1997 Economic Census:
Construction
Virginia


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 19,537 23,175,336 4,837,442 179,909
233 Building, developing, & general contracting 6,429 10,673,236 1,199,042 42,012
234 Heavy construction 1,253 3,676,889 874,839 30,302
235 Special trade contractors 11,854 8,825,211 2,763,562 107,595

 

 

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 19,537 23,175,336 4,837,442 179,909
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Dollar value of
business done
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
233 Building, developing, & general contracting 6,429 10,673,236 1,199,042 42,012
2331 Land subdivision & land development 199 336,342 40,401 1,228
2332 Residential building construction 5,080 5,518,542 570,455 23,063
23321 Single-family housing construction 4,881 5,209,747 518,564 20,967
23322 Multifamily housing construction 198 308,795 51,891 2,096
2333 Nonresidential building construction 1,151 4,818,352 588,185 17,721
23331 Mfg & industrial building construction 133 205,500 44,512 1,557
23332 Commercial & institutional building construction 1,018 4,612,852 543,674 16,163
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Dollar value of
business done
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
234 Heavy construction 1,253 3,676,889 874,839 30,302
2341 Highway, street, bridge, & tunnel construction 457 D 399,080 14,259
23411 Highway & street construction 420 1,547,824 302,773 11,309
23412 Bridge & tunnel construction 37 D 96,307 2,950
2349 Other heavy construction 796 D 475,759 16,043
23491 Water, sewer, & pipeline construction 240 888,468 232,183 7,768
23492 Power & communication transmission line construction 69 260,097 90,535 3,246
23493 Industrial nonbuilding structure construction 6 D S 203
23499 All other heavy construction 482 D 146,350 4,826
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Dollar value of
business done
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
235 Special trade contractors 11,854 8,825,211 2,763,562 107,595
2351 Plumbing, heating, & air-conditioning contractors 2,391 2,145,707 672,524 24,055
2352 Painting & wall covering contractors 1,349 407,300 146,748 7,309
2353 Electrical contractors 1,578 1,625,685 566,850 19,218
2354 Masonry, drywall, insulation, & tile contractors 1,584 1,023,360 373,532 16,663
23541 Masonry & stone contractors 949 386,466 155,184 7,718
23542 Drywall, plastering, acoustical, & insulation contractors 477 541,939 186,203 7,623
23543 Tile, marble, terrazzo, & mosaic contractors 158 94,955 32,145 1,322
2355 Carpentry & floor contractors 1,655 809,106 204,387 8,321
23551 Carpentry contractors 1,265 569,530 149,034 6,263
23552 Floor laying & other floor contractors 390 239,577 55,353 2,057
2356 Roofing, siding, & sheet metal contractors 922 735,165 217,162 9,225
2357 Concrete contractors 805 698,144 196,117 8,429
2358 Water well drilling contractors 90 58,761 13,851 587
2359 Other special trade contractors 1,479 1,321,983 372,390 13,788
23591 Structural steel erection contractors 92 155,618 46,557 1,716
23592 Glass & glazing contractors 90 111,834 29,401 897
23593 Excavation contractors 470 363,920 82,295 3,471
23594 Wrecking & demolition contractors 31 48,852 13,696 534
23595 Building equip & other machinery installation contractors 93 256,252 82,454 2,123
23599 All other special trade contractors 703 385,507 117,987 5,048
D = Withheld to avoid disclosure; N = Not available

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Source: 1997 Economic Census

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