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Statistics of U.S. Businesses: 2005:
NAICS 48 - Transportation and Warehousing
United States

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U.S. - Transportation and Warehousing - 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 169,086 211,150 4,168,016 154,375,938
Firms with 0 to 4 employees (as of March 12) 108,339 108,443 156,898 5,369,014
Firms with 5 to 9 employees 24,103 24,276 158,157 4,651,470
Firms with 10 to 19 employees 15,944 16,447 213,949 6,664,696
Firms with 20 to 99 employees 15,027 18,115 565,308 18,630,971
Firms with 100 to 499 employees 3,533 9,344 492,189 17,105,467
Firms with 500 employees or more 2,140 34,525 2,581,515 101,954,320
Firms with 500 to 749 employees 388 2,193 108,622 4,095,462
Firms with 750 to 999 employees 249 1,601 75,003 2,818,895
Firms with 1,000 to 1,499 employees 269 1,893 111,289 3,925,989
Firms with 1,500 to 2,499 employees 287 2,751 140,141 5,633,015
Firms with 2,500 employees or more 947 26,087 2,146,460 85,480,959
Firms with 2,500 to 4,999 employees 312 4,345 228,086 8,900,342
Firms with 5,000 to 9,999 employees 258 4,349 240,765 9,801,113
Firms with 10,000 employees or more 377 17,393 1,677,609 66,779,504

 
 
U.S. - Transportation and warehousing - 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 169,937 12.3% 3.6% 1.3% 4,438,903 87.7% 75.1% 63.5%
link to 2007 detail 2007 174,265 12.2% 3.4% 1.3% 4,395,432 87.5% 74.5% 63.2%
link to 2006 detail 2006 171,947 12.3% 3.4% 1.2% 4,306,405 87.4% 74.0% 62.2%
link to 2005 detail 2005 169,086 12.2% 3.4% 1.3% 4,168,016 87.3% 73.7% 61.9%
link to 2004 detail 2004 164,803 12.6% 3.4% 1.3% 4,098,870 87.3% 73.4% 61.7%
link to 2003 detail 2003 161,862 12.7% 3.5% 1.3% 4,067,935 87.3% 73.4% 61.8%
link to 2002 detail 2002 159,373 11.5% 2.4% 0.7% 3,581,013 85.6% 70.1% 58.4%
link to 2001 detail 2001 157,197 12.1% 2.5% 0.7% 3,750,663 86.2% 70.8% 58.5%
link to 2000 detail 2000 157,333 12.2% 2.5% 0.7% 3,790,002 86.3% 70.9% 58.9%
link to 1999 detail 1999 155,170 12.1% 2.5% 0.7% 3,627,057 85.8% 70.1% 58.0%
link to 1998 detail 1998 154,715 12.0% 2.5% 0.7% 3,462,624 85.3% 69.2% 56.5%

 
 
Transportation and Warehousing - by State
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D = Withheld to avoid disclosure
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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 169,086 12.2% 3.4% 1.3% 4,168,016 87.3% 73.7% 61.9%
link to industry detail Alabama 2,729 20.3% 10.4% 7.1% 58,881 85.9% 69.5% 58.1%
link to industry detail Alaska 849 17.7% 11.4% 6.8% 18,549 88.8% 78.6% 60.7%
link to industry detail Arizona 2,657 20.1% 11.4% 7.5% 72,724 89.4% 79.0% 69.6%
link to industry detail Arkansas 2,262 15.8% 8.4% 6.0% 61,474 89.2% 80.1% 72.3%
link to industry detail California 16,351 18.1% 6.8% 3.7% 448,607 87.7% 73.3% 63.1%
link to industry detail Colorado 2,883 17.7% 10.5% 7.2% 59,969 88.3% 75.8% 67.5%
link to industry detail Connecticut 1,409 26.5% 12.6% 8.8% 38,157 88.4% 70.2% 60.5%
link to industry detail Delaware 691 20.0% 12.4% 8.8% 15,054 88.1% 75.8% 61.1%
link to industry detail District of Columbia 164 42.1% 29.9% 18.3% 3,597 D D D
link to industry detail Florida 11,046 11.3% 6.0% 3.5% 216,297 87.5% 78.2% 69.0%
link to industry detail Georgia 5,008 21.3% 12.6% 7.7% 152,508 91.2% 81.9% 72.0%
link to industry detail Hawaii 702 31.9% 15.2% 8.8% 26,490 90.9% 75.1% 59.5%
link to industry detail Idaho 1,501 13.7% 6.5% 4.3% 15,533 74.7% 50.2% 32.3%
link to industry detail Illinois 9,574 15.6% 7.5% 4.3% 218,771 88.4% 76.7% 66.3%
link to industry detail Indiana 4,498 18.6% 9.0% 6.1% 106,149 86.6% 72.1% 60.8%
link to industry detail Iowa 3,325 13.2% 6.3% 4.0% 49,876 82.4% 66.5% 53.3%
link to industry detail Kansas 2,237 17.0% 9.7% 7.3% 42,533 85.1% 72.8% 64.4%
link to industry detail Kentucky 2,752 19.3% 11.3% 7.8% 75,975 89.4% 79.6% 70.3%
link to industry detail Louisiana 2,920 21.8% 11.2% 6.9% 62,936 85.2% 68.2% 48.6%
link to industry detail Maine 1,179 14.2% 7.3% 4.9% 14,071 76.8% 55.5% 40.7%
link to industry detail Maryland 3,361 18.7% 9.4% 6.1% 62,663 83.9% 67.6% 56.7%
link to industry detail Massachusetts 3,217 20.9% 10.8% 6.0% 77,335 87.2% 71.2% 56.5%
link to industry detail Michigan 4,748 17.2% 8.5% 5.1% 99,822 86.8% 73.3% 60.9%
link to industry detail Minnesota 4,196 15.2% 7.2% 4.5% 78,428 85.4% 70.3% 56.8%
link to industry detail Mississippi 2,068 18.2% 9.7% 7.3% 33,548 81.6% 63.6% 56.3%
link to industry detail Missouri 4,483 16.2% 8.3% 5.6% 87,366 85.1% 70.9% 58.8%
link to industry detail Montana 1,079 13.5% 7.7% 4.9% 10,647 70.8% 49.3% 32.4%
link to industry detail Nebraska 2,155 13.1% 7.7% 5.4% 30,150 81.3% 67.6% 53.5%
link to industry detail Nevada 1,272 28.1% 18.3% 12.5% 39,281 92.3% 81.9% 67.1%
link to industry detail New Hampshire 768 17.8% 10.3% 6.6% 12,244 81.7% 64.4% 48.9%
link to industry detail New Jersey 6,480 19.8% 9.3% 4.8% 169,118 88.5% 74.0% 57.1%
link to industry detail New Mexico 1,087 20.4% 11.2% 7.9% 15,710 81.2% 59.5% 48.8%
link to industry detail New York 10,606 15.7% 6.3% 3.0% 228,585 86.5% 70.8% 52.5%
link to industry detail North Carolina 5,039 17.7% 9.4% 5.6% 115,901 88.0% 75.9% 64.7%
link to industry detail North Dakota 921 13.8% 7.4% 4.8% 9,473 72.8% 51.2% 31.7%
link to industry detail Ohio 6,350 19.9% 9.2% 6.0% 166,815 88.4% 74.7% 63.9%
link to industry detail Oklahoma 2,214 18.6% 11.0% 7.9% 36,737 83.3% 68.3% 56.1%
link to industry detail Oregon 2,708 18.2% 10.2% 6.6% 55,229 85.8% 72.3% 59.8%
link to industry detail Pennsylvania 6,592 20.9% 9.2% 5.5% 195,581 89.0% 74.4% 62.4%
link to industry detail Rhode Island 648 17.3% 9.6% 6.6% 11,531 85.5% 69.8% 63.0%
link to industry detail South Carolina 2,273 22.0% 13.2% 8.5% 51,146 87.9% 76.5% 65.0%
link to industry detail South Dakota 977 12.5% 6.6% 4.5% 8,110 65.4% 41.4% 27.8%
link to industry detail Tennessee 3,330 24.3% 13.6% 9.2% 121,632 91.5% 81.3% 70.3%
link to industry detail Texas 11,966 18.0% 8.3% 4.8% 336,526 88.5% 76.5% 67.3%
link to industry detail Utah 1,646 20.2% 11.6% 8.9% 42,063 90.2% 77.6% 69.6%
link to industry detail Vermont 475 20.2% 9.9% 6.3% 6,255 D D D
link to industry detail Virginia 4,650 17.5% 9.0% 5.7% 104,237 87.3% 74.2% 63.0%
link to industry detail Washington 4,044 19.3% 10.2% 5.9% 84,341 85.9% 71.6% 58.1%
link to industry detail West Virginia 1,271 17.1% 8.3% 6.0% 15,944 75.4% 52.7% 41.5%
link to industry detail Wisconsin 4,920 17.2% 7.1% 4.2% 95,390 84.4% 65.0% 50.5%
link to industry detail Wyoming 743 16.0% 9.3% 7.0% 8,057 75.1% 56.4% 44.0%

 
 
U.S. - Transportation and Warehousing - 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 +
  48-49 Transportation and Warehousing 169,086 12.2% 3.4% 1.3% 4,168,016 87.3% 73.7% 61.9%
link to industry detail 481 Air transportation 2,868 20.6% 9.8% 5.6% 486,355 98.4% 95.9% 92.7%
link to industry detail 483 Water transportation 1,438 26.6% 11.5% 4.9% 65,483 92.7% 79.7% 54.7%
link to industry detail 484 Truck transportation 103,868 9.5% 2.0% 0.6% 1,478,299 79.3% 59.3% 45.2%
link to industry detail 485 Transit & ground passenger transportation 14,978 19.0% 4.3% 0.8% 406,709 87.3% 65.5% 44.1%
link to industry detail 486 Pipeline transportation 223 45.3% 36.8% 28.7% 38,053 98.9% 96.8% 91.0%
link to industry detail 487 Scenic & sightseeing transportation 2,654 9.5% 2.0% 0.7% 24,156 73.0% 42.5% 25.2%
link to industry detail 488 Support activities for transportation 28,842 11.6% 3.0% 1.2% 543,666 80.3% 63.8% 49.3%
link to industry detail 492 Couriers & messengers 8,108 10.7% 2.1% 0.6% 547,255 95.5% 90.6% 87.0%
link to industry detail 493 Warehousing & storage 7,134 47.5% 30.0% 16.9% 578,040 96.6% 90.2% 80.0%

 
 
U.S. - Transportation and Warehousing - 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 481 Air transportation 2,868 20.6% 9.8% 5.6% 486,355 98.4% 95.9% 92.7%
link to state detail 4811 Scheduled air transportation 554 38.8% 22.6% 12.3% 446,601 99.7% 98.9% 96.6%
link to state detail 481111 Scheduled passenger air transportation 313 47.3% 29.1% 16.6% 424,675 99.9% 99.3% 97.8%
link to state detail 481112 Scheduled freight air transportation 265 34.3% 20.4% 9.1% 21,926 97.0% 91.2% 73.7%
link to state detail 4812 Nonscheduled air transportation 2,331 16.7% 7.3% 4.3% 39,754 83.3% 63.1% 48.7%
link to state detail 481211 Nonscheduled chartered passenger air transportation 1,600 18.2% 7.8% 5.2% 29,060 84.5% 63.7% 54.2%
link to state detail 481212 Nonscheduled chartered freight air transportation 288 19.4% 9.7% 4.5% 5,918 88.5% 68.8% 31.8%
link to state detail 481219 Other nonscheduled air transportation 449 10.5% 4.5% 1.8% 4,776 69.6% 52.3% 36.4%
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link to state detail 483 Water transportation 1,438 26.6% 11.5% 4.9% 65,483 92.7% 79.7% 54.7%
link to state detail 4831 Deep sea, coastal, & Great Lakes water transportation 876 29.3% 13.2% 5.7% 46,028 93.9% 81.9% 58.2%
link to state detail 483111 Deep sea freight transportation 248 31.0% 14.5% 7.7% 11,357 94.0% 80.4% 60.4%
link to state detail 483112 Deep sea passenger transportation 80 17.5% 12.5% 6.3% 11,376 D D D
link to state detail 483113 Coastal & Great Lakes freight transportation 434 34.6% 16.1% 6.9% 21,025 93.1% 77.9% 44.2%
link to state detail 483114 Coastal & Great Lakes passenger transportation 126 22.2% 7.1% 1.6% 2,270 D D D
link to state detail 4832 Inland water transportation 575 24.0% 10.4% 5.0% 19,455 89.8% 74.5% 46.3%
link to state detail 483211 Inland water freight transportation 334 29.0% 14.7% 7.8% 15,612 92.4% 80.4% 52.0%
link to state detail 483212 Inland water passenger transportation 242 17.4% 5.0% 1.7% 3,843 79.1% 50.8% 23.2%
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Industry title
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Firms by employment size of enterprise Paid employees by employment size of enterprise
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link to state detail 484 Truck transportation 103,868 9.5% 2.0% 0.6% 1,478,299 79.3% 59.3% 45.2%
link to state detail 4841 General freight trucking 55,272 10.1% 2.5% 0.9% 1,013,734 85.3% 69.3% 55.8%
link to state detail 48411 General freight trucking, local 25,045 8.5% 1.8% 0.7% 191,104 65.1% 34.0% 19.2%
link to state detail 48412 General freight trucking, long-distance 30,365 11.8% 3.4% 1.2% 822,630 89.9% 77.5% 64.3%
link to state detail 484121 General freight trucking, long-distance, truckload 26,868 11.5% 3.2% 1.2% 562,116 87.0% 71.2% 55.7%
link to state detail 484122 General freight trucking, long-distance, less than truckload 3,571 16.0% 6.1% 2.6% 260,514 96.4% 91.0% 82.9%
link to state detail 4842 Specialized freight trucking 48,775 9.2% 1.7% 0.6% 464,565 66.2% 37.6% 22.2%
link to state detail 48421 Used household & office goods moving 7,858 16.7% 2.4% 0.4% 110,698 71.6% 34.5% 13.5%
link to state detail 48422 Specialized freight (except used goods) trucking, local 30,795 6.7% 1.1% 0.4% 205,193 55.0% 25.9% 15.6%
link to state detail 48423 Specialized freight (except used goods) trucking, long-distance 10,213 11.9% 3.6% 1.5% 148,674 77.7% 56.2% 37.8%
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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 485 Transit & ground passenger transportation 14,978 19.0% 4.3% 0.8% 406,709 87.3% 65.5% 44.1%
link to state detail 4851 Urban transit systems 641 31.2% 12.0% 4.8% 51,815 96.0% 86.0% 72.6%
link to state detail 485111 Mixed mode transit systems 49 28.6% 12.2% 10.2% 1,535 D D D
link to state detail 485112 Commuter rail systems 18 44.4% 22.2% 16.7% 493 D D D
link to state detail 485113 Bus & motor vehicle transit systems 544 32.4% 12.9% 5.0% 46,848 96.3% 86.6% 72.9%
link to state detail 485119 Other urban transit systems 39 28.2% 12.8% 7.7% 2,939 D D D
link to state detail 4852 Interurban & rural bus transportation 228 30.7% 16.2% 4.4% 16,830 96.3% 87.5% 66.0%
link to state detail 4853 Taxi & limousine service 6,953 9.1% 1.2% 0.2% 65,288 65.9% 33.8% 16.5%
link to state detail 48531 Taxi service 2,934 8.4% 1.0% 0.3% 28,973 68.1% 39.3% 24.4%
link to state detail 48532 Limousine service 4,023 9.7% 1.4% 0.2% 36,315 64.2% 29.4% 10.2%
link to state detail 4854 School & employee bus transportation 3,131 32.0% 8.8% 1.1% 186,752 93.9% 77.6% 53.5%
link to state detail 4855 Charter bus industry 1,147 31.0% 5.0% 1.5% 26,812 83.1% 37.8% 21.8%
link to state detail 4859 Other transit & ground passenger transportation 2,961 22.4% 6.2% 1.8% 59,212 81.9% 50.8% 23.8%
link to state detail 485991 Special needs transportation 1,938 25.4% 7.7% 2.2% 44,942 83.6% 54.0% 26.5%
link to state detail 485999 All other transit & ground passenger transportation 1,026 17.0% 3.8% 1.4% 14,270 76.4% 40.7% 15.2%
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link to state detail 486 Pipeline transportation 223 45.3% 36.8% 28.7% 38,053 98.9% 96.8% 91.0%
link to state detail 4861 Pipeline transportation of crude oil 58 62.1% 55.2% 44.8% 6,021 98.8% 95.2% 85.2%
link to state detail 4862 Pipeline transportation of natural gas 128 44.5% 36.7% 30.5% 24,096 99.0% 97.4% 93.0%
link to state detail 4869 Other pipeline transportation 69 58.0% 50.7% 43.5% 7,936 98.6% 96.2% 89.5%
link to state detail 48691 Pipeline transportation of refined petroleum products 57 63.2% 54.4% 47.4% 7,255 D D 89.1%
link to state detail 48699 All other pipeline transportation 20 60.0% 60.0% 55.0% 681 D D 93.5%
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link to state detail 487 Scenic & sightseeing transportation 2,654 9.5% 2.0% 0.7% 24,156 73.0% 42.5% 25.2%
link to state detail 4871 Scenic & sightseeing transportation, land 595 16.5% 4.2% 2.4% 9,023 D D D
link to state detail 4872 Scenic & sightseeing transportation, water 1,896 7.2% 1.4% 0.5% 12,889 70.0% 39.8% 24.2%
link to state detail 4879 Scenic & sightseeing transportation, other 168 13.7% 4.2% 0.6% 2,244 D D D
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Industry title
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Firms by employment size of enterprise Paid employees by employment size of enterprise
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link to state detail 488 Support activities for transportation 28,842 11.6% 3.0% 1.2% 543,666 80.3% 63.8% 49.3%
link to state detail 4881 Support activities for air transportation 3,806 16.9% 5.5% 2.6% 146,071 90.3% 79.0% 67.1%
link to state detail 48811 Airport operations 980 26.3% 9.1% 4.1% 67,051 94.7% 84.8% 73.0%
link to state detail 488111 Air traffic control 30 36.7% 23.3% 13.3% 1,492 95.9% D D
link to state detail 488119 Other airport operations 951 26.1% 8.7% 3.9% 65,559 94.7% D D
link to state detail 48819 Other support activities for air transportation 2,849 14.3% 4.9% 2.6% 79,020 86.5% 74.2% 62.1%
link to state detail 4882 Support activities for rail transportation 524 33.2% 16.8% 8.2% 27,003 92.8% 79.4% 58.7%
link to state detail 4883 Support activities for water transportation 1,859 22.6% 9.0% 3.9% 88,959 94.0% 83.4% 68.3%
link to state detail 48831 Port & harbor operations 181 35.9% 24.3% 14.9% 7,453 92.5% 85.1% 60.3%
link to state detail 48832 Marine cargo handling 349 43.6% 24.4% 11.5% 59,670 98.3% 93.6% 81.5%
link to state detail 48833 Navigational services to shipping and salvage 707 18.5% 5.5% 2.8% 10,819 83.3% 51.6% 32.9%
link to state detail 48839 Other support activities for water transportation 661 16.9% 5.4% 2.1% 11,017 82.4% 58.1% 37.6%
link to state detail 4884 Support activities for road transportation 8,650 7.6% 1.1% 0.5% 70,058 52.2% 26.5% 19.3%
link to state detail 48841 Motor vehicle towing 7,559 6.6% 0.4% 0.2% 50,150 40.1% 11.5% 9.0%
link to state detail 48849 Other support activities for road transportation 1,092 14.8% 6.0% 3.0% 19,908 82.8% 64.4% 45.3%
link to state detail 4885 Freight transportation arrangement 12,608 10.9% 2.8% 1.0% 181,965 73.8% 53.2% 35.0%
link to state detail 4889 Other support activities for transportation 1,491 11.7% 3.7% 1.9% 29,610 84.3% 67.9% 54.7%
link to state detail 488991 Packing & crating 1,335 11.4% 3.4% 1.4% (10k-24999) D D D
link to state detail 488999 All other support activities for transportation 158 15.8% 7.0% 7.0% (10k-24999) D D D
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code
Industry title
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Firms by employment size of enterprise Paid employees by employment size of enterprise
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link to state detail 492 Couriers & messengers 8,108 10.7% 2.1% 0.6% 547,255 95.5% 90.6% 87.0%
link to state detail 4921 Couriers 3,530 13.1% 3.1% 1.0% 499,722 98.0% 95.2% 93.0%
link to state detail 4922 Local messengers & local delivery 4,601 9.3% 1.6% 0.4% 47,533 69.9% 41.7% 24.0%
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NAICS
code
Industry title
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Firms by employment size of enterprise Paid employees by employment size of enterprise
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link to state detail 493 Warehousing & storage 7,134 47.5% 30.0% 16.9% 578,040 96.6% 90.2% 80.0%
link to state detail 49311 General warehousing & storage 4,897 47.6% 30.4% 17.5% 412,655 96.8% 90.6% 81.0%
link to state detail 49312 Refrigerated warehousing & storage 702 47.0% 24.1% 14.8% 42,661 94.6% 81.0% 66.9%
link to state detail 49313 Farm product warehousing & storage 399 40.9% 26.8% 16.3% 8,183 86.7% 69.2% 50.9%
link to state detail 49319 Other warehousing & storage 1,366 57.7% 43.4% 27.6% 114,541 97.6% 93.7% 83.3%

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