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Construction - by industry

National data for this sector, based on Industry Series reports, are preliminary and will be superseded by data released in later reports.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.

s Sampling error exceeds 40 percent

NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Dollar value of
business done
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
23 Construction 21,701 27,916,123 6,330,733 167,874
236 Construction of buildings 7,952 11,814,462 1,551,611 42,739
2361 Residential building construction 7,005 6,546,374 787,197 27,228
23611 Residential building construction 7,005 6,546,374 787,197 27,228
236115 New single-family general contractors 2,180 1,522,984 210,877 7,769
236116 New multifamily general contractors 159 346,398 42,901 1,271
236117 New housing operative builders 998 3,119,894 207,100 5,736
236118 Residential remodelers 3,667 1,557,098 326,318 12,452
2362 Nonresidential building construction 948 5,268,088 764,414 15,511
23621 Industrial building construction 19 135,480 46,810 975
236210 Industrial building construction 19 135,480 46,810 975
23622 Commercial building construction 929 5,132,608 717,604 14,537
236220 Commercial building construction 929 5,132,608 717,604 14,537
237 Heavy and civil engineering construction 1,334 5,628,758 1,360,776 29,955
2371 Utility system construction 477 1,628,120 455,662 9,451
23711 Water and sewer system construction 304 871,674 197,348 4,532
237110 Water and sewer system construction 304 871,674 197,348 4,532
23712 Oil and gas pipeline construction 7 172,723 62,855 1,006
237120 Oil and gas pipeline construction 7 172,723 62,855 1,006
23713 Power and communication system construction 165 583,724 195,458 3,913
237130 Power and communication system construction 165 583,724 195,458 3,913
2372 Land subdivision 138 323,116 36,184 995
23721 Land subdivision 138 323,116 36,184 995
237210 Land subdivision 138 323,116 36,184 995
2373 Highway, street, and bridge construction 362 2,533,225 501,614 9,466
23731 Highway, street, and bridge construction 362 2,533,225 501,614 9,466
237310 Highway, street, and bridge construction 362 2,533,225 501,614 9,466
2379 Other heavy construction 358 1,144,298 367,317 10,043
23799 Other heavy construction 358 1,144,298 367,317 10,043
237990 Other heavy construction 358 1,144,298 367,317 10,043
238 Specialty trade contractors 12,415 10,472,903 3,418,347 95,180
2381 Building foundation and exterior contractors 3,292 2,218,313 699,236 21,929
23811 Poured concrete structure contractors 679 445,998 151,360 4,723
238110 Poured concrete structure contractors 679 445,998 151,360 4,723
23812 Steel and precast concrete contractors 104 154,621 49,868 1,035
238120 Steel and precast concrete contractors 104 154,621 49,868 1,035
23813 Framing contractors 549 192,516 75,185 2,721
238130 Framing contractors 549 192,516 75,185 2,721
23814 Masonry contractors 541 280,543 108,978 3,031
238140 Masonry contractors 541 280,543 108,978 3,031
23815 Glass and glazing contractors 176 228,918 59,421 1,595
238150 Glass and glazing contractors 176 228,918 59,421 1,595
23816 Roofing contractors 925 690,380 188,120 6,346
238160 Roofing contractors 925 690,380 188,120 6,346
23817 Siding contractors 257 174,670 45,434 1,925
238170 Siding contractors 257 174,670 45,434 1,925
23819 Other building exterior contractors s 62 50,667 20,869 554
238190 Other building exterior contractors s 62 50,667 20,869 554
2382 Building equipment contractors 3,078 4,624,720 1,570,397 36,780
23821 Electrical contractors 1,386 2,026,919 725,486 17,357
238210 Electrical contractors 1,386 2,026,919 725,486 17,357
23822 Plumbing and HVAC contractors 1,602 2,378,599 772,633 18,051
238220 Plumbing and HVAC contractors 1,602 2,378,599 772,633 18,051
23829 Other building equipment contractors 90 219,202 72,278 1,372
238290 Other building equipment contractors 90 219,202 72,278 1,372
2383 Building finishing contractors 4,312 2,076,368 742,563 24,380
23831 Drywall and insulation contractors 720 794,844 310,473 8,452
238310 Drywall and insulation contractors 720 794,844 310,473 8,452
23832 Painting and wall covering contractors 1,485 500,666 209,339 8,117
238320 Painting and wall covering contractors 1,485 500,666 209,339 8,117
23833 Flooring contractors 548 252,312 60,276 2,422
238330 Flooring contractors 548 252,312 60,276 2,422
23834 Tile and terrazzo contractors 322 119,079 36,429 1,114
238340 Tile and terrazzo contractors 322 119,079 36,429 1,114
23835 Finish carpentry contractors 1,171 363,295 107,917 3,691
238350 Finish carpentry contractors 1,171 363,295 107,917 3,691
23839 Other building finishing contractors 66 46,172 18,129 584
238390 Other building finishing contractors 66 46,172 18,129 584
2389 Other specialty trade contractors 1,732 1,553,502 406,151 12,092
23891 Site preparation contractors 904 1,099,682 275,438 7,563
238910 Site preparation contractors 904 1,099,682 275,438 7,563
23899 All other specialty trade contractors 828 453,820 130,713 4,529
238990 All other specialty trade contractors 828 453,820 130,713 4,529


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