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Mississippi Library Facts

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Library Score

Mississippi has a lot of libraries!

Libraries

236
79 per 1,000,000 people

State Size

Mississippi is a small state

State Population

2,994,079

Library Programs Score

Popularity Score

People love visiting libraries!

Avid Reader Score

Based on average annual library checkouts per visitor

Librarian Score

Lots of librarians in Mississippi!

Computers Available

2,849

Bookmobiles

3
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Books, Music, & Movies
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Books, CDs, and Videos Available

Number of Items
Source: Library Scout
Programs
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Library Programs Score

Library Programs

108
per library on average
Compared to 284 nationally

Children's Programs Score

Children's' Programs

63
per library on average
Compared to 160 nationally

Young Adult Programs Score

Young Adult Programs

8
per library on average
Compared to 28 nationally
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Popularity Score

People love visiting libraries!

Library Visits per Visitors

5
per year
Compared to an average of 8 nationally

Avid Reader Score

Based on average annual library checkouts per visitor

Library Checkouts per Visitor

4
per year
Compared to an average of 13 nationally

Bookworm Score

Bookworms

58%
of the state have a library card compared to 53% nationally
Librarians
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Librarian Score

Lots of librarians in Mississippi!

Librarians

883

Average Librarian Salary

$28,164
Funds
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Funding Score

Mississippi libraries have lower funding compared to other states!

Libary Funding per Person

$19
Compared with an average of $39 per person nationally
Top Ranked Libraries
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#1 First Regional Library
#1,738 Nationally
370 West Commerce Street
Hernando, Mississippi 38632

#2 The Library of Hattiesburg, Petal & Forrest C
#1,919 Nationally
329 Hardy Street
Hattiesburg, Mississippi 39401

#3 Hancock County Library
#1,978 Nationally
312 Highway 90
Bay Saint Louis, Mississippi 39520

#4 Jackson-George Regional Library System
#2,865 Nationally
3214 Pascagoula Street
Pascagoula, Mississippi 39567

#5 Madison County Library System
#3,338 Nationally
102 Priestley Street
Canton, Mississippi 39046

#6 Central Mississippi Regional Library
#3,493 Nationally
100 Tamberline Street
Brandon, Mississippi 39042

#7 Mid-Mississippi Regional Library
#3,665 Nationally
201 South Huntington Street
Kosciusko, Mississippi 39090

#8 Jackson/Hinds Library System
#3,819 Nationally
300 North State Street
Jackson, Mississippi 39201

#9 Columbus-Lowndes Public Library
#4,714 Nationally
314 North 7th Street
Columbus, Mississippi 39701

#10 Harrison County Library System
#4,800 Nationally
12135 Old Highway 49
Gulfport, Mississippi 39503

#11 Tombigbee Regional Library
#4,946 Nationally
338 Commerce Street
West Point, Mississippi 39773

#12 Lamar County Library System
#5,273 Nationally
144 Shelby Speights Drive
Purvis, Mississippi 39475

#13 Northeast Regional Library
#5,384 Nationally
1023 Fillmore Street
Corinth, Mississippi 38834

#14 Meridian-Lauderdale County Public Library
#5,565 Nationally
2517 Seventh Street
Meridian, Mississippi 39301

#15 Lee-Itawamba Library System
#5,582 Nationally
219 North Madison Street
Tupelo, Mississippi 38804

#16 Lincoln-Lawrence-Franklin Regional Library
#5,832 Nationally
100 South Jackson Street
Brookhaven, Mississippi 39601

#17 Warren County-Vicksburg Public Library
#6,098 Nationally
700 Veto Street
Vicksburg, Mississippi 39180

#18 Judge Armstrong Library
#6,184 Nationally
220 South Commerce Street
Natchez, Mississippi 39120

#19 Starkville-Oktibbeha County Public Library System
#6,219 Nationally
326 University Drive
Starkville, Mississippi 39759

#20 Bolivar County Library
#6,313 Nationally
104 South Leflore Avenue
Cleveland, Mississippi 38732

#21 Sunflower County Library
#6,322 Nationally
201 Cypress Drive
Indianola, Mississippi 38751

#22 Carnegie Public Library
#6,391 Nationally
114 Delta Avenue
Clarksdale, Mississippi 38614

#23 Pike-Amite-Walthall Library System
#6,408 Nationally
1022 Virginia Avenue
Mccomb, Mississippi 39648

#24 Dixie Regional Library System
#6,613 Nationally
111 North Main Street
Pontotoc, Mississippi 38863

#25 East Mississippi Regional Library
#6,640 Nationally
116 Water Street
Quitman, Mississippi 39355

#26 South Mississippi Regional Library
#6,692 Nationally
900 Broad Street
Columbia, Mississippi 39429

#27 Laurel-Jones County Library System, Inc.
#6,803 Nationally
530 Commerce Street
Laurel, Mississippi 39440

#27 Waynesboro-Wayne County Library System
#6,803 Nationally
1103 A. Mississippi Drive
Waynesboro, Mississippi 39367

#29 Neshoba County Public Library
#6,829 Nationally
230 Beacon Street
Philadelphia, Mississippi 39350

#30 Long Beach Public Library
#6,949 Nationally
209 Jeff Davis Avenue
Long Beach, Mississippi 39560

#31 Elizabeth Jones Library
#7,233 Nationally
1050 Fairfield Avenue
Grenada, Mississippi 38901

#32 Union County Library System
#7,311 Nationally
219 King Street
New Albany, Mississippi 38652

#33 Greenwood-Leflore Public Library
#7,345 Nationally
405 West Washington Street
Greenwood, Mississippi 38930

#34 Sharkey-Issaquena County Library
#7,371 Nationally
116 East China Street
Rolling Fork, Mississippi 39159

#35 Pearl River County Library System
#7,474 Nationally
900 Goodyear Boulevard
Picayune, Mississippi 39466

#36 Kemper-Newton Regional Library
#7,526 Nationally
101 Peachtree Street
Union, Mississippi 39365

#37 Copiah-Jefferson Regional Library
#7,603 Nationally
223 South Extension Street
Hazlehurst, Mississippi 39083

#38 Blackmur Memorial Library
#7,766 Nationally
608 Blackmur Drive
Water Valley, Mississippi 38965

#39 Marks-Quitman County Library
#7,886 Nationally
315 East Main Street
Marks, Mississippi 38646

#40 Tallahatchie County Library
#7,947 Nationally
102 Walnut Street
Charleston, Mississippi 38921

#41 Carroll County Public Library System
#7,981 Nationally
1102 Lexington Avenue
Carrollton, Mississippi 38917

#42 Covington County Library System
#8,085 Nationally
403 South Fir Avenue
Collins, Mississippi 39428

#43 Humphreys County Library System
#8,101 Nationally
105 South Hayden Street
Belzoni, Mississippi 39038

#44 Benton County Library
#8,110 Nationally
247 Court Street
Ashland, Mississippi 38603

#45 Yazoo Library Association
#8,136 Nationally
310 North Main Street
Yazoo City, Mississippi 39194

#46 Pine Forest Regional Library
#8,214 Nationally
210 Front Street
Richton, Mississippi 39476

#47 Harriette Person Memorial Library
#8,239 Nationally
606 Main Street
Port Gibson, Mississippi 39150

#48 Noxubee County Library
#8,265 Nationally
145 Drive Martin Luther King Jr. Driv
Macon, Mississippi 39341

#49 Marshall County Library
#8,282 Nationally
109 East Gholson Avenue
Holly Springs, Mississippi 38635

#50 Wilkinson County Library System
#8,334 Nationally
489 Main Street
Woodville, Mississippi 39669