Libraries

Library Support, Holdings, and Utilization


These five variables were indexed to determine a total score and consequent ranking:
1. Number of branch libraries per 10,000 library service area population
2. Volumes per capita held in the library
3. Total circulation per capita of library service area population
4. Number of library staff per 10,000 library service area population
5. Number of media specialists per 1,000 students

Libraries CITY RANK 2016
1 Cleveland, OH 21
2 Fort Wayne, IN 49
3 Seattle, WA 2
4 Kansas City, MO 16
5 Cincinnati, OH 8
6 Pittsburgh, PA 6
7 Washington D.C. 1
8 Tulsa, OK 25.5
9 Toledo, OH 56
10 Columbus, OH 23
11 San Francisco, CA 5
12 Minneapolis, MN 3
13.5 Boston, MA 10
13.5 Nashville-Davidson, TN 14
15.5 St. Louis, MO 12
15.5 Denver, CO 11
17 Portland, OR 7
18 Indianapolis, IN 29
19 Lincoln, NE 24
20.5 St. Paul, MN 9
20.5 Colorado Springs, CO 20
22 Durham, NC 15
23 Plano, TX 33.5
24 Oklahoma City, OK 41
25.5 New York, NY 28
25.5 Virginia Beach, VA 43
27 Honolulu CDP, HI 18
28 St. Petersburg, FL 37
29.5 Atlanta, GA 4
29.5 Lexington-Fayette, KY 19
31 Baltimore, MD 31
32 Oakland, CA 30
33 Jacksonville, FL 55
34 Austin, TX 17
35 Louisville/Jefferson Co., KY 40
36 Detroit, MI 57
37 Dallas, TX 42
38 New Orleans, LA 25.5
39 Newark, NJ 48
40 Omaha, NE 33.5
41 Milwaukee, WI 47
42 San Diego, CA 32
44 Raleigh, NC 13
44 Anchorage, AK 54
44 Fresno, CA 75
46 Wichita, KS 60.5
47 Philadelphia, PA 35
48 San Jose, CA 52
49.5 Chicago, IL 22
49.5 Memphis, TN 66.5
51 Las Vegas, NV 58
52 Jersey City, NJ 60.5
53 Tampa, FL 51
54 Albuquerque, NM 45.5
55 Chandler, AZ 63
56 Corpus Christi, TX 77
57 Charlotte, NC 44
58 Fort Worth, TX 64
59 Tucson, AZ 53
60 Long Beach, CA 72
61 Arlington, TX 66.5
62.5 Greensboro, NC 38
62.5 Orlando, FL 27
64 Henderson, NV 71
65 San Antonio, TX 76
66 El Paso, TX 80
67 Buffalo, NY 45.5
68 Laredo, TX 82
69 Irvine, CA 36
70 Miami, FL 50
71 Anaheim, CA 78
72 Riverside, CA 69
73 Los Angeles, CA 68
74 Phoenix, AZ 65
75 Mesa, AZ 73
76 Sacramento, CA 39
77 Houston, TX 70
78 Bakersfield, CA 81
79 Chula Vista, CA 74
80 Aurora, CO 62
81 Stockton, CA 79
82 Santa Ana, CA 59