November 24, 2020  
 
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Libraries and Archives

Libraries and Archives aren't as prevalent as most other types of businesses in the U.S. Still, across the entire nation, there are more than 2,000 Libraries and Archives. Based on some simple math, it appears that each one of those Libraries and Archives serves about 150,000 citizens on average. According to national labor statistics, Libraries and Archives will typically employ 1 to 4 employees. Hence, Libraries and Archives play an important role in the national economy.

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States with Libraries and Archives
(Ordered by # per 100,000 Residents)

  State Businesses Businesses per 100K Residents
1. Vermont 68 11.17
2. Maine 93 7.31
3. Pennsylvania 462 3.76
4. New York 610 3.21
5. Connecticut 87 2.60
6. Rhode Island 27 2.58
7. New Hampshire 28 2.27
8. Delaware 13 1.66
9. Massachusetts 104 1.64
10. Alaska 8 1.28
11. Kansas 31 1.15
12. Mississippi 27 0.95
13. District of Columbia 5 0.88
14. Michigan 86 0.87
15. Idaho 10 0.77
16. New Jersey 64 0.76
17. Virginia 49 0.69
18. Missouri 37 0.66
19. Maryland 35 0.66
20. North Dakota 4 0.62
21. Texas 124 0.59
22. Colorado 24 0.56
23. Georgia 43 0.53
24. West Virginia 9 0.50
25. Minnesota 24 0.49
26. Nebraska 8 0.47
27. Arizona 24 0.47
28. Illinois 58 0.47
29. Iowa 13 0.44
30. Montana 4 0.44
31. New Mexico 8 0.44
32. Wyoming 2 0.41
33. California 135 0.40
34. Washington 23 0.39
35. Oklahoma 13 0.38
36. North Carolina 30 0.37
37. Alabama 16 0.36
38. Oregon 12 0.35
39. Louisiana 15 0.34
40. Hawaii 4 0.33
41. Ohio 34 0.30
42. Arkansas 8 0.30
43. Indiana 18 0.30
44. Florida 47 0.29
45. South Dakota 2 0.27
46. South Carolina 10 0.25
47. Utah 5 0.22
48. Nevada 4 0.20
49. Kentucky 8 0.20
50. Tennessee 11 0.19
51. Wisconsin 7 0.13

Number of Libraries and Archives by Number of Employees
(Data for Entire United States)

RangeNumber of Employees
1 to 41320
5 to 9544
10 to 19420
20 to 49220
50 to 9961
100 to 24920
250 to 4996
500 to 9991
1000 or more1

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