Colorado Totals, Averages, and Ratios

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2013 Totals and Averages

Data for 2013 are preliminary.

Paid Staff in Full-Time Equivalents (FTEs)

Population Group ALA-MLS Librarians (FTE) Total Librarians (FTE) Other Paid Staff (FTE) Total Staff (FTE)
Colorado
Average 4.87 6.93 18.03 24.52
Median 1.00 2.00 3.66 5.04
Total 540.25 769.13 2,001.50 2,770.63
100,000 and over
Average 32.65 36.77 123.33 147.79
Median 21.38 27.88 80.63 96.50
Total 391.74 441.29 1,480.01 1,921.30
25,000 to 99,999
Average 5.42 9.46 15.66 25.12
Median 6.00 9.25 14.50 25.78
Total 65.07 113.53 187.94 301.47
10,000 to 24,999
Average 1.41 4.19 6.09 10.29
Median 1.00 4.00 5.63 8.00
Total 18.29 54.52 79.20 133.72
5,000 to 9,999
Average 0.65 1.62 4.50 6.12
Median 1.00 1.00 4.00 5.38
Total 11.00 27.56 76.45 104.01
2,500 to 4,999
Average 0.18 1.68 1.54 3.05
Median 0.00 1.75 0.75 2.88
Total 3.00 28.64 26.23 54.87
1,000 to 2,499
Average 0.11 1.66 0.49 2.15
Median 0.00 1.00 0.25 1.90
Total 1.95 28.19 8.38 36.57
Under 1,000
Average 0.15 0.59 0.32 0.91
Median 0.00 0.50 0.00 1.00
Total 1.80 7.10 3.80 10.90
Resort Libraries
Average 4.31 6.21 12.68 18.89
Median 4.00 5.00 11.62 21.90
Total 47.40 68.30 139.49 207.79

Staff Expenditures

Population Group Staff Salaries Benefits Total Staff Expenditures Expenditures on Professional Development
Colorado
Average $1,055,843 $291,466 $1,311,539 $9,849
Median $160,310 $30,080 $177,017 $1,523
Total $116,142,695 $32,061,244 $148,203,939 $1,044,034
100,000 and over
Average $7,009,364 $1,996,846 $8,313,425 $60,773
Median $4,170,335 $1,114,338 $4,998,702 $47,835
Total $84,112,366 $23,962,157 $108,074,523 $729,280
25,000 to 99,999
Average $1,050,087 $269,362 $1,319,449 $5,738
Median $929,948 $247,317 $1,177,955 $4,864
Total $12,601,041 $3,232,347 $15,833,388 $68,855
10,000 to 24,999
Average $323,899 $81,237 $405,136 $3,607
Median $291,146 $59,023 $341,381 $2,232
Total $4,210,683 $1,056,084 $5,266,767 $43,289
5,000 to 9,999
Average $186,447 $38,138 $211,374 $3,098
Median $181,999 $32,405 $206,736 $1,808
Total $2,983,150 $610,201 $3,593,351 $46,472
2,500 to 4,999
Average $87,286 $15,933 $97,485 $788
Median $72,680 $14,913 $102,672 $694
Total $1,483,861 $270,867 $1,754,728 $12,611
1,000 to 2,499
Average $56,582 $12,475 $69,057 $550
Median $53,956 $11,004 $58,385 $200
Total $961,897 $212,078 $1,173,975 $9,345
Under 1,000
Average $18,881 $3,205 $22,086 $80
Median $14,844 $1,434 $15,988 $0
Total $226,569 $38,460 $265,029 $875
Resort Libraries
Average $869,375 $243,550 $1,112,925 $12,119
Median $804,149 $240,981 $938,930 $7,302
Total $9,563,128 $2,679,050 $12,242,178 $133,307

Materials Expenditures

Population Group Print Volumes Subscriptions Total Print Expenditures E-Resources (digital)
Colorado
Average $121,270 $9,289 $125,938 $67,688
Median $21,062 $1,821 $21,550 $4,920
Total $13,218,460 $1,012,493 $14,230,953 $7,378,021
100,000 and over
Average $867,687 $58,306 $783,533 $549,894
Median $903,219 $32,750 $476,463 $434,938
Total $9,544,561 $641,370 $10,185,931 $6,048,829
25,000 to 99,999
Average $118,658 $8,941 $127,599 $42,420
Median $97,639 $9,142 $102,655 $36,851
Total $1,423,896 $107,295 $1,531,191 $509,035
10,000 to 24,999
Average $31,971 $3,043 $35,014 $12,375
Median $27,000 $2,443 $29,566 $12,228
Total $415,625 $39,554 $455,179 $160,879
5,000 to 9,999
Average $24,508 $2,753 $25,657 $8,967
Median $16,570 $1,910 $18,610 $7,279
Total $392,120 $44,048 $436,168 $143,475
2,500 to 4,999
Average $11,999 $973 $12,251 $1,516
Median $7,855 $735 $7,997 $150
Total $203,976 $16,544 $220,520 $25,776
1,000 to 2,499
Average $10,395 $908 $11,303 $1,474
Median $8,378 $435 $8,885 $500
Total $176,715 $15,437 $192,152 $25,050
Under 1,000
Average $3,826 $337 $4,163 $763
Median $3,026 $145 $3,043 $0
Total $45,912 $4,047 $49,959 $9,150
Resort Libraries
Average $92,332 $13,109 $105,441 $41,439
Median $71,036 $12,281 $85,265 $31,138
Total $1,015,655 $144,198 $1,159,853 $455,827

Other Expenditures

Population Group Miscellaneous Operating Expenditures Total Operating Expenditures Capital Expenditures
Colorado
Average $517,248 $2,075,485 $259,967
Median $71,852 $280,892 $0
Total $56,380,033 $234,529,812 $28,596,408
100,000 and over
Average $3,845,011 $13,352,879 $1,473,147
Median $3,751,198 $8,872,830 $796,911
Total $42,295,125 $173,587,426 $17,677,764
25,000 to 99,999
Average $309,529 $1,835,491 $684,522
Median $223,920 $1,808,286 $0
Total $3,714,347 $22,025,886 $8,214,265
10,000 to 24,999
Average $146,639 $609,343 $52,288
Median $121,462 $541,771 $5,347
Total $1,906,309 $7,921,462 $679,746
5,000 to 9,999
Average $101,932 $350,265 $62,721
Median $68,010 $330,629 $0
Total $1,630,913 $5,954,510 $1,003,530
2,500 to 4,999
Average $44,478 $155,103 $12,174
Median $48,537 $143,096 $0
Total $756,121 $2,791,860 $206,950
1,000 to 2,499
Average $28,606 $112,979 $7,506
Median $22,141 $99,299 $0
Total $486,294 $1,920,649 $127,599
Under 1,000
Average $7,414 $35,109 $9,772
Median $5,723 $26,205 $0
Total $88,973 $421,312 $117,264
Resort Libraries
Average $500,177 $1,809,701 $51,754
Median $377,317 $1,876,490 $14,607
Total $5,501,951 $19,906,707 $569,290

Materials

Population Group Print Volumes E-Books Audio Books Electronic Audio Books Other Audio Music Electronic Music Other Electronic Audio Total Audio
Colorado
Average 92,044 10,200 4,079 3,271 105 3,331 191 47 10,634
Median 33,000 2,589 1,660 2,947 0 182 0 0 5,009
Total 10,032,751 1,101,624 444,584 356,569 11,303 363,115 20,859 5,163 1,201,593
100,000 and over
Average 539,453 46,741 23,834 10,033 684 23,991 202 0 49,706
Median 330,914 16,940 15,514 8,143 0 17,336 0 0 34,533
Total 5,933,980 514,147 262,170 110,361 7,520 263,906 2,226 0 646,183
25,000 to 99,999
Average 116,306 12,113 4,558 4,213 76 3,258 362 0 12,467
Median 100,953 9,326 4,609 4,272 0 3,444 352 0 13,156
Total 1,395,674 145,352 54,690 50,559 907 39,101 4,347 0 149,604
10,000 to 24,999
Average 53,726 7,097 2,057 2,166 62 603 201 29 5,119
Median 56,000 7,471 1,844 2,773 0 259 287 0 5,196
Total 698,443 85,160 26,737 28,164 812 7,840 2,615 376 66,544
5,000 to 9,999
Average 32,167 6,857 1,349 3,403 10 374 172 299 5,277
Median 28,711 5,484 1,072 2,947 0 155 91 0 4,664
Total 514,679 109,717 21,581 54,446 164 5,988 2,745 4,787 89,711
2,500 to 4,999
Average 19,367 1,445 1,057 1,073 1 155 17 0 2,242
Median 17,303 0 930 0 0 3 0 0 1,328
Total 348,597 24,566 19,026 18,242 14 2,782 289 0 40,353
1,000 to 2,499
Average 15,110 2,282 693 1,417 2 49 34 0 2,151
Median 15,133 415 570 0 0 13 0 0 899
Total 241,767 38,800 11,092 24,092 29 782 578 0 36,573
Under 1,000
Average 10,355 3,042 246 1,486 0 89 117 0 1,938
Median 10,764 24 200 0 0 35 0 0 441
Total 124,254 36,504 2,947 17,837 0 1,069 1,408 0 23,261
Resort Libraries
Average 70,487 13,398 4,213 4,806 169 3,786 605 0 13,579
Median 59,371 8,104 4,175 4,271 0 1,961 830 0 12,102
Total 775,357 147,378 46,341 52,868 1,857 41,647 6,651 0 149,364

Library Hours and Service

Population Group Visits Reference Questions Annual Operating Hours Evening & Weekend Hours Per Week
Colorado
Average 296,282 40,572 5,274 41
Median 59,311 4,840 2,735 16
Total 32,294,697 4,178,895 580,162 4,561
100,000 and over
Average 1,748,240 248,999 24,056 215
Median 1,294,942 197,832 19,191 147
Total 22,727,121 2,987,983 288,673 2,576
25,000 to 99,999
Average 304,059 60,228 4,948 30
Median 283,617 51,703 3,179 27
Total 3,648,708 722,738 59,372 362
10,000 to 24,999
Average 95,102 14,141 4,304 21
Median 82,552 7,699 3,717 20
Total 1,236,331 155,546 55,953 270
5,000 to 9,999
Average 67,781 4,709 2,670 35
Median 59,311 2,587 2,756 15
Total 1,016,715 70,642 40,046 521
2,500 to 4,999
Average 27,451 2,825 2,435 9
Median 20,766 1,500 2,376 11
Total 466,675 45,195 43,827 163
1,000 to 2,499
Average 19,822 1,843 1,981 7
Median 15,149 1,025 1,872 7
Total 336,981 29,486 33,677 127
Under 1,000
Average 10,220 549 1,097 17
Median 5,374 154 1,016 4
Total 112,417 6,583 13,162 201
Resort Libraries
Average 249,977 17,858 4,132 31
Median 215,570 14,249 3,368 28
Total 2,749,749 160,722 45,452 341

Program Offerings

Population Group Children's Programs YA Programs Adult Programs Total Programs
Colorado
Average 526 74 245 825
Median 125 12 31 191
Total 57,293 8,135 26,937 92,365
100,000 and over
Average 3,100 444 1,514 4,668
Median 1,415 426 824 2,351
Total 37,194 5,326 18,169 60,689
25,000 to 99,999
Average 648 96 314 1,058
Median 624 82 182 928
Total 7,773 1,152 3,773 12,698
10,000 to 24,999
Average 211 33 107 351
Median 180 31 96 316
Total 2,747 426 1,388 4,561
5,000 to 9,999
Average 103 11 35 140
Median 78 8 13 114
Total 1,549 172 526 2,247
2,500 to 4,999
Average 82 15 26 123
Median 60 6 12 104
Total 1,476 264 472 2,212
1,000 to 2,499
Average 62 9 25 93
Median 47 6 13 66
Total 997 156 421 1,574
Under 1,000
Average 42 1 5 49
Median 22 1 0 25
Total 506 16 63 585
Resort Libraries
Average 459 57 193 709
Median 340 33 144 632
Total 5,051 623 2,125 7,799

Storytime

Population Group Number of In-library Storytime Programs per Week Number of Outreach Storytime Programs per Week Average In-library Storytime Attendance Per Week Average Outreach Storytime Attendance Per Week
Colorado
Average 7 4 145 80
Median 2 1 31 4
Total 739 462 15,697 8,207
100,000 and over
Average 36 30 890 519
Median 46 8 1,049 130
Total 400 328 9,793 5,707
25,000 to 99,999
Average 9 3 196 86
Median 8 3 186 106
Total 103 39 2,355 1,034
10,000 to 24,999
Average 4 3 46 40
Median 3 1 38 9
Total 47 31 599 478
5,000 to 9,999
Average 2 1 37 12
Median 1 0 17 0
Total 34 16 555 181
2,500 to 4,999
Average 2 1 28 9
Median 1 0 20 0
Total 34 10 495 143
1,000 to 2,499
Average 1 1 17 10
Median 1 1 12 3
Total 23 17 283 160
Under 1,000
Average 1 1 14 11
Median 0 0 0 0
Total 8 7 152 125
Resort Libraries
Average 8 1 133 38
Median 5 1 107 11
Total 90 14 1,465 379

Circulation

Population Group Children's Circulation Total Circulation
Colorado
Average 178,106 590,505
Median 22,551 58,000
Total 18,879,284 65,546,040
100,000 and over
Average 1,313,150 4,076,838
Median 1,127,583 2,879,953
Total 14,444,648 52,998,889
25,000 to 99,999
Average 213,666 501,614
Median 170,926 439,856
Total 2,350,323 6,019,368
10,000 to 24,999
Average 46,741 120,262
Median 35,684 97,478
Total 560,895 1,563,408
5,000 to 9,999
Average 21,361 75,427
Median 15,604 55,483
Total 341,782 1,206,835
2,500 to 4,999
Average 7,056 25,392
Median 6,789 25,748
Total 127,016 457,059
1,000 to 2,499
Average 8,255 23,048
Median 5,453 17,560
Total 132,076 391,821
Under 1,000
Average 4,296 9,904
Median 2,013 7,200
Total 47,255 108,943
Resort Libraries
Average 79,572 254,520
Median 63,639 254,005
Total 875,289 2,799,717

Program Attendance

Population Group Children's Program Attendance YA Program Attendance Adult Program Attendance Total Program Attendance
Colorado
Average 14,455 1,246 4,384 19,725
Median 2,560 173 536 3,608
Total 1,590,007 137,028 482,185 2,209,220
100,000 and over
Average 91,410 7,755 27,094 116,546
Median 56,905 8,200 14,384 61,632
Total 1,096,918 93,060 325,124 1,515,102
25,000 to 99,999
Average 17,959 1,549 4,191 23,699
Median 17,011 1,557 3,041 24,073
Total 215,508 18,591 50,288 284,387
10,000 to 24,999
Average 5,211 446 1,434 7,091
Median 4,445 300 836 6,294
Total 67,746 5,792 18,648 92,186
5,000 to 9,999
Average 2,808 157 653 3,393
Median 2,182 119 250 3,236
Total 42,125 2,361 9,794 54,280
2,500 to 4,999
Average 1,337 164 291 1,792
Median 1,010 77 161 1,672
Total 24,068 2,945 5,245 32,258
1,000 to 2,499
Average 839 158 296 1,294
Median 554 43 177 761
Total 14,266 2,691 5,040 21,997
Under 1,000
Average 432 37 98 567
Median 175 6 0 277
Total 5,186 446 1,173 6,805
Resort Libraries
Average 11,290 1,013 6,079 18,382
Median 10,535 612 2,314 12,966
Total 124,190 11,142 66,873 202,205

Summer Reading

Population Group Summer Reading Registrants
Colorado
Average 1,463
Median 178
Total 162,402
100,000 and over
Average 9,306
Median 5,608
Total 120,979
25,000 to 99,999
Average 2,008
Median 1,812
Total 24,090
10,000 to 24,999
Average 332
Median 307
Total 4,311
5,000 to 9,999
Average 275
Median 208
Total 4,677
2,500 to 4,999
Average 104
Median 96
Total 1,656
1,000 to 2,499
Average 66
Median 50
Total 1,120
Under 1,000
Average 26
Median 23
Total 314
Resort Libraries
Average 478
Median 458
Total 5,255

Interlibrary Lending

Population Group ILLs Loaned ILLs Borrowed
Colorado
Average 7,379 7,682
Median 572 835
Total 819,104 852,695
100,000 and over
Average 30,291 41,166
Median 19,102 9,193
Total 393,786 535,161
25,000 to 99,999
Average 15,482 12,240
Median 2,401 3,460
Total 185,783 146,874
10,000 to 24,999
Average 804 1,657
Median 651 1,325
Total 10,454 21,542
5,000 to 9,999
Average 676 1,115
Median 572 739
Total 10,135 16,727
2,500 to 4,999
Average 328 577
Median 67 450
Total 5,897 10,379
1,000 to 2,499
Average 227 408
Median 34 274
Total 3,860 6,942
Under 1,000
Average 104 308
Median 0 110
Total 1,253 3,695
Resort Libraries
Average 18,903 10,125
Median 19,673 10,945
Total 207,936 111,375

Library Funding Sources (Operating Revenue)

Population Group Total Local Operating Revenue Total State Operating Revenue Total Federal Operating Revenue Other Operating Revenue Total Operating Revenue
Colorado
Average $2,116,727 $7,818 $8,005 $134,343 $2,262,835
Median $296,581 $3,000 $0 $15,053 $328,076
Total $239,190,135 $859,989 $872,522 $14,777,745 $255,700,391
100,000 and over
Average $13,621,699 $40,830 $42,720 $951,921 $14,577,518
Median $8,493,998 $27,831 $1,250 $724,087 $9,626,669
Total $177,082,084 $489,960 $512,636 $11,423,056 $189,507,736
25,000 to 99,999
Average $1,605,120 $9,093 $22,627 $91,864 $1,728,704
Median $1,454,172 $8,735 $250 $77,123 $1,691,092
Total $19,261,434 $109,117 $271,529 $1,102,365 $20,744,445
10,000 to 24,999
Average $613,620 $4,062 $1,794 $34,508 $653,983
Median $515,908 $3,673 $0 $18,547 $576,895
Total $7,977,065 $52,802 $23,318 $448,600 $8,501,785
5,000 to 9,999
Average $407,711 $3,095 $1,443 $18,482 $429,291
Median $374,915 $3,000 $250 $10,229 $388,165
Total $6,931,091 $49,516 $21,638 $295,705 $7,297,950
2,500 to 4,999
Average $250,562 $1,838 $744 $15,154 $267,313
Median $159,726 $3,000 $0 $4,630 $165,679
Total $4,510,112 $31,250 $12,642 $257,622 $4,811,626
1,000 to 2,499
Average $107,359 $1,971 $1,035 $12,498 $122,863
Median $89,674 $3,000 $0 $5,837 $103,745
Total $1,825,108 $33,500 $17,593 $212,468 $2,088,669
Under 1,000
Average $29,167 $4,150 $38 $3,980 $37,335
Median $18,350 $1,500 $0 $838 $26,110
Total $350,007 $49,804 $450 $47,761 $448,022
Resort Libraries
Average $1,932,112 $4,004 $1,156 $90,015 $2,027,287
Median $1,937,841 $3,777 $0 $61,335 $1,973,126
Total $21,253,234 $44,040 $12,716 $990,168 $22,300,158

Materials

Population Group Video Subscriptions State Electronic Databases
Colorado
Average 10,568 183 2
Median 2,184 61 0
Total 1,151,884 19,987 220
100,000 and over
Average 73,499 1,080 4
Median 64,474 820 0
Total 808,487 11,885 42
25,000 to 99,999
Average 8,855 185 4
Median 7,522 175 0
Total 106,260 2,217 43
10,000 to 24,999
Average 4,285 74 2
Median 3,643 75 0
Total 55,710 956 25
5,000 to 9,999
Average 2,626 67 3
Median 2,112 63 0
Total 42,015 1,070 54
2,500 to 4,999
Average 1,215 33 1
Median 1,098 33 0
Total 21,869 589 11
1,000 to 2,499
Average 1,231 34 0
Median 1,260 27 0
Total 19,695 548 1
Under 1,000
Average 607 11 1
Median 452 9 0
Total 7,283 137 14
Resort Libraries
Average 8,233 235 3
Median 8,598 209 0
Total 90,565 2,585 30

General Information

Population Group LSA Population LSA Registered Borrowers Central Library Number of Branches Number of Bookmobiles
Colorado
Average 45,324 22,125 1 1 0
Median 7,088 4,733 1 0 0
Total 5,166,948 2,455,928 96 158 13
100,000 and over
Average 305,454 151,159 1 8 1
Median 253,553 119,104 1 7 0
Total 3,970,900 1,662,748 7 101 9
25,000 to 99,999
Average 46,053 27,881 1 1 0
Median 41,596 24,141 1 0 0
Total 552,635 334,568 9 13 2
10,000 to 24,999
Average 15,163 10,243 1 1 0
Median 14,229 9,217 1 0 0
Total 197,125 133,154 11 14 1
5,000 to 9,999
Average 7,335 5,205 1 0 0
Median 7,299 5,257 1 0 0
Total 124,700 88,484 15 4 1
2,500 to 4,999
Average 3,724 2,676 1 1 0
Median 3,726 2,445 1 0 0
Total 67,040 48,175 16 11 0
1,000 to 2,499
Average 1,719 1,356 1 0 0
Median 1,730 888 1 0 0
Total 29,218 23,054 17 2 0
Under 1,000
Average 709 550 1 0 0
Median 708 416 1 0 0
Total 9,211 6,603 12 0 0
Resort Libraries
Average 19,647 14,467 1 1 0
Median 14,138 13,078 1 0 0
Total 216,119 159,142 9 13 0

Materials Expenditures

Population Group Total Other Materials Exp. Total Collection Expenditures
Colorado
Average $76,485 $265,007
Median $4,485 $31,953
Total $8,336,866 $29,945,840
100,000 and over
Average $634,820 $1,785,983
Median $373,222 $1,185,620
Total $6,983,018 $23,217,778
25,000 to 99,999
Average $36,494 $206,513
Median $34,882 $176,451
Total $437,925 $2,478,151
10,000 to 24,999
Average $10,179 $57,568
Median $4,925 $55,425
Total $132,328 $748,386
5,000 to 9,999
Average $9,413 $42,956
Median $4,469 $35,273
Total $150,603 $730,246
2,500 to 4,999
Average $2,042 $15,612
Median $1,281 $12,709
Total $34,715 $281,011
1,000 to 2,499
Average $2,540 $15,316
Median $1,878 $12,924
Total $43,178 $260,380
Under 1,000
Average $683 $5,609
Median $575 $3,043
Total $8,201 $67,310
Resort Libraries
Average $49,718 $196,598
Median $33,093 $156,774
Total $546,898 $2,162,578

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