Libraries


Library Support, Holdings, and Utilization


These four variables were used to determine a total score and consequent ranking:
1. Number of branch libraries per 10,000 library service population
2. Volumes held in the library per capita of library service population
3. Number of circulations per capita of library service population
4. Number of library professional staff per 10,000 library service population

 

Library CITY FINAL RANK
1 Cleveland, OH 14
2 St. Louis, MO 9.5
3 Pittsburgh, PA 5
4 Seattle, WA 2
5.5 Cincinnati, OH 11
5.5 Toledo, OH 47
7 Fort Wayne, IN 46
8 Lincoln, NE 20
9 Kansas City, MO 17
10 Columbus, OH 16
11 Denver, CO 8
12 Minneapolis, MN 3
13 Tulsa, OK 24
14 Nashville-Davidson, TN 22
15 Washington, DC 1
16 San Francisco, CA 6
17 Indianapolis, IN 34
18 Lexington-Fayette, KY 23
19 St. Paul, MN 7
20 Boston, MA 12
21 Plano, TX 54
22 Portland, OR 9.5
23.5 Colorado Springs, CO 25
23.5 Virginia Beach, VA 35
25 Atlanta, GA 4
26 Charlotte, NC 31.5
27 Omaha, NE 42
28 New York City, NY 26
29 Honolulu CDP, HI 27
30 Newark, NJ 57
31 Dallas, TX 44
32 Baltimore, MD 18
33 Austin, TX 21
34 Oakland, CA 37
35 Oklahoma City, OK 36
36 Jacksonville, FL 49
37 Louisville, KY 40
38 Glendale, AZ 66
39 Philadelphia, PA 31.5
40 New Orleans, LA 15
41 Milwaukee, WI 29.5
42 Tucson, AZ 33
43 Wichita, KS 48
44 Raleigh, NC 13
45 Albuquerque, NM 43
46 Anchorage, AK 53
47 San Diego, CA 38.5
48.5 Detroit, MI 56
48.5 Fort Worth, TX 50.5
50 Fresno, CA 64
51 Phoenix, AZ 58
52 Tampa, FL 19
53 Memphis, TN 55
54 San Jose, CA 50.5
55 Las Vegas, NV 52
56 Long Beach, CA 68
57 Greensboro, NC 38.5
58 Miami, FL 29.5
59 El Paso, TX 69.5
60 Chicago, IL 28
61 Mesa, AZ 65
62 Arlington, TX 71
63 Riverside, CA 59
64 Corpus Christi, TX 69.5
65 San Antonio, TX 62
66 Aurora, CO 74
67 Buffalo, NY 41
68 Henderson, NV 63
69 Bakersfield, CA 73
70 Los Angeles, CA 61
71 Anaheim, CA 72
72 Sacramento, CA 45
73 Houston, TX 60
74 Stockton,CA 75
75 Santa Ana, CA 67