Texas Public Library Summary for 2007

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 1 - Annual Per Capita Operating Expenditures
Range Libraries Low 25th %tile 50th %tile 75th %tile High Average
1-1,999 66 0.61 14.46 23.78 42.28 692.36 39.86
2,000-4,999 127 0.37 9.48 17.54 28.49 83.10 20.98
4,999-9,999 117 2.21 9.27 13.37 21.36 65.55 17.04
10,000-14,999 52 4.27 7.66 11.66 17.06 37.26 13.39
15,000-24,999 60 0.12 8.91 14.79 19.83 32.35 14.78
25,000-49,999 73 5.20 10.00 16.81 20.36 69.08 17.53
50,000-99,999 30 2.95 12.98 18.57 24.93 42.01 18.90
100,000-249,999 23 9.18 13.87 16.56 20.17 46.00 18.84
Over 250,000 13 13.31 16.36 18.51 26.38 39.43 21.17
State Totals 561 0.12 9.96 15.87 23.78 692.36 20.37
Table 2 - Annual Per Capita Expenditures for Salaries
Range Libraries Low 25th %tile 50th %tile 75th %tile High Average
1-1,999 58 0.00 8.19 14.15 20.54 238.97 20.40
2,000-4,999 126 0.00 3.79 8.62 15.45 44.80 10.49
4,999-9,999 117 0.29 4.66 6.95 11.51 32.99 8.56
10,000-14,999 52 1.66 4.25 6.19 10.10 20.35 7.20
15,000-24,999 59 0.79 4.79 7.31 9.87 19.07 7.87
25,000-49,999 73 2.10 5.11 8.72 10.65 39.84 9.21
50,000-99,999 30 1.70 6.64 10.18 13.38 19.89 9.90
100,000-249,999 23 5.24 7.56 8.21 10.36 20.13 9.35
Over 250,000 13 6.08 8.09 8.96 13.81 23.82 10.94
State Totals 551 0.00 5.00 8.07 12.57 238.97 10.29
Table 3 - Population Per ALA/MLS Librarian
Range Libraries Low 25th %tile 50th %tile 75th %tile High Average
1-1,999 3 1,083.21 1,678.00 3,988.00 3,988.00 3,988.00 2,249.74
2,000-4,999 8 2,197.00 4,112.00 4,304.00 4,718.00 8,932.00 4,411.25
4,999-9,999 22 5,398.00 6,430.00 8,125.00 9,795.00 13,465.00 8,457.83
10,000-14,999 5 10,087.00 11,466.00 12,897.00 13,948.00 13,948.00 12,419.40
15,000-24,999 34 5,157.78 10,222.50 17,250.00 21,108.00 26,637.33 16,007.98
25,000-49,999 68 2,416.64 12,018.00 20,565.50 32,920.00 49,238.00 22,137.56
50,000-99,999 29 5,545.67 8,231.38 9,915.81 27,872.50 95,073.00 18,709.42
100,000-249,999 23 5,766.37 10,725.41 13,550.62 18,587.69 51,652.00 15,788.80
Over 250,000 13 4,630.73 8,796.69 11,280.46 17,829.19 28,789.80 13,129.40
State Totals 205 1,083.21 8,279.50 12,904.00 23,199.00 95,073.00 16,664.55
Table 4 - Population Per FTE Employee
Range Libraries Low 25th %tile 50th %tile 75th %tile High Average
1-1,999 60 18.80 703.00 1,120.00 1,530.00 3,628.00 1,257.86
2,000-4,999 127 268.50 1,356.50 2,152.00 3,805.00 72,800.00 3,382.74
4,999-9,999 117 916.83 1,947.14 2,858.15 4,277.69 13,758.33 3,465.40
10,000-14,999 52 1,523.76 2,559.75 3,731.00 5,552.00 11,612.00 4,318.54
15,000-24,999 59 1,771.44 2,868.71 3,557.41 4,904.22 22,718.75 4,190.78
25,000-49,999 73 1,107.63 2,795.00 3,406.89 5,441.48 9,707.25 4,039.36
50,000-99,999 30 1,567.14 2,825.93 3,406.32 4,516.09 13,194.47 4,150.30
100,000-249,999 23 2,108.43 3,051.56 3,503.66 4,101.65 5,098.48 3,426.92
Over 250,000 13 1,646.18 2,461.06 3,256.74 3,986.04 4,492.39 3,079.14
State Totals 554 18.80 1,855.16 2,938.00 4,205.97 72,800.00 3,466.75
Table 5 - Annual Per Capita Expenditures for Materials
Range Libraries Low 25th %tile 50th %tile 75th %tile High Average
1-1,999 66 0.14 1.07 2.76 6.75 14.34 4.13
2,000-4,999 124 0.13 0.99 1.85 3.46 12.37 2.59
4,999-9,999 117 0.10 1.02 1.64 2.51 7.02 1.95
10,000-14,999 52 0.05 0.90 1.30 1.87 4.02 1.41
15,000-24,999 60 0.10 1.13 1.64 2.25 6.53 1.83
25,000-49,999 73 0.33 1.09 1.87 3.09 8.63 2.28
50,000-99,999 30 0.49 1.34 2.72 3.50 5.37 2.61
100,000-249,999 23 0.96 1.71 2.57 3.13 10.00 2.78
Over 250,000 13 1.25 2.23 2.77 3.89 4.86 2.93
State Totals 558 0.05 1.04 1.73 3.05 14.34 2.42
Table 6 - Items Per Capita
Range Libraries Low 25th %tile 50th %tile 75th %tile High Average
1-1,999 66 1.93 7.61 10.51 15.33 194.10 16.53
2,000-4,999 128 1.51 4.41 5.74 7.51 14.99 6.09
4,999-9,999 118 0.49 2.47 3.42 4.56 8.81 3.62
10,000-14,999 52 1.01 2.03 2.84 3.57 7.30 2.94
15,000-24,999 60 0.55 1.53 2.10 2.91 5.66 2.34
25,000-49,999 73 0.86 1.52 2.03 2.47 5.00 2.13
50,000-99,999 30 0.53 1.20 1.78 2.40 2.91 1.81
100,000-249,999 23 0.85 1.28 1.68 2.21 3.69 1.89
Over 250,000 13 1.27 1.43 1.68 2.67 3.44 1.91
State Totals 563 0.49 1.99 3.24 5.77 194.10 5.10
Table 7 - Periodical Subscription Per 1,000 Population
Range Libraries Low 25th %tile 50th %tile 75th %tile High Average
1-1,999 58 0.55 3.56 10.29 22.28 52.42 13.81
2,000-4,999 119 0.28 2.81 5.50 10.70 31.97 7.42
4,999-9,999 116 0.12 2.35 4.58 6.87 20.92 5.02
10,000-14,999 51 0.50 2.06 3.53 5.40 13.05 3.83
15,000-24,999 59 0.21 2.20 3.16 4.81 7.73 3.49
25,000-49,999 73 0.20 2.16 3.24 4.36 9.32 3.48
50,000-99,999 30 0.24 1.83 2.99 3.64 5.84 2.85
100,000-249,999 23 1.20 1.95 2.39 3.28 5.49 2.56
Over 250,000 13 0.76 2.38 2.89 3.60 3.87 2.74
State Totals 542 0.12 2.18 3.83 6.20 52.42 5.72
Table 8 - Circulation Per Capita
Range Libraries Low 25th %tile 50th %tile 75th %tile High Average
1-1,999 66 0.35 2.65 6.89 13.40 202.60 11.89
2,000-4,999 127 0.14 1.85 3.46 6.81 29.55 5.21
4,999-9,999 117 0.01 1.95 3.24 5.90 20.39 4.40
10,000-14,999 52 0.17 2.03 3.09 5.68 14.40 4.03
15,000-24,999 60 0.09 2.25 3.90 5.02 13.29 3.98
25,000-49,999 73 0.33 2.02 3.32 7.13 19.22 4.83
50,000-99,999 30 0.12 2.89 4.32 7.82 11.02 5.07
100,000-249,999 23 1.03 2.78 4.70 6.25 11.24 4.55
Over 250,000 13 2.53 4.10 4.74 7.22 10.11 5.33
State Totals 561 0.01 2.10 3.65 6.94 202.60 5.51
Table 9 - Collection Turnover Rate
Range Libraries Low 25th %tile 50th %tile 75th %tile High Average
1-1,999 66 0.04 0.29 0.58 0.97 2.50 0.67
2,000-4,999 127 0.06 0.40 0.66 1.00 4.57 0.81
4,999-9,999 118 0.00 0.71 1.06 1.46 3.70 1.17
10,000-14,999 52 0.16 0.82 1.13 1.69 4.65 1.31
15,000-24,999 60 0.09 1.05 1.45 2.41 4.49 1.81
25,000-49,999 73 0.35 1.11 1.73 3.11 7.60 2.17
50,000-99,999 30 0.23 1.40 2.91 3.87 7.11 2.87
100,000-249,999 23 0.71 1.77 2.49 3.19 4.49 2.47
Over 250,000 13 1.51 2.15 2.75 3.73 5.30 2.85
State Totals 562 0.00 0.61 1.09 1.82 7.60 1.42
Table 10 - Hours Open Per Week
Range Libraries Low 25th %tile 50th %tile 75th %tile High Average
1-1,999 66 8.00 23.00 32.00 40.00 53.00 31.39
2,000-4,999 127 4.00 25.00 37.00 41.00 60.00 34.34
4,999-9,999 117 15.00 35.00 41.50 45.00 60.00 40.30
10,000-14,999 52 16.00 40.00 43.50 51.00 62.00 43.86
15,000-24,999 60 32.00 44.00 48.00 53.00 74.00 48.34
25,000-49,999 73 35.00 47.00 52.00 58.00 66.00 52.18
50,000-99,999 30 44.00 58.00 60.00 64.00 75.00 60.80
100,000-249,999 23 48.00 60.00 64.00 66.00 71.00 62.63
Over 250,000 13 45.00 64.00 66.00 70.00 70.00 63.12
State Totals 561 4.00 35.00 43.00 51.00 75.00 43.18
Table 11 - Library Visits Per Capita
Range Libraries Low 25th %tile 50th %tile 75th %tile High Average
1-1,999 65 0.38 3.11 5.53 10.29 208.05 11.57
2,000-4,999 128 0.13 1.85 3.21 4.82 18.47 4.01
4,999-9,999 115 0.02 1.74 2.82 4.88 22.53 3.98
10,000-14,999 52 0.32 1.38 2.57 3.93 8.49 2.78
15,000-24,999 58 0.44 1.93 2.88 3.80 7.48 3.05
25,000-49,999 73 0.17 2.18 3.35 4.72 9.73 3.61
50,000-99,999 30 0.51 2.38 3.22 4.40 6.45 3.20
100,000-249,999 23 1.24 2.30 2.98 3.73 4.69 2.94
Over 250,000 13 1.99 2.77 3.45 4.56 5.35 3.50
State Totals 557 0.02 1.93 3.16 4.70 208.05 4.52
Table 12 - Reference Transactions Per Capita
Range Libraries Low 25th %tile 50th %tile 75th %tile High Average
1-1,999 62 0.01 0.14 0.34 1.23 7.15 1.09
2,000-4,999 125 0.00 0.08 0.25 0.72 25.00 0.80
4,999-9,999 115 0.00 0.10 0.25 0.75 3.99 0.53
10,000-14,999 52 0.00 0.17 0.37 0.70 3.23 0.60
15,000-24,999 60 0.00 0.14 0.26 0.53 3.16 0.52
25,000-49,999 73 0.01 0.20 0.41 0.86 4.05 0.68
50,000-99,999 30 0.05 0.33 0.44 0.85 1.43 0.57
100,000-249,999 23 0.15 0.41 0.63 0.95 5.15 0.85
Over 250,000 13 0.22 0.48 0.72 0.88 3.23 0.89
State Totals 553 0.00 0.13 0.33 0.79 25.00 0.70
Table 13 - Program Attendance Per Capita
Range Libraries Low 25th %tile 50th %tile 75th %tile High Average
1-1,999 64 0.02 0.13 0.31 0.67 77.92 2.05
2,000-4,999 121 0.01 0.08 0.22 0.43 3.16 0.37
4,999-9,999 115 0.01 0.07 0.16 0.32 3.64 0.33
10,000-14,999 52 0.00 0.06 0.13 0.26 5.27 0.31
15,000-24,999 59 0.03 0.11 0.17 0.30 1.07 0.23
25,000-49,999 73 0.00 0.09 0.21 0.32 1.18 0.23
50,000-99,999 30 0.01 0.11 0.19 0.30 0.62 0.22
100,000-249,999 23 0.05 0.12 0.18 0.26 0.40 0.18
Over 250,000 13 0.08 0.13 0.17 0.26 0.32 0.18
State Totals 550 0.00 0.08 0.19 0.34 77.92 0.50
Table 14 - Head Librarian's Salary
Range Libraries Low 25th %tile 50th %tile 75th %tile High Average
1-1,999 57 $1 $9,030 $12,798 $21,649.70 $54,324 $15,180.71
2,000-4,999 122 $1 $10,800 $19,758 $27,395 $60,782 $20,305.12
4,999-9,999 117 $1 $19,580 $25,869.75 $34,643 $83,995 $27,846.68
10,000-14,999 52 $12,480 $25,130 $30,200 $36,164 $56,393 $31,928.44
15,000-24,999 58 $21,368 $33,905 $42,280 $57,500 $95,322 $45,333.57
25,000-49,999 73 $22,250 $43,056 $54,371 $71,742 $110,500 $58,519.31
50,000-99,999 30 $35,588.42 $57,412 $72,205 $85,634 $114,354 $72,331.81
100,000-249,999 23 $48,277.50 $74,657 $89,110 $110,993 $136,200 $87,158.01
Over 250,000 13 $80,135 $102,485 $118,034 $133,344 $162,344 $116,569.15
State Totals 545 $1 $19,689 $30,836 $51,307 $162,344 $38,260.75
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