November 22, 2017

Star Data by Peer Group

Data in these tables are sorted initially by number of stars and score.

All of the tables are resortable. For example, to sort within an expenditure range by circulation per capita, click the “Circulation per Capita” cell in the head row of the table.

The first sort will be descending, another click will switch to ascending.

To sort by another criterion, select another cell in the head row of the table.

To sort the table by two criteria at the same time, first click the header column you’d like to be the initial sort factor. Then add a secondary sort by holding shift while selecting a another column.

Expenditure Range $30,000,000+

StarsLibraryStateVisits Per CapitaCirculation Per CapitaProgram Attendance Per CapitaPublic Internet Terminal Uses Per CapitaScore
*****Cuyahoga County Public Library, ParmaOH13.433.40.63.41808
*****Seattle Public LibraryWA12.119.80.32.91223
*****Columbus Metropolitan LibraryOH9.719.60.52.61189
*****Cleveland Public LibraryOH9.315.40.42.51067
*****Multnomah County Library, PortlandOR7.2300.51.21052
****Indianapolis-Marion County Public LibraryIN7.220.60.42.1970
****Santa Clara County Library, Los GatosCA8.426.60.31.1935
****San Jose Public LibraryCA8.115.20.32.3928
****Toledo-Lucas County Public LibraryOH8.215.90.32.6921
****PL of Cincinnati & Hamilton CountyOH7.219.20.41.8912
***San Francisco Public LibraryCA7.511.40.41.7804
***Denver Public LibraryCO6.615.80.31.9800
***Charlotte Mecklenburg LibraryNC7.28.30.41.6769
***Hennepin County Library, MinnetonkaMN514.90.22.5713
***Ocean County Library, Toms RiverNJ79.20.51713
***Consolidated Lib. Dist. No. 3, IndependenceMO713.80.50.2675

Expenditure Range $10,000,000–$29,999,999

StarsLibraryStateVisits per CapitaCirculation Per CapitaProgram Attendance Per CapitaPublic Internet Terminal Uses Per CapitaScore
*****Naperville Public LibraryIL11.432.30.66.21605
*****Middle Country Public Library, CentereachNY8.819.31.14.81455
*****Santa Monica Public LibraryCA15.817.30.83.31362
*****Ann Arbor District LibraryMI1158.90.41.71355
*****Salt Lake City Public LibraryUT20.4200.431336
*****Mercer County Library, LawrencevilleNJ8.4140.65.21171
*****Schaumburg Township District LibraryIL11.620.10.72.81160
*****Arlington Heights Memorial LibraryIL1132.10.421076
*****Stark County District Library, CantonOH6.616.41.21.71073
*****Howard County Library, ColumbiaMD10.1240.62.51067
****Kansas City Public LibraryMO11.19.70.63.51050
****Evansville-Vanderburgh Public LibraryIN10.917.30.43.51043
****Arapahoe Library District, EnglewoodCO10.624.20.52.41030
****Akron-Summit Cnty Public LibraryOH8.616.20.82.81026
****Allen County Public Library, Ft. WayneIN9.522.40.52.2964
****Carroll County PL, New WindsorMD6.122.80.81.6931
****Berkeley Public LibraryCA13.118.20.41.9928
****San Mateo County LibraryCA8.214.70.62.6926
****Douglas County Libraries, Castle RockCO6.927.90.71917
****Harford County Public Library, BelcampMD7.420.10.61.9894
***Pasadena Public LibraryCA11.211.20.61.6864
***Saint Paul Public LibraryMN10.1120.42.8861
***Eugene Public LibraryOR1018.90.31.9794
***Tulsa City-County Library SystemOK6.68.80.43.4780
***Central Arkansas Library System, Little RockAR6.27.40.43.7773
***Kent District Library, Comstock ParkMI9.115.90.41.5771
***Madison Public LibraryWI8.818.20.32.1753
***Dayton Metro LibraryOH8.517.20.41.6750
***Johnson County Library, Overland ParkKS6.717.10.23.2747
***Ctl. Rappahannock Rgnl. Lib., FredericksburgVA929.40.20.7735

Expenditure Range $5,000,000–$9,999,999

StarsLibraryStateVisits per CapitaCirculation Per CapitaProgram Attendance Per CapitaPublic Internet Terminal Uses Per CapitaScore
*****Upper Arlington Public LibraryOH34.363.90.962225
*****Westerville Public LibraryOH16.230.10.716.71935
*****Worthington Public LibraryOH27.544.40.83.91721
*****Shaker Heights Public LibraryOH18.242.41.141569
*****Redwood City Public LibraryCA11.520.31.74.81400
*****Kansas City, Kansas Public LibraryKS6.99.50.217.81377
*****Plainview-Old Bethpage Public LibraryNY11.316.81.84.21365
*****Washington-Centerville Public LibraryOH17.248.20.71.91350
*****Greenwich LibraryCT11.9240.87.41314
*****Cleveland Heights-University Heights PLOH19.433.60.821291
****Port Washington Public LibraryNY15.415.21.14.61232
****Northbrook Public LibraryIL13.124.81.41.61231
****Cerritos Public LibraryCA19.415.20.46.21193
****Williamsburg Regional LibraryVA8.7181.71.71144
****Oak Park Public LibraryIL16.9240.541121
****Champaign Public LibraryIL10.933.10.82.21105
****Northport Public LibraryNY14.815.50.83.71083
****Skokie Public LibraryIL12.427.30.72.21026
****Euclid Public LibraryOH11.431.10.33.81010
****Palo Alto City LibraryCA13.625.30.62.41007
***Fountaindale PL District, BolingbrookIL10.513.81.22.51005
***Lower Merion Library System, ArdmorePA13.825.20.61.81003
***Elmhurst Public LibraryIL12.231.40.61977
***Algonquin Area Public Library DistrictIL12.331.40.42.1968
***Vernon Area PL District, LincolnshireIL8.722.80.92.3964
***Beverly Hills Public LibraryCA16.919.80.32.9958
***Patchogue-Medford LibraryNY13.211.50.92.1945
***Fremont Public Library District, MundeleinIL9.923.40.72.3930
***Mastics-Moriches-Shirley Community Lib.NY8.8161.11.5909
***Great Neck LibraryNY12.713.50.82.1902

Expenditure Range $1,000,000–$4,999,999

StarsLibraryStateVisits Per CapitaCirculation Per CapitaProgram Attendance Per CapitaPublic Internet Terminal Uses Per CapitaScore
*****Grandview Heights Public LibraryOH122.495.83.47.34376
*****Avalon Free Public LibraryNJ59.778.3773904
*****Sanibel Public LibraryFL21.124.41.828.13031
*****San Miguel Library District # 1, TellurideCO41.243.32.713.62782
*****North Kansas City Public LibraryMO54.354.51.410.52648
*****Port Jefferson Free LibraryNY87.534.72.42.42544
*****Lakewood Public LibraryOH14.934.45.74.12219
*****Center Moriches Free Public LibraryNY37.833.34.22.22128
*****Fayetteville Free LibraryNY63.431.31.73.62085
*****Cutchogue New Suffolk Free LibraryNY32.739.53.24.42080
****Wickliffe Public LibraryOH19.940210.52074
****St. Helena Public LibraryCA25.544.92.35.41928
****Darien LibraryCT19.7381.88.51865
****National City Public LibraryCA13.75.65.63.81804
****Hays Public LibraryKS9.953.32.931752
****City of Commerce Public LibraryCA28.118.92.16.81691
****Twinsburg Public LibraryOH14.557.61.53.71648
****Mary Riley Styles PL, Falls ChurchVA19.838.71.35.71581
****Princeton Public LibraryNJ27.718.61.471555
****Westhampton Free Lib., Westhampson Bch.NY23.925.12.32.91486
***Mattituck-Laurel LibraryNY4917.40.63.61482
***Oberlin Public LibraryOH18.841.114.91481
***Coal City Public Library DistrictIL10.624.73.22.81459
***Bronxville Public LibraryNY2331.222.51459
***Coffey County Library, BurlingtonKS2122.21.75.11440
***Brumback Library, Van WertOH15.726.92.23.81438
***Porter Public Library, WestlakeOH16.650.112.91434
***Rocky River Public LibraryOH19.643.21.22.81423
***Bryant Library, RoslynNY1015.91.591421
***Hudson Library & Historical SocietyOH31.137.21.11.41416
***Pitkin County Library, AspenCO25.816.70.67.31376

Expenditure Range $400,000–$999,999

StarsLibraryStateVisits Per CapitaCirculation Per CapitaProgram Attendance Per CapitaPublic Internet Terminal Uses Per CapitaScore
*****Island Free Library, New ShorehamRI117.443.94.724.15019
*****Wellfleet Public LibraryMA32.434.4810.83278
*****Unalaska Public LibraryAK29.8542.118.82972
*****Haines Borough Public LibraryAK43.443.52.69.12499
*****Osterville Free LibraryMA42.427.43.110.82468
*****Bernardsville Public LibraryNJ29.132.83.8112467
*****West Tisbury Free PL, Vineyard HavenMA43.756.72.16.12418
*****New Carlisle & Olive Township PLIN7.237.53.992074
*****Spencer County Public Library, RockportIN1623.36.81.92071
*****Amagansett Free LibraryNY25.636.54.14.12062
****Camden Public LibraryME32.530.33.16.32059
****Quogue LibraryNY27.234.53.53.21900
****Peninsula Library & Historical SocietyOH14.339.83.35.41870
****Taos Public LibraryNM25.828.51.19.11750
****Sewickley Public LibraryPA22.6281.87.41701
****Columbiana Public LibraryOH26.253.40.93.21690
****Shelter Island Public Library SocietyNY29.926.32.63.21671
****Eldredge Public Library, ChathamMA28.719.32.45.41659
****Orrville Public LibraryOH14.246.71.651655
****Vail Public LibraryCO29.5181.96.61632
***Kilbourn Public Library, Wisconsin DellsWI18.817.70.811.41580
***New Cumberland Public LibraryPA23.337.71.92.81577
***Roseland Free Public LibraryNJ47.221131573
***Grand County Public Library, MoabUT1815.9111.31568
***Port Townsend Public LibraryWA19.329.6251564
***Vineyard Haven Public LibraryMA2629.21.74.11544
***Rockland Public LibraryME27.321.31.46.31544
***Floyd Memorial Library, GreenportNY20.214.81.97.61526
***Homer Public LibraryAK23.9180.79.31505
***Lenox Library AssociationMA9.914.651.41494
***New Carlisle Public LibraryOH12.742.72.12.41485

Expenditure Range $200,000–$399,999

StarsLibraryStateVisits Per CapitaCirculation Per CapitaProgram Attendance Per CapitaPublic Internet Terminal Uses Per CapitaScore
*****Wagnalls Memorial Library, LithopolisOH36.187.92.77.73206
*****Bee Cave Public LibraryTX27.460.63.94.82655
*****Sherburne Memorial, KillingtonVT23.928.44.48.92551
*****Grand Marais Public LibraryMN4444.20.79.62455
*****Centerburg Public LibraryOH43.456.10.96.32399
*****Monticello Township LibraryIL8815.80.70.72120
*****Southwest Harbor Public LibraryME40.633.62.14.32104
*****Julia L. Butterfield Mem. Lib., Cold SpringNY23.621.44.24.72082
*****Norfolk LibraryCT20.222.65.41.52012
*****Seward Community LibraryAK33.727.11.47.31996
****Andover Public LibraryOH17.250.11.17.41983
****Lopez Island Library DistrictWA28.536.30.87.21915
****Harbor-Topky Mem. Lib., Ashtabula HarborOH17.238.13.331894
****Parker Public LibraryAZ29182.85.11878
****Fairport Harbor Public LibraryOH26.929.72.63.41844
****McCall Public LibraryID14.817.33.35.21732
****James Kennedy Public Library, DyersvilleIA22.533.42.32.41660
****Dennis Public Library, DennisportMA34.920.50.65.91658
****Homer Public LibraryOH15.345.21.43.91651
****Skidompha Public Library, DamariscottaME26.312.11.86.21634
***Waterloo-Grant Township Public LibraryIN17.113.53.14.61627
***Falls City Library & Arts CenterNE13.933.20.67.81603
***Library District #2 , Linn County, La CygneKS19.420.11.46.71591
***Jim G. Ferguson Searcy Cty. Lib., MarshallAR15.529.61.55.61589
***Hodgkins Public Library DistrictIL24.722.50.76.11544
***Hiawatha/Morrill Public LibraryKS14.219.11.76.51524
***Garden Home Community Library, PortlandOR16.435.814.71521
***Williamsport-Washington Township PLIN14.717.31.27.41493
***Elkhart/Morton County LibraryKS17.920.60.77.11475
***Benzie Shores District Library, FrankfortMI15.221.40.48.31465

Expenditure Range $100,000–$199,999

StarsLibraryStateVisits Per CapitaCirculation Per CapitaProgram Attendance Per CapitaPublic Internet Terminal Uses Per CapitaScore
*****Delta Community Library, Delta JunctionAK41.438.82.818.93516
*****Rock Creek Public LibraryOH37.532.24.79.23008
*****Falconer Public LibraryNY2777.33.73.22870
*****Central City Public LibraryNE23.326.65.57.92672
*****La Veta Regional Library DistrictCO41.434.81.87.92506
*****Centralia Public LibraryMO38.917.62.17.32203
*****Tivoli Free LibraryNY15.525.33.95.92039
*****Claud H Gilmer Memorial Lib., RockspringsTX24.119.83.73.81954
*****Cordova District LibraryIL1829.13.24.21892
*****Grand Valley Public Library, OrwellOH24310.77.81840
****Seneca Free LibraryKS15.724.90.511.61798
****Red Hook Public LibraryNY20.5371.64.21778
****Flomaton Public LibraryAL15.958.80.23.71714
****Macsherry Library, Alexandria BayNY23.123.10.68.31714
****Town of Indian Lake Public LibraryNY27.714.60.87.71696
****Yoakum Cty./Cecil Bickley Lib., Denver CityTX10.89.42.49.71682
****Mt. Pleasant Public LibraryUT1439.32.51.91680
****Meekins Public Library, WilliamsburgMA17.935.62.31.81661
****The Lib. at Cedar Creek Lake, Seven PointsTX18.79.841.91612
****Franklin Grove Public LibraryIL17.519.30.59.61604
****Oneida County District, MaladID11.820.41.38.51577
***Port Orford Public LibraryOR15.914.50.89.91576
***Hruska Memorial PL, David CityNE14.231.21.24.91515
***Lindale LibraryTX2024.61.53.71510
***Rigby PublicID1531.622.11492
***Pueblo of Isleta LibraryNM10.42.73.94.51487
***Conrad Public LibraryIA16.724.21.44.51481
***Quartzsite Public LibraryAZ22.216.80.95.71477
***David M. Hunt Library, Falls VillageCT16.99.933.21465
***Putney PublicVT20.414.7161453
***Bettsville Public LibraryOH14.930.414.51449
***Osage City Public LibraryKS21.222.60.94.41449

Expenditure Range $50,000–$99,999

StarsLibraryStateVisits Per CapitaCirculation Per CapitaProgram Attendance Per CapitaPublic Internet Terminal Uses Per CapitaScore
*****Hartington Public LibraryNE31.831.72.615.82930
*****Sand Point Community/School LibraryAK26.525.22.713.52568
*****Neligh Public LibraryNE19.543.43.17.62378
*****New Berlin LibraryNY16.321.65.67.42335
*****Atkinson Public LibraryNE29.427.93.17.42311
*****Lincoln Public LibraryNH39.213.94.23.92245
*****Craftsbury PL, Craftsbury CommonVT16.922.12.6112106
*****W.A. Rankin Memorial, NeodeshaKS47.219.71.34.52085
*****Pulaski Public LibraryNY47.811.91.34.61962
*****Elbridge Free LibraryNY24.331.62.441912
****Upton County Public Library, McCameyTX27.151.80.13.41898
****Cambridge Public LibraryNY33.824.60.86.21892
****Madison Valley Public Library, EnnisMT11.426.62.96.71814
****Guilford Memorial LibraryME10.923.13.75.61797
****Rogersville Public LibraryAL21.535.10.95.11730
****Milford Public LibraryUT13.922.83.15.21728
****Shuter Library of Angel FireNM208.42.581728
****Eleanor Daggett Memorial Library, ChamaNM20.131.21.23.41576
****Jordan Bramley LibraryNY14.723.42.34.21566
****Plains Community LibraryKS12.314.93.34.51544
****Windham Public LibraryNY18.918.31.55.71543
***Lamont Memorial Free Library, McGrawNY10.814.743.21539
***Schuylerville Public LibraryNY1421.42.541526
***Erie City Public LibraryKS12.210.7110.81525
***Battle Creek Public LibraryNE28.128.10.42.31502
***Nora E. Larabee Memorial Lib. StaffordKS9.721.20.58.81427
***Peck Memorial Library, MarathonNY11.619.11.36.41411
***Ely Public LibraryIA13.6251.24.41398
***StocktonKS12.38.73.53.21392
***Dr. Grace O. Doane Alden Public LibraryIA1740.80.31.61390
***Bolton Free Library, Bolton LandingNY12.516.11.26.51375

Expenditure Range $10,000–$49,999

StarsLibraryStateVisits per CapitaCirculation Per CapitaProgram Attendance Per CapitaPublic Internet Terminal Uses Per CapitaScore
*****Ida Long Goodman Memorial Lib., St. JohnKS21.924.47.60.93065
*****Tappan-Spaulding Mem. Lib., Newark ValleyNY22.320.81.63.92054
*****Swink School/Public LibraryCO15.98.6010.81827
*****Real County Public Library, LeakeyTX12.220.41.35.31802
*****Buhler Public LibraryKS1218.91.15.31711
*****Boyden Public LibraryIA16.619.60.44.91704
*****Tri-Community Library, Prairie LeaTX7.67.64.91.21690
*****Philmont Public LibraryNY15.921.60.93.21682
*****Winthrop Public LibraryIA88.24.41.91676
*****Centerville Community LibrarySD28.112.10.91.41673
****Black Bridge Library, Dime BoxTX14.418.40.94.11632
****J.J. Hands Library, LohrvilleIA14.39.90.86.61597
****Piedmont Public LibraryWV10.36.30.49.21537
****Mounds Public LibraryOK11.95.10.29.21517
****Hubbard Public LibraryIA11.511.51.251511
****Lake Whitney Library, WhitneyTX11.913.30.85.31509
****Limon Memorial LibraryCO12.4200.24.31495
****Fredonia Public LibraryAZ10.87.51.93.71416
****Sully Area Library, OnidaSD2712.90.10.31395
****Dry Point Township Library, CowdenIL29.58.200.71389
***Winchester Public LibraryKS9.45.61.16.31385
***Ontario Public LibraryWI9.213.81.82.11372
***Carrolltown Public LibraryPA5.515.51.83.11371
***Ellinwood School Community LibraryKS10.611.41.13.81348
***Pima Public LibraryAZ11.192.41.11342
***Lewiston Public LibraryUT6.922.60.82.51340
***Colonial Library, RichburgNY57.93.70.61340
***Muscoda Public LibraryWI6.19.20.18.31339
***North Freedom Public LibraryWI6.914.80.45.31307
***Wymore Public LibraryNE9.991.82.61296
***Randolph Free LibraryNY14.913.20.23.11290

 

Ray Lyons & Keith Curry Lance About Ray Lyons & Keith Curry Lance

Ray Lyons (raylyons@gmail.com) is an independent consultant and statistical programmer in Cleveland. His articles on library statistics and assessment have also appeared in Public Library Quarterly, Public Libraries, and Evidence Based Library and Information Practice. He blogs on library statistics and assessment at libperformance.com.
Keith Curry Lance (keithlance@comcast.net) is an independent consultant based in suburban Denver. He also consults with the Colorado-based RSL Research Group. In both capacities, he conducts research on libraries of all types for state library agencies, state library associations, and other library-related organizations. For more information, visit http://www.KeithCurryLance.com.

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