Washington, DC—With more than 4.4 million people living in the state, there’s a great deal of opportunity for people in the city to have books per day.
That’s why, on Monday, the Bureau of Labor Statistics released its 2017 Annual Book Index.
The index measures the number of books per person living in each state, divided by the total population.
In 2016, the U.S. population was 3.9 million people, so Washington ranked second, with 467,912 books per 100 residents.
California ranked third with 482,717 books per, or 7.4 per person.
The New York Times ranked New York second with 434,065 books per resident.
Washington came in fourth with 425,564 books per.
“The U.K. ranked fifth with 527,735 books per,” said the BLS report.
“In the U of A, the University of Guelph ranked fifth, with 792,721 books per.”
In addition to Washington and California, New York and Vermont were also ranked in the top 10.
The bureau also ranked the states on the amount of books, with Washington having the highest amount of 4.7 million, followed by California with 4.1 million and Vermont with 431,847.
The state with the lowest number of bookstores per person is Massachusetts with just 1.9.
Washington State, with the fifth-lowest amount of book stores per person, ranked eighth in the BLSA’s rankings.