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Statistics of U.S. Businesses: 2005:
NAICS 23 - Construction
United States

By industry
 
U.S. - Construction - by Employment Size of Enterprise
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Employment size of enterprise Firms Estab-
lish-
ments
Paid
employees
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
All firms 777,664 787,672 6,781,327 292,519,343
Firms with 0 to 4 employees (as of March 12) 510,965 510,989 778,312 29,909,643
Firms with 5 to 9 employees 129,132 129,172 845,399 27,962,693
Firms with 10 to 19 employees 74,344 74,487 992,871 37,530,081
Firms with 20 to 99 employees 55,580 56,481 2,092,298 91,469,713
Firms with 100 to 499 employees 6,642 8,467 1,132,871 54,205,099
Firms with 500 employees or more 1,001 8,076 939,576 51,442,114
Firms with 500 to 749 employees 335 996 158,743 7,705,278
Firms with 750 to 999 employees 160 679 101,988 4,839,348
Firms with 1,000 to 1,499 employees 138 700 110,436 5,621,884
Firms with 1,500 to 2,499 employees 107 660 108,815 5,852,171
Firms with 2,500 employees or more 261 5,041 459,594 27,423,433
Firms with 2,500 to 4,999 employees 105 1,083 120,641 6,992,831
Firms with 5,000 to 9,999 employees 66 1,128 116,279 7,114,461
Firms with 10,000 employees or more 90 2,830 222,674 13,316,141

 
 
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 777,664 8.1% 1.0% 0.1% 6,781,327 61.4% 30.6% 13.9%
link to industry detail Alabama 9,840 11.3% 1.9% 0.7% 105,850 64.5% 30.7% 13.0%
link to industry detail Alaska 2,729 6.0% 1.1% 0.6% 19,353 56.6% 32.9% 24.0%
link to industry detail Arizona 14,927 14.0% 2.9% 0.9% 211,584 74.2% 43.0% 18.5%
link to industry detail Arkansas 6,304 8.7% 1.3% 0.5% 49,959 56.0% 23.4% 8.8%
link to industry detail California 74,296 11.3% 1.8% 0.4% 865,810 69.9% 38.5% 16.8%
link to industry detail Colorado 19,013 8.1% 1.5% 0.6% 152,212 62.3% 31.3% 15.4%
link to industry detail Connecticut 9,771 6.3% 0.9% 0.4% 62,362 50.9% 21.5% 12.2%
link to industry detail Delaware 2,697 10.8% 1.7% 0.9% 23,925 59.1% 19.3% 6.2%
link to industry detail District of Columbia 373 20.4% 6.7% 2.9% 5,798 77.3% D D
link to industry detail Florida 56,822 8.4% 1.3% 0.3% 477,670 65.6% 32.8% 14.0%
link to industry detail Georgia 22,228 9.2% 1.6% 0.6% 201,496 63.5% 32.1% 15.5%
link to industry detail Hawaii 2,728 12.4% 2.5% 1.0% 29,480 64.3% 29.8% 9.7%
link to industry detail Idaho 7,679 5.0% 0.6% 0.2% 44,658 43.8% 17.5% 10.3%
link to industry detail Illinois 32,336 7.6% 1.2% 0.4% 250,157 58.4% 27.9% 12.0%
link to industry detail Indiana 16,303 8.3% 1.5% 0.5% 139,661 57.6% 29.0% 12.6%
link to industry detail Iowa 8,988 7.3% 1.2% 0.4% 62,855 53.0% 21.7% 6.6%
link to industry detail Kansas 7,956 8.6% 1.4% 0.7% 62,331 55.4% 20.7% 8.5%
link to industry detail Kentucky 9,242 9.5% 1.6% 0.6% 82,815 58.6% 25.2% 8.5%
link to industry detail Louisiana 8,533 11.7% 2.1% 0.8% 117,564 72.3% 45.7% 30.1%
link to industry detail Maine 5,520 4.6% 0.6% 0.3% 27,065 41.2% 13.2% 6.9%
link to industry detail Maryland 16,751 11.1% 1.9% 0.6% 181,735 67.3% 34.9% 14.6%
link to industry detail Massachusetts 19,242 6.3% 1.0% 0.4% 126,481 51.9% 22.6% 9.7%
link to industry detail Michigan 26,016 6.1% 0.7% 0.3% 160,493 48.4% 18.4% 7.4%
link to industry detail Minnesota 18,177 6.1% 1.0% 0.4% 123,782 57.7% 29.8% 14.7%
link to industry detail Mississippi 4,939 10.2% 1.4% 0.5% 49,735 63.8% 32.1% 18.6%
link to industry detail Missouri 16,913 8.6% 1.3% 0.5% 148,881 60.0% 29.7% 15.4%
link to industry detail Montana 5,343 3.7% 0.6% 0.3% 23,795 36.9% 12.8% 4.2%
link to industry detail Nebraska 6,043 7.6% 1.3% 0.6% 43,088 51.9% 19.4% 6.5%
link to industry detail Nevada 5,654 20.3% 5.4% 1.7% 122,231 82.6% 55.3% 25.0%
link to industry detail New Hampshire 4,903 6.3% 0.8% 0.3% 27,877 46.6% 12.4% 3.1%
link to industry detail New Jersey 25,334 6.4% 1.0% 0.4% 175,322 54.3% 26.0% 12.2%
link to industry detail New Mexico 5,435 11.1% 1.8% 0.6% 50,027 61.1% 24.1% 4.8%
link to industry detail New York 46,232 6.5% 0.9% 0.2% 308,934 54.5% 23.1% 7.2%
link to industry detail North Carolina 26,905 8.0% 1.1% 0.4% 221,783 56.0% 25.6% 12.5%
link to industry detail North Dakota 2,278 7.4% 1.3% 0.6% 15,128 51.3% 18.1% 5.0%
link to industry detail Ohio 26,043 8.3% 1.2% 0.4% 214,948 57.3% 26.0% 12.9%
link to industry detail Oklahoma 8,211 8.1% 1.3% 0.5% 61,415 51.4% 18.9% 6.6%
link to industry detail Oregon 13,744 6.4% 1.0% 0.5% 85,319 49.4% 18.3% 7.6%
link to industry detail Pennsylvania 29,585 8.0% 1.2% 0.4% 242,100 58.7% 28.5% 12.9%
link to industry detail Rhode Island 3,695 5.1% 0.9% 0.3% 20,041 46.7% 20.4% 3.4%
link to industry detail South Carolina 12,161 8.6% 1.2% 0.6% 108,276 57.9% 27.8% 18.0%
link to industry detail South Dakota 3,234 5.1% 0.8% 0.4% 17,683 39.6% 10.7% 1.8%
link to industry detail Tennessee 11,274 11.0% 1.7% 0.7% 112,611 62.6% 27.4% 11.2%
link to industry detail Texas 38,997 11.7% 2.2% 0.6% 501,694 71.1% 42.3% 22.3%
link to industry detail Utah 9,979 7.3% 1.1% 0.5% 70,587 51.8% 19.2% 7.4%
link to industry detail Vermont 3,066 4.2% 0.4% 0.2% 15,083 40.1% D D
link to industry detail Virginia 24,312 9.4% 1.5% 0.5% 229,405 62.1% 30.6% 13.1%
link to industry detail Washington 23,866 6.8% 0.9% 0.3% 164,391 53.7% 22.1% 9.3%
link to industry detail West Virginia 4,595 7.0% 1.4% 0.6% 29,842 48.7% 18.6% 4.7%
link to industry detail Wisconsin 17,223 6.5% 0.9% 0.3% 119,663 52.0% 22.1% 10.4%
link to industry detail Wyoming 2,783 6.0% 1.0% 0.5% 16,372 39.6% 11.3% 5.4%

 
 
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 777,664 8.1% 1.0% 0.1% 6,781,327 61.4% 30.6% 13.9%
link to industry detail 236 Construction of buildings 241,346 5.6% 0.7% 0.1% 1,613,063 54.2% 27.3% 14.9%
link to industry detail 237 Heavy and civil engineering construction 48,760 16.8% 3.3% 0.7% 908,222 80.1% 51.2% 27.6%
link to industry detail 238 Specialty trade contractors 487,999 8.6% 1.0% 0.1% 4,260,042 60.2% 27.4% 10.5%

 
 
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 236 Construction of buildings 241,346 5.6% 0.7% 0.1% 1,613,063 54.2% 27.3% 14.9%
link to state detail 2361 Residential building construction 199,641 3.1% 0.3% 0.1% 919,217 39.3% 18.7% 10.9%
link to state detail 236115 New single-family general contractors 111,607 2.4% 0.2% 0.0 464,408 29.3% 11.5% 5.8%
link to state detail 236116 New multifamily general contractors 4,589 11.9% 2.1% 0.6% 46,357 63.9% 26.7% 6.5%
link to state detail 236117 New housing operative builders 12,552 9.9% 1.9% 0.5% 166,375 76.4% 53.5% 38.5%
link to state detail 236118 Residential remodelers 70,944 2.3% 0.1% 0.0 242,077 28.4% 7.1% 2.5%
link to state detail 2362 Nonresidential building construction 41,759 18.0% 2.4% 0.5% 693,846 73.9% 38.7% 20.2%
link to state detail 23621 Industrial building construction 2,002 26.0% 7.9% 3.1% 75,990 90.7% 71.3% 49.6%
link to state detail 23622 Commercial building construction 39,790 17.6% 2.2% 0.4% 617,856 71.8% 34.7% 16.6%
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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
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link to state detail 237 Heavy and civil engineering construction 48,760 16.8% 3.3% 0.7% 908,222 80.1% 51.2% 27.6%
link to state detail 2371 Utility system construction 19,984 19.3% 3.3% 0.7% 445,981 81.1% 52.6% 33.5%
link to state detail 23711 Water and sewer system construction 13,522 17.0% 2.2% 0.3% 192,512 69.8% 29.3% 7.3%
link to state detail 23712 Oil and gas pipeline construction 1,612 33.3% 9.8% 3.2% 86,321 92.8% 74.0% 52.8%
link to state detail 23713 Power and communication system construction 4,879 21.7% 4.9% 1.7% 167,148 88.0% 68.4% 53.5%
link to state detail 2372 Land subdivision 12,366 5.5% 1.3% 0.5% 68,915 50.9% 24.5% 7.4%
link to state detail 2373 Highway, street, and bridge construction 11,222 26.0% 6.2% 1.0% 310,985 85.9% 56.2% 23.9%
link to state detail 2379 Other heavy construction 5,276 15.7% 3.5% 1.3% 82,341 77.5% 47.2% 26.6%
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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 238 Specialty trade contractors 487,999 8.6% 1.0% 0.1% 4,260,042 60.2% 27.4% 10.5%
link to state detail 2381 Building foundation and exterior contractors 115,211 9.3% 1.1% 0.1% 1,064,970 61.5% 27.4% 9.0%
link to state detail 23811 Poured concrete structure contractors 26,564 10.9% 1.3% 0.2% 283,429 64.1% 30.3% 10.0%
link to state detail 23812 Steel and precast concrete contractors 3,492 23.7% 3.6% 0.5% 65,250 77.1% 33.6% 8.6%
link to state detail 23813 Framing contractors 18,719 6.1% 1.2% 0.2% 168,549 61.7% 40.4% 17.8%
link to state detail 23814 Masonry contractors 26,892 8.6% 1.0% 0.1% 228,672 60.5% 25.1% 6.9%
link to state detail 23815 Glass and glazing contractors 5,267 10.6% 0.9% 0.1% 48,105 51.8% 15.1% 1.7%
link to state detail 23816 Roofing contractors 19,197 11.8% 1.1% 0.1% 185,158 63.4% 20.6% 5.1%
link to state detail 23817 Siding contractors 10,403 3.9% 0.3% 0.0 49,293 36.3% 10.1% 3.2%
link to state detail 23819 Other building exterior contractors 4,708 7.7% 1.0% 0.3% 36,514 56.0% 23.7% 13.3%
link to state detail 2382 Building equipment contractors 174,160 10.3% 1.2% 0.2% 1,805,889 62.8% 30.0% 12.9%
link to state detail 23821 Electrical contractors 74,390 10.0% 1.3% 0.2% 759,687 63.0% 31.0% 11.6%
link to state detail 23822 Plumbing and HVAC contractors 94,268 10.1% 1.1% 0.1% 936,445 60.6% 26.5% 11.2%
link to state detail 23829 Other building equipment contractors 5,567 17.4% 3.1% 0.8% 109,757 79.9% 53.6% 35.7%
link to state detail 2383 Building finishing contractors 128,094 6.4% 0.8% 0.1% 894,240 56.2% 25.9% 10.0%
link to state detail 23831 Drywall and insulation contractors 20,777 13.8% 2.4% 0.3% 304,185 76.1% 44.9% 18.9%
link to state detail 23832 Painting and wall covering contractors 41,112 4.8% 0.4% 0.0 224,563 45.0% 15.5% 5.0%
link to state detail 23833 Flooring contractors 16,243 4.4% 0.4% 0.1% 84,811 45.3% 18.0% 9.2%
link to state detail 23834 Tile and terrazzo contractors 10,965 6.3% 0.5% 0.0 65,502 50.9% 14.3% 1.7%
link to state detail 23835 Finish carpentry contractors 32,772 3.9% 0.4% 0.1% 156,296 40.7% 14.9% 4.9%
link to state detail 23839 Other building finishing contractors 6,244 11.4% 1.3% 0.3% 58,883 59.2% 20.2% 6.6%
link to state detail 2389 Other specialty trade contractors 70,681 7.3% 0.8% 0.1% 494,943 55.0% 20.3% 6.3%
link to state detail 23891 Site preparation contractors 37,569 8.2% 0.9% 0.1% 288,723 57.6% 21.8% 5.4%
link to state detail 23899 All other specialty trade contractors 33,121 6.3% 0.6% 0.1% 206,220 51.3% 18.2% 7.5%

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