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These data are from the 1997 and 2002 Economic Censuses.
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2002 Economic Census Industry Series Reports

2002 NAICS Report title Report number Release
date (PDF)
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236220 Commercial and Institutional Building Construction EC02-23I-236220 12/30/2004 link to full pdf 442 link to tables-only pdf 228
237110 Water and Sewer Line and Related Structures Construction EC02-23I-237110 01/07/2005 link to full pdf 444 link to tables-only pdf 229
237310 Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction EC02-23I-237310 12/30/2004 link to full pdf 440 link to tables-only pdf 226
237990 Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction EC02-23I-237990 01/07/2005 link to full pdf 441 link to tables-only pdf 227
238110 Poured Concrete Foundation and Structure Contractors EC02-23I-238110 12/29/2004 link to full pdf 441 link to tables-only pdf 226
238120 Structural Steel and Precast Concrete Contractors EC02-23I-238120 12/29/2004 link to full pdf 439 link to tables-only pdf 225
238130 Framing Contractors EC02-23I-238130 12/29/2004 link to full pdf 439 link to tables-only pdf 224
238140 Masonry Contractors EC02-23I-238140 12/29/2004 link to full pdf 442 link to tables-only pdf 228
238150 Glass and Glazing Contractors EC02-23I-238150 12/30/2004 link to full pdf 437 link to tables-only pdf 223
238160 Roofing Contractors EC02-23I-238160 12/29/2004 link to full pdf 439 link to tables-only pdf 225
238170 Siding Contractors EC02-23I-238170 12/30/2004 link to full pdf 439 link to tables-only pdf 224
238190 Other Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors EC02-23I-238190 01/06/2005 link to full pdf 441 link to tables-only pdf 227
238210 Electrical Contractors EC02-23I-238210 12/29/2004 link to full pdf 444 link to tables-only pdf 230
238220 Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors EC02-23I-238220 12/30/2004 link to full pdf 446 link to tables-only pdf 232
238290 Other Building Equipment Contractors EC02-23I-238290 01/07/2005 link to full pdf 439 link to tables-only pdf 225
238310 Drywall and Insulation Contractors EC02-23I-238310 12/29/2004 link to full pdf 441 link to tables-only pdf 227
238320 Painting and Wall Covering Contractors EC02-23I-238320 12/29/2004 link to full pdf 443 link to tables-only pdf 229
238330 Flooring Contractors EC02-23I-238330 12/30/2004 link to full pdf 439 link to tables-only pdf 225
238340 Tile and Terrazzo Contractors EC02-23I-238340 12/30/2004 link to full pdf 439 link to tables-only pdf 225
238350 Finish Carpentry Contractors EC02-23I-238350 12/29/2004 link to full pdf 439 link to tables-only pdf 225
238390 Other Building Finishing Contractors EC02-23I-238390 01/06/2005 link to full pdf 438 link to tables-only pdf 224
238910 Site Preparation Contractors EC02-23I-238910 12/29/2004 link to full pdf 448 link to tables-only pdf 233
238990 All Other Specialty Trade Contractors EC02-23I-238990 01/06/2005 link to full pdf 448 link to tables-only pdf 234

NAICS Hierarchy: 1997

Introductory text includes scope and methodology. For descriptions of column headings and rows (industries), click on the appropriate underlined element in the table.
Indus-
try
Detail
NAICS
code
NAICS Title
(and link to definition)
Estab-
lish-
ments
Value of business done
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
Go to industry detail 23 Construction 656,448 858,581,056 174,184,608 5,664,853
  235 Special trade contractors 414,602 340,860,576 101,346,648 3,441,500
Go to industry detail 2351 Plumbing, heating, & air-conditioning contractors 84,876 88,427,440 25,720,160 788,930
Go to industry detail 2352 Painting & wall covering contractors 37,480 13,067,298 4,543,495 195,331
Go to industry detail 2353 Electrical contractors 61,414 64,915,068 21,680,036 641,985
Go to industry detail 2354 Masonry, drywall, insulation, & tile contractors 49,917 38,459,352 12,612,114 470,701
Go to industry detail 2355 Carpentry & floor contractors 56,936 27,458,370 7,162,774 290,942
Go to industry detail 2356 Roofing, siding, & sheet metal contractors 30,557 24,153,350 6,494,890 253,315
Go to industry detail 2357 Concrete contractors 30,417 26,166,612 6,858,140 262,256
Go to industry detail 2358 Water well drilling contractors 3,862 2,222,222 576,191 21,214
Go to industry detail 2359 Other special trade contractors 59,143 55,990,852 15,698,852 516,824

Table includes only establishments with payroll.

 

NAICS 235: Special Trade Contractors .   Industries in the Special Trade Contractors subsector engage in specialized construction activities, such as plumbing, painting, and electrical work. Those establishments that engage in activities primarily related to heavy construction, such as grading for highways, are classified in Subsector 234, Heavy Construction. The activities of this subsector may be subcontracted from builders or general contractors or it may be performed directly for project owners. The construction work performed may include new work, additions, alterations, or maintenance and repairs. Special trade contractors usually perform most of their work at the job site, although they may have shops where they perform prefabrication and other work.

 

Geographic Distribution -- Special trade contractors: 1997

Data for the Construction sector are published for the U.S.and states.

For descriptions of column headings and rows (industries), click on the appropriate underlined element in the table.
Other
Indus-
tries
State Estab-
lish-
ments
Value of business done
($1,000)
Value of business done
% of
U.S.
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
Go to industry detail United States 414,602 340,860,576 100.00 101,346,648 3,441,500
Go to industry detail California 37,921 38,712,336 11.36 11,689,179 366,390
Go to industry detail Texas 23,098 21,860,722 6.41 6,219,686 238,106
Go to industry detail New York 23,745 20,537,704 6.03 6,145,191 181,048
Go to industry detail Florida 24,450 18,800,632 5.52 5,093,589 202,522
Go to industry detail Illinois 18,204 18,184,482 5.33 5,871,826 157,680
Go to industry detail Pennsylvania 17,558 14,798,524 4.34 4,335,753 139,660
Go to industry detail Ohio 16,681 14,462,296 4.24 4,318,956 142,830
Go to industry detail Michigan 15,870 13,913,586 4.08 4,060,446 122,212
Go to industry detail New Jersey 14,757 10,882,144 3.19 3,215,275 92,317
Go to industry detail North Carolina 15,177 9,958,076 2.92 2,905,626 117,541
Go to industry detail Georgia 11,077 9,800,444 2.88 2,724,994 101,363
Go to industry detail Maryland 8,982 8,947,808 2.63 2,728,493 90,951
Go to industry detail Virginia 11,854 8,825,211 2.59 2,763,562 107,595
Go to industry detail Indiana 9,818 8,110,461 2.38 2,511,829 83,548
Go to industry detail Massachusetts 9,859 8,104,872 2.38 2,294,178 67,132
Go to industry detail Washington 10,993 7,636,821 2.24 2,378,219 77,256
Go to industry detail Colorado 9,586 7,595,085 2.23 2,266,369 79,857
Go to industry detail Arizona 7,063 7,431,100 2.18 2,261,407 88,286
Go to industry detail Wisconsin 10,144 7,378,278 2.16 2,332,493 72,721
Go to industry detail Minnesota 8,204 6,933,770 2.03 2,100,509 62,562
Go to industry detail Tennessee 6,861 6,402,171 1.88 1,885,356 69,268
Go to industry detail Oregon 6,584 4,938,455 1.45 1,547,905 48,540
Go to industry detail Nevada 2,730 4,603,039 1.35 1,413,227 46,779
Go to industry detail Louisiana 5,053 4,585,030 1.35 1,433,983 54,979
Go to industry detail Connecticut 6,032 4,256,068 1.25 1,273,334 37,224
Go to industry detail Kentucky 5,598 3,937,392 1.16 1,172,030 47,481
Go to industry detail South Carolina 6,651 3,924,567 1.15 1,173,546 51,482
Go to industry detail Alabama 5,821 3,913,651 1.15 1,199,852 49,289
Go to industry detail Iowa 4,926 3,411,419 1.00 983,353 36,081
Go to industry detail Kansas 4,586 3,336,403 0.98 964,995 34,327
Go to industry detail Utah 4,590 3,284,605 0.96 938,440 34,810
Go to industry detail Oklahoma 4,473 2,567,264 0.75 683,178 28,691
Go to industry detail Mississippi 2,888 1,880,789 0.55 519,307 23,728
Go to industry detail Arkansas 3,329 1,837,931 0.54 525,885 22,743
Go to industry detail New Mexico 2,612 1,606,878 0.47 478,303 19,918
Go to industry detail New Hampshire 2,345 1,394,578 0.41 393,869 13,663
Go to industry detail Delaware 1,474 1,302,244 0.38 411,296 13,259
Go to industry detail Maine 2,722 1,254,583 0.37 353,054 14,041
Go to industry detail Rhode Island 2,014 1,222,674 0.36 340,792 10,815
Go to industry detail West Virginia 2,153 1,099,658 0.32 317,903 13,100
Go to industry detail Alaska 1,096 855,124 0.25 257,613 6,737
Go to industry detail Montana 1,887 831,735 0.24 213,584 9,040
Go to industry detail South Dakota 1,470 666,410 0.20 178,721 (1000-2499)
Go to industry detail Vermont 1,485 601,322 0.18 170,070 7,189
All other states, including those below 20,181 14,272,234 4.19 4,299,472 156,739
Go to industry detail     Missouri 9,376 D   2,336,347 76,797
Go to industry detail     Nebraska 3,436 D   653,901 24,603
Go to industry detail     Idaho 3,264 D   450,445 19,083
Go to industry detail     Hawaii 1,380 D   433,718 11,654
Go to industry detail     District of Columbia 151 D   D (1000-2499)
Go to industry detail     North Dakota 1,307 D   D 8,791
Go to industry detail     Wyoming 1,265 D   144,255 6,245

D = Withheld to avoid disclosure; N = Not available


 

Other Data from the 1997 Economic Census

Hypertext
tables
Link
to pdf
Series number Title Contents
  link to PDF EC97C-23-IS Industry Series Preliminary data including detailed characteristics, establishment size, and product detail
  link to PDF EC97C23S-IS Industry Summary Detailed statistics, type of construction, and kind of business activity for 2-, and 3-digit NAICS for the U.S.; data on size of establishment in terms of employment and value of business done.
  link to PDF EC97C23S-AS Geographic Area Summary Detailed statistics, type of construction, and kind of business activity for the U.S. and four geographic regions; national data on size of establishment in terms of employment and value of business done.
Link to Bridge tables  EC97X-CS3 Bridge Between NAICS and SIC (national only) Defines comparability of individual industries.
Link to Comparative Statistics  EC97X-CS2 Comparative Statistics (U.S. and states) 1997 and 1992 data side by side on a comparable SIC basis
Link to Nonemployer Statistics  EC97X-CS4 Nonemployer Statistics (U.S., states, counties, metros) Nonemployers account for 74 % of establishments and 9.0 % of receipts in this sector, but are excluded from the reports above.

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Data from the Other Census Bureau Programs

Hypertext Tables Title (with link to data) Frequency Smallest Geography Contents
  Annual Capital Expenditures Survey Annual U.S. Capital expenditures for structures and equipment for companies with paid employees
  County Business Patterns Annual County, metro area, ZIP Employees; payroll; number of establishments by employment size of establishment
Link to hypertext     
table Nonemployer Statistics Annual State, metro area, county Number of establishments and sales of firms with no paid employees
Link to hypertext table Statistics of U.S. Businesses Annual State, metro area Number of firms, employees, payroll, and revenue by employment-size of the enterprise

 

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Source: 1997 Economic Census

Last revised: July 13 2011   Questions?