1997 Economic Census:
Construction
Pennsylvania


These data are from the 1997 and 2002 Economic Censuses.
For more recent data, see the current Industry Statistics Sampler.
 
Construction by Subsector
Introductory text includes scope and methodology. Table includes only establishments with payroll. Nonemployers are shown separately. For descriptions of column headings and rows (industries), click on the appropriate underlined element in the table.
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NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Dollar value of
business done
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
  23 Construction 27,563 34,124,416 7,275,816 230,026
233 Building, developing, & general contracting 8,476 14,045,352 1,687,500 54,712
234 Heavy construction 1,529 5,280,542 1,252,564 35,654
235 Special trade contractors 17,558 14,798,524 4,335,753 139,660

 

 

Construction by Industry
Introductory text includes scope and methodology. Table includes only establishments with payroll. Nonemployers are shown separately. For descriptions of column headings and rows (industries), click on the appropriate underlined element in the table.
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Dollar value of
business done
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
23 Construction 27,563 34,124,416 7,275,816 230,026
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Dollar value of
business done
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
233 Building, developing, & general contracting 8,476 14,045,352 1,687,500 54,712
2331 Land subdivision & land development 240 300,238 33,402 1,070
2332 Residential building construction 6,608 5,636,572 666,363 27,110
23321 Single-family housing construction 6,317 5,242,076 622,029 25,506
23322 Multifamily housing construction 291 394,496 44,335 1,604
2333 Nonresidential building construction 1,628 8,108,543 987,735 26,532
23331 Mfg & industrial building construction 311 1,017,305 167,950 4,998
23332 Commercial & institutional building construction 1,317 7,091,238 819,785 21,534
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Dollar value of
business done
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
234 Heavy construction 1,529 5,280,542 1,252,564 35,654
2341 Highway, street, bridge, & tunnel construction 551 D 520,757 13,922
23411 Highway & street construction 507 1,985,160 416,437 11,590
23412 Bridge & tunnel construction 44 D 104,320 2,333
2349 Other heavy construction 978 D 731,807 21,732
23491 Water, sewer, & pipeline construction 272 643,705 169,457 4,842
23492 Power & communication transmission line construction 89 740,100 214,226 6,681
23493 Industrial nonbuilding structure construction 25 D 84,682 2,230
23499 All other heavy construction 592 D 263,442 7,979
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Dollar value of
business done
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
235 Special trade contractors 17,558 14,798,524 4,335,753 139,660
2351 Plumbing, heating, & air-conditioning contractors 3,546 4,068,136 1,167,403 33,498
2352 Painting & wall covering contractors 1,415 550,271 194,110 7,533
2353 Electrical contractors 2,523 2,631,408 866,670 24,337
2354 Masonry, drywall, insulation, & tile contractors 2,190 1,745,413 581,087 19,594
23541 Masonry & stone contractors 1,439 839,541 269,922 10,349
23542 Drywall, plastering, acoustical, & insulation contractors 601 780,633 273,508 8,087
23543 Tile, marble, terrazzo, & mosaic contractors 150 125,239 37,657 1,158
2355 Carpentry & floor contractors 2,361 1,052,925 234,641 9,911
23551 Carpentry contractors 1,870 797,602 175,902 7,886
23552 Floor laying & other floor contractors 491 255,324 58,739 2,025
2356 Roofing, siding, & sheet metal contractors 1,497 1,278,864 355,121 12,245
2357 Concrete contractors 1,366 1,035,788 252,297 9,801
2358 Water well drilling contractors 139 72,604 18,166 709
2359 Other special trade contractors 2,521 2,363,115 666,257 22,033
23591 Structural steel erection contractors 121 192,249 60,815 1,813
23592 Glass & glazing contractors 145 163,544 44,616 1,403
23593 Excavation contractors 970 812,625 193,954 6,946
23594 Wrecking & demolition contractors 70 67,035 15,128 598
23595 Building equip & other machinery installation contractors 231 485,196 165,068 3,964
23599 All other special trade contractors 984 642,466 186,675 7,309
D = Withheld to avoid disclosure; N = Not available

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Source: 1997 Economic Census

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