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Check out BLS data for National Library Week

April 09, 2024

National Library Week, usually observed during the second full week of April, promotes literacy, along with support and use of our nation's libraries. Nationwide, employment of librarians and media collections specialists was 133,760 in May 2023, accounting for fewer than 1 of every 1,000 U.S. jobs.

Employment concentration (location quotients) of librarians and media collections specialists by metropolitan area, May 2023
Area Location quotient Librarians and media collections specialists jobs per 1,000 jobs Employment Annual median wage
(in U.S. dollars)
Librarians and media collections specialists Total, all occupations Librarians and media collections specialists All occupations

United States, total

0.881 133,760 151,853,870 64,370 48,060

State College, PA

5.08 4.477 300 67,750 65,130 48,890

Springfield, OH

4.64 4.084 190 46,990 59,430 42,800

Weirton-Steubenville, WV-OH

3.00 2.645 100 37,210 57,740 42,800

Ithaca, NY

2.66 2.346 110 47,910 74,680 54,370

Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA

2.64 2.325 170 72,220 52,570 45,610

Mansfield, OH

2.64 2.324 110 47,680 57,750 41,230

Charlottesville, VA

2.59 2.281 260 112,600 73,330 49,270

Gainesville, FL

2.56 2.258 320 141,070 50,300 45,490

Bloomington, IN

2.54 2.234 160 73,020 62,200 45,870

Lawrence, KS

2.53 2.225 110 49,720 62,460 41,730

New Orleans-Metairie, LA

2.40 2.111 1,090 514,800 63,860 43,510

Enid, OK

2.36 2.083 50 23,290 48,930 37,620

Ponce, PR

2.25 1.981 130 65,520 39,300 22,670

New Haven, CT

2.23 1.962 570 290,380 82,270 54,080

Arecibo, PR

2.18 1.919 60 33,460 40,710 22,810

Dover-Durham, NH-ME

2.18 1.920 100 50,520 65,270 47,930

Montgomery, AL

2.17 1.914 310 160,840 64,250 40,220

Aguadilla-Isabela, PR

2.10 1.846 100 52,760 41,860 21,860

Barnstable Town, MA

2.09 1.841 190 101,290 68,360 50,660

Muncie, IN

2.09 1.840 80 44,560 52,700 40,410

Wheeling, WV-OH

2.09 1.843 110 58,510 49,960 38,660

Iowa City, IA

2.06 1.813 160 90,510 63,990 47,760

Kingston, NY

2.04 1.794 100 57,130 66,450 47,180

Lawton, OK

1.99 1.752 70 42,400 59,900 38,470

Springfield, MA-CT

1.97 1.732 560 321,190 65,260 49,750

Baton Rouge, LA

1.93 1.700 660 387,710 63,460 46,590

Gadsden, AL

1.90 1.672 50 32,590 59,760 34,000

Pine Bluff, AR

1.89 1.664 50 29,080 59,120 38,980

Harrisonburg, VA

1.88 1.659 110 64,800 62,750 43,770

Mayaguez, PR

1.84 1.620 50 30,810 37,240 22,600

Ames, IA

1.82 1.607 80 47,300 64,480 47,360

Watertown-Fort Drum, NY

1.79 1.579 60 38,880 58,810 44,560

Trenton, NJ

1.75 1.542 370 238,490 84,110 60,410

Logan, UT-ID

1.73 1.528 100 66,840 57,860 42,130

Fort Smith, AR-OK

1.69 1.492 160 106,620 58,710 37,070

Providence-Warwick, RI-MA

1.67 1.474 840 569,450 72,860 49,690

Bremerton-Silverdale, WA

1.66 1.459 140 92,720 91,110 58,220

Niles-Benton Harbor, MI

1.66 1.459 90 58,890 39,050 42,360

Tallahassee, FL

1.66 1.465 270 181,050 45,930 40,930

Ann Arbor, MI

1.65 1.457 310 215,300 79,970 49,690

Syracuse, NY

1.65 1.453 430 294,490 66,240 49,350

Utica-Rome, NY

1.65 1.458 170 116,900 62,710 46,710

Glens Falls, NY

1.62 1.423 70 49,890 55,820 46,710

Manchester, NH

1.62 1.430 160 109,470 66,560 50,820

Rochester, NY

1.62 1.431 710 493,220 63,620 48,500

Worcester, MA-CT

1.62 1.431 400 282,120 69,900 51,080

Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH

1.61 1.421 3,930 2,761,890 77,790 63,060

Grand Forks, ND-MN

1.60 1.408 70 50,500 53,940 46,780

South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI

1.60 1.412 180 129,890 47,990 44,420

Norwich-New London-Westerly, CT-RI

1.57 1.382 170 122,730 63,810 50,920

Canton-Massillon, OH

1.56 1.378 220 161,500 50,290 42,200

Columbia, SC

1.56 1.370 520 381,750 61,460 42,630

Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY

1.55 1.364 600 439,240 69,130 52,660

Cleveland-Elyria, OH

1.55 1.365 1,360 999,500 63,090 48,070

Corvallis, OR

1.54 1.358 50 37,840 84,450 50,840

Durham-Chapel Hill, NC

1.53 1.349 450 336,100 65,880 58,480

Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT

1.52 1.337 750 563,850 79,060 57,270

Tuscaloosa, AL

1.52 1.339 140 103,520 63,010 43,690

Topeka, KS

1.51 1.333 150 113,350 55,880 45,340

Leominster-Gardner, MA

1.49 1.312 70 51,540 68,920 47,010

Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA

1.49 1.311 260 201,480 58,330 39,340

Birmingham-Hoover, AL

1.47 1.294 660 509,200 63,530 44,830

Daphne-Fairhope-Foley, AL

1.47 1.299 110 81,480 61,190 36,030

Gettysburg, PA

1.47 1.291 40 32,620 52,640 43,680

Provo-Orem, UT

1.47 1.291 380 293,170 49,700 45,700

Cumberland, MD-WV

1.46 1.287 50 36,440 48,850 43,570

Jackson, MS

1.45 1.280 320 252,860 49,210 39,540

Kankakee, IL

1.45 1.275 50 41,570 48,490 43,190

Ocean City, NJ

1.45 1.275 50 40,230 69,720 42,280

Sierra Vista-Douglas, AZ

1.45 1.281 40 33,880 50,300 45,150

Johnstown, PA

1.44 1.269 60 48,320 44,220 38,960

Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA

1.44 1.272 60 49,990 82,670 53,350

Waterbury, CT

1.44 1.271 80 66,700 63,000 47,520

Charleston-North Charleston, SC

1.43 1.258 470 374,860 62,310 46,130

San Juan-Carolina-Caguas, PR

1.43 1.259 860 686,970 37,160 26,500

Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC

1.43 1.256 930 737,200 67,120 46,990

Bangor, ME

1.40 1.236 80 64,630 59,680 46,390

Champaign-Urbana, IL

1.39 1.225 130 105,170 70,270 47,840

Shreveport-Bossier City, LA

1.38 1.215 210 170,470 63,510 39,150

Bowling Green, KY

1.37 1.206 90 78,470 64,730 39,820

Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT

1.37 1.209 480 401,260 75,760 59,280

Florence-Muscle Shoals, AL

1.37 1.208 70 55,040 60,520 37,230

Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV

1.37 1.209 3,740 3,092,070 85,810 65,110

Athens-Clarke County, GA

1.36 1.196 110 90,660 62,040 37,730

Toledo, OH

1.36 1.196 350 290,070 69,420 45,740

Jefferson City, MO

1.34 1.184 90 75,020 48,280 43,640

Lynchburg, VA

1.33 1.170 110 97,080 59,340 42,160

California-Lexington Park, MD

1.32 1.161 50 47,220 71,590 72,620

Decatur, AL

1.32 1.166 70 57,910 64,580 42,160

Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA

1.32 1.165 140 116,060 57,370 40,930

Terre Haute, IN

1.32 1.161 70 64,250 46,250 41,690

Burlington-South Burlington, VT

1.31 1.156 140 120,180 64,810 52,930

Dayton, OH

1.31 1.153 420 367,580 48,940 47,380

McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX

1.31 1.156 330 285,850 68,740 32,550

Lexington-Fayette, KY

1.30 1.149 320 279,350 64,750 46,000

Madison, WI

1.30 1.142 450 396,960 76,050 50,910

Owensboro, KY

1.30 1.149 60 51,360 66,190 42,840

Portland-South Portland, ME

1.29 1.137 240 207,040 58,910 49,730

Roanoke, VA

1.29 1.134 170 149,920 63,420 43,850

Auburn-Opelika, AL

1.28 1.125 70 63,670 65,240 37,820

New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA

1.28 1.125 10,680 9,495,240 78,710 59,390

Portsmouth, NH-ME

1.28 1.126 100 92,780 64,670 53,080

Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD

1.27 1.117 1,460 1,304,310 75,230 54,140

Kalamazoo-Portage, MI

1.27 1.123 160 139,730 58,460 45,820

Oklahoma City, OK

1.27 1.118 730 656,800 59,100 44,030

Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY

1.26 1.114 60 53,960 66,730 41,500

Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO

1.25 1.101 290 266,410 62,620 41,590

New Bedford, MA

1.25 1.104 70 65,210 73,470 46,800

Prescott, AZ

1.25 1.099 80 69,150 53,700 43,900

Cape Girardeau, MO-IL

1.24 1.089 50 44,250 48,400 39,370

Fayetteville, NC

1.24 1.095 140 130,480 55,220 41,480

Manhattan, KS

1.24 1.096 40 40,330 55,290 42,490

Richmond, VA

1.24 1.091 710 647,440 64,670 48,470

College Station-Bryan, TX

1.23 1.081 140 128,840 56,930 42,710

Killeen-Temple, TX

1.23 1.081 160 147,020 63,820 42,230

Bellingham, WA

1.22 1.073 100 90,560 79,550 51,140

Jonesboro, AR

1.22 1.071 60 58,910 61,250 39,070

Dothan, AL

1.21 1.067 60 59,490 61,950 35,470

Billings, MT

1.20 1.058 90 89,600 73,770 46,000

Macon, GA

1.20 1.054 100 95,530 61,300 40,210

Bloomington, IL

1.19 1.049 100 91,600 57,080 47,950

Pittsfield, MA

1.19 1.045 40 38,460 53,730 48,670

Warner Robins, GA

1.19 1.046 80 76,810 74,040 44,570

Laredo, TX

1.18 1.038 110 104,610 77,150 35,220

El Paso, TX

1.17 1.028 330 323,310 68,520 36,000

Greeley, CO

1.17 1.030 110 111,210 65,180 50,140

Joplin, MO

1.17 1.028 80 80,190 56,500 41,480

Kansas City, MO-KS

1.17 1.033 1,110 1,078,310 62,090 48,040

Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA

1.17 1.026 90 86,040 61,550 45,590

Binghamton, NY

1.16 1.023 100 95,070 71,000 46,720

Cedar Rapids, IA

1.16 1.022 140 140,020 58,670 47,670

Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL

1.16 1.023 180 178,800 58,930 46,130

Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC

1.15 1.016 230 229,020 64,580 42,440

Columbia, MO

1.15 1.017 100 97,940 58,710 44,410

Goldsboro, NC

1.15 1.011 40 40,050 54,250 37,480

Lansing-East Lansing, MI

1.15 1.015 210 211,040 68,870 49,250

Monroe, LA

1.15 1.009 80 74,800 58,460 36,440

Spartanburg, SC

1.15 1.012 160 159,730 62,200 44,030

Brownsville-Harlingen, TX

1.14 1.007 160 154,580 67,040 33,540

Mobile, AL

1.14 1.001 170 169,730 62,750 41,660

Anniston-Oxford-Jacksonville, AL

1.13 0.997 40 43,920 62,120 37,850

Bay City, MI

1.13 0.992 30 33,580 51,750 39,930

Springfield, IL

1.13 0.997 100 103,670 59,800 48,220

Bismarck, ND

1.12 0.989 70 71,280 63,620 48,550

Duluth, MN-WI

1.12 0.988 120 123,730 74,250 47,770

Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL

1.12 0.985 230 236,890 53,100 46,290

Eugene, OR

1.11 0.977 150 155,990 69,500 46,620

Kokomo, IN

1.11 0.976 30 34,740 49,580 44,990

Janesville-Beloit, WI

1.10 0.971 70 68,000 55,620 46,210

Tulsa, OK

1.10 0.968 430 443,020 59,700 43,140

Hattiesburg, MS

1.09 0.964 60 62,330 39,470 35,200

Battle Creek, MI

1.08 0.947 50 53,200 48,320 46,680

Fond du Lac, WI

1.08 0.948 40 45,140 62,770 48,480

Johnson City, TN

1.08 0.950 80 81,550 60,660 38,820

Raleigh, NC

1.08 0.955 670 702,580 62,920 48,800

Morgantown, WV

1.07 0.945 60 65,310 60,880 43,730

Pocatello, ID

1.07 0.944 30 36,870 51,720 39,030

Columbus, OH

1.06 0.936 1,000 1,067,190 63,210 47,970

Florence, SC

1.06 0.935 80 88,240 63,440 38,440

Lafayette, LA

1.06 0.934 180 192,050 54,070 38,300

Akron, OH

1.05 0.921 300 320,810 49,260 45,950

Albany, OR

1.05 0.926 40 47,320 67,270 47,630

Burlington, NC

1.05 0.928 60 65,970 57,200 38,730

New Bern, NC

1.05 0.924 40 45,130 56,130 41,230

Sheboygan, WI

1.05 0.928 60 59,730 63,550 47,210

Carbondale-Marion, IL

1.04 0.919 50 53,210 39,390 40,440

Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI

1.04 0.918 4,140 4,506,800 62,730 49,790

Winston-Salem, NC

1.04 0.916 250 271,620 58,410 43,040

Ocala, FL

1.03 0.905 100 115,430 49,130 38,470

Ogden-Clearfield, UT

1.03 0.907 260 288,160 48,880 45,930

Pueblo, CO

1.03 0.907 60 63,190 55,600 46,540

Albany, GA

1.02 0.899 50 59,710 65,070 38,840

Anchorage, AK

1.02 0.898 150 169,850 84,030 54,790

Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY

1.02 0.899 470 526,990 63,300 48,560

Lake Charles, LA

1.02 0.899 80 91,080 51,850 43,710

Midland, MI

1.02 0.895 30 36,090 52,810 47,830

Danbury, CT

1.01 0.887 70 76,740 75,500 49,960

Dover, DE

1.01 0.891 60 66,670 59,330 44,600

Eau Claire, WI

1.01 0.891 80 84,840 61,430 46,370

Gulfport-Biloxi-Pascagoula, MS

1.01 0.886 130 151,150 54,340 39,360

Fort Wayne, IN

1.00 0.877 190 221,290 48,310 44,600

Sioux City, IA-NE-SD

1.00 0.880 80 88,040 48,670 44,500

Wichita Falls, TX

1.00 0.880 50 56,850 53,510 37,750

Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI

0.99 0.871 1,660 1,911,030 79,210 54,850

Pittsburgh, PA

0.99 0.869 930 1,071,900 60,870 47,360

St. Joseph, MO-KS

0.99 0.874 50 53,190 54,250 45,210

Wenatchee, WA

0.99 0.873 40 50,880 85,760 46,310

Wilmington, NC

0.99 0.870 120 142,780 61,770 43,250

Hilton Head Island-Bluffton-Beaufort, SC

0.98 0.860 70 80,500 62,200 37,940

Knoxville, TN

0.98 0.860 360 413,540 61,090 43,040

St. Louis, MO-IL

0.98 0.865 1,150 1,325,480 59,450 47,490

Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC

0.97 0.850 1,110 1,311,360 64,120 47,830

Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH

0.97 0.851 110 128,740 52,530 39,320

Medford, OR

0.97 0.850 70 87,870 52,040 46,580

Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD

0.97 0.851 2,410 2,829,560 68,720 50,160

Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC

0.96 0.846 130 154,590 58,200 40,970

Idaho Falls, ID

0.96 0.848 70 78,180 42,290 41,540

Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR

0.96 0.845 290 345,890 61,090 42,100

Saginaw, MI

0.96 0.841 70 79,150 53,270 43,590

Salem, OR

0.96 0.848 150 181,870 66,830 48,750

Santa Fe, NM

0.96 0.846 50 61,210 58,950 44,900

St. George, UT

0.96 0.842 70 83,640 40,670 40,080

Yakima, WA

0.96 0.842 80 97,050 84,270 45,490

Amarillo, TX

0.95 0.834 100 120,310 66,400 39,900

Brunswick, GA

0.95 0.834 40 44,250 76,820 37,890

Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN

0.95 0.835 900 1,081,800 61,780 47,280

Rochester, MN

0.95 0.834 100 119,430 76,960 55,970

Salisbury, MD-DE

0.95 0.835 140 167,510 66,010 40,060

East Stroudsburg, PA

0.94 0.826 50 55,110 58,410 42,400

Hot Springs, AR

0.94 0.826 30 38,270 57,870 34,800

Memphis, TN-MS-AR

0.94 0.829 520 625,340 60,750 43,400

Tucson, AZ

0.94 0.828 320 383,560 60,070 44,990

Alexandria, LA

0.93 0.818 50 59,140 51,840 37,980

Clarksville, TN-KY

0.93 0.819 80 96,210 64,900 39,730

Fort Collins, CO

0.93 0.819 140 173,230 64,140 50,820

Las Cruces, NM

0.93 0.818 60 75,470 64,930 37,690

Muskegon, MI

0.93 0.822 50 61,570 52,390 40,320

Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA

0.93 0.823 990 1,206,150 79,350 55,940

Reading, PA

0.93 0.817 140 170,220 67,560 46,200

Springfield, MO

0.93 0.815 180 217,710 55,940 41,490

Appleton, WI

0.92 0.809 100 123,670 63,630 47,300

Coeur d'Alene, ID

0.92 0.807 60 70,260 44,930 42,730

Colorado Springs, CO

0.92 0.812 250 310,390 64,980 49,310

Columbus, GA-AL

0.92 0.807 90 113,970 63,480 38,490

Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV

0.92 0.813 80 101,980 58,980 44,530

Lewiston-Auburn, ME

0.92 0.812 40 47,420 58,710 46,760

Cleveland, TN

0.91 0.800 40 44,850 58,850 38,080

Greensboro-High Point, NC

0.91 0.802 290 356,380 53,130 42,730

Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA

0.91 0.802 390 483,970 64,590 47,580

Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL

0.91 0.806 150 184,760 50,910 41,900

Waco, TX

0.91 0.805 100 125,640 61,030 41,030

Evansville, IN-KY

0.90 0.793 120 152,180 50,040 41,930

Fargo, ND-MN

0.90 0.797 120 145,680 66,080 48,110

Gainesville, GA

0.90 0.791 80 99,010 75,000 41,780

Jacksonville, NC

0.90 0.792 40 51,650 59,730 36,460

Kennewick-Richland, WA

0.90 0.790 100 125,070 98,970 51,000

Rocky Mount, NC

0.90 0.796 40 53,920 47,250 39,390

Lubbock, TX

0.89 0.788 120 150,730 59,590 37,640

Rome, GA

0.89 0.786 30 41,080 73,490 39,510

Salt Lake City, UT

0.89 0.788 630 803,800 52,900 49,440

Texarkana, TX-AR

0.89 0.782 40 56,620 53,970 38,840

Wichita, KS

0.89 0.781 240 303,910 65,460 44,790

Dubuque, IA

0.88 0.779 50 58,520 63,710 46,830

Lincoln, NE

0.88 0.775 140 179,040 64,710 47,150

Peoria, IL

0.88 0.779 130 165,240 53,150 46,610

Vineland-Bridgeton, NJ

0.88 0.778 50 62,180 73,370 45,830

Austin-Round Rock, TX

0.87 0.764 940 1,235,440 67,690 50,070

Boulder, CO

0.87 0.766 150 194,440 78,640 64,750

Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI

0.87 0.764 1,450 1,900,180 59,730 48,950

Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC

0.87 0.763 320 422,160 63,700 42,750

Racine, WI

0.87 0.767 60 75,510 74,690 46,030

Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL

0.87 0.766 1,080 1,412,840 62,880 46,420

La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN

0.86 0.755 60 74,700 70,150 47,290

San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX

0.86 0.762 830 1,091,510 64,660 44,390

Yuma, AZ

0.86 0.759 50 66,440 50,290 40,660

Asheville, NC

0.85 0.745 150 201,440 53,850 41,730

Greenville, NC

0.85 0.745 60 79,730 57,410 42,740

Jackson, TN

0.85 0.747 50 68,390 53,410 41,240

Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI

0.85 0.747 610 814,950 65,680 48,460

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA

0.85 0.753 1,570 2,079,090 100,700 65,260

Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ

0.84 0.740 90 125,600 77,600 45,470

Flint, MI

0.84 0.743 100 132,380 58,410 43,020

Houma-Thibodaux, LA

0.84 0.738 60 80,620 60,110 43,400

Jackson, MI

0.84 0.736 40 56,800 59,560 44,950

Grand Junction, CO

0.83 0.732 50 65,720 61,740 45,900

Lake Havasu City-Kingman, AZ

0.83 0.731 40 54,580 46,970 39,580

Olympia-Tumwater, WA

0.83 0.729 90 122,970 104,860 56,850

Sioux Falls, SD

0.83 0.731 120 165,960 53,000 45,440

Flagstaff, AZ

0.82 0.723 50 63,870 59,550 43,540

Missoula, MT

0.82 0.720 50 64,160 51,810 44,820

Sherman-Denison, TX

0.82 0.726 40 50,540 52,450 38,980

Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ

0.81 0.717 260 368,680 66,440 46,940

Green Bay, WI

0.81 0.710 120 171,590 68,980 47,410

Sebastian-Vero Beach, FL

0.81 0.713 40 55,370 65,520 40,040

Rockford, IL

0.80 0.703 100 138,920 57,790 44,810

Valdosta, GA

0.80 0.708 40 53,680 67,350 36,720

Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA

0.79 0.699 1,970 2,817,660 79,210 48,370

Columbus, IN

0.79 0.695 40 50,660 56,020 46,070

Decatur, IL

0.79 0.698 30 46,110 55,640 47,780

Morristown, TN

0.79 0.696 30 47,140 59,760 37,860

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX

0.78 0.685 2,720 3,966,500 69,010 48,440

Huntsville, AL

0.78 0.691 170 250,940 64,470 49,440

Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN

0.78 0.689 460 665,030 64,050 46,390

Savannah, GA

0.78 0.683 130 188,970 65,710 43,490

Boise City, ID

0.77 0.682 250 372,470 45,000 45,320

Oshkosh-Neenah, WI

0.77 0.675 60 92,980 65,900 48,360

Bend-Redmond, OR

0.76 0.666 60 90,310 67,360 48,480

Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA

0.76 0.666 260 383,190 67,030 49,550

Lebanon, PA

0.76 0.669 40 52,300 48,750 43,510

Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN

0.76 0.666 720 1,074,750 63,290 46,950

Panama City, FL

0.75 0.660 60 83,890 69,810 39,340

San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA

0.75 0.659 1,600 2,422,210 98,460 72,050

Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA

0.74 0.652 210 327,810 61,570 47,380

Salinas, CA

0.74 0.650 120 181,410 68,370 44,570

Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA

0.74 0.649 170 255,160 76,470 48,920

York-Hanover, PA

0.74 0.653 120 181,430 82,100 45,970

Corpus Christi, TX

0.73 0.645 120 187,350 64,150 41,570

Altoona, PA

0.72 0.632 40 57,590 46,010 39,970

Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, FL

0.72 0.636 130 211,020 58,830 38,070

Williamsport, PA

0.72 0.632 30 49,370 63,980 43,830

Abilene, TX

0.71 0.629 50 72,780 48,990 38,680

Lancaster, PA

0.71 0.622 150 247,500 61,260 45,760

North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, FL

0.71 0.622 200 323,570 58,830 43,750

Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL

0.70 0.621 180 290,450 63,980 43,330

Jacksonville, FL

0.70 0.617 460 740,520 52,180 45,420

Rapid City, SD

0.70 0.615 40 71,420 49,830 41,280

Santa Rosa, CA

0.70 0.617 130 206,310 78,970 51,670

Erie, PA

0.69 0.609 70 118,730 57,980 40,260

Reno, NV

0.69 0.610 160 254,100 63,030 47,540

Charleston, WV

0.68 0.595 60 102,860 43,310 40,930

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO

0.68 0.602 960 1,590,330 66,460 58,490

Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA

0.68 0.599 150 250,850 57,200 43,700

Albuquerque, NM

0.67 0.591 230 396,030 63,720 44,780

Chambersburg-Waynesboro, PA

0.67 0.594 30 57,710 58,690 45,240

Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN

0.67 0.590 640 1,083,730 51,850 47,080

Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN

0.67 0.593 60 99,610 48,090 45,140

San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA

0.67 0.592 680 1,141,820 102,700 81,470

Urban Honolulu, HI

0.67 0.588 260 438,730 62,360 51,430

Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX

0.66 0.580 90 155,500 63,690 45,300

Port St. Lucie, FL

0.66 0.583 100 163,210 51,590 40,900

Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC

0.65 0.568 100 178,800 59,420 35,630

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL

0.64 0.568 1,540 2,721,490 64,310 46,510

Chico, CA

0.63 0.554 40 78,030 78,280 46,110

Mankato-North Mankato, MN

0.63 0.556 30 55,170 61,340 46,740

Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island, FL

0.63 0.553 90 162,960 83,630 44,610

Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA

0.63 0.552 50 98,040 80,040 48,900

Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX

0.62 0.550 1,750 3,179,460 70,020 46,960

Longview, TX

0.62 0.544 50 97,170 56,220 40,410

Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA

0.62 0.548 170 315,720 68,990 48,380

Wausau, WI

0.62 0.546 40 69,640 63,790 46,410

San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles-Arroyo Grande, CA

0.61 0.535 60 119,800 79,520 47,700

Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA

0.60 0.533 110 202,410 85,440 48,280

Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ

0.59 0.520 1,190 2,289,130 61,670 48,600

San Diego-Carlsbad, CA

0.58 0.509 780 1,522,620 83,010 53,090

Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI

0.57 0.499 270 536,790 59,620 46,290

El Centro, CA

0.55 0.486 30 62,910 78,740 43,210

Chattanooga, TN-GA

0.54 0.477 120 261,750 56,410 43,150

Elkhart-Goshen, IN

0.54 0.479 70 136,770 49,770 45,950

Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA

0.54 0.472 490 1,048,170 82,670 55,290

Dalton, GA

0.53 0.464 30 65,510 73,090 38,260

Redding, CA

0.53 0.467 30 68,100 59,880 45,950

Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV

0.51 0.452 490 1,083,320 81,260 43,510

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA

0.51 0.448 2,770 6,185,570 85,570 50,490

Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA

0.50 0.439 730 1,661,860 74,040 47,450

Vallejo-Fairfield, CA

0.50 0.445 60 137,640 73,370 53,520

Tyler, TX

0.48 0.425 50 111,520 59,000 39,080

Merced, CA

0.46 0.408 30 78,110 85,150 44,190

St. Cloud, MN

0.44 0.386 40 101,720 74,040 47,710

Fresno, CA

0.43 0.376 150 408,820 70,520 44,530

Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL

0.43 0.380 520 1,366,800 51,300 43,120

Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL

0.42 0.367 40 122,490 61,470 43,490

Bakersfield, CA

0.39 0.347 110 330,270 75,480 44,960

Visalia-Porterville, CA

0.37 0.327 60 168,730 66,200 42,350

Midland, TX

0.32 0.285 30 114,810 64,340 50,470

Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL

0.31 0.274 70 256,700 55,070 40,780

Modesto, CA

0.29 0.255 50 192,020 79,340 47,720

Stockton-Lodi, CA

0.27 0.238 70 278,010 70,520 48,370

There were nearly 11,000 librarians and media collections specialists jobs in the New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA, metropolitan area. Large numbers of librarians and media collections specialists were also employed in Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI (4,140); Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, Massachusetts-New Hampshire (3,930); Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV (3,740); Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, California (2,770) and Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas (2,720).

The Boston, Washington, and New York areas (with location quotients of 1.61, 1.37, and 1.28, respectively) had higher concentrations of librarians and media collections specialists than the nation as a whole. The concentration of librarians and media collections specialists employed in the Chicago area (1.04) was near the concentration level for the nation. Concentrations of these workers in the Dallas (0.78) and Los Angeles (0.51) areas were lower than the national concentration.

Location quotients are used to compare an occupation's employment concentration in different areas. For example, an occupation with 6 percent of county employment and 2 percent of national employment would have a location quotient in that county of 6/2 = 3. Location quotients greater than 1.0 mean an occupation's share of employment in an area is greater than its share of national employment; quotients less than 1.0 indicate concentrations lower than the nation as a whole.

The concentration of librarians and media collections specialists in the State College, Pennsylvania, area was more than 5 times the national concentration. Approximately 4.48 of every 1,000 jobs in the State College area were librarians and media collections specialists jobs, compared to 0.88 per 1,000 in the nation overall.

Springfield, Ohio, with a location quotient of 4.64 for librarians and media collections specialists, had over 4 and a half times the concentration of jobs in this occupation compared with the nation as a whole. The location quotient of librarians and media collections specialists was 3.00 in Weirton-Steubenville, West Virginia-Ohio, and above 2.50 in Ithaca, New York; Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, Virginia; Mansfield, Ohio; Charlottesville, Virginia; Gainesville, Florida; Bloomington, Indiana; and Lawrence, Kansas. Location quotients were 2.00 or higher in 23 metropolitan areas (including 3 in Puerto Rico).

Bakersfield and Visalia-Porterville, California; Midland, Texas; Lakeland-Winter Haven, Florida; and Modesto and Stockton-Lodi, California, were among metropolitan areas with lower employment concentrations for librarians and media collections specialists in May 2023. 

These data are from the Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics program. Need more data for librarians? See occupational employment and wage estimates for librarians and media collections specialists, one of the educational instruction and library occupations. Also see "Librarians and Library Media Specialists" in the Occupational Outlook Handbook. To learn more about how location quotients are calculated, see "What is a Location Quotient?" (PDF), one of the Economics Made Easy classroom handouts.

SUGGESTED CITATION

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Check out BLS data for National Library Week at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2024/check-out-bls-data-for-national-library-week.htm (visited May 19, 2024).

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