The U.S. Census Bureau measures America’s people, places and economy. We provide a wealth of statistics that are essential resources to help small businesses to succeed and grow.
Find data on employers vs. nonemployers, employment size of firms and establishments, and firms by receipts size.
Find annual data for businesses by size, number of firms, employment and payroll down to the county level.
Find information on selected economic and demographic characteristics for businesses and business owners by sex, ethnicity, race, and veteran status.
Find annual information about establishments with paid employees down to the county level.
Find annual information about businesses with no paid employees down to the county level.
Use as a valuable complement to annual current survey data. Updated every 5 years; includes the number of establishments; employment and payroll; and the only source of local area business revenue.
Learn about government activity within your community. Includes financial activities of state and local governments such as revenues, expenditures, debt and assets; federal spending; and employment for all levels of government.
Speedy access to information that determines net job gains and losses by quarter; where workers are employed and where they live; the top industries for your local area and your local labor force.
Find a wealth of information about your community. Access to annually updated data on age, race, income, labor force, commute time to work, home value, veteran status, and other important data down to the census block group.
Quickly identify the size of your market using counts of the nations’ population. These data include age, sex, race, ethnicity, relationship and housing ownership.
Find available data for and about your industry in one single query. Simply enter a keyword in the search box to find reports providing data for your industry … and more!
Economic Indicator Database
Quickly find data about the economy in a customizable and downloadable format.
Call or visit the Regional Data Center in your local Census Bureau Regional Office for local data assistance, workshops, and presentations.
Work with a small business acquisition specialist to find contracting opportunities for your business.
Identify potential business markets and overseas trade opportunities. These data provide monthly measures of imports and exports of more than 15,000 commodities, by port, by country of origin or destination, and by state of origin or destination. census.gov/foreign-trade