annual Per Capita Expenditures for Salaries
Population Libraries Low 25th %tile 50th %tile 75th %tile High Average
0� -� 2,000 56 0.18 6.82 12.06 22.15 303.68 21.53
2,000� -� 4,999 129 0.00 4.43 9.90 16.89 53.23 12.81
5,000� -� 9,999 113 0.06 4.88 8.10 13.17 36.10 9.74
10,000 - 14,999 56 1.40 5.21 7.65 12.36 28.19 8.99
15,000 - 24,999 59 3.12 5.60 8.57 12.44 28.70 9.61
25,000 - 49,999 68 1.89 5.99 10.43 14.07 45.39 11.37
50,000 - 99,999 30 1.91 8.48 12.86 15.86 23.61 12.22
100,000 - 249,999 21 6.93 8.51 11.38 15.14 22.86 11.95
Over 250,000 13 8.22 9.79 11.33 16.10 28.60 13.44
State Totals 545 0.00 5.52 9.26 14.73 303.68 12.10

Table 03 - Population Per ALA-MLS Librarian
Population Libraries Low 25th %tile 50th %tile 75th %tile High Average
10,000 - 14,999 3 6,339.50 7,318.00 9,015.33 9,015.33 9,015.33 7,557.61
15,000 - 24,999 12 4,183.75 5,912.25 8,218.00 10,221.50 13,228.33 8,239.22
25,000 - 49,999 34 2,427.82 7,609.77 10,059.60 15,152.00 24,288.50 12,010.73
50,000 - 99,999 26 5,365.57 8,240.02 11,417.00 19,659.00 60,237.33 15,896.56
100,000 - 249,999 21 6,102.74 9,767.19 12,477.11 18,079.10 36,390.67 14,535.86
Over 250,000 13 4,454.03 9,834.51 11,455.24 16,447.19 24,648.18 12,558.07
State Totals 109 2,427.82 7,776.13 10,525.16 15,572.86 60,237.33 12,951.62

Table 04 - Population Per FTE Employee
Population Libraries Low 25th %tile 50th %tile 75th %tile High Average
0� -� 2,000 22 7.25 608.00 846.90 1,065.41 1,738.94 813.22
2,000� -� 4,999 77 430.20 1,117.20 1,482.67 2,048.50 4,235.85 1,610.39
5,000� -� 9,999 97 910.17 1,904.33 2,876.14 3,709.50 8,430.91 2,967.69
10,000 - 14,999 53 1,510.59 2,630.80 3,695.69 4,517.00 9,722.40 3,845.92
15,000 - 24,999 59 1,761.00 3,023.33 3,602.83 5,334.86 9,077.20 4,128.16
25,000 - 49,999 68 1,242.14 2,708.06 3,515.88 5,082.00 11,924.00 4,168.71
50,000 - 99,999 30 1,682.48 2,767.00 3,405.53 3,765.50 18,256.80 4,216.66
100,000 - 249,999 21 2,034.58 2,734.97 3,221.77 4,337.56 5,412.52 3,506.50
Over 250,000 13 1,601.89 2,914.67 3,260.45 3,740.83 4,428.28 3,155.70
State Totals 440 7.25 1,814.29 2,927.67 3,947.33 18,256.80 3,185.87

Table 05 - Annual Per Capita Expenditures for Materials
Population Libraries Low 25th %tile 50th %tile 75th %tile High Average
0� -� 2,000 57 0.03 1.46 3.33 6.57 14.95 4.25
2,000� -� 4,999 132 0.08 0.99 1.84 3.24 11.87 2.47
5,000� -� 9,999 113 0.05 0.96 1.51 2.29 7.66 1.79
10,000 - 14,999 55 0.04 0.77 1.44 2.07 4.18 1.46
15,000 - 24,999 60 0.05 1.04 1.52 2.24 6.73 1.86
25,000 - 49,999 68 0.16 1.15 1.92 2.77 7.91 2.21
50,000 - 99,999 29 0.34 1.57 2.33 3.48 5.11 2.45
100,000 - 249,999 21 0.92 1.62 2.39 3.35 3.93 2.39
Over 250,000 13 1.36 2.32 2.67 3.50 4.68 2.79
State Totals 548 0.03 1.07 1.76 2.99 14.95 2.32

Table 06 - Items Per Capita
Population Libraries Low 25th %tile 50th %tile 75th %tile High Average
0� -� 2,000 59 1.98 7.73 10.58 15.93 179.90 16.43
2,000� -� 4,999 133 1.58 4.39 6.09 8.26 17.50 6.51
5,000� -� 9,999 113 0.98 2.70 3.59 4.80 7.94 3.80
10,000 - 14,999 56 0.94 2.12 2.68 3.66 6.69 2.93
15,000 - 24,999 60 0.56 1.78 2.19 3.15 5.61 2.53
25,000 - 49,999 68 0.56 1.59 1.95 2.68 4.71 2.17
50,000 - 99,999 30 0.33 1.30 1.81 2.45 5.71 1.90
100,000 - 249,999 21 0.83 1.58 1.77 3.03 4.35 2.15
Over 250,000 13 1.54 1.77 1.92 2.67 3.82 2.25
State Totals 553 0.33 2.13 3.48 6.00 179.90 5.17

Table 07 - Periodical Subscription Per 1,000 Population
Population Libraries Low 25th %tile 50th %tile 75th %tile High Average
0� -� 2,000 48 1.06 3.58 11.36 22.22 50.55 14.21
2,000� -� 4,999 121 0.53 3.58 5.77 12.53 28.85 8.21
5,000� -� 9,999 106 0.29 2.45 4.71 7.24 21.46 5.24
10,000 - 14,999 55 0.37 2.02 3.35 5.49 21.41 4.04
15,000 - 24,999 59 0.13 2.32 3.41 5.34 8.41 3.71
25,000 - 49,999 68 0.22 2.42 3.46 4.17 8.98 3.54
50,000 - 99,999 29 0.89 1.55 3.40 3.89 8.27 3.10
100,000 - 249,999 21 0.87 2.21 3.02 3.97 5.77 2.88
Over 250,000 13 1.78 2.46 3.35 4.00 5.57 3.30
State Totals 520 0.13 2.34 4.03 6.83 50.55 5.97

Table 08 - Circulation Per Capita
Population Libraries Low 25th %tile 50th %tile 75th %tile High Average
0� -� 2,000 59 0.05 3.09 6.26 14.38 259.04 13.12
2,000� -� 4,999 132 0.31 2.02 3.61 7.17 30.10 5.42
5,000� -� 9,999 113 0.37 1.92 3.24 6.24 24.68 4.46
10,000 - 14,999 56 0.18 1.97 3.04 5.14 10.72 3.66
15,000 - 24,999 60 0.10 2.19 3.71 5.15 12.61 4.03
25,000 - 49,999 68 0.25 2.17 3.86 6.36 16.48 4.77
50,000 - 99,999 30 0.40 2.73 3.98 7.69 11.52 4.78
100,000 - 249,999 21 0.77 2.84 4.25 6.85 11.53 4.78
Over 250,000 13 2.41 3.95 4.74 7.41 9.85 5.25
State Totals 552 0.05 2.13 3.69 6.52 259.04 5.57

Table 09 - Collection Turnover Rate
Population Libraries Low 25th %tile 50th %tile 75th %tile High Average
0� -� 2,000 59 0.01 0.33 0.63 0.91 2.91 0.68
2,000� -� 4,999 133 0.00 0.41 0.66 0.97 3.06 0.79
5,000� -� 9,999 113 0.22 0.66 0.90 1.47 4.12 1.11
10,000 - 14,999 56 0.11 0.76 1.02 1.62 3.39 1.23
15,000 - 24,999 60 0.10 0.93 1.43 2.27 5.11 1.68
25,000 - 49,999 68 0.27 1.11 1.88 2.81 6.37 2.17
50,000 - 99,999 30 0.45 1.45 2.86 3.77 5.71 2.62
100,000 - 249,999 21 0.78 1.72 2.17 2.77 5.20 2.29
Over 250,000 13 1.36 1.97 2.06 3.36 4.07 2.40
State Totals 553 0.00 0.62 1.00 1.84 6.37 1.35

Table 10 - Hours Open Per Week
Population Libraries Low 25th %tile 50th %tile 75th %tile High Average
0� -� 2,000 58 20.0 21.0 29.0 40.0 53.0 30.37
2,000� -� 4,999 133 10.0 26.0 37.0 42.0 60.0 34.79
5,000� -� 9,999 112 6.0 34.0 40.5 45.0 60.0 39.28
10,000 - 14,999 56 30.0 40.0 45.0 50.0 62.0 45.04
15,000 - 24,999 60 37.0 44.0 48.0 53.0 70.0 48.26
25,000 - 49,999 67 40.0 48.0 52.0 58.0 70.0 52.28
50,000 - 99,999 30 39.0 56.0 60.0 64.0 75.0 59.93
100,000 - 249,999 21 49.0 60.0 64.0 65.0 70.0 62.36
Over 250,000 13 47.5 66.0 68.0 70.0 70.0 66.58
State Totals 550 6.0 35.0 43.0 51.0 75.0 43.06

Table 11 - Library Visits Per Capita
Population Libraries Low 25th %tile 50th %tile 75th %tile High Average
0� -� 2,000 56 0.04 2.60 5.38 9.22 136.88 9.84
2,000� -� 4,999 131 0.15 1.75 3.04 5.18 18.09 4.03
5,000� -� 9,999 110 0.05 1.60 2.72 4.83 18.55 3.57
10,000 - 14,999 53 0.30 1.44 1.97 3.75 7.65 2.58
15,000 - 24,999 57 0.27 1.98 2.78 3.87 8.82 3.19
25,000 - 49,999 68 0.25 2.29 3.67 4.81 9.96 3.66
50,000 - 99,999 30 0.37 2.11 2.80 3.87 6.20 3.04
100,000 - 249,999 21 1.32 2.25 3.00 3.59 4.74 2.95
Over 250,000 12 2.17 2.84 3.61 4.67 6.01 3.68
State Totals 538 0.04 1.83 3.05 4.74 136.88 4.16

Table 12 - Reference Transactions Per Capita
Population Libraries Low 25th %tile 50th %tile 75th %tile High Average
0� -� 2,000 56 0.02 0.11 0.32 1.27 13.11 1.09
2,000� -� 4,999 127 0.00 0.10 0.28 0.64 48.01 0.95
5,000� -� 9,999 111 0.00 0.08 0.27 0.74 7.03 0.65
10,000 - 14,999 55 0.00 0.14 0.35 0.74 4.00 0.65
15,000 - 24,999 60 0.00 0.17 0.31 0.54 12.50 0.68
25,000 - 49,999 68 0.01 0.24 0.49 0.88 2.38 0.63
50,000 - 99,999 30 0.04 0.25 0.53 0.73 1.36 0.56
100,000 - 249,999 21 0.15 0.26 0.64 0.97 5.40 0.91
Over 250,000 13 0.20 0.74 0.94 2.18 5.74 1.52
State Totals 541 0.00 0.13 0.34 0.77 48.01 0.79

Table 13 - Program Attendance Per Capita
Population Libraries Low 25th %tile 50th %tile 75th %tile High Average
0� -� 2,000 55 0.02 0.10 0.27 0.68 33.01 1.60
2,000� -� 4,999 126 0.00 0.06 0.20 0.45 3.55 0.38
5,000� -� 9,999 109 0.01 0.06 0.18 0.36 4.90 0.31
10,000 - 14,999 55 0.00 0.07 0.15 0.24 5.27 0.29
15,000 - 24,999 59 0.00 0.10 0.18 0.32 1.22 0.25
25,000 - 49,999 67 0.00 0.10 0.18 0.35 1.29 0.24
50,000 - 99,999 30 0.03 0.08 0.18 0.29 0.74 0.21
100,000 - 249,999 21 0.05 0.11 0.15 0.23 0.41 0.18
Over 250,000 13 0.08 0.13 0.19 0.25 0.33 0.19
State Totals 535 0.00 0.08 0.18 0.35 33.01 0.43

Table 14 - Head Librarians Salary
Population Libraries Low 25th %tile 50th %tile 75th %tile High Average
0� -� 2,000 51 $599 $9,126 $12,088 $18,308 $52,534 $13,794
2,000� -� 4,999 127 $7 $11,343 $18,968 $25,037 $54,383 $19,429
5,000� -� 9,999 112 $1,744 $17,994 $22,735 $30,000 $79,580 $24,957
10,000 - 14,999 56 $10,000 $24,000 $29,356 $36,733 $51,334 $31,086
15,000 - 24,999 58 $22,000 $34,000 $41,210 $54,947 $84,844 $43,948
25,000 - 49,999 68 $21,000 $41,380 $50,916 $66,000 $103,848 $53,532
50,000 - 99,999 30 $32,495 $56,000 $68,194 $83,784 $112,185 $69,351
100,000 - 249,999 21 $48,149 $68,040 $81,159 $103,584 $119,184 $83,242
Over 250,000 13 $74,376 $89,000 $103,646 $122,000 $141,515 $105,658
State Totals 536 $7 $18,720 $28,248 $48,000 $141,515 $35,631
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