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2012 NAICS: 511140 - Directory and mailing list publishers

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Source & Description   Frequency Latest Data Geography Industry
County Business Patterns (CBP)Annual2012U.S., states, counties, metros, ZIP Codes, and island areasSelected 2- thru 6-digits
Statistics of U.S. Businesses (SUSB)Annual2011U.S., states, metro areas, countiesSelected 2- thru 6-digits
Economic Census (ECN)Every 5 years2012U.S., states, counties, places, metros, ZIP Codes2- thru 6-digits
Survey of Business Owners (SBO)Every 5 years2007U.S., states, counties, cities, metro areasSelected 2- thru 6-digits

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Economic CensusComparative Statistics, 2007 and 2002 Comparative Statistics for the U.S. and States (2002 NAICS Basis) 2007
Geographic Area Series Economy-Wide Key Statistics for Employers and Nonemployers 2007 2002
Summary Statistics for ... States, Metro Areas, Counties, Places 2007 2002
Comparative Statistics for the United States (2002 NAICS Basis): 2007
Subject Series: Establishment and Firm Size Revenue Size of Establishments for the U.S. 2007 2002
Employment Size of Establishments for the U.S. 2007 2002
Single Units and Multiunit Firms for the U.S. 2007 2002
Revenue Size of Firms for the U.S. 2007 2002
Employment Size of Firms for the U.S. 2007 2002
Concentration of Largest Firms for the U.S. 2007 2002
Legal Form of Organization for the U.S. 2007 2002
Subject Series: Miscellaneous Subjects Exported Services for the US and States 2007 2002
Subject Series: Product Lines Product Lines by Kind of Business for the U.S. and States 2007 2002

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This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in publishing directories, mailing lists, and collections or compilations of fact. The products are typically protected in their selection, arrangement and/or presentation. Examples are lists of mailing addresses, telephone directories, directories of businesses, collections or compilations of proprietary drugs or legal case results, compilations of public records, etc. These establishments may publish directories and mailing lists in print or electronic form.

Cross-References. Establishments primarily engaged in--

  • Operating web search portals or developing and publishing, exclusively on the Internet, collections or compilations of creative works or facts--are classified in Industry 519130, Internet Publishing and Broadcasting and Web Search Portals;
  • Compiling mailing lists in conjunction with providing direct mail advertising services--are classified in Industry 541860, Direct Mail Advertising;
  • Printing without publishing directories and mailing lists--are classified in Industry 32311, Printing;
  • Publishing computer software--are classified in Industry 511210, Software Publishers;
  • Creating and publishing encyclopedias and similar collections of creative works in print and/or electronic media--are classified in Industry 511130, Book Publishers; and
  • Creating and publishing collections of creative works that are periodically updated--are classified in Industry 511120, Periodical Publishers.


This 2012 NAICS code is comparable to the 2007, 2002 and 1997 NAICS codes.