1997 Economic Census:
Transportation and Warehousing
Washington


These data are from the 1997 and 2002 Economic Censuses.
For more recent data, see the current Industry Statistics Sampler.
 
Transportation and Warehousing 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
Revenue
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
  48-49 Transportation & warehousing %% ** 3,984 7,289,456 1,933,207 61,576
481 Air transportation %% 90 350,354 28,447 1,024
482 Rail Transportation (not covered in the Economic Census) N N N N
483 Water transportation 95 1,639,387 203,610 4,478
484 Truck transportation 2,209 2,625,493 736,195 24,285
485 Transit & ground passenger transportation 175 168,167 66,623 4,320
486 Pipeline transportation 13 127,761 17,801 298
487 Scenic & sightseeing transportation 64 73,693 17,283 682
488 Support activities for transportation 930 1,289,621 509,994 13,097
491 Postal Service (not covered in the Economic Census) N N N N
492 Couriers & messengers 227 655,196 254,718 9,904
493 Warehousing & storage 181 359,784 98,536 3,488

 

 

Transportation and Warehousing 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
Revenue
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
48-49 Transportation & warehousing %% ** 3,984 7,289,456 1,933,207 61,576
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Revenue
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
481 Air transportation %% 90 350,354 28,447 1,024
4811 Scheduled air transportation %% 42 299,755 15,664 550
481111 Scheduled passenger air transportation %% 34 D D (250-499)
481112 Scheduled freight air transportation 8 D D (20-99)
4812 Nonscheduled air transportation 48 50,599 12,783 474
481211 Nonscheduled chartered passenger air transportation 31 30,279 7,246 272
481219 Other nonscheduled air transportation 13 7,605 2,022 66
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Revenue
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
482 Rail Transportation (not covered in the Economic Census) N N N N
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Revenue
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
483 Water transportation 95 1,639,387 203,610 4,478
4831 Deep sea, coastal, & Great Lakes water transportation 68 1,560,825 186,946 4,060
483111 Deep sea freight transportation 21 940,811 55,192 984
483113 Coastal & Great Lakes freight transportation 34 D D (2500-4999)
4831131 Coastal & intercoastal freight transportation 22 D D (1000-2499)
4831133 Coastal & intercoastal towing service 12 D D (1000-2499)
483114 Coastal & Great Lakes passenger transportation 8 D D (100-249)
4832 Inland water transportation 27 78,562 16,664 418
483211 Inland water freight transportation 16 65,632 11,875 251
4832111 Inland waterways freight transportation (except towing) 14 D D (100-249)
483212 Inland water passenger transportation 11 12,930 4,789 167
4832122 Other water passenger transportation (including water taxi) 6 D D (20-99)
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Revenue
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
484 Truck transportation 2,209 2,625,493 736,195 24,285
4841 General freight trucking 839 1,618,422 452,658 14,097
48411 General freight trucking, local 276 261,076 86,225 3,017
4841101 General freight trucking without storage, local, truckload 182 160,073 48,577 1,709
4841102 General freight trucking w/o storage, local, less than truckload 75 90,901 34,058 1,157
4841103 General freight trucking with storage, local, truckload 11 5,862 1,938 84
4841104 General freight trucking with storage, local, less than truckload 8 4,240 1,652 67
48412 General freight trucking, long-distance 563 1,357,346 366,433 11,080
484121 General freight trucking, long-distance, truckload 436 942,735 252,764 7,951
484122 General freight trucking, long-distance, less than truckload 127 414,611 113,669 3,129
4842 Specialized freight trucking 1,370 1,007,071 283,537 10,188
48421 Used household & office goods moving 227 248,435 76,637 3,064
4842101 Used household & office goods moving, local, without storage 56 22,061 6,358 309
4842102 Used household & office goods moving, long-distance 90 158,170 41,245 1,672
4842103 Used household & office goods moving, local, with storage 81 68,204 29,034 1,083
48422 Specialized freight (except used goods) trucking, local 750 356,638 89,774 3,278
4842201 Hazardous materials trucking (except waste), local 20 12,583 4,616 144
4842202 Agricultural products trucking without storage, local 259 75,472 18,098 790
4842203 Dump trucking 268 142,041 36,977 1,218
4842204 Specialized trucking without storage, local 196 120,965 28,923 1,083
4842205 Specialized trucking with storage, local 7 5,577 1,160 43
48423 Specialized freight (except used goods) trucking, long-distance 393 401,998 117,126 3,846
4842301 Hazardous materials trucking (except waste), long-distance 25 21,883 7,249 224
4842302 Agricultural products trucking, long-distance 197 97,850 26,273 980
4842303 Other specialized trucking, long-distance 171 282,265 83,604 2,642
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Revenue
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
485 Transit & ground passenger transportation 175 168,167 66,623 4,320
4851 Urban transit systems 7 D D (20-99)
4853 Taxi & limousine service 67 D D (250-499)
48531 Taxi service 30 11,762 3,050 211
48532 Limousine service 37 D D (250-499)
4854 School & employee bus transportation 18 44,554 19,485 1,451
4854101 School bus service 17 D D (1000-2499)
4855 Charter bus industry 28 29,187 9,365 561
4855101 Charter bus service, local 8 4,018 906 71
4855102 Charter bus service, interstate/interurban 20 25,169 8,459 490
4859 Other transit & ground passenger transportation 52 63,094 25,797 1,601
485991 Special needs transportation 36 46,309 18,229 1,118
485999 All other transit & ground passenger transportation 16 16,785 7,568 483
4859991 Scheduled airport shuttle service 10 15,647 7,118 452
4859992 All other passenger transportation 6 1,138 450 31
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Revenue
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
486 Pipeline transportation 13 127,761 17,801 298
4862 Pipeline transportation of natural gas 6 D D (250-499)
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Revenue
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
487 Scenic & sightseeing transportation 64 73,693 17,283 682
4871 Scenic & sightseeing transportation, land 6 D D (100-249)
4872 Scenic & sightseeing transportation, water 52 D D (250-499)
4872101 Excursion & sightseeing boats (including dinner cruises) 18 14,941 4,320 230
4872102 Charter fishing & party fishing boats 34 D D (100-249)
4879 Scenic & sightseeing transportation, other 6 D D (20-99)
4879901 Sightseeing airplanes and helicopters 6 D D (20-99)
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Revenue
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
488 Support activities for transportation 930 1,289,621 509,994 13,097
4881 Support activities for air transportation 102 310,611 122,364 4,125
48811 Airport operations 40 60,291 18,147 1,141
488119 Other airport operations 35 D D (1000-2499)
4881191 Airport operation & terminal services 35 D D (1000-2499)
48819 Other support activities for air transportation 62 250,320 104,217 2,984
4882 Support activities for rail transportation 23 24,434 9,039 320
4882101 Support activities incidental to rail transportation 23 24,434 9,039 320
4883 Support activities for water transportation 146 381,321 197,388 2,682
48832 Marine cargo handling 35 311,558 176,633 2,234
48833 Navigational services to shipping 56 47,237 13,433 250
4883301 Tugboat service (including fleeting & harbor service) 9 D D (100-249)
4883302 Navigational services 44 D D (20-99)
48839 Other support activities for water transportation 52 D D (100-249)
4883901 Other services incidental to water transportation 40 9,928 3,853 115
4883902 Marine cargo inspectors & surveyors 12 D D (20-99)
4884 Support activities for road transportation 188 75,050 26,892 1,414
48841 Motor vehicle towing 166 65,395 22,271 1,142
48849 Other support activities for road transportation 22 9,655 4,621 272
4884904 Support activities incidental to road transportation 18 6,946 3,750 246
4885 Freight transportation arrangement 459 472,653 151,580 4,326
4885101 Freight forwarding 218 275,868 88,826 2,579
4885102 Arrangement of transportation of freight & cargo 241 196,785 62,754 1,747
4889 Other support activities for transportation 12 25,552 2,731 230
488991 Packing & crating 11 D D (100-249)
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Revenue
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
491 Postal Service (not covered in the Economic Census) N N N N
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Revenue
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
492 Couriers & messengers 227 655,196 254,718 9,904
4921 Couriers 123 607,239 233,334 8,730
4921101 Courier services (except by air) 52 384,800 171,813 6,727
4921102 Air courier services 71 222,439 61,521 2,003
4922 Local messengers & local delivery 104 47,957 21,384 1,174
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Revenue
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
493 Warehousing & storage 181 359,784 98,536 3,488
49311 General warehousing & storage 77 105,789 30,073 1,018
4931101 General warehousing & storage (except in foreign trade zones) 77 105,789 30,073 1,018
49312 Refrigerated warehousing & storage 54 152,271 44,176 1,686
4931201 Refrigerated products warehousing 53 D D (1000-2499)
49313 Farm product warehousing & storage 18 45,431 8,404 299
49319 Other warehousing & storage 32 56,293 15,883 485
4931901 Household goods warehousing & storage 6 1,941 554 37
4931902 Specialized goods warehousing & storage 26 54,352 15,329 448
D = Withheld to avoid disclosure; N = Not available

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Source: 1997 Economic Census

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