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

 
Transportation, Communications and Utilities - Industries Ranked by Growth in Revenue 1992 to 1997
Includes only establishments with payroll. Data are in current dollars and have not been adjusted for inflation. Introductory text includes scope and methodology. For descriptions of column headings and rows (industries), click on the appropriate underlined element in the table. An alternate display has 1992 columns.

SIC 1987 SIC Description Establishments Revenue
($1,000)
Paid employees Annual payroll
($1,000)
1997 % chg 1997 % chg 1997 % chg 1997 % chg
4812 Radiotelephone 6,497 112.1 38,271,339 211.9 147,845 142.1 5,950,128 184.5
4899 Communication services, not elsewhere classified 1,885 87.0 7,056,820 199.3 24,540 152.0 1,046,714 158.8
4729 Arrangement of passenger transportation, not elsewhere classified 992 -9.6 4,199,909 140.9 21,004 57.7 843,194 113.2
4225 General warehousing and storage 10,912 61.6 7,846,325 100.2 81,450 65.9 1,918,952 95.2
4731 Freight shipping services 15,994 27.4 16,392,866 79.0 143,126 33.8 5,067,614 56.8
4119 Other local passenger transportation 8,995 26.0 8,147,039 77.0 179,736 55.4 3,183,251 78.2
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
4785 Fixed facilities, inspection, and weighing services 382 45.2 347,066 57.0 3,728 32.7 121,277 86.7
4832 Radio broadcasting 6,894 -0.9 10,648,134 55.1 126,673 12.7 3,604,481 41.5
4513 Air courier services 3,141 19.0 17,003,731 54.4 145,796 47.2 4,595,514 56.6
4493 Marinas 4,217 26.0 2,541,481 53.9 22,765 27.1 516,589 49.3
4212 Local trucking without storage 61,063 22.4 51,384,852 53.1 473,694 33.5 12,642,812 57.2
4581 Airport terminal services 4,340 33.5 9,350,148 51.6 121,210 51.6 2,881,298 60.4
4725 Tour operators 3,501 16.4 2,782,285 49.2 38,574 26.4 1,034,433 49.9
4142 Charter bus service, interstate/interurban 1,049 19.5 1,308,246 46.4 22,789 34.8 404,454 50.3
4489 Water transportation of passengers, not elsewhere classified 808 -4.2 1,032,136 45.4 12,704 40.9 267,809 47.3
4499 Other water transportation services 1,270 13.6 1,398,067 44.0 8,857 -5.6 327,006 24.1
4724 Travel agencies 29,332 5.9 9,977,110 43.3 183,178 22.8 4,463,903 57.4
4833 Television broadcasting 1,895 19.0 29,777,076 39.4 123,042 12.5 6,264,436 41.5
4482 Ferry transportation 137 16.1 214,485 38.7 1,896 5.9 70,754 39.2
4813 Other telephone 22,286 2.9 217,859,458 36.8 852,109 -1.7 40,949,531 21.1
4941 Water supply 3,721 7.8 4,347,227 36.3 26,597 12.3 800,537 29.1
4412 Deep sea freight transportation 487 45.8 11,570,718 36.3 18,542 39.1 841,598 33.7
4213 Trucking, except local 47,315 15.9 105,764,108 35.0 915,091 20.7 28,992,807 38.2
4512 Scheduled air transportation %% 1,798 7.0 16,284,929 31.8 65,988 -6.4 1,920,912 -2.1
4222 Refrigerated products warehousing 872 -6.1 2,268,823 30.0 22,109 16.6 609,335 31.3
4121 Taxi service 3,184 -4.6 1,280,597 29.0 27,850 5.7 392,759 28.4
4449 Inland waterways freight transportation 222 13.8 2,821,121 28.4 10,628 15.8 396,093 35.0
4151 School bus service 4,326 1.5 4,233,836 27.7 147,441 13.3 1,810,695 31.2
4131 Interurban and rural bus transportation 407 -32.9 1,147,432 26.0 19,900 30.1 549,727 77.6
4613 Pipeline transportation of refined petroleum products 448 25.1 2,516,124 25.2 5,156 -7.6 290,125 15.2
4141 Charter bus service, local 482 12.4 459,953 22.6 8,694 12.9 143,572 15.2
4481 Deep sea passenger transportation, except by ferry 144 100.0 3,997,740 22.3 13,189 5.5 400,146 45.5
4173 Bus terminal and service facilities 26 36.8 15,253 22.1 220 12.2 5,190 15.4
4961 Steam and air-conditioning supply 83 20.3 573,063 19.4 1,767 7.3 80,995 16.0
4226 Other special warehousing and storage 1,221 -15.9 2,395,233 19.2 19,594 -4.9 575,325 4.5
4215 Courier services, except by air 7,746 29.8 22,808,702 18.0 385,043 25.4 9,476,116 28.1
4911 Electric services 6,212 15.6 169,783,807 16.6 359,235 -15.5 19,103,847 1.5
495 Sanitary services 6,056 19.6 17,165,878 13.3 103,025 11.4 3,559,546 25.4
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
4221 Farm product warehousing and storage facilities 486 -16.8 673,198 2.5 5,280 -18.7 118,542 -8.5
4214 Local trucking with storage 3,744 -17.0 4,221,111 0.7 57,749 -10.4 1,401,608 4.1
4971 Irrigation systems 331 7.8 106,608 0.4 1,336 -25.2 24,871 -35.0
4612 Pipeline transportation of crude oil 382 -5.7 4,364,552 -1.0 7,960 -23.1 479,510 -9.7
4492 Towing and tugboat services 814 -13.5 2,623,493 -2.2 20,553 -16.6 682,842 -0.9
4432 Great Lakes - St. Lawrence Seaway freight transportation 32 23.1 519,863 -7.0 1,614 28.6 109,804 35.0
4424 Coastal and intercoastal freight transportation 292 3.9 3,114,639 -9.9 12,547 -6.8 538,088 3.8
4619 All other pipeline transportation 31 -61.7 329,483 -48.8 375 -55.7 19,991 -47.4
4231 Trucking terminal facilities 14 -33.3 12,989 -52.7 120 -59.3 3,955 -52.7
4822 Telegraph communications 183 -62.6 177,571 -82.0 1,483 -73.2 51,262 -76.5
4111 Local and suburban transit 1,152 1.5 D N (25k-49999) N D N
4522 Nonscheduled air transportation 2,176 N 4,748,024 N 29,417 N 1,006,804 N
4741 Railroad car rental 124 -0.8 D N (1000-2499) N D N
4783 Packing and crating 795 -4.8 D N (5000-9999) N D N
4789 Transportation services, not elsewhere classified 1,289 25.9 D N (25k-49999) N D N
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
N=Comparable data not available D=Withheld to avoid disclosure

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Source: 1997 Economic Census, Comparative Statistics

Last modified: 6/28/00