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Small Business and Business Size

internet company number of firms and receipts by employment size of firms for 2007

The Census Bureau does not define "small business".

However, the economic census does provide statistics that allow you to define your own business categories using:

  • employment size ranges of establishments and firms, and
  • sales, receipts, revenue, or value of business done size ranges for establishments and firms.

Independently, the Small Business Administration defines size standards for each NAICS industry to determine which businesses are eligible for its programs.

Employment and Sales Size by Sector for the United States

AFF tip: To add other geographies, use the Geographies button. Not all sectors have sub-US size data.

To add more industry detail, use the Industry Codes button.

Additional data sources »

NAICS Sector Employment Size Sales Size
21Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extractionlink to American FactFindern/a
22Utilitieslink to American FactFinderlink to American FactFinder
23Constructionlink to American FactFinderlink to American FactFinder
31-33Manufacturinglink to American FactFindern/a
42Wholesale Tradelink to American FactFinderlink to American FactFinder
44-45Retail Tradelink to American FactFinderlink to American FactFinder
48-49Transportation and Warehousinglink to American FactFinderlink to American FactFinder
51Informationlink to American FactFinderlink to American FactFinder
52Finance and Insurancelink to American FactFinderlink to American FactFinder
53Real Estate and Rental and Leasinglink to American FactFinderlink to American FactFinder
54Professional, Scientific, and Technical Serviceslink to American FactFinderlink to American FactFinder
55Management of Companies and Enterprisesn/an/a
56Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Serviceslink to American FactFinderlink to American FactFinder
61Educational Serviceslink to American FactFinderlink to American FactFinder
62Health Care and Social Assistancelink to American FactFinderlink to American FactFinder
71Arts, Entertainment and Recreationlink to American FactFinderlink to American FactFinder
72Accommodation and Foodservices link to American FactFinderlink to American FactFinder
81Other Services (except Public Administration)link to American FactFinderlink to American FactFinder

Additional Business Size Data

Source: U.S. Census Bureau | Economic Planning and Coordination Division | 1-877-790-1876 | Last Revised: June 24, 2014