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Survey of Business Owners (2012)

Survey of Business Owners

As part of the five-year economic census program, the Survey of Business Owners (SBO) provides the only comprehensive, regularly collected source of information on selected economic and demographic characteristics for businesses and business owners by gender, ethnicity, race, and veteran status.  Estimates include the number of employer and nonemployer firms, sales and receipts, employment, and annual payroll.

Read more information about the SBO at www.census.gov/programs-surveys/sbo/about.html.

For a complete description of the SBO methodology, please visit www.census.gov/programs-surveys/sbo/technical-documentation/methodology.html

There are three SBO API datasets available:

  • Company Summary
  • Characteristics of Businesses
  • Characteristics of Business Owners

2012
  • 2012
2012

Survey of Business Owners (2012)

2012 Survey of Business Owners: Company Summary

Provides data for all businesses by gender, ethnicity, race, and veteran status by detailed geography, industry, and size of firm

api.census.gov/data/2012/sbo/cs?get=FIRMALL,NAICS2012_TTL,GEO_TTL,EMPSZFI,EMPSZFI_TTL&for=us:*

For detailed information about the values available in this API, please see “Technical Information for SBO API – Company Summary” at www.census.gov/programs-surveys/sbo/technical-documentation/api.html

2012 Survey of Business Owners: Characteristics of Businesses

2012 Survey of Business Owners: Characteristics of Business Owners

Provides national data for all respondent firms by gender, ethnicity, race, and veteran status by industry sector, including detailed business characteristics.

api.census.gov/data/2012/sbo/cscbo?get=OWNALL_PCT_S,OWNNOPD,ACQBUS,OWNNOPD_PCT_S,NAICS2012_TTL,OWNPDEMP,OWNALL_S,OWNPDEMP_PCT_S,OWNNOPD_S,OWNPDEMP_PCT,OWNALL_PCT,ACQBUS_TTL,OWNNOPD_PCT,OWNALL,OWNPDEMP_S&for=us:*

For detailed information about the values available in this API, please see “Technical Information for SBO API – Characteristics of Business Owners” at www.census.gov/programs-surveys/sbo/technical-documentation/api.html

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