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Geographic Area Series

What is the Geographic Area Series?

The Geographic Area Series provides detailed industry statistics by geographic area for establishments of firms with paid employees. Data are shown on the 2012 North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) basis. These data supersede the data shown in the Industry Series, and may be superseded by data shown in later publication series for selected sectors. The data are released on a flow basis by sector by state; see the Release Schedule for more information. Also, many of the geographic areas presented have changed for the 2012 Economic Census; see Geographic Updates under What's New for more information.

The statistics presented, the NAICS levels shown, and the geographic areas covered vary by sector and are described below:

  • Accommodation and Food Services (NAICS Sector 72): Data are shown at the state, metro area, county, and economic place levels, and national-level data are added at the end of the series. Data are presented in the following two tables at the 2-7 digit NAICS levels, however, NAICS level vary by geography:
    • Summary statistics for the U.S., states, metro areas, counties, & places (Table 1)
    • Comparative statistics for the U.S. (2007 NAICS basis):2012 and 2007 (Table 2)
  • Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services (NAICS Sector 56): Data are shown at the state, metro area, county, and economic place levels, and national-level data are added at the end of the series. Data are presented in the following three tables at the 2-6 digit NAICS levels:
    • Summary statistics for the U.S., states, metro areas, counties, & places (Table 1)
    • Comparative statistics for the U.S. (2007 NAICS basis) (Table 2)
    • Enterprise support statistics for the U.S. (Table 3)
  • Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation (NAICS Sector 71): Data are shown at the state, metro area, county, and economic place levels, and national-level data are added at the end of the series. Data are presented in the following two tables at the 2-6 digit (and selected 7- and 8-digit) NAICS levels:
    • Summary statistics for the U.S., states, metro areas, counties, & places (Table 1)
    • Comparative statistics for the U.S. (2007 NAICS basis) (Table 2)
  • Construction (NAICS Sector 23): Data are shown at the state level only, with national-level data provided in a later series. Data are presented in the following table at the 2-6 digit NAICS levels:
    • Detailed statistics for establishments (Table 1)
  • Educational Services (NAICS Sector 61): Data are shown at the state, metro area, county, and economic place levels, and national-level data are added at the end of the series. Data are presented in the following two tables at the 2-6 digit NAICS levels:
    • Summary statistics for the U.S., states, metro areas, counties, & places (Table 1)
    • Comparative statistics for the U.S. (2007 NAICS basis) (Table 2)
  • Finance and Insurance (NAICS Sector 52): Data are shown at the state and metro area levels, and (new for 2012) data for counties and economic places. National-level data are added at the end of the series. Data are presented in the following two tables at the 2-7 digit NAICS levels:
    • Summary statistics for the U.S., states, metro areas, counties, & places (Table 1)
    • Comparative statistics for the U.S. (2007 NAICS basis) (Table 2)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (NAICS Sector 62): Data are shown at the state, metro area, county, and economic place levels, and national-level data are added at the end of the series. Data are presented in the following two tables at the 2-6 digit NAICS levels:
    • Summary statistics for the U.S., states, metro areas, counties, & places (Table 1)
    • Comparative statistics for the U.S. (2007 NAICS basis) (Table 2)
  • Information (NAICS Sector 51): Data are shown at the state, metro area, county, and economic place levels, and national-level data are added at the end of the series. Data are presented in the following three tables at the 2-6 digit NAICS levels:
    • Summary statistics for the U.S., states, metro areas, counties, & places (Table 1)
    • Comparative statistics for the U.S. (2007 NAICS basis) (Table 2)
    • Enterprise support statistics for the U.S. (Table 3)
  • Management of Companies and Enterprises (NAICS Sector 55): Data are shown at the state level only, and national-level data are added at the end of the series. Data are presented in the following two tables at the 2-6 digit NAICS levels:
    • Summary statistics for the U.S., states, metro areas, counties, & places (Table 1)
    • Comparative statistics for the U.S. (2007 NAICS basis) (Table 2)
  • Manufacturing (NAICS Sector 31-33): Data are shown at the state, metro area, county, and economic place levels, with national-level data provided in a later series. Data are presented in the following two tables at the 2-6 digit NAICS levels:
    • Industry statistics for the U.S., states, metro areas, counties, & places (Table 1)
    • Detailed statistics for the state (Table 2)
  • Mining (NAICS Sector 21): Data are shown at the state level only, with national-level data provided in a later series. Data are presented in the following three tables at the 2-6 digit NAICS levels:
    • Industry statistics for the state or offshore areas (Table 1)
    • Detailed statistics for the state or offshore areas (Table 2)
    • Industry statistics by type of operation for the state or offshore areas (Table 3)
  • Other Services (Except Public Administration) (NAICS Sector 81): Data are shown at the state, metro area, county, and economic place levels, and national-level data are added at the end of the series. Data are presented in the following three tables at the 2-6 digit NAICS levels:
    • Summary statistics for the U.S., states, metro areas, counties, & places (Table 1)
    • Comparative statistics for the U.S. (2007 NAICS basis) (Table 2)
    • Enterprise support statistics for the U.S. (Table 3)
  • Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services (NAICS Sector 54): Data are shown at the state, metro area, county, and economic place levels, and national-level data are added at the end of the series. Data are presented in the following three tables at the 2-6 digit NAICS levels:
    • Summary statistics for the U.S., states, metro areas, counties, & places (Table 1)
    • Comparative statistics for the U.S. (2007 NAICS basis) (Table 2)
    • Enterprise support statistics for the U.S. (Table 3)
  • Real Estate and Rental and Leasing (NAICS Sector 53): Data are shown at the state, metro area, county, and economic place levels, and national-level data are added at the end of the series. Data are presented in the following two tables at the 2-7 digit NAICS levels:
    • Summary statistics for the U.S., states, metro areas, counties, & places (Table 1)
    • Comparative statistics for the U.S. (2007 NAICS basis) (Table 2)
  • Retail Trade (NAICS Sector 44): Data are shown at the state, metro area, county, and economic place levels, and national-level data are added at the end of the series. Data are presented in the following two tables at the 2-6 digit (and selected 7- and 8-digit) NAICS levels, however, NAICS levels vary by geography:
    • Summary statistics for the U.S., states, metro areas, counties, & places (Table 1)
    • Comparative statistics for the U.S. (2007 NAICS basis): (Table 2)
  • Transportation and Warehousing (NAICS Sector 48-49): Data are shown at the state and metro area levels, and (new for 2012) data for counties and economic places. National-level data are added at the end of the series. Data are presented in the following three tables at the 2-7 digit NAICS levels:
    • Summary statistics for the U.S., states, metro areas, counties, & places (Table 1)
    • Comparative statistics for the U.S. (2007 NAICS basis) (Table 2)
    • Enterprise support statistics for the U.S. (Table 3)
  • Utilities (NAICS Sector 22): Data are shown at the state and metro area levels, and (new for 2012) data for counties and economic places. National-level data are added at the end of the series. Data are presented in the following two tables at the 2-6 digit NAICS levels:
    • Summary statistics for the U.S., states, metro areas, counties, & places (Table 1)
    • Comparative statistics for the U.S. (2007 NAICS basis) (Table 2)
  • Wholesale Trade (NAICS Sector 42): Data are shown at the state, metro area, county, and economic place levels, and national-level data are added at the end of the series. Data are presented in the following two tables at the 2-6 digit NAICS levels:
    • Summary statistics for the U.S., states, metro areas, counties, & places (Table 1)
    • Comparative statistics for the U.S. (2007 NAICS basis) (Table 2)
Source: U.S. Census Bureau | Economic Planning and Coordination Division | 1-877-790-1876 | Last Revised: August 15, 2014