1997 Economic Census:
Comparative Statistics for United States
1987 SIC Basis: Transportation, Communications and Utilities

 
Transportation, Communications and Utilities by Major Group (2-digit SIC)
Includes only establishments with payroll. Data are in current dollars and have not been adjusted for inflation. Detail may not add to total because of rounding. Introductory text includes scope and methodology.
For descriptions of column headings and rows (industries), click on the appropriate underlined element in the table. "% chg" columns show percent change between 1992 and 1997. An alternate display has 1992 columns.

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SIC 1987 SIC Description Establishments Revenue
($1,000)
Paid employees Annual payroll
($1,000)
1997 % chg 1997 % chg 1997 % chg 1997 % chg
  Transportation, communications, and utilities %% ** 293,575 N 1,143,936,913 N 5,689,138 N 199,706,592 N
41 Local and interurban passenger transportation 19,621 10.2 D N (100,000+) N D N
42 Motor freight transportation and warehousing 133,373 20.3 197,375,341 37.3 1,960,130 24.1 55,739,452 39.7
44 Water transportation 9,214 13.1 35,179,111 20.4 178,560 4.2 6,329,774 22.4
45 Transportation by air %% 11,455 N 47,386,832 N 362,411 N 10,404,528 N
46 Pipelines, except natural gas 861 2.0 7,210,159 2.1 13,491 -19.6 789,626 -3.8
47 Transportation services 52,409 12.5 D N (100,000+) N D N
48 Communications 44,319 12.9 349,179,976 51.4 1,450,043 12.0 64,017,738 36.0
49 Electric, gas, and sanitary services 22,323 11.3 447,910,204 44.0 835,917 -8.6 41,886,213 7.0
N=Comparable data not available D=Withheld to avoid disclosure
%% Data do not include large certificated passenger carriers that report to the Office of Airline Statistics, U.S. Dept. of Transportation
** Railroad transportation and U.S. Postal Service industries are out of scope for the 1997 Economic Census

 

 

Transportation, Communications and Utilities by Industry (4-digit SIC)
Includes only establishments with payroll. Data are in current dollars and have not been adjusted for inflation. Detail may not add to total because of rounding. Introductory text includes scope and methodology.
For descriptions of column headings and rows (industries), click on the appropriate underlined element in the table. "% chg" columns show percent change between 1992 and 1997. An alternate display has 1992 columns.

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SIC 1987 SIC Description Establishments Revenue
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Paid employees Annual payroll
($1,000)
1997 % chg 1997 % chg 1997 % chg 1997 % chg
    Transportation, communications, and utilities %% ** 293,575 N 1,143,936,913 N 5,689,138 N 199,706,592 N
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SIC 1987 SIC Description Establishments Revenue
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Paid employees Annual payroll
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1997 % chg 1997 % chg 1997 % chg 1997 % chg
  41 Local and interurban passenger transportation 19,621 10.2 D N (100,000+) N D N
  411 Local and suburban passenger transportation 10,147 22.6 D N (100,000+) N D N
Not Comparable 4111 Local and suburban transit 1,152 1.5 D N (25k-49999) N D N
Not Comparable 4119 Other local passenger transportation 8,995 26.0 8,147,039 77.0 179,736 55.4 3,183,251 78.2
  412 Taxi service 3,184 -4.6 1,280,597 29.0 27,850 5.7 392,759 28.4
Not Comparable 4121 Taxi service 3,184 -4.6 1,280,597 29.0 27,850 5.7 392,759 28.4
  413 Interurban and rural bus transportation 407 -32.9 1,147,432 26.0 19,900 30.1 549,727 77.6
Not Comparable 4131 Interurban and rural bus transportation 407 -32.9 1,147,432 26.0 19,900 30.1 549,727 77.6
  414 Charter bus service 1,531 17.1 1,768,199 39.3 31,483 28.0 548,026 39.2
Not Comparable 4141 Charter bus service, local 482 12.4 459,953 22.6 8,694 12.9 143,572 15.2
Not Comparable 4142 Charter bus service, interstate/interurban 1,049 19.5 1,308,246 46.4 22,789 34.8 404,454 50.3
  415 School bus service 4,326 1.5 4,233,836 27.7 147,441 13.3 1,810,695 31.2
Not Comparable 4151 School bus service 4,326 1.5 4,233,836 27.7 147,441 13.3 1,810,695 31.2
  417 Bus terminal and service facilities 26 36.8 15,253 22.1 220 12.2 5,190 15.4
Not Comparable 4173 Bus terminal and service facilities 26 36.8 15,253 22.1 220 12.2 5,190 15.4
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SIC 1987 SIC Description Establishments Revenue
($1,000)
Paid employees Annual payroll
($1,000)
1997 % chg 1997 % chg 1997 % chg 1997 % chg
  42 Motor freight transportation and warehousing 133,373 20.3 197,375,341 37.3 1,960,130 24.1 55,739,452 39.7
  421 Trucking and courier services, except air 119,868 18.5 184,178,773 36.0 1,831,577 23.4 52,513,343 39.1
Not Comparable 4212 Local trucking without storage 61,063 22.4 51,384,852 53.1 473,694 33.5 12,642,812 57.2
Not Comparable 4213 Trucking, except local 47,315 15.9 105,764,108 35.0 915,091 20.7 28,992,807 38.2
Not Comparable 4214 Local trucking with storage 3,744 -17.0 4,221,111 0.7 57,749 -10.4 1,401,608 4.1
Not Comparable 4215 Courier services, except by air 7,746 29.8 22,808,702 18.0 385,043 25.4 9,476,116 28.1
  422 Public warehousing and storage 13,491 38.8 13,183,579 58.3 128,433 35.0 3,222,154 51.5
Not Comparable 4221 Farm product warehousing and storage facilities 486 -16.8 673,198 2.5 5,280 -18.7 118,542 -8.5
Not Comparable 4222 Refrigerated products warehousing 872 -6.1 2,268,823 30.0 22,109 16.6 609,335 31.3
Not Comparable 4225 General warehousing and storage 10,912 61.6 7,846,325 100.2 81,450 65.9 1,918,952 95.2
Not Comparable 4226 Other special warehousing and storage 1,221 -15.9 2,395,233 19.2 19,594 -4.9 575,325 4.5
  423 Trucking terminal facilities 14 -33.3 12,989 -52.7 120 -59.3 3,955 -52.7
Not Comparable 4231 Trucking terminal facilities 14 -33.3 12,989 -52.7 120 -59.3 3,955 -52.7
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SIC 1987 SIC Description Establishments Revenue
($1,000)
Paid employees Annual payroll
($1,000)
1997 % chg 1997 % chg 1997 % chg 1997 % chg
  44 Water transportation 9,214 13.1 35,179,111 20.4 178,560 4.2 6,329,774 22.4
  441 Deep sea freight transportation 487 45.8 11,570,718 36.3 18,542 39.1 841,598 33.7
Not Comparable 4412 Deep sea freight transportation 487 45.8 11,570,718 36.3 18,542 39.1 841,598 33.7
  442 Coastal and intercoastal freight transportation 292 3.9 3,114,639 -9.9 12,547 -6.8 538,088 3.8
Not Comparable 4424 Coastal and intercoastal freight transportation 292 3.9 3,114,639 -9.9 12,547 -6.8 538,088 3.8
  443 Great Lakes - St. Lawrence Seaway freight transportation 32 23.1 519,863 -7.0 1,614 28.6 109,804 35.0
Not Comparable 4432 Great Lakes - St. Lawrence Seaway freight transportation 32 23.1 519,863 -7.0 1,614 28.6 109,804 35.0
  444 Inland waterways freight transportation 222 13.8 2,821,121 28.4 10,628 15.8 396,093 35.0
Not Comparable 4449 Inland waterways freight transportation 222 13.8 2,821,121 28.4 10,628 15.8 396,093 35.0
  448 Water transportation of passengers 1,089 5.4 5,244,361 26.9 27,789 19.2 738,709 45.5
Not Comparable 4481 Deep sea passenger transportation, except by ferry 144 100.0 3,997,740 22.3 13,189 5.5 400,146 45.5
Not Comparable 4482 Ferry transportation 137 16.1 214,485 38.7 1,896 5.9 70,754 39.2
Not Comparable 4489 Water transportation of passengers, not elsewhere classified 808 -4.2 1,032,136 45.4 12,704 40.9 267,809 47.3
  449 Services incidental to water transportation 7,092 13.0 11,908,409 14.8 107,440 -3.0 3,705,482 18.0
Not Comparable 4491 Marine cargo handling and operation of port and waterfront terminals 791 -9.2 5,345,368 5.5 55,265 -6.1 2,179,045 18.3
Not Comparable 4492 Towing and tugboat services 814 -13.5 2,623,493 -2.2 20,553 -16.6 682,842 -0.9
Not Comparable 4493 Marinas 4,217 26.0 2,541,481 53.9 22,765 27.1 516,589 49.3
Not Comparable 4499 Other water transportation services 1,270 13.6 1,398,067 44.0 8,857 -5.6 327,006 24.1
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SIC 1987 SIC Description Establishments Revenue
($1,000)
Paid employees Annual payroll
($1,000)
1997 % chg 1997 % chg 1997 % chg 1997 % chg
  45 Transportation by air %% 11,455 N 47,386,832 N 362,411 N 10,404,528 N
  451 Scheduled air transportation and air courier services %% 4,939 N 33,288,660 N 211,784 N 6,516,426 N
Not Comparable 4512 Scheduled air transportation %% 1,798 7.0 16,284,929 31.8 65,988 -6.4 1,920,912 -2.1
Not Comparable 4513 Air courier services 3,141 19.0 17,003,731 54.4 145,796 47.2 4,595,514 56.6
  452 Nonscheduled air transportation 2,176 N 4,748,024 N 29,417 N 1,006,804 N
Not Comparable 4522 Nonscheduled air transportation 2,176 N 4,748,024 N 29,417 N 1,006,804 N
  458 Airport terminal services 4,340 33.5 9,350,148 51.6 121,210 51.6 2,881,298 60.4
Not Comparable 4581 Airport terminal services 4,340 33.5 9,350,148 51.6 121,210 51.6 2,881,298 60.4
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SIC 1987 SIC Description Establishments Revenue
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Paid employees Annual payroll
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1997 % chg 1997 % chg 1997 % chg 1997 % chg
  46 Pipelines, except natural gas 861 2.0 7,210,159 2.1 13,491 -19.6 789,626 -3.8
  461 Pipelines, except natural gas 861 2.0 7,210,159 2.1 13,491 -19.6 789,626 -3.8
Not Comparable 4612 Pipeline transportation of crude oil 382 -5.7 4,364,552 -1.0 7,960 -23.1 479,510 -9.7
Not Comparable 4613 Pipeline transportation of refined petroleum products 448 25.1 2,516,124 25.2 5,156 -7.6 290,125 15.2
Not Comparable 4619 All other pipeline transportation 31 -61.7 329,483 -48.8 375 -55.7 19,991 -47.4
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SIC 1987 SIC Description Establishments Revenue
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Paid employees Annual payroll
($1,000)
1997 % chg 1997 % chg 1997 % chg 1997 % chg
  47 Transportation services 52,409 12.5 D N (100,000+) N D N
  472 Arrangement of passenger transportation 33,825 6.4 16,959,304 60.4 242,756 25.8 6,341,530 61.7
Not Comparable 4724 Travel agencies 29,332 5.9 9,977,110 43.3 183,178 22.8 4,463,903 57.4
Not Comparable 4725 Tour operators 3,501 16.4 2,782,285 49.2 38,574 26.4 1,034,433 49.9
Not Comparable 4729 Arrangement of passenger transportation, not elsewhere classified 992 -9.6 4,199,909 140.9 21,004 57.7 843,194 113.2
  473 Freight shipping services 15,994 27.4 16,392,866 79.0 143,126 33.8 5,067,614 56.8
Not Comparable 4731 Freight shipping services 15,994 27.4 16,392,866 79.0 143,126 33.8 5,067,614 56.8
  474 Railroad car rental 124 -0.8 D N (1000-2499) N D N
Not Comparable 4741 Railroad car rental 124 -0.8 D N (1000-2499) N D N
  478 Miscellaneous services incidental to transportation 2,466 16.2 D N (25k-49999) N D N
Not Comparable 4783 Packing and crating 795 -4.8 D N (5000-9999) N D N
Not Comparable 4785 Fixed facilities, inspection, and weighing services 382 45.2 347,066 57.0 3,728 32.7 121,277 86.7
Not Comparable 4789 Transportation services, not elsewhere classified 1,289 25.9 D N (25k-49999) N D N
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SIC 1987 SIC Description Establishments Revenue
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1997 % chg 1997 % chg 1997 % chg 1997 % chg
  48 Communications 44,319 12.9 349,179,976 51.4 1,450,043 12.0 64,017,738 36.0
  481 Telephone 28,783 16.4 256,130,797 49.3 999,954 7.7 46,899,659 30.6
Not Comparable 4812 Radiotelephone 6,497 112.1 38,271,339 211.9 147,845 142.1 5,950,128 184.5
Not Comparable 4813 Other telephone 22,286 2.9 217,859,458 36.8 852,109 -1.7 40,949,531 21.1
  482 Telegraph communications 183 -62.6 177,571 -82.0 1,483 -73.2 51,262 -76.5
Not Comparable 4822 Telegraph communications 183 -62.6 177,571 -82.0 1,483 -73.2 51,262 -76.5
  483 Radio and television broadcasting 8,789 2.8 40,425,210 43.2 249,715 12.6 9,868,917 41.5
Not Comparable 4832 Radio broadcasting 6,894 -0.9 10,648,134 55.1 126,673 12.7 3,604,481 41.5
Not Comparable 4833 Television broadcasting 1,895 19.0 29,777,076 39.4 123,042 12.5 6,264,436 41.5
  484 Cable and other pay television broadcasting 4,679 4.7 45,389,578 65.0 174,351 35.2 6,151,186 72.8
Not Comparable 4841 Cable and other pay television broadcasting 4,679 4.7 45,389,578 65.0 174,351 35.2 6,151,186 72.8
  489 Communication services, not elsewhere classified 1,885 87.0 7,056,820 199.3 24,540 152.0 1,046,714 158.8
Not Comparable 4899 Communication services, not elsewhere classified 1,885 87.0 7,056,820 199.3 24,540 152.0 1,046,714 158.8
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SIC 1987 SIC Description Establishments Revenue
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Paid employees Annual payroll
($1,000)
1997 % chg 1997 % chg 1997 % chg 1997 % chg
  49 Electric, gas, and sanitary services 22,323 11.3 447,910,204 44.0 835,917 -8.6 41,886,213 7.0
  491 Electric services 6,212 15.6 169,783,807 16.6 359,235 -15.5 19,103,847 1.5
Not Comparable 4911 Electric services 6,212 15.6 169,783,807 16.6 359,235 -15.5 19,103,847 1.5
  492 Gas production and distribution 3,931 -0.9 D N (100,000+) N D N
  493 Combination utility services 1,989 9.6 D N (100,000+) N D N
  494 Water supply 3,721 7.8 4,347,227 36.3 26,597 12.3 800,537 29.1
Not Comparable 4941 Water supply 3,721 7.8 4,347,227 36.3 26,597 12.3 800,537 29.1
  495 Sanitary services 6,056 19.6 17,165,878 13.3 103,025 11.4 3,559,546 25.4
  496 Steam and air-conditioning supply 83 20.3 573,063 19.4 1,767 7.3 80,995 16.0
Not Comparable 4961 Steam and air-conditioning supply 83 20.3 573,063 19.4 1,767 7.3 80,995 16.0
  497 Irrigation systems 331 7.8 106,608 0.4 1,336 -25.2 24,871 -35.0
Not Comparable 4971 Irrigation systems 331 7.8 106,608 0.4 1,336 -25.2 24,871 -35.0
N=Comparable data not available D=Withheld to avoid disclosure
%% Data do not include large certificated passenger carriers that report to the Office of Airline Statistics, U.S. Dept. of Transportation
** Railroad transportation and U.S. Postal Service industries are out of scope for the 1997 Economic Census

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Source: 1997 Economic Census, Comparative Statistics   - Questions?
Last revised: July 13, 2011