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2002 Economic Census
Comparative Statistics for United States
Transportation and Warehousing

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Transportation and Warehousing - by subsector
Data are in current dollars and have not been adjusted for inflation. Table includes only establishments of firms with payroll. Nonemployers are shown separately for 2002 and 1997. 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. "% chg" columns show percent change between 1997 and 2002. An alternate display has fewer columns.
D = Withheld to avoid disclosing data of individual companies; data are included in higher level totals; N = Not comparable or not available; X = Not applicable

(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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1997
NAICS
code
1997 NAICS Description Establishments Revenue ($1,000) Annual payroll ($1,000) Paid employees
2002 1997 % chg 2002 1997 % chg 2002 1997 % chg 2002 1997 % chg
  48-49 Transportation & warehousing 199,618 178,025 12.1 382,152,040 318,245,044 20.1 115,988,733 82,346,182 40.9 3,650,859 2,920,777 25.0
to industry detail 481 Air transportation 3,847 3,598 6.9 19,734,965 20,249,033 -2.5 3,805,191 2,748,050 38.5 99,144 89,125 11.2
to industry detail 482 Rail Transportation (not covered in the Economic Census) X X N X X N X X N X X N
to industry detail 483 Water transportation 1,890 1,921 -1.6 23,331,333 24,019,168 -2.9 3,194,391 2,834,114 12.7 66,153 72,857 -9.2
to industry detail 484 Truck transportation 112,642 N N 164,218,769 N N 47,750,111 N N 1,435,210 N N
to industry detail 485 Transit & ground passenger transportation 17,260 16,013 7.8 18,849,918 13,792,414 36.7 7,675,316 5,549,498 38.3 398,383 339,579 17.3
to industry detail 486 Pipeline transportation 2,188 2,311 -5.3 22,031,419 26,836,992 -17.9 2,476,638 2,660,576 -6.9 36,790 49,280 -25.3
to industry detail 487 Scenic & sightseeing transportation 2,523 2,325 8.5 1,858,979 1,893,436 -1.8 526,353 492,482 6.9 22,516 23,907 -5.8
to industry detail 488 Support activities for transportation 33,942 30,675 10.7 57,414,131 39,758,245 44.4 16,202,043 12,592,441 28.7 465,616 411,640 13.1
to industry detail 491 Postal Service (not covered in the Economic Census) X X N X X N X X N X X N
to industry detail 492 Couriers & messengers 12,655 10,887 16.2 58,164,869 39,812,433 46.1 17,175,401 14,071,630 22.1 561,514 530,839 5.8
to industry detail 493 Warehousing & storage 12,671 N N 16,547,657 N N 17,183,289 N N 565,533 N N

 

 

Transportation and Warehousing - by industry
Data are in current dollars and have not been adjusted for inflation. Table includes only establishments of firms with payroll. Nonemployers are shown separately for 2002 and 1997. 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. "% chg" columns show percent change between 1997 and 2002. An alternate display has fewer columns.
D = Withheld to avoid disclosing data of individual companies; data are included in higher level totals; N = Not comparable or not available; X = Not applicable

(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.

1997
NAICS
code
1997 NAICS Description Establishments Revenue ($1,000) Annual payroll ($1,000) Paid employees
2002 1997 % chg 2002 1997 % chg 2002 1997 % chg 2002 1997 % chg
481 Air transportation 3,847 3,598 6.9 19,734,965 20,249,033 -2.5 3,805,191 2,748,050 38.5 99,144 89,125 11.2
4811 Scheduled air transportation 1,665 1,798 -7.4 12,156,568 16,284,929 -25.4 2,281,027 1,920,912 18.7 67,136 65,988 1.7
481111 Scheduled passenger air transportation 1,288 1,434 -10.2 8,921,990 12,196,148 -26.8 1,637,162 1,308,073 25.2 44,247 42,754 3.5
481112 Scheduled freight air transportation 377 364 3.6 3,234,578 4,088,781 -20.9 643,865 612,839 5.1 22,889 23,234 -1.5
4812 Nonscheduled air transportation 2,182 1,800 21.2 7,578,397 3,964,104 91.2 1,524,164 827,138 84.3 32,008 23,137 38.3
481211 Nonscheduled chartered passenger air transportation 1,472 1,365 7.8 5,562,497 2,702,834 105.8 1,110,910 535,643 107.4 23,191 15,175 52.8
481212 Nonscheduled chartered freight air transportation 245 165 48.5 1,164,511 770,188 51.2 209,884 148,939 40.9 4,449 4,009 11.0
481219 Other nonscheduled air transportation 465 270 72.2 851,389 491,082 73.4 203,370 142,556 42.7 4,368 3,953 10.5
1997
NAICS
code
1997 NAICS Description Establishments Revenue ($1,000) Annual payroll ($1,000) Paid employees
2002 1997 % chg 2002 1997 % chg 2002 1997 % chg 2002 1997 % chg
482 Rail Transportation (not covered in the Economic Census) X X N X X N X X N X X N
482111 Line-Haul Railroads X X N X X N X X N X X N
482112 Short Line Railroads X X N X X N X X N X X N
1997
NAICS
code
1997 NAICS Description Establishments Revenue ($1,000) Annual payroll ($1,000) Paid employees
2002 1997 % chg 2002 1997 % chg 2002 1997 % chg 2002 1997 % chg
483 Water transportation 1,890 1,921 -1.6 23,331,333 24,019,168 -2.9 3,194,391 2,834,114 12.7 66,153 72,857 -9.2
4831 Deep sea, coastal, & Great Lakes water transportation 1,314 1,308 0.5 19,787,711 20,338,893 -2.7 2,329,100 2,197,603 6.0 47,897 54,300 -11.8
483111 Deep sea freight transportation 452 487 -7.2 6,532,658 11,570,718 -43.5 746,690 841,598 -11.3 12,743 18,542 -31.3
483112 Deep sea passenger transportation 88 80 10.0 7,918,815 3,908,143 102.6 425,163 380,310 11.8 11,190 12,266 -8.8
483113 Coastal & Great Lakes freight transportation 656 616 6.5 5,066,417 4,677,942 8.3 1,077,636 925,457 16.4 21,319 21,690 -1.7
483114 Coastal & Great Lakes passenger transportation 118 125 -5.6 269,821 182,090 48.2 79,611 50,238 58.5 2,645 1,802 46.8
4832 Inland water transportation 576 613 -6.0 3,543,622 3,680,275 -3.7 865,291 636,511 35.9 18,256 18,557 -1.6
483211 Inland water freight transportation 331 383 -13.6 3,176,072 3,387,148 -6.2 749,691 552,417 35.7 15,004 15,663 -4.2
483212 Inland water passenger transportation 245 230 6.5 367,550 293,127 25.4 115,600 84,094 37.5 3,252 2,894 12.4
1997
NAICS
code
1997 NAICS Description Establishments Revenue ($1,000) Annual payroll ($1,000) Paid employees
2002 1997 % chg 2002 1997 % chg 2002 1997 % chg 2002 1997 % chg
484 Truck transportation 112,642 N N 164,218,769 N N 47,750,111 N N 1,435,210 N N
4841 General freight trucking 59,011 N N 110,239,101 N N 34,120,535 N N 989,192 N N
48411 General freight trucking, local 21,434 N N 17,353,400 N N 5,389,147 N N 174,156 N N
48412 General freight trucking, long-distance 37,577 N N 92,885,701 N N 28,731,388 N N 815,036 N N
484121 General freight trucking, long-distance, truckload 30,043 N N 65,030,821 N N 17,789,144 N N 555,772 N N
484122 General freight trucking, long-distance, less than truckload 7,534 N N 27,854,880 N N 10,942,244 N N 259,264 N N
4842 Specialized freight trucking 53,631 N N 53,979,668 N N 13,629,576 N N 446,018 N N
48421 Used household & office goods moving 8,642 N N 12,638,114 N N 3,092,317 N N 110,992 N N
48422 Specialized freight (except used goods) trucking, local 33,074 N N 22,383,188 N N 5,866,119 N N 199,408 N N
48423 Specialized freight (except used goods) trucking, long-distance 11,915 N N 18,958,366 N N 4,671,140 N N 135,618 N N
1997
NAICS
code
1997 NAICS Description Establishments Revenue ($1,000) Annual payroll ($1,000) Paid employees
2002 1997 % chg 2002 1997 % chg 2002 1997 % chg 2002 1997 % chg
485 Transit & ground passenger transportation 17,260 16,013 7.8 18,849,918 13,792,414 36.7 7,675,316 5,549,498 38.3 398,383 339,579 17.3
4851 Urban transit systems 1,025 618 65.9 2,808,395 1,518,683 84.9 1,694,094 973,297 74.1 53,644 32,946 62.8
485111 Mixed mode transit systems 47 28 67.9 D 51,567 N D 24,112 N (1000-2499) 759 N
485112 Commuter rail systems 18 16 12.5 D D N D D N (2500-4999) (2500-4999) N
485113 Bus & motor vehicle transit systems 916 542 69.0 2,271,609 1,152,525 97.1 1,392,123 744,397 87.0 47,352 27,448 72.5
485119 Other urban transit systems 44 32 37.5 D D N D D N (500-999) (500-999) N
4852 Interurban & rural bus transportation 508 407 24.8 1,530,944 1,147,432 33.4 569,920 549,727 3.7 19,103 19,900 -4.0
4853 Taxi & limousine service 6,988 6,418 8.9 4,248,494 3,154,521 34.7 1,184,641 880,626 34.5 66,086 57,282 15.4
48531 Taxi service 3,141 3,184 -1.4 1,601,895 1,280,597 25.1 472,068 392,759 20.2 29,571 27,850 6.2
48532 Limousine service 3,847 3,234 19.0 2,646,599 1,873,924 41.2 712,573 487,867 46.1 36,515 29,432 24.1
4854 School & employee bus transportation 4,515 4,484 0.7 5,928,085 4,392,783 35.0 2,609,852 1,877,956 39.0 174,681 151,664 15.2
4855 Charter bus industry 1,249 1,531 -18.4 1,761,506 1,768,199 -0.4 565,024 548,026 3.1 29,290 31,483 -7.0
4859 Other transit & ground passenger transportation 2,975 2,555 16.4 2,572,494 1,810,796 42.1 1,051,785 719,866 46.1 55,579 46,304 20.0
485991 Special needs transportation 2,051 1,789 14.6 1,854,756 1,141,413 62.5 797,324 486,676 63.8 41,210 31,791 29.6
485999 All other transit & ground passenger transportation 924 766 20.6 717,738 669,383 7.2 254,461 233,190 9.1 14,369 14,513 -1.0
1997
NAICS
code
1997 NAICS Description Establishments Revenue ($1,000) Annual payroll ($1,000) Paid employees
2002 1997 % chg 2002 1997 % chg 2002 1997 % chg 2002 1997 % chg
486 Pipeline transportation 2,188 2,311 -5.3 22,031,419 26,836,992 -17.9 2,476,638 2,660,576 -6.9 36,790 49,280 -25.3
4861 Pipeline transportation of crude oil 252 382 -34.0 3,401,854 4,364,552 -22.1 484,631 479,510 1.1 6,508 7,960 -18.2
4862 Pipeline transportation of natural gas 1,431 1,450 -1.3 14,797,371 19,626,833 -24.6 1,575,136 1,870,950 -15.8 23,677 35,789 -33.8
4869 Other pipeline transportation 505 479 5.4 3,832,194 2,845,607 34.7 416,871 310,116 34.4 6,605 5,531 19.4
48691 Pipeline transportation of refined petroleum products 468 448 4.5 3,413,782 2,516,124 35.7 390,648 290,125 34.6 6,149 5,156 19.3
48699 All other pipeline transportation 37 31 19.4 418,412 329,483 27.0 26,223 19,991 31.2 456 375 21.6
1997
NAICS
code
1997 NAICS Description Establishments Revenue ($1,000) Annual payroll ($1,000) Paid employees
2002 1997 % chg 2002 1997 % chg 2002 1997 % chg 2002 1997 % chg
487 Scenic & sightseeing transportation 2,523 2,325 8.5 1,858,979 1,893,436 -1.8 526,353 492,482 6.9 22,516 23,907 -5.8
4871 Scenic & sightseeing transportation, land 591 454 30.2 636,371 557,598 14.1 191,664 169,632 13.0 8,748 8,227 6.3
4872 Scenic & sightseeing transportation, water 1,748 1,692 3.3 1,002,203 1,128,625 -11.2 286,035 282,848 1.1 12,088 14,185 -14.8
4879 Scenic & sightseeing transportation, other 184 179 2.8 220,405 207,213 6.4 48,654 40,002 21.6 1,680 1,495 12.4
1997
NAICS
code
1997 NAICS Description Establishments Revenue ($1,000) Annual payroll ($1,000) Paid employees
2002 1997 % chg 2002 1997 % chg 2002 1997 % chg 2002 1997 % chg
488 Support activities for transportation 33,942 30,675 10.7 57,414,131 39,758,245 44.4 16,202,043 12,592,441 28.7 465,616 411,640 13.1
4881 Support activities for air transportation 4,976 4,231 17.6 12,181,244 9,153,236 33.1 3,745,620 2,820,064 32.8 129,555 115,456 12.2
48811 Airport operations 1,634 1,831 -10.8 3,838,345 3,293,605 16.5 1,327,476 1,106,114 20.0 58,467 62,138 -5.9
488111 Air traffic control 150 114 31.6 70,653 43,450 62.6 51,825 21,152 145.0 1,158 502 130.7
488119 Other airport operations 1,484 1,717 -13.6 3,767,692 3,250,155 15.9 1,275,651 1,084,962 17.6 57,309 61,636 -7.0
48819 Other support activities for air transportation 3,342 2,400 39.3 8,342,899 5,859,631 42.4 2,418,144 1,713,950 41.1 71,088 53,318 33.3
4882 Support activities for rail transportation 853 816 4.5 1,821,557 2,066,746 -11.9 693,288 514,558 34.7 20,328 18,865 7.8
4883 Support activities for water transportation 2,366 2,525 -6.3 8,811,911 7,514,764 17.3 2,603,719 2,763,271 -5.8 63,992 72,480 -11.7
48831 Port & harbor operations 222 168 32.1 1,131,923 889,125 27.3 233,060 237,681 -1.9 5,494 6,802 -19.2
48832 Marine cargo handling 561 623 -10.0 4,331,599 4,456,243 -2.8 1,371,166 1,941,364 -29.4 33,688 48,463 -30.5
48833 Navigational services to shipping 776 865 -10.3 1,768,431 1,513,202 16.9 495,018 376,739 31.4 11,532 10,800 6.8
48839 Other support activities for water transportation 807 869 -7.1 1,579,958 656,194 140.8 504,475 207,487 143.1 13,278 6,415 107.0
4884 Support activities for road transportation 7,927 6,424 23.4 4,003,111 2,683,193 49.2 1,355,836 900,997 50.5 56,037 44,325 26.4
48841 Motor vehicle towing 6,861 5,893 16.4 3,096,919 2,295,188 34.9 1,052,446 747,355 40.8 45,068 36,845 22.3
48849 Other support activities for road transportation 1,066 531 100.8 906,192 388,005 133.6 303,390 153,642 97.5 10,969 7,480 46.6
4885 Freight transportation arrangement 16,504 15,782 4.6 27,656,336 16,250,758 70.2 6,868,368 5,014,641 37.0 168,641 141,488 19.2
4889 Other support activities for transportation 1,316 897 46.7 2,939,972 2,089,548 40.7 935,212 578,910 61.5 27,063 19,026 42.2
488991 Packing & crating 1,239 795 55.8 D D N D D N (10k-24k) (5000-9999) N
488999 All other support activities for transportation 77 102 -24.5 D D N D D N (10k-24k) (5000-9999) N
1997
NAICS
code
1997 NAICS Description Establishments Revenue ($1,000) Annual payroll ($1,000) Paid employees
2002 1997 % chg 2002 1997 % chg 2002 1997 % chg 2002 1997 % chg
491 Postal Service (not covered in the Economic Census) X X N X X N X X N X X N
1997
NAICS
code
1997 NAICS Description Establishments Revenue ($1,000) Annual payroll ($1,000) Paid employees
2002 1997 % chg 2002 1997 % chg 2002 1997 % chg 2002 1997 % chg
492 Couriers & messengers 12,655 10,887 16.2 58,164,869 39,812,433 46.1 17,175,401 14,071,630 22.1 561,514 530,839 5.8
4921 Couriers 7,382 5,503 34.1 54,820,521 36,293,333 51.0 16,180,242 12,829,893 26.1 514,921 463,426 11.1
4922 Local messengers & local delivery 5,273 5,384 -2.1 3,344,348 3,519,100 -5.0 995,159 1,241,737 -19.9 46,593 67,413 -30.9
1997
NAICS
code
1997 NAICS Description Establishments Revenue ($1,000) Annual payroll ($1,000) Paid employees
2002 1997 % chg 2002 1997 % chg 2002 1997 % chg 2002 1997 % chg
493 Warehousing & storage 12,671 N N 16,547,657 N N 17,183,289 N N 565,533 N N
49311 General warehousing & storage 8,420 N N 10,504,957 N N 12,393,961 N N 406,416 N N
49312 Refrigerated warehousing & storage 1,231 N N 2,907,653 N N 1,465,868 N N 45,234 N N
49313 Farm product warehousing & storage 705 N N 762,840 N N 332,537 N N 10,907 N N
49319 Other warehousing & storage 2,315 N N 2,372,207 N N 2,990,923 N N 102,976 N N

 

Source: 2002 Economic Census, Comparative Statistics,   Questions?