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1992 Survey of Business Owners Press Releases

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    All Businesses
    LEGAL FORM OF ORGANIZATION
    All U. S. Firms by Legal Form of Organization: 1992


                                      All U.S. Firms
    Legal form of organization     Firms       Receipts
                                (thous.)       ($mill.)
    All firms                     19,286     14,071,282
      Individual proprietorships  14,599        721,565
      Partnerships                 1,090        664,927
      Subchapter S corporations    1,564      1,937,707
      "C" corporations             2,033     10,747,083

    "C" CORPORATIONS

    "C" corporation data was collected as part of the 1992 Economic Census from a sample 
    (44 thousand) of all non-farm businesses filing any type of 1120 tax form, other than 
    1120S, for 1992 with receipts of $500 or more.

    1992 was the first time "C" corporations were sampled for inclusion in the Survey of 
    Women-Owned Businesses.

    "C" Corporations by Major Industry Group: 1992\*

    (Detail may not add to total due to rounding.)

                              All firms               Firms with paid employees
                        |--------------------|---------------------------------------|
                                    Sales and            Sales and              Annual
                            Firms    Receipts    Firms    Receipts Employ's    Payroll
        Sector           (number)    ($1,000) (number)    ($1,000) (number)   ($1,000)
    |-------------------|     A           B        C           D        E          F
    ALL FIRMS:
    All industries        2033369 10747083380  1656575 10711725449 62951041 1586138978
    Ag sv,for,fish & min    22726    15160456    17850    14396895   219646    4219407
    Mining industries       16319   140374960    11411   139972710   518071   14993943
    Construction industr   199584   296765298   167466   292748140  2340748   66281058
    Manufacturing indust   175915  3957859365   159280  3956240279 16477305  495356471
    Transp, comm & util     87321   765800315    71488   764050949  4645445  151707104
    Wholesale trade        235411  1380465581   206116  1376652192  3319356   90982395
    Retail trade           365988  1342496267   333431  1338901287 11975846  154582104
    Fin, insur R est       271620  1860793384   147773  1852399514  8603829  248622774
    Service industries     632232   885894766   534475   877266147 13243899  341958768
    Industries not class    26253   101472988     7285    99097336  1606896   17434954

    WOMEN-OWNED FIRMS:
    All industries         517833   931606096   426680   923642991  6965037  153924179
    Ag sv,for,fish & min     6006     3121995     4816     2826441    37129     667924
    Mining industries        3636     5335255     2427     5155231    36449     879186
    Construction industr    49433    44169030    41748    43504594   374803   10061205
    Manufacturing indust    39517   274538628    35332   274165956  1502969   42155922
    Transp, comm & util     25303    74489884    21724    74091953   653193   16008197
    Wholesale trade         58517   179357777    51299   178483405   669207   17170115
    Retail trade           114624   117200892   105449   116395407  1129049   15290123
    Fin, insur R est        65130   155143456    36124   153263565   666279   19038467
    Service industries     150521    73238149   126120    71466138  1827291   31895653
    Industries not class     5146     5011031     1641     4290302    68668     757388

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           \*  Source: DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE, BUREAU OF THE CENSUS.
             (This table is based on the 1987 SIC system.)

    
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Source: U.S. Census Bureau | Survey of Business Owners | (301) 763-3316 | csd.sbo@census.gov Last Revised: November 16, 2012