Special Report

Best States for Public Libraries

50. Arizona
> Index score: 0.10
> Libraries and book mobiles: 2.1 per 100,000 (the fewest)
> Visits: 2.1 per person (the lowest)
> Total books and documents: 7,632,129, or 0.7 per person (the fewest)
> Population in the Arizona service area: 11,332,976

49. Georgia
> Index score: 0.39
> Libraries and book mobiles: 3.8 per 100,000 (9th fewest)
> Visits: 2.4 per person (3rd lowest)
> Total books and documents: 15,817,114, or 1.5 per person (5th fewest)
> Population in the Georgia service area: 10,766,121

48. Texas
> Index score: 0.48
> Libraries and book mobiles: 3.4 per 100,000 (5th fewest)
> Visits: 2.5 per person (5th lowest)
> Total books and documents: 36,611,607, or 1.4 per person (4th fewest)
> Population in the Texas service area: 26,435,056

47. Nevada
> Index score: 0.54
> Libraries and book mobiles: 2.9 per 100,000 (3rd fewest)
> Visits: 3.1 per person (14th lowest)
> Total books and documents: 3,688,336, or 1.2 per person (2nd fewest)
> Population in the Nevada service area: 3,056,542

46. Hawaii
> Index score: 0.59
> Libraries and book mobiles: 3.7 per 100,000 (8th fewest)
> Visits: 2.4 per person (4th lowest)
> Total books and documents: 2,895,611, or 2.0 per person (19th fewest)
> Population in the Hawaii service area: 1,420,593

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