In 1997, Colorado ranked in the top half of the states on most public library statistics. Five of the top-ranked statistics clearly demonstrate how popular public libraries are with Coloradoans.
- Colorado ranks in the top tier of statistics that demonstrate how much and how often residents use their libraries:
- 7th in the number of visits per capita
- 8th in the number of reference questions per capita
- 11th in the circulation transactions per capita
- Coloradoans back up their enthusiasm with local dollars, as shown by these national rankings:
- 8th in local income per capita
- 11th in operating expenditures per capita
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