Community Analysis Scan Form

This page is meant to allow you to complete a Community Analysis Scan Form for your public library. After you have filled in the fields, click on the "Print View" button to view a printable copy of your results. Note: If you want to save your results, you will need to print them. This page will not save them for you, and once you navigate away from this page they will be lost.



  1. Sources for most recent data:
    • Colorado Population and Demography - Division of Local Government
      Data includes municipal population estimates, historical data, and selected 2000 census figures.
      http://dola.colorado.gov/dlg/index.html
    • Library Research Service, Colorado Public Library Annual Report
      The Library Research Service has the only site with exact LSA population figures for Colorado public libraries.
      http://www.lrs.org/pub_stats.php
    • City-Data.com
      Data collected and analyzed about thousands of cities and towns in the United States.
      http://www.city-data.com/
    Projected Population Sources:
  2. What percent of the people living in your community are:
      2000 Latest year available In 5 years In 10 years
    Less than 5 years old
    Between 5 & 17 years
    Between 18 & 24 years
    Between 25 & 44 years
    Between 45 and 64 years
    Age 65 and older
  3. How many people in single-parent households are there in your community?
    How many people in family households?
    • Census Bureau MapStats page
      Click on your state and county and link to the Summary Tape File 3A table, number P17 to find information about the number of people in different types of households.
      http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/index.html
  4. How many people speak a language other than English at home in your community?

    Spanish   French   Chinese

    German   Vietnamese   Other

  5. State the number of people in your community by race and Hispanic origin.

    African/American   Hispanic   American Indian

    White/Caucasian   Asian/Pacific Islander
  6. What are the three largest employers in your community?

    1st     2nd     3rd

  7. What are the three major industries and how many people do they employ?

    1st Industry   Employees
    2nd Industry   Employees
    3rd Industry   Employees

  8. What is the percentage of unemployed people in your community?
  9. What is the median family income in your community?
  10. What percent of the families in your community are below the poverty line?
  11. Approximately how many home-based businesses are in your community?
  12. Does your community experience large fluctuations in population during different seasons?
  13. How many are there of each of the following?
      Newspapers

      Local Radio Stations

      Local Television Stations

      Bookstores

      Video Stores

      Retail Records, Tapes & CDs

      Cable Television Systems

      Internet/electronic Services


    • Infospace's Ultimate Yellow Pages
      Enter the business type, city and state to find the number of each business category above.
      http://www.infospace.com
  14. What other libraries are in your community?
    School
    Academic
    Hospital/Medical
    Legal
    Special
    • Print Source: American Library Directory
    • Infospace's Ultimate Yellow Pages
      Enter the "libraries" in the business type, your city and state to find the number of public, government and some special libraries.
      http://www.infospace.com
  15. List the number of public and private schools in your community.
      Public Private
    Preschools
    Elementary
    Middle/jr. high schools
    High schools
    Vocational/technical
    Community colleges
    Colleges/universities
  16. About how many home-schooled students are there in your community?
  17. List the number of people in your community (25 and older) with the following educational levels.
      Less than 9th grade

      9th to 12th grade, no diploma

      High school graduate (includes equivalency)

      Some college, no degree

      Associate degree

      Bachelor's degree

      Graduate or professional degree

  18. List the number of medical care organizations in your community.

      Hospitals

      Clinics

      Rehabilitation Hospitals & Services

      Hospices

    • Infospace's Ultimate Yellow Pages
      Enter the business type, city and state to find the number of each business category above.
      http://www.infospace.com
  19. List the number of social service providers in your community.
      Nursing homes / rest homes

      Day care centers for adults  

      Child care service

      Chemical dependence treatment centers

      Youth organizations & centers

      Other (list)

    • Infospace's Ultimate Yellow Pages
      Enter the business type, city and state to find the number of each business category above.
      http://www.infospace.com
  20. Estimate the number and types of the following organizations in your community.
      Churches

      Religious organizations

      Associations

      Civic organizations

      Clubs

      Community organizations

      Fraternal organizations

      Other

    • Infospace's Ultimate Yellow Pages
      Enter the organization type, city and state to find the number of each community organization category above.
      http://www.infospace.com
  21. If there are government offices in your community, list them and the type of services they provide.
      Government offices - County

      Government offices - State

    • Infospace's Ultimate Yellow Pages
      Enter the government type, city and state to find the number of each government category above.
      http://www.infospace.com

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