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Statistics of U.S. Businesses: 2008:
NAICS 48 - Transportation and warehousing
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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 169,937 217,083 4,438,903 176,164,586
Firms with 1 to 4 employees (or with no employees as of Mar 12) 108,104 108,228 165,971 5,625,618
Firms with 5 to 9 employees 24,569 24,809 161,641 5,197,386
Firms with 10 to 19 employees 16,294 16,903 217,998 7,435,925
Firms with 20 to 99 employees 14,931 18,444 560,409 20,283,845
Firms with 100 to 499 employees 3,767 9,934 514,599 19,607,088
Firms with 500 employees or more 2,272 38,765 2,818,285 118,014,724
Firms with 500 to 749 employees 454 2,614 118,930 5,002,299
Firms with 750 to 999 employees 241 1,470 84,505 3,602,108
Firms with 1,000 to 1,499 employees 285 2,358 108,740 4,579,547
Firms with 1,500 to 1,999 employees 186 1,734 88,105 3,497,753
Firms with 2,000 to 2,499 employees 116 1,070 56,672 2,241,364
Firms with 2,500 to 4,999 employees 336 4,585 233,679 9,513,495
Firms with 5,000 employees or more 654 24,934 2,127,654 89,578,158
Firms with 5,000 to 9,999 employees 250 4,562 248,122 11,055,242
Firms with 10,000 employees or more 404 20,372 1,879,532 78,522,916

 
 
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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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 169,937 12.3% 3.6% 1.3% 4,438,903 87.7% 75.1% 63.5%
link to industry detail Alabama 2,651 21.4% 11.4% 7.3% 59,773 87.0% 72.2% 58.2%
link to industry detail Alaska 834 19.5% 13.1% 8.2% 19,956 90.2% 81.1% 66.1%
link to industry detail Arizona 2,754 22.4% 13.4% 8.6% 82,250 90.1% 80.4% 70.1%
link to industry detail Arkansas 2,191 16.6% 8.8% 6.4% 54,933 87.8% 77.1% 69.7%
link to industry detail California 17,578 17.2% 6.7% 3.6% 468,916 87.1% 73.7% 63.4%
link to industry detail Colorado 3,082 18.2% 10.8% 7.3% 64,718 88.1% 76.6% 67.2%
link to industry detail Connecticut 1,397 27.5% 14.5% 9.3% 44,112 89.8% 75.7% 65.9%
link to industry detail Delaware 636 22.6% 13.1% 9.0% 13,354 86.9% 70.8% 57.8%
link to industry detail District of Columbia 149 42.3% 30.9% 20.8% 3,249 91.9% 78.4% 59.8%
link to industry detail Florida 11,018 12.0% 6.4% 3.8% 220,924 87.2% 78.2% 69.2%
link to industry detail Georgia 5,127 21.8% 13.1% 8.2% 163,013 91.5% 83.4% 74.7%
link to industry detail Hawaii 713 31.6% 16.8% 9.5% 30,183 91.8% 78.8% 63.3%
link to industry detail Idaho 1,544 14.0% 6.8% 4.8% 17,054 76.3% 52.9% 40.1%
link to industry detail Illinois 10,521 15.2% 7.5% 4.3% 236,928 88.7% 77.7% 67.7%
link to industry detail Indiana 4,575 19.7% 10.2% 6.8% 116,888 87.6% 74.7% 63.6%
link to industry detail Iowa 3,279 13.8% 6.8% 4.6% 54,023 82.4% 67.9% 56.4%
link to industry detail Kansas 2,250 17.4% 10.4% 7.2% 47,620 85.6% 75.5% 67.4%
link to industry detail Kentucky 2,602 21.5% 13.2% 9.2% 85,853 91.0% 83.0% 75.3%
link to industry detail Louisiana 2,958 22.2% 11.3% 7.4% 68,511 85.9% 69.7% 53.2%
link to industry detail Maine 1,121 15.6% 8.6% 5.5% 15,861 79.9% 61.8% 45.4%
link to industry detail Maryland 3,202 20.2% 10.6% 7.1% 66,020 85.9% 71.0% 60.2%
link to industry detail Massachusetts 3,160 22.2% 11.8% 6.8% 79,730 87.1% 71.1% 55.3%
link to industry detail Michigan 4,743 18.3% 8.7% 5.5% 103,942 87.4% 73.0% 60.7%
link to industry detail Minnesota 4,151 17.3% 8.3% 5.1% 80,398 85.5% 68.9% 54.0%
link to industry detail Mississippi 1,922 19.3% 11.8% 8.6% 34,351 82.5% 67.3% 58.2%
link to industry detail Missouri 4,288 17.0% 9.2% 6.0% 88,836 85.3% 72.5% 59.4%
link to industry detail Montana 1,138 13.1% 7.6% 5.0% 12,179 74.5% 55.9% 36.4%
link to industry detail Nebraska 2,150 13.6% 7.6% 5.7% 32,238 83.0% 68.9% 56.7%
link to industry detail Nevada 1,271 30.3% 20.9% 14.2% 47,072 93.1% 85.4% 72.6%
link to industry detail New Hampshire 767 18.6% 10.7% 7.7% 13,011 82.1% 66.4% 49.9%
link to industry detail New Jersey 6,364 20.4% 9.7% 5.0% 173,918 88.9% 74.6% 57.7%
link to industry detail New Mexico 1,175 20.2% 12.2% 8.9% 17,405 81.8% 64.0% 54.0%
link to industry detail New York 10,545 16.5% 6.5% 3.2% 240,237 87.2% 71.8% 55.8%
link to industry detail North Carolina 4,881 18.5% 10.2% 6.4% 116,697 88.1% 76.7% 66.3%
link to industry detail North Dakota 968 15.1% 8.8% 6.0% 11,469 77.7% 59.0% 39.6%
link to industry detail Ohio 6,025 20.4% 10.2% 6.4% 170,893 88.7% 76.1% 65.7%
link to industry detail Oklahoma 2,370 19.5% 11.6% 8.2% 47,907 86.3% 73.8% 62.0%
link to industry detail Oregon 2,738 19.7% 10.7% 6.9% 57,184 85.9% 72.1% 59.6%
link to industry detail Pennsylvania 6,677 21.2% 9.7% 5.8% 209,328 89.7% 76.2% 64.4%
link to industry detail Rhode Island 631 19.7% 10.3% 7.8% 10,660 84.2% 65.6% 60.3%
link to industry detail South Carolina 2,215 23.8% 15.0% 9.8% 57,024 89.0% 79.7% 69.4%
link to industry detail South Dakota 1,025 12.8% 6.7% 4.5% 9,212 68.3% 45.8% 31.0%
link to industry detail Tennessee 3,317 24.5% 14.7% 9.8% 138,774 92.2% 84.1% 74.5%
link to industry detail Texas 12,522 18.9% 8.9% 5.1% 376,447 88.8% 77.4% 66.5%
link to industry detail Utah 1,974 18.2% 10.5% 8.0% 49,700 89.7% 78.3% 69.3%
link to industry detail Vermont 461 20.4% 9.3% 6.3% 6,230 80.3% 50.5% 39.2%
link to industry detail Virginia 4,355 18.4% 10.0% 6.5% 97,831 87.1% 74.9% 62.3%
link to industry detail Washington 4,298 19.9% 11.0% 6.6% 89,643 85.8% 72.2% 59.1%
link to industry detail West Virginia 1,188 18.7% 9.3% 7.3% 17,176 77.6% 55.9% 47.6%
link to industry detail Wisconsin 4,816 18.0% 8.0% 4.7% 105,556 85.9% 69.8% 56.0%
link to industry detail Wyoming 821 15.3% 9.6% 7.6% 9,716 76.5% 60.3% 48.2%

 
 
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 169,937 12.3% 3.6% 1.3% 4,438,903 87.7% 75.1% 63.5%
link to industry detail 481 Air transportation 2,831 20.5% 9.4% 5.0% 485,710 98.4% 95.9% 92.2%
link to industry detail 483 Water transportation 1,363 25.2% 11.4% 4.8% 69,028 93.7% 83.0% 59.5%
link to industry detail 484 Truck transportation 101,403 9.3% 2.1% 0.7% 1,426,866 78.3% 59.0% 44.0%
link to industry detail 485 Transit and ground passenger transportation 15,372 19.2% 4.6% 0.9% 449,381 88.0% 67.7% 47.1%
link to industry detail 486 Pipeline transportation 212 47.2% 39.6% 33.0% 40,176 D 97.2% 94.7%
link to industry detail 487 Scenic and sightseeing transportation 2,485 10.2% 2.6% 0.9% 23,039 72.1% 41.3% 23.6%
link to industry detail 488 Support activities for transportation 32,267 12.3% 3.5% 1.4% 645,654 81.2% 65.5% 51.6%
link to industry detail 492 Couriers and messengers 7,982 9.8% 1.8% 0.4% 596,269 96.0% 91.9% 89.1%
link to industry detail 493 Warehousing and storage 7,217 50.6% 31.6% 17.7% 702,780 97.4% 91.6% 82.7%

 
 
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 2,831 20.5% 9.4% 5.0% 485,710 98.4% 95.9% 92.2%
link to state detail 4811 Scheduled air transportation 537 35.6% 19.9% 10.8% 445,300 99.7% 98.8% 96.5%
link to state detail 481111 Scheduled passenger air transportation 314 43.3% 26.4% 15.0% 423,103 99.8% 99.3% 97.5%
link to state detail 481112 Scheduled freight air transportation 248 32.3% 16.5% 6.0% 22,197 97.4% D D
link to state detail 4812 Nonscheduled air transportation 2,304 17.3% 7.2% 3.9% 40,410 83.4% 63.9% 45.2%
link to state detail 481211 Nonscheduled chartered passenger air transportation 1,592 19.6% 8.2% 4.5% 30,210 84.0% D D
link to state detail 481212 Nonscheduled chartered freight air transportation 208 15.4% 7.7% 3.4% 4,988 89.8% 78.3% 48.7%
link to state detail 481219 Other nonscheduled air transportation 508 11.6% 4.5% 2.6% 5,212 73.2% 50.6% 32.1%
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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 483 Water transportation 1,363 25.2% 11.4% 4.8% 69,028 93.7% 83.0% 59.5%
link to state detail 4831 Deep sea, coastal, and great lakes water transportation 813 28.0% 13.8% 5.9% 49,400 94.7% 85.5% 62.7%
link to state detail 483111 Deep sea freight transportation 230 30.4% 15.7% 8.7% 10,231 93.9% 82.9% 58.4%
link to state detail 483112 Deep sea passenger transportation 64 20.3% 15.6% 9.4% (10k-24999) D D D
link to state detail 483113 Coastal and great lakes freight transportation 379 32.7% 17.4% 7.7% 21,019 93.3% 81.6% 47.3%
link to state detail 483114 Coastal and great lakes passenger transportation 155 22.6% 8.4% 2.6% 3,619 86.8% 63.4% 39.2%
link to state detail 4832 Inland water transportation 567 23.3% 10.4% 4.9% 19,628 91.4% 76.7% 51.4%
link to state detail 483211 Inland water freight transportation 321 28.7% 14.0% 7.8% 16,878 93.8% 82.3% 58.4%
link to state detail 483212 Inland water passenger transportation 247 16.6% 5.7% 1.2% 2,750 77.2% 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
Total20 + 100 +500 + Total20 + 100 +500 +
link to state detail 484 Truck transportation 101,403 9.3% 2.1% 0.7% 1,426,866 78.3% 59.0% 44.0%
link to state detail 4841 General freight trucking 55,867 9.4% 2.4% 0.8% 947,221 83.2% 67.3% 54.0%
link to state detail 48411 General freight trucking, local 25,892 7.5% 1.6% 0.6% 176,807 57.9% 27.5% 14.1%
link to state detail 48412 General freight trucking, long-distance 30,124 11.5% 3.4% 1.2% 770,414 89.0% 76.4% 63.1%
link to state detail 484121 General freight trucking, long-distance, truckload 27,063 11.3% 3.3% 1.2% 489,270 84.5% 66.7% 48.8%
link to state detail 484122 General freight trucking, long-distance, less than truckload 3,116 14.5% 5.9% 2.7% 281,144 97.0% 93.3% 88.0%
link to state detail 4842 Specialized freight trucking 45,718 9.6% 2.0% 0.7% 479,645 68.7% 42.5% 24.3%
link to state detail 48421 Used household and office goods moving 7,237 15.4% 2.3% 0.4% 97,784 68.5% 33.1% 10.6%
link to state detail 48422 Specialized freight (except used goods) trucking, local 30,267 7.1% 1.4% 0.5% 206,969 54.6% 25.3% 10.9%
link to state detail 48423 Specialized freight (except used goods) trucking, long-distance 8,327 14.5% 5.1% 2.1% 174,892 85.5% 68.2% 47.9%
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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 and ground passenger transportation 15,372 19.2% 4.6% 0.9% 449,381 88.0% 67.7% 47.1%
link to state detail 4851 Urban transit systems 619 27.8% 10.2% 4.2% 47,785 95.4% 86.4% 75.0%
link to state detail 485111 Mixed mode transit systems 23 30.4% 17.4% 13.0% (1000-2499) D D D
link to state detail 485112 Commuter rail systems 13 53.8% 30.8% 23.1% (2500-4999) D D D
link to state detail 485113 Bus and other motor vehicle transit systems 581 27.5% 10.2% 4.1% 41,767 94.9% 85.3% 72.9%
link to state detail 485119 Other urban transit systems 7 42.9% 14.3% 14.3% (500-999) D D D
link to state detail 4852 Interurban and rural bus transportation 217 29.0% 13.4% 2.8% 15,016 95.3% D D
link to state detail 4853 Taxi and limousine service 7,315 9.6% 1.3% 0.3% 71,025 66.8% 33.7% 16.1%
link to state detail 48531 Taxi service 2,859 8.7% 1.3% 0.4% 29,654 68.7% 41.9% 25.6%
link to state detail 48532 Limousine service 4,460 10.2% 1.4% 0.3% 41,371 65.5% 27.9% 9.3%
link to state detail 4854 School and employee bus transportation 2,985 32.6% 9.6% 1.4% 219,610 95.0% 81.6% 61.3%
link to state detail 4855 Charter bus industry 1,217 32.9% 6.2% 1.4% 30,693 84.8% 40.8% 21.0%
link to state detail 4859 Other transit and ground passenger transportation 3,112 23.4% 7.3% 1.8% 65,252 82.2% 52.9% 21.1%
link to state detail 485991 Special needs transportation 2,181 26.4% 8.8% 2.2% 52,176 83.3% 55.0% 22.6%
link to state detail 485999 All other transit and ground passenger transportation 936 16.7% 4.2% 1.2% 13,076 78.0% 44.5% 15.2%
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link to state detail 486 Pipeline transportation 212 47.2% 39.6% 33.0% 40,176 D 97.2% 94.7%
link to state detail 4861 Pipeline transportation of crude oil 47 66.0% 61.7% 53.2% 6,128 98.9% D 95.7%
link to state detail 4862 Pipeline transportation of natural gas 128 45.3% 37.5% 31.3% 24,009 D D 94.4%
link to state detail 4869 Other pipeline transportation 63 58.7% 52.4% 47.6% 10,039 D D D
link to state detail 48691 Pipeline transportation of refined petroleum products 54 66.7% 59.3% 53.7% (5000-9999) D D D
link to state detail 48699 All other pipeline transportation 19 57.9% 57.9% 57.9% 568 94.4% 94.4% 94.4%
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link to state detail 487 Scenic and sightseeing transportation 2,485 10.2% 2.6% 0.9% 23,039 72.1% 41.3% 23.6%
link to state detail 4871 Scenic and sightseeing transportation, land 595 18.7% 4.7% 2.2% 9,565 81.0% 48.9% 31.7%
link to state detail 4872 Scenic and sightseeing transportation, water 1,704 7.2% 1.7% 0.7% 11,388 64.1% 33.3% 21.1%
link to state detail 4879 Scenic and sightseeing transportation, other 190 13.2% 5.3% 0.0 2,086 75.3% 50.4% 0.0
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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 32,267 12.3% 3.5% 1.4% 645,654 81.2% 65.5% 51.6%
link to state detail 4881 Support activities for air transportation 4,129 17.7% 6.2% 3.2% 174,356 91.2% 81.2% 70.7%
link to state detail 48811 Airport operations 1,148 27.4% 10.1% 5.4% 89,453 95.1% 87.1% 77.4%
link to state detail 488111 Air traffic control 15 33.3% 26.7% 26.7% 1,964 D 94.2% 94.2%
link to state detail 488119 Other airport operations 1,134 27.3% 10.0% 5.2% 87,489 95.0% 87.0% 77.0%
link to state detail 48819 Other support activities for air transportation 3,017 14.8% 5.5% 2.9% 84,903 87.0% 75.0% 63.7%
link to state detail 4882 Support activities for rail transportation 480 35.2% 16.7% 9.2% 25,802 93.1% 80.2% 64.4%
link to state detail 4883 Support activities for water transportation 1,890 22.5% 8.8% 3.8% 93,712 94.2% 83.5% 69.5%
link to state detail 48831 Port and harbor operations 225 39.6% 23.1% 13.3% 5,608 88.6% D D
link to state detail 48832 Marine cargo handling 279 53.0% 30.1% 17.2% 63,736 98.9% 94.4% 84.7%
link to state detail 48833 Navigational services to shipping and salvage 744 17.3% 5.1% 2.0% 13,419 84.4% 57.9% 36.0%
link to state detail 48839 Other support activities for water transportation 705 17.3% 6.5% 2.7% 10,949 81.5% 59.0% 34.5%
link to state detail 4884 Support activities for road transportation 9,532 7.4% 1.2% 0.6% 78,043 51.8% 28.5% 19.9%
link to state detail 48841 Motor vehicle towing 8,236 6.5% 0.4% 0.2% 55,257 39.1% D D
link to state detail 48849 Other support activities for road transportation 1,301 13.0% 6.4% 3.2% 22,786 82.4% 68.8% 49.8%
link to state detail 4885 Freight transportation arrangement 15,028 12.9% 4.0% 1.6% 246,104 76.8% 57.3% 40.0%
link to state detail 4889 Other support activities for transportation 1,377 12.3% 4.1% 1.6% 27,637 84.2% D D
link to state detail 488991 Packing and crating 1,224 13.1% 4.4% 1.6% 16,560 75.9% D D
link to state detail 488999 All other support activities for transportation 155 7.7% 3.2% 2.6% (10k-24999) D D D
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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 and messengers 7,982 9.8% 1.8% 0.4% 596,269 96.0% 91.9% 89.1%
link to state detail 4921 Couriers and express delivery services 3,669 12.0% 2.6% 0.7% 559,131 98.1% 95.7% 94.0%
link to state detail 4922 Local messengers and local delivery 4,338 8.4% 1.5% 0.3% 37,138 64.7% 34.3% 16.2%
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Industry title
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link to state detail 493 Warehousing and storage 7,217 50.6% 31.6% 17.7% 702,780 97.4% 91.6% 82.7%
link to state detail 49311 General warehousing and storage 5,077 53.6% 34.7% 19.8% 577,851 97.9% 92.9% 84.7%
link to state detail 49312 Refrigerated warehousing and storage 678 42.9% 19.9% 12.5% 43,816 95.5% 82.5% 69.6%
link to state detail 49313 Farm product warehousing and storage 393 36.9% 23.2% 13.0% 7,241 83.7% 66.3% 43.1%
link to state detail 49319 Other warehousing and storage 1,321 56.4% 39.2% 24.9% 73,872 96.5% 89.8% 78.5%

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