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Number of Libraries in Each Population Category Nationally

Note that population is the population of the "library service area" as defined by the Institute of Museums and Library Services, not the census data population of a community.

Over 1,000 libraries did not get rated because they did not report necessary data

Population Category Range Rated  Unrated - Missing Data  Total Libraries
a) 500 K Over 500,000 75                      9                   84
b) 250 K 250,000 to 499,999 99                      5                 104
c) 100 K 100,000 to 249,999 316                   19                 335
d) 50 K 50,000 to 99,999 514                   42                 556
e) 25 K 25,000 to 49,999 873                   79                 952
f) 10 K 10,000 to 24,999 1,562                 202             1,764
g) 5 K 5,000 to 9,999 1,307                 176             1,483
h) 2.5 K 2,500 to 4,999 1,158                 182             1,340
i) 1 K 1,000 to 2.499 1,257                 267             1,524
j) 0 K Under 1,000 769                 303             1,072
Grand Total   7,930             1,284             9,214

 

 

Revised March 2010

 

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