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2002 Economic Census
Transportation and Warehousing
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Transportation and Warehousing - by subsector

Data based on Geographic Area Series reports. Table includes only establishments of firms with payroll. Nonemployers are shown separately. Introductory text includes scope, methodology, non-sampling error, and confidentiality protection. For descriptions of column headings and rows (industries), click on the appropriate underlined element in the table.

D = Withheld to avoid disclosing data of individual companies; data are included in higher level totals

(1) Data for NAICS 481111 do not include large certificated passenger carriers that report to the Office of Airline Information, U.S. Department of Transportation.

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NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Revenue
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
  48-49 Transportation & warehousing 19,012 45,507,276 13,129,272 397,266
481 Air transportation 445 4,072,361 508,047 13,711
482 Rail Transportation (not covered in the Economic Census) X X X X
483 Water transportation 136 2,750,471 303,895 6,171
484 Truck transportation 9,160 13,856,400 3,996,509 121,371
485 Transit & ground passenger transportation 1,473 2,170,213 855,266 40,415
486 Pipeline transportation 41 436,388 54,625 912
487 Scenic & sightseeing transportation 273 209,107 57,188 2,953
488 Support activities for transportation 4,509 9,758,106 2,441,602 64,843
491 Postal Service (not covered in the Economic Census) X X X X
492 Couriers & messengers 1,486 9,711,576 2,601,695 86,871
493 Warehousing & storage 1,489 2,542,654 2,310,445 60,019

 

 

Transportation and Warehousing - by industry

Data based on Geographic Area Series reports. Table includes only establishments of firms with payroll. Nonemployers are shown separately. Introductory text includes scope, methodology, non-sampling error, and confidentiality protection. For descriptions of column headings and rows (industries), click on the appropriate underlined element in the table.

D = Withheld to avoid disclosing data of individual companies; data are included in higher level totals

(1) Data for NAICS 481111 do not include large certificated passenger carriers that report to the Office of Airline Information, U.S. Department of Transportation.


NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Revenue
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
481 Air transportation 445 4,072,361 508,047 13,711
4811 Scheduled air transportation 224 3,302,077 362,828 10,698
481111 Scheduled passenger air transportation 167 1,419,230 170,786 4,872
481112 Scheduled freight air transportation 57 1,882,847 192,042 5,826
4812 Nonscheduled air transportation 221 770,284 145,219 3,013
481211 Nonscheduled chartered passenger air transportation 151 654,308 114,218 2,224
481212 Nonscheduled chartered freight air transportation 17 30,182 6,269 222
481219 Other nonscheduled air transportation 53 85,794 24,732 567

NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Revenue
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
482 Rail Transportation (not covered in the Economic Census) X X X X
482111 Line-Haul Railroads X X X X
482112 Short Line Railroads X X X X

NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Revenue
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
483 Water transportation 136 2,750,471 303,895 6,171
4831 Deep sea, coastal, & Great Lakes water transportation 111 2,707,126 287,582 5,747
483111 Deep sea freight transportation 56 1,064,139 86,778 1,564
483112 Deep sea passenger transportation 16 D D (1000-2499)
483113 Coastal & Great Lakes freight transportation 27 981,825 116,399 1,451
483114 Coastal & Great Lakes passenger transportation 12 D D (250-499)
4832 Inland water transportation 25 43,345 16,313 424
483211 Inland water freight transportation 10 D D (100-249)
483212 Inland water passenger transportation 15 D D (250-499)
4832122 Other water passenger transportation (including water taxi) 11 D D (20-99)

NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Revenue
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
484 Truck transportation 9,160 13,856,400 3,996,509 121,371
4841 General freight trucking 4,389 8,471,927 2,640,844 76,855
48411 General freight trucking, local 2,398 3,081,243 894,999 26,933
4841101 General freight trucking without storage, local, truckload 1,529 1,955,510 532,111 15,417
4841102 General freight trucking w/o storage, local, less than truckload 634 671,225 211,072 7,029
4841103 General freight trucking with storage, local, truckload 149 233,724 92,673 2,703
4841104 General freight trucking with storage, local, less than truckload 86 220,784 59,143 1,784
48412 General freight trucking, long-distance 1,991 5,390,684 1,745,845 49,922
484121 General freight trucking, long-distance, truckload 1,424 2,853,303 847,062 27,553
484122 General freight trucking, long-distance, less than truckload 567 2,537,381 898,783 22,369
4842 Specialized freight trucking 4,771 5,384,473 1,355,665 44,516
48421 Used household & office goods moving 1,166 1,307,628 365,671 13,533
4842101 Used household & office goods moving, local, without storage 482 297,599 81,525 3,871
4842102 Used household & office goods moving, long-distance 347 545,697 139,748 4,478
4842103 Used household & office goods moving, local, with storage 337 464,332 144,398 5,184
48422 Specialized freight (except used goods) trucking, local 2,888 3,011,163 720,626 23,057
4842201 Hazardous materials trucking (except waste), local 113 227,224 84,648 1,967
4842202 Agricultural products trucking without storage, local 645 509,668 130,125 4,351
4842203 Dump trucking 1,358 1,432,072 250,367 8,317
4842204 Specialized trucking without storage, local 679 731,947 221,147 7,331
4842205 Specialized trucking, with storage, local 93 110,252 34,339 1,091
48423 Specialized freight (except used goods) trucking, long-distance 717 1,065,682 269,368 7,926
4842301 Hazardous materials trucking (except waste), long-distance 73 144,020 44,122 1,197
4842302 Agricultural products trucking, long-distance 285 262,903 62,003 2,060
4842303 Other specialized trucking, long-distance 359 658,759 163,243 4,669

NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Revenue
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
485 Transit & ground passenger transportation 1,473 2,170,213 855,266 40,415
4851 Urban transit systems 185 456,712 253,447 9,735
485111 Mixed mode transit systems 6 D D (20-99)
485113 Bus & motor vehicle transit systems 173 427,278 232,523 9,220
4852 Interurban & rural bus transportation 45 72,266 14,619 823
4853 Taxi & limousine service 626 478,074 132,637 7,205
48531 Taxi service 160 152,356 34,609 1,723
48532 Limousine service 466 325,718 98,028 5,482
4854 School & employee bus transportation 123 411,196 183,492 9,652
4855 Charter bus industry 146 238,352 78,269 4,142
4859 Other transit & ground passenger transportation 348 513,613 192,802 8,858
485991 Special needs transportation 219 308,639 116,862 5,176
485999 All other transit & ground passenger transportation 129 204,974 75,940 3,682
4859991 Scheduled airport shuttle service 86 131,450 53,575 2,586
4859992 All other passenger transportation 43 73,524 22,365 1,096

NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Revenue
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
486 Pipeline transportation 41 436,388 54,625 912
4861 Pipeline transportation of crude oil 19 269,121 41,048 674
4869 Other pipeline transportation 17 D D (100-249)
48691 Pipeline transportation of refined petroleum products 17 D D (100-249)

NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Revenue
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
487 Scenic & sightseeing transportation 273 209,107 57,188 2,953
4871 Scenic & sightseeing transportation, land 62 52,871 15,765 699
4872 Scenic & sightseeing transportation, water 196 147,903 39,104 2,147
4872101 Excursion & sightseeing boats (including dinner cruises) 69 81,946 25,724 1,436
4872102 Charter fishing & party fishing boats 127 65,957 13,380 711
4879 Scenic & sightseeing transportation, other 15 8,333 2,319 107

NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Revenue
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
488 Support activities for transportation 4,509 9,758,106 2,441,602 64,843
4881 Support activities for air transportation 586 2,260,541 592,155 18,193
48811 Airport operations 174 494,543 205,677 7,185
488111 Air traffic control 14 D D (20-99)
488119 Other airport operations 160 D D (5000-9999)
48819 Other support activities for air transportation 412 1,765,998 386,478 11,008
4882 Support activities for rail transportation 53 150,613 63,579 1,845
4883 Support activities for water transportation 168 1,846,607 330,618 5,789
48831 Port & harbor operations 18 215,112 19,859 513
48832 Marine cargo handling 55 1,223,337 182,532 2,489
48833 Navigational services to shipping and salvage 33 169,004 48,272 792
48839 Other support activities for water transportation 62 239,154 79,955 1,995
4884 Support activities for road transportation 1,228 909,355 324,496 11,874
48841 Motor vehicle towing 1,093 756,800 267,691 10,202
48849 Other support activities for road transportation 135 152,555 56,805 1,672
4885 Freight transportation arrangement 2,321 4,451,023 1,086,694 25,508
4885101 Freight forwarding 1,200 2,508,954 620,353 15,026
4885102 Arrangement of transportation of freight & cargo 1,121 1,942,069 466,341 10,482
4889 Other support activities for transportation 153 139,967 44,060 1,634
488991 Packing & crating 147 130,042 38,037 1,529
488999 All other support activities for transportation 6 9,925 6,023 105

NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Revenue
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
491 Postal Service (not covered in the Economic Census) X X X X

NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Revenue
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
492 Couriers & messengers 1,486 9,711,576 2,601,695 86,871
4921 Couriers 883 9,236,771 2,436,100 78,077
4921101 Courier services (except by air) 412 5,815,547 1,684,905 54,230
4921102 Air courier services 471 3,421,224 751,195 23,847
4922 Local messengers & local delivery 603 474,805 165,595 8,794

NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Revenue
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
493 Warehousing & storage 1,489 2,542,654 2,310,445 60,019
49311 General warehousing & storage 973 1,696,462 1,650,747 42,471
49312 Refrigerated warehousing & storage 177 519,089 258,523 6,783
49313 Farm product warehousing & storage 68 113,347 44,544 1,107
49319 Other warehousing & storage 271 213,756 356,631 9,658
4931901 Household goods warehousing & storage 78 33,511 119,378 3,802
4931902 Specialized goods warehousing & storage 193 180,245 237,253 5,856


Source: 2002 Economic Census, Geographic Area Series   Questions?
Last revised: January 06, 2012