Texas Public Library Summary for 2006

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.

Population Libraries Low 25th %tile 50th %tile 75th %tile High Average
Table 01 - Annual Per Capita Operating Expenditures
0-1,999 65 1.29 16.17 21.86 43.03 674.78 39.51
2,000-4,999 130 1.12 9.03 16.59 26.33 76.89 18.80
5,000-9,999 117 0.77 8.31 12.42 20.64 62.55 15.53
10,000-14,999 53 1.76 8.13 11.91 16.60 37.03 12.92
15,000-24,999 61 0.11 8.27 13.64 19.15 34.33 14.25
25,000-49,999 71 4.14 8.89 16.19 20.07 61.50 16.93
50,000-99,999 27 6.88 12.58 17.97 24.31 39.20 18.81
100,000-249,999 22 9.21 14.30 15.78 20.95 37.27 18.56
Over 250,000 13 13.68 15.97 17.24 25.40 36.80 20.37
State Totals 559 0.11 9.19 15.29 22 674.78 19.26
Population Libraries Low 25th %tile 50th %tile 75th %tile High Average
Table 02 - Annual Per Capita Expenditures for Salaries
1-1,999 59 0.00 7.66 12.66 21.01 251.38 19.75
2,000-4,999 128 0.00 3.64 7.41 14.21 39.78 9.67
4,999-9,999 116 0.00 4.08 6.23 11.10 28.67 7.96
10,000-14,999 53 0.33 4.15 5.93 9.46 20.44 6.99
15,000-24,999 60 2.82 4.68 6.73 9.53 18.52 7.59
25,000-49,999 71 1.79 5.24 8.49 10.79 36.89 9.02
50,000-99,999 27 3.03 6.73 10.27 13.04 18.43 9.87
100,000-249,999 22 4.90 7.17 8.09 10.01 21.45 9.42
Over 250,000 13 6.71 8.03 8.57 13.24 22.84 10.62
State Totals 549 0.00 4.69 7.63 11.87 251.38 9.85
Population Libraries Low 25th %tile 50th %tile 75th %tile High Average
1-1,999 4 2,050.67 2,898.00 3,236.00 7,968.00 7,968.00 4,038.17
2,000-4,999 9 2,423.00 3,988.00 4,190.00 8,796.00 9,652.00 4,973.56
4,999-9,999 17 5,096.00 6,401.00 8,047.00 9,753.00 12,545.00 8,189.46
10,000-14,999 5 6,493.50 11,638.00 13,131.00 13,640.00 13,640.00 11,670.50
15,000-24,999 35 4,976.44 11,824.00 17,009.00 20,509.00 25,669.33 15,729.57
25,000-49,999 66 2,407.91 9,968.75 24,482.50 32,528.00 47,930.00 22,414.53
50,000-99,999 27 5,510.39 7,968.65 11,080.92 22,984.00 97,698.00 22,239.65
100,000-249,999 22 5,481.74 11,102.85 12,998.28 16,638.27 41,779.67 15,456.84
Over 250,000 13 4,508.95 8,770.67 11,631.15 15,774.13 25,316.73 12,527.63
State Totals 198 2,050.67 8,300.67 12,721.00 22,284.00 97,698.00 17,130.11
Table 03 - Population Per ALA-MLS Librarian
Population Libraries Low 25th %tile 50th %tile 75th %tile High Average
Table 04 - Population Per FTE Employee
1-1,999 61 8.20 677.50 1,257.53 2,018.00 3,670.00 1,429.14
2,000-4,999 128 671.67 1,463.67 2,413.00 4,278.00 29,670.00 3,233.83
4,999-9,999 116 906.83 1,906.67 2,990.98 4,750.00 14,589.47 3,711.79
10,000-14,999 53 1,425.60 2,622.80 3,565.33 5,060.00 13,651.00 4,011.37
15,000-24,999 60 1,846.90 2,956.00 3,994.16 4,868.75 9,264.40 4,014.13
25,000-49,999 71 1,127.11 2,803.97 3,222.00 4,855.19 15,648.50 4,130.27
50,000-99,999 27 1,604.57 2,618.47 3,286.53 3,907.92 8,062.40 3,548.18
100,000-249,999 22 2,025.19 3,139.73 3,418.90 4,065.83 5,697.23 3,482.20
Over 250,000 13 1,644.44 2,423.56 3,192.89 3,713.78 4,464.16 3,076.33
State Totals 551 8.20 1,894.50 3,011.04 4,271.34 29,670.00 3,431.54
Population Libraries Low 25th %tile 50th %tile 75th %tile High Average
Table 05 - Annual Per Capita Expenditures for Materials
1-1,999 63 0.05 1.43 3.37 7.09 19.74 4.63
2,000-4,999 129 0.01 0.90 1.70 2.89 11.91 2.31
4,999-9,999 117 0.10 0.92 1.51 2.32 7.77 1.82
10,000-14,999 53 0.03 0.73 1.28 2.00 4.06 1.45
15,000-24,999 61 0.09 0.97 1.52 2.31 6.85 1.76
25,000-49,999 71 0.33 1.11 1.95 2.98 7.94 2.29
50,000-99,999 27 0.53 1.42 3.05 3.53 4.96 2.65
100,000-249,999 22 0.87 1.77 2.58 3.29 6.12 2.58
Over 250,000 13 1.56 2.29 2.62 3.96 4.59 2.94
State Totals 556 0.01 1.01 1.79 2.96 19.74 2.37
Population Libraries Low 25th %tile 50th %tile 75th %tile High Average
Table 06 - Items Per Capita
1-1,999 66 2.03 7.74 10.08 15.05 168.17 15.14
2,000-4,999 131 1.40 4.17 5.76 7.32 15.11 6.00
4,999-9,999 117 1.01 2.50 3.40 4.69 7.51 3.66
10,000-14,999 53 0.96 1.97 2.79 3.63 6.89 2.94
15,000-24,999 61 0.55 1.65 2.03 3.06 5.32 2.40
25,000-49,999 71 0.54 1.52 2.03 2.56 5.00 2.16
50,000-99,999 27 0.81 1.28 1.78 2.53 2.93 1.88
100,000-249,999 22 0.84 1.54 1.93 2.57 3.89 2.02
Over 250,000 13 1.39 1.54 1.73 2.44 4.27 2.01
State Totals 561 0.54 2.00 3.34 5.89 168.17 4.97
Population Libraries Low 25th %tile 50th %tile 75th %tile High Average
Table 07 - Periodical Subscription Per 1,000 Population
1-1,999 56 0.55 3.18 10.36 22.28 50.63 13.28
2,000-4,999 120 0.36 3.02 5.81 10.93 33.82 8.00
4,999-9,999 115 0.12 2.19 4.38 7.17 21.71 5.07
10,000-14,999 52 0.60 2.02 2.84 5.61 13.12 3.99
15,000-24,999 60 0.16 2.18 3.34 5.13 9.16 3.67
25,000-49,999 71 0.19 2.54 3.53 4.61 8.99 3.62
50,000-99,999 27 0.88 1.99 3.27 3.70 5.01 2.91
100,000-249,999 22 1.01 1.86 2.49 4.11 7.10 2.88
Over 250,000 13 1.27 1.93 2.62 4.60 7.69 3.22
State Totals 536 0.12 2.19 3.97 6.82 50.63 5.89
Population Libraries Low 25th %tile 50th %tile 75th %tile High Average
Table 08 - Circulation Per Capita
1-1,999 66 0.42 3.10 6.11 13.79 285.64 13.44
2,000-4,999 130 0.28 1.89 3.47 6.63 34.17 5.06
4,999-9,999 117 0.29 1.91 3.32 5.95 23.25 4.51
10,000-14,999 53 0.08 1.85 2.94 5.51 11.28 3.71
15,000-24,999 61 0.09 1.98 3.66 4.77 13.99 3.92
25,000-49,999 71 0.31 2.11 3.61 7.44 17.69 4.88
50,000-99,999 27 0.48 3.06 4.64 7.75 11.39 4.94
100,000-249,999 22 0.90 3.10 4.24 6.39 11.53 4.73
Over 250,000 13 2.33 4.08 4.76 6.52 10.34 5.21
State Totals 560 0.08 2.13 3.72 6.58 285.64 5.64
Population Libraries Low 25th %tile 50th %tile 75th %tile High Average
Table 09 - Collection Turnover Rate
1-1,999 66 0.05 0.35 0.64 0.98 2.73 0.74
2,000-4,999 130 0.06 0.40 0.70 1.03 3.32 0.79
4,999-9,999 117 0.21 0.69 1.00 1.57 4.25 1.19
10,000-14,999 53 0.08 0.81 1.00 1.71 3.75 1.22
15,000-24,999 61 0.10 0.92 1.33 2.29 5.36 1.73
25,000-49,999 71 0.27 1.20 1.82 3.03 6.82 2.18
50,000-99,999 27 0.42 1.33 2.98 3.77 5.91 2.70
100,000-249,999 22 0.68 1.90 2.45 2.97 4.72 2.42
Over 250,000 13 1.44 2.00 2.74 3.53 4.20 2.69
State Totals 560 0.05 0.65 1.04 1.87 6.82 1.39
Population Libraries Low 25th %tile 50th %tile 75th %tile High Average
Table 10 - Hours Open Per Week
1-1,999 66 12.00 22.00 31.00 40.00 53.00 31.35
2,000-4,999 131 4.00 25.00 37.00 41.00 60.00 34.22
4,999-9,999 117 15.00 34.50 40.00 45.00 60.00 39.50
10,000-14,999 53 30.00 40.00 45.00 50.00 62.00 44.90
15,000-24,999 61 35.00 44.00 48.00 53.00 70.00 48.51
25,000-49,999 71 40.00 48.00 52.00 58.00 70.00 52.28
50,000-99,999 27 50.00 59.00 63.00 65.00 75.00 61.87
100,000-249,999 22 48.00 60.00 64.00 65.00 70.00 62.25
Over 250,000 13 45.00 62.00 66.00 70.00 70.00 62.96
State Totals 561 4.00 35.00 43.00 51.00 75.00 42.93
Population Libraries Low 25th %tile 50th %tile 75th %tile High Average
Table 11 - Library Visits Per Capita
1-1,999 64 0.57 2.95 5.57 9.19 169.23 10.50
2,000-4,999 130 0.15 1.80 2.95 4.72 18.06 3.86
4,999-9,999 115 0.25 1.63 2.82 5.00 18.81 3.75
10,000-14,999 52 0.10 1.37 2.46 3.68 7.53 2.55
15,000-24,999 59 0.27 1.85 2.64 3.74 7.67 3.02
25,000-49,999 71 0.18 2.48 3.69 4.94 9.55 3.77
50,000-99,999 27 1.48 2.21 3.15 3.80 6.55 3.18
100,000-249,999 22 1.22 2.49 2.97 3.45 5.08 3.02
Over 250,000 13 2.03 2.89 3.24 3.92 5.37 3.45
State Totals 553 0.10 1.86 3.09 4.76 169.23 4.31
Population Libraries Low 25th %tile 50th %tile 75th %tile High Average
Table 12 - Reference Transactions Per Capita
1-1,999 63 0.02 0.11 0.32 1.11 15.38 1.30
2,000-4,999 127 0.01 0.10 0.29 0.63 38.09 0.91
4,999-9,999 114 0.01 0.07 0.25 0.74 4.76 0.61
10,000-14,999 53 0.00 0.12 0.27 0.77 3.85 0.68
15,000-24,999 61 0.00 0.16 0.28 0.53 3.46 0.49
25,000-49,999 71 0.01 0.22 0.48 0.89 2.15 0.63
50,000-99,999 27 0.06 0.35 0.58 1.06 1.47 0.63
100,000-249,999 22 0.15 0.37 0.58 0.95 5.38 0.87
Over 250,000 13 0.22 0.66 0.73 1.07 3.71 1.02
State Totals 551 0.00 0.13 0.33 0.74 38.09 0.77
Population Libraries Low 25th %tile 50th %tile 75th %tile High Average
Table 13 - Program Attendance Per Capita
1-1,999 61 0.02 0.15 0.29 0.65 76.92 2.22
2,000-4,999 124 0.01 0.07 0.18 0.44 2.65 0.35
4,999-9,999 116 0.00 0.07 0.16 0.34 3.01 0.28
10,000-14,999 51 0.00 0.06 0.13 0.26 5.83 0.34
15,000-24,999 60 0.01 0.10 0.15 0.28 1.12 0.24
25,000-49,999 70 0.01 0.09 0.21 0.35 1.13 0.24
50,000-99,999 27 0.03 0.09 0.19 0.31 0.66 0.20
100,000-249,999 22 0.06 0.16 0.19 0.22 0.40 0.19
Over 250,000 13 0.08 0.12 0.18 0.25 0.31 0.18
State Totals 544 0.00 0.08 0.18 0.36 76.92 0.50
Population Libraries Low 25th %tile 50th %tile 75th %tile High Average
Table 14 - Head Librarians Salary
1-1,999 56 $1 $9,126 $12,139 $21,000 $52,534 $15,267.74
2,000-4,999 126 $1 $11,700 $19,568 $26,355 $58,182 $19,902.30
4,999-9,999 116 $1 $17,510 $23,420.25 $31,700 $239,555 $27,939.57
10,000-14,999 52 $11,700 $26,000 $29,744 $38,000 $53,707 $31,656.61
15,000-24,999 59 $22,000 $35,165 $42,724 $54,539 $89,085.76 $45,398.06
25,000-49,999 71 $22,250 $41,380 $52,958 $69,615 $106,641 $55,754.02
50,000-99,999 27 $41,610 $55,741 $78,000 $88,952 $119,900 $72,290
100,000-249,999 22 $49,500 $73,924 $88,818 $103,861 $123,360 $86,518.80
Over 250,000 13 $80,135 $102,485 $112,699 $131,098 $154,737 $113,127
State Totals 542 $1 $19,006 $29,843.03 $49,610 $239,555 $37,292.86

Texas Public Library Summary for 2006

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