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Statistics of U.S. Businesses: 1999:
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U.S. - Construction by Employment Size of Enterprise
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.
Employment size of enterprise Firms Estab-
lish-
ments
Paid
employees
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
All firms 691,490 698,541 6,201,626 219,087,088
Firms with no employees (as of March 12) 100,214 100,221 0 3,937,686
Firms with 1 to 4 employees 337,077 337,096 707,276 18,267,316
Firms with 5 to 9 employees 123,163 123,189 805,416 21,941,451
Firms with 10 to 19 employees 71,264 71,367 952,853 29,767,230
Firms with 20 to 99 employees 52,845 53,508 1,977,067 72,212,981
Firms with 100 to 499 employees 5,980 7,311 984,231 39,833,458
Firms with 500 employees or more 947 5,849 774,783 33,126,966
    Firms with 500 to 999 employees 422 1,043 204,934 8,306,865
    Firms with 1,000 to 1,499 employees 130 583 89,729 4,108,458
    Firms with 1,500 to 2,499 employees 115 674 94,263 3,988,076
    Firms with 2,500 employees or more 280 3,549 385,857 16,723,567
        Firms with 2,500 to 4,999 employees 83 830 92,698 4,168,359
        Firms with 5,000 to 9,999 employees 75 793 101,513 4,123,878
        Firms with 10,000 employees or more 122 1,926 191,646 8,431,330
D = Withheld to avoid disclosure

 

 

U.S. - Construction - by Year
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Year Firms by employment size of enterprise Paid employees by employment size of enterprise
Total20 + 100 +500 + Total20 + 100 +500 +
link to 2008 detail 2008 761,474 8.4% 1.1% 0.1% 7,043,631 63.3% 33.2% 15.9%
link to 2007 detail 2007 799,811 8.3% 1.1% 0.1% 7,267,883 62.6% 32.1% 14.8%
link to 2006 detail 2006 791,558 8.6% 1.1% 0.1% 7,338,799 63.2% 32.3% 14.6%
link to 2005 detail 2005 777,664 8.1% 1.0% 0.1% 6,781,327 61.4% 30.6% 13.9%
link to 2004 detail 2004 751,098 8.4% 1.0% 0.1% 6,647,641 61.6% 30.0% 13.6%
link to 2003 detail 2003 722,818 8.3% 1.0% 0.1% 6,381,404 61.2% 30.1% 14.0%
link to 2002 detail 2002 701,449 8.4% 1.0% 0.1% 6,307,370 61.7% 30.8% 15.0%
link to 2001 detail 2001 691,110 8.8% 1.1% 0.1% 6,491,994 62.3% 31.4% 14.9%
link to 2000 detail 2000 701,947 8.9% 1.1% 0.1% 6,572,800 61.6% 30.0% 13.7%
link to 1999 detail 1999 691,490 8.6% 1.0% 0.1% 6,201,626 60.2% 28.4% 12.5%
link to 1998 detail 1998 686,250 8.1% 0.9% 0.1% 5,798,942 58.6% 26.9% 11.7%

 

 

Construction by State
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State Firms by employment size of enterprise Paid employees by employment size of enterprise
Total20 + 100 +500 + Total20 + 100 +500 +
link to industry detail United States 691,490 8.6% 1.0% 0.1% 6,201,626 60.2% 28.4% 12.5%
link to industry detail Alabama 9,795 11.4% 1.7% 0.5% 105,939 64.5% 30.6% 13.6%
link to industry detail Alaska 2,278 6.3% 1.1% 0.6% 13,155 46.0% 15.9% 9.7%
link to industry detail Arizona 12,199 13.9% 2.6% 0.8% 160,496 71.6% 37.9% 14.1%
link to industry detail Arkansas 5,661 9.0% 1.2% 0.4% 45,538 54.3% 18.2% 5.7%
link to industry detail California 64,998 11.4% 1.6% 0.3% 705,552 65.6% 31.1% 12.2%
link to industry detail Colorado 16,577 8.7% 1.6% 0.6% 143,076 60.8% 30.6% 12.7%
link to industry detail Connecticut 9,245 6.1% 0.8% 0.4% 62,095 50.9% 24.2% 15.9%
link to industry detail Delaware 2,344 10.6% 1.7% 0.6% 21,289 60.4% 21.2% 6.0%
link to industry detail District of Columbia 309 23.9% 8.4% 3.6% 7,079 84.4% 54.0% 19.6%
link to industry detail Florida 37,961 9.6% 1.4% 0.4% 357,962 63.1% 30.1% 14.6%
link to industry detail Georgia 19,834 10.0% 1.6% 0.6% 189,794 63.2% 30.7% 14.0%
link to industry detail Hawaii 2,305 11.8% 2.3% 1.2% 21,518 60.5% 27.4% 10.9%
link to industry detail Idaho 5,702 5.2% 0.7% 0.3% 37,436 49.0% 24.7% 17.3%
link to industry detail Illinois 29,312 8.7% 1.3% 0.3% 244,296 58.1% 26.0% 9.2%
link to industry detail Indiana 16,483 8.6% 1.4% 0.4% 142,986 56.4% 25.8% 9.8%
link to industry detail Iowa 8,564 7.6% 1.1% 0.4% 61,269 52.6% 19.4% 5.9%
link to industry detail Kansas 7,600 8.8% 1.5% 0.6% 66,338 58.1% 27.5% 12.6%
link to industry detail Kentucky 9,422 9.7% 1.4% 0.4% 81,996 57.0% 21.4% 4.9%
link to industry detail Louisiana 8,413 12.9% 2.4% 0.7% 131,366 74.3% 48.6% 29.9%
link to industry detail Maine 4,602 4.9% 0.7% 0.3% 26,136 46.1% 19.3% 11.3%
link to industry detail Maryland 14,631 11.0% 1.7% 0.5% 148,082 63.5% 29.7% 12.8%
link to industry detail Massachusetts 15,786 7.0% 1.1% 0.4% 111,489 52.0% 20.6% 7.1%
link to industry detail Michigan 26,594 7.1% 0.8% 0.2% 189,303 51.0% 18.9% 5.9%
link to industry detail Minnesota 14,591 7.2% 1.0% 0.4% 107,864 56.3% 25.2% 10.3%
link to industry detail Mississippi 5,143 11.1% 1.6% 0.5% 56,409 65.6% 32.9% 17.5%
link to industry detail Missouri 15,500 8.2% 1.2% 0.4% 131,626 57.3% 26.6% 13.3%
link to industry detail Montana 3,748 4.2% 0.7% 0.2% 18,205 38.7% 14.2% 2.0%
link to industry detail Nebraska 5,565 7.3% 1.2% 0.5% 41,246 52.4% 22.4% 9.7%
link to industry detail Nevada 4,753 18.7% 5.0% 1.4% 87,447 78.9% 49.1% 16.2%
link to industry detail New Hampshire 4,015 6.0% 0.6% 0.3% 24,253 45.4% 13.6% 5.8%
link to industry detail New Jersey 22,697 6.4% 1.0% 0.3% 153,146 51.2% 21.9% 8.2%
link to industry detail New Mexico 4,868 10.1% 1.6% 0.6% 44,259 61.1% 26.2% 9.3%
link to industry detail New York 39,007 7.4% 0.9% 0.2% 286,380 54.9% 22.0% 7.0%
link to industry detail North Carolina 25,776 8.1% 1.1% 0.4% 220,307 56.6% 26.0% 12.2%
link to industry detail North Dakota 2,031 7.6% 1.2% 0.6% 13,918 49.9% 15.5% 4.3%
link to industry detail Ohio 27,095 8.8% 1.1% 0.4% 227,310 56.3% 22.9% 9.8%
link to industry detail Oklahoma 7,553 8.3% 1.3% 0.4% 58,446 51.9% 19.7% 7.1%
link to industry detail Oregon 12,395 6.4% 0.9% 0.4% 77,745 49.3% 18.5% 6.9%
link to industry detail Pennsylvania 28,160 8.3% 1.1% 0.4% 240,414 58.5% 27.5% 14.3%
link to industry detail Rhode Island 3,086 4.9% 0.7% 0.3% 17,441 44.1% 16.7% 3.4%
link to industry detail South Carolina 11,196 9.0% 1.2% 0.5% 115,197 62.6% 34.9% 25.5%
link to industry detail South Dakota 2,643 5.8% 0.9% 0.4% 15,101 41.1% 10.7% 1.2%
link to industry detail Tennessee 11,543 11.6% 2.0% 0.7% 126,818 65.7% 32.1% 12.4%
link to industry detail Texas 37,459 12.3% 2.0% 0.5% 491,536 70.9% 40.3% 22.2%
link to industry detail Utah 7,913 8.1% 1.2% 0.5% 63,223 55.8% 23.8% 10.0%
link to industry detail Vermont 2,638 4.1% 0.5% 0.2% 13,251 40.4% D D
link to industry detail Virginia 20,076 9.8% 1.4% 0.4% 184,490 60.1% 26.0% 8.7%
link to industry detail Washington 21,268 7.2% 1.0% 0.4% 151,336 55.1% 23.6% 10.0%
link to industry detail West Virginia 4,621 6.3% 0.9% 0.5% 28,527 44.7% 12.3% 6.1%
link to industry detail Wisconsin 15,866 6.9% 1.0% 0.3% 116,946 52.5% 23.1% 9.0%
link to industry detail Wyoming 2,288 6.1% 1.0% 0.5% 14,595 43.1% D D
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U.S. - Construction by Subsector
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Industry
detail
NAICS
code
Industry title
(with link to definition)
Firms by employment size of enterprise Paid employees by employment size of enterprise
Total20 + 100 +500 + Total20 + 100 +500 +
  23 Construction 691,490 8.6% 1.0% 0.1% 6,201,626 60.2% 28.4% 12.5%
link to industry detail 233 Building, developing, & general contracting 214,670 6.2% 0.8% 0.2% 1,538,079 54.8% 27.1% 13.9%
link to industry detail 234 Heavy construction 38,515 21.6% 3.8% 0.8% 848,373 81.5% 49.3% 26.8%
link to industry detail 235 Special trade contractors 438,685 8.8% 0.9% 0.1% 3,815,174 57.7% 24.2% 8.7%
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U.S. - Construction by Industry
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NAICS
code
Industry title
(with link to definition)
Firms by employment size of enterprise Paid employees by employment size of enterprise
Total20 + 100 +500 + Total20 + 100 +500 +
link to state detail 233 Building, developing, & general contracting 214,670 6.2% 0.8% 0.2% 1,538,079 54.8% 27.1% 13.9%
link to state detail 2331   Land subdivision & land development 12,189 5.8% 1.6% 0.8% 68,024 54.4% 28.5% 11.4%
link to state detail 2332   Residential building construction 159,525 3.1% 0.3% 0.1% 741,588 34.4% 13.6% 7.0%
link to state detail 23321    Single-family housing construction 151,354 2.8% 0.2% 0.1% 677,065 32.0% 12.4% 6.6%
link to state detail 23322    Multifamily housing construction 8,186 8.3% 1.3% 0.4% 64,523 59.0% 26.9% 11.3%
link to state detail 2333   Nonresidential building construction 43,058 17.9% 2.6% 0.5% 728,467 75.6% 40.7% 21.2%
link to state detail 23331    Mfg & industrial building construction 6,936 20.6% 3.5% 1.0% 166,000 82.9% 55.3% 37.0%
link to state detail 23332    Commercial & institutional building construction 36,170 17.5% 2.5% 0.6% 562,467 73.4% 36.4% 16.5%
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code
Industry title
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Firms by employment size of enterprise Paid employees by employment size of enterprise
Total20 + 100 +500 + Total20 + 100 +500 +
link to state detail 234 Heavy construction 38,515 21.6% 3.8% 0.8% 848,373 81.5% 49.3% 26.8%
link to state detail 2341   Highway, street, bridge, & tunnel construction 11,457 26.8% 5.5% 0.9% 284,368 83.9% 48.9% 19.2%
link to state detail 23411    Highway & street construction 10,606 25.6% 5.1% 0.8% 248,814 83.0% 47.6% 18.4%
link to state detail 23412    Bridge & tunnel construction 871 42.7% 11.8% 3.0% 35,554 90.8% 57.6% 25.1%
link to state detail 2349   Other heavy construction 27,112 19.6% 3.3% 0.8% 564,005 80.3% 49.6% 30.7%
link to state detail 23491    Water, sewer, & pipeline construction 7,523 26.9% 3.6% 0.6% 163,751 79.4% 36.7% 14.9%
link to state detail 23492    Power & communication transmission line construction 3,281 22.4% 5.2% 1.4% 85,302 84.0% 57.9% 35.9%
link to state detail 23493    Industrial nonbuilding structure construction 626 36.9% 18.8% 9.9% 98,580 98.0% 93.1% 82.5%
link to state detail 23499    All other heavy construction 15,734 15.1% 2.4% 0.7% 216,372 71.4% 36.2% 17.0%
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NAICS
code
Industry title
(with link to definition)
Firms by employment size of enterprise Paid employees by employment size of enterprise
Total20 + 100 +500 + Total20 + 100 +500 +
link to state detail 235 Special trade contractors 438,685 8.8% 0.9% 0.1% 3,815,174 57.7% 24.2% 8.7%
link to state detail 2351   Plumbing, heating, & air-conditioning contractors 88,195 9.9% 1.0% 0.1% 862,013 58.8% 25.4% 11.6%
link to state detail 2352   Painting & wall covering contractors 39,728 4.8% 0.3% 0.0% 212,050 40.4% 10.8% 2.6%
link to state detail 2353   Electrical contractors 65,567 11.6% 1.5% 0.2% 742,538 64.8% 31.2% 11.3%
link to state detail 2354   Masonry, drywall, insulation, & tile contractors 52,303 10.9% 1.4% 0.1% 538,933 64.3% 28.0% 8.2%
link to state detail 23541    Masonry & stone contractors 24,493 7.6% 0.8% 0.1% 182,702 51.6% 16.4% 2.4%
link to state detail 23542    Drywall, plastering, acoustical, & insulation contractors 21,164 15.9% 2.3% 0.2% 312,683 73.9% 37.1% 12.4%
link to state detail 23543    Tile, marble, terrazzo, & mosaic contractors 6,649 7.1% 0.5% 0.1% 43,548 48.3% 11.4% 3.3%
link to state detail 2355   Carpentry & floor contractors 57,525 4.7% 0.5% 0.1% 327,772 45.0% D D
link to state detail 23551    Carpentry contractors 44,282 4.6% 0.6% 0.1% 256,279 45.8% 20.8% 4.5%
link to state detail 23552    Floor laying & other floor contractors 13,246 5.1% 0.3% 0.1% 71,493 42.0% D D
link to state detail 2356   Roofing, siding, & sheet metal contractors 30,665 9.8% 0.9% 0.1% 257,629 56.7% 16.6% 3.1%
link to state detail 2357   Concrete contractors 29,763 9.8% 1.0% 0.1% 269,232 57.0% 21.2% 5.6%
link to state detail 2358   Water well drilling contractors 3,718 4.1% 0.2% 0.1% 20,494 31.3% D D
link to state detail 2359   Other special trade contractors 71,434 8.4% 0.9% 0.2% 584,513 56.2% 23.3% 10.4%
link to state detail 23591    Structural steel erection contractors 4,907 22.7% 3.3% 0.5% 86,642 76.8% 33.2% 9.6%
link to state detail 23592    Glass & glazing contractors 5,411 8.8% 0.5% 0.1% 42,259 42.6% 6.8% 0.2%
link to state detail 23593    Excavation contractors 25,031 4.9% 0.4% 0.0% 133,165 38.9% 9.5% 1.3%
link to state detail 23594    Wrecking & demolition contractors 1,509 16.6% 2.7% 0.5% 19,447 72.1% 32.3% 5.7%
link to state detail 23595    Building equip & other machinery installation contractors 3,582 17.9% 3.0% 0.9% 73,371 80.6% 52.6% 39.4%
link to state detail 23599    All other special trade contractors 31,017 7.5% 0.8% 0.2% 229,629 51.8% 20.4% 8.9%
D = Withheld to avoid disclosure

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Source: Statistics of U.S. Businesses

Last modified: July 13 2011   Questions?