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Statistics of U.S. Businesses: 1998:
Construction
United States
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U.S. - Construction by Employment Size of Enterprise
Introductory text includes scope and methodology. Table includes only establishments with payroll. Nonemployers are shown separately. For descriptions of column headings and rows (industries), click on the appropriate underlined element in the table.
Employment size of enterprise Firms Estab-
lish-
ments
Paid
employees
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
All firms 686,250 693,018 5,798,942 198,547,023
Firms with no employees (as of March 12) 106,286 106,296 0 3,777,345
Firms with 1 to 4 employees 335,741 335,758 701,180 17,369,938
Firms with 5 to 9 employees 119,962 119,992 784,362 20,651,388
Firms with 10 to 19 employees 68,366 68,487 914,506 27,664,897
Firms with 20 to 99 employees 49,595 50,254 1,838,353 65,268,790
Firms with 100 to 499 employees 5,423 6,752 881,538 34,863,894
Firms with 500 employees or more 877 5,479 679,003 28,950,771
    Firms with 500 to 999 employees 389 1,098 180,780 7,693,604
    Firms with 1,000 to 1,499 employees 124 415 85,304 3,601,181
    Firms with 1,500 to 2,499 employees 101 693 63,324 2,808,351
    Firms with 2,500 employees or more 263 3,273 349,595 14,847,635
D = Withheld to avoid disclosure

 

 

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 686,250 8.1% 0.9% 0.1% 5,798,942 58.6% 26.9% 11.7%
link to industry detail Alabama 9,911 10.9% 1.6% 0.5% 101,012 63.5% 29.3% 12.4%
link to industry detail Alaska 2,266 5.6% 1.1% 0.6% 12,915 45.9% 20.2% 12.5%
link to industry detail Arizona 11,897 12.8% 2.3% 0.8% 143,411 69.1% 34.9% 11.9%
link to industry detail Arkansas 5,701 8.5% 1.2% 0.4% 43,486 52.4% 17.9% 5.3%
link to industry detail California 63,631 10.3% 1.4% 0.3% 621,816 63.3% 29.2% 12.1%
link to industry detail Colorado 15,918 8.4% 1.5% 0.5% 132,931 60.4% 29.5% 12.2%
link to industry detail Connecticut 9,248 6.0% 0.8% 0.4% 60,041 50.8% 23.5% 16.7%
link to industry detail Delaware 2,295 10.8% 1.7% 0.7% 20,372 60.2% 20.1% 5.7%
link to industry detail District of Columbia 308 25.3% 7.5% 2.6% 7,189 85.4% 52.8% 19.0%
link to industry detail Florida 37,825 9.5% 1.3% 0.4% 341,712 61.1% 27.7% 12.5%
link to industry detail Georgia 19,405 9.3% 1.4% 0.5% 174,785 61.6% 28.9% 13.5%
link to industry detail Hawaii 2,322 10.9% 2.3% 1.1% 21,265 58.1% D D
link to industry detail Idaho 5,621 5.2% 0.7% 0.3% 35,453 48.7% 22.8% 15.9%
link to industry detail Illinois 29,091 7.7% 1.1% 0.3% 225,310 55.1% 24.1% 8.5%
link to industry detail Indiana 16,417 8.3% 1.3% 0.4% 138,327 55.2% 25.2% 9.2%
link to industry detail Iowa 8,480 7.2% 1.1% 0.3% 58,561 51.8% 19.2% 7.4%
link to industry detail Kansas 7,581 8.4% 1.3% 0.6% 60,899 56.4% 24.2% 10.1%
link to industry detail Kentucky 9,331 9.2% 1.2% 0.3% 77,192 54.8% 18.7% 3.7%
link to industry detail Louisiana 8,354 12.4% 2.4% 0.7% 124,855 73.3% 48.0% 29.9%
link to industry detail Maine 4,519 4.5% 0.8% 0.3% 23,767 44.1% 20.1% 11.7%
link to industry detail Maryland 14,689 10.5% 1.6% 0.5% 142,696 62.0% 28.4% 12.0%
link to industry detail Massachusetts 15,646 6.6% 1.0% 0.3% 106,193 51.2% 20.8% 8.1%
link to industry detail Michigan 26,438 6.8% 0.8% 0.2% 179,220 49.1% 17.5% 5.0%
link to industry detail Minnesota 14,124 6.9% 1.0% 0.4% 98,542 54.9% 24.0% 8.4%
link to industry detail Mississippi 5,044 10.7% 1.3% 0.5% 49,854 63.3% 28.8% 14.9%
link to industry detail Missouri 15,451 7.5% 1.1% 0.4% 120,864 54.8% 24.5% 11.4%
link to industry detail Montana 3,740 4.0% 0.6% 0.2% 16,767 36.3% 10.1% 1.0%
link to industry detail Nebraska 5,457 7.1% 1.2% 0.5% 38,299 50.6% 20.5% 7.3%
link to industry detail Nevada 4,725 18.0% 4.2% 1.4% 77,694 77.0% 43.3% 15.0%
link to industry detail New Hampshire 3,977 6.2% 0.5% 0.2% 22,752 45.9% 12.7% 4.0%
link to industry detail New Jersey 22,744 6.0% 0.9% 0.3% 143,268 48.8% 19.0% 7.2%
link to industry detail New Mexico 4,911 9.5% 1.5% 0.5% 42,171 58.7% 22.7% 4.1%
link to industry detail New York 38,566 6.9% 0.9% 0.2% 272,149 53.7% 22.2% 6.9%
link to industry detail North Carolina 25,384 7.6% 1.0% 0.3% 205,786 55.6% 25.4% 11.9%
link to industry detail North Dakota 2,066 7.5% 1.1% 0.5% 13,980 51.0% 16.7% 4.9%
link to industry detail Ohio 27,311 8.5% 1.1% 0.3% 222,649 55.5% 23.4% 9.7%
link to industry detail Oklahoma 7,325 8.2% 1.1% 0.5% 54,903 52.3% 19.3% 9.3%
link to industry detail Oregon 12,491 6.2% 0.8% 0.4% 78,793 49.6% 18.6% 8.6%
link to industry detail Pennsylvania 28,291 7.9% 1.1% 0.4% 225,820 56.6% 25.4% 12.6%
link to industry detail Rhode Island 3,136 4.2% 0.7% 0.4% 16,293 41.7% 15.5% 5.5%
link to industry detail South Carolina 10,981 8.5% 1.2% 0.5% 111,436 63.0% 36.7% 26.9%
link to industry detail South Dakota 2,616 6.0% 0.9% 0.4% 13,996 40.1% 9.2% 1.4%
link to industry detail Tennessee 11,741 11.0% 1.9% 0.6% 120,578 64.5% 30.7% 11.4%
link to industry detail Texas 37,414 11.6% 1.9% 0.5% 457,095 69.3% 39.0% 21.4%
link to industry detail Utah 7,786 7.7% 1.2% 0.5% 58,009 54.4% 22.0% 7.2%
link to industry detail Vermont 2,581 4.0% 0.5% 0.2% (10k-24999) D D D
link to industry detail Virginia 20,040 9.4% 1.4% 0.4% 178,067 59.1% 24.9% 7.2%
link to industry detail Washington 21,370 6.7% 1.0% 0.3% 143,172 53.6% 22.8% 8.9%
link to industry detail West Virginia 4,672 6.4% 1.1% 0.5% 29,587 48.0% 18.7% 7.6%
link to industry detail Wisconsin 15,612 6.5% 0.9% 0.3% 107,037 49.8% 20.5% 7.0%
link to industry detail Wyoming 2,323 6.4% 0.9% 0.4% (10k-24999) D D D
D = Withheld to avoid disclosure

 

 

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 686,250 8.1% 0.9% 0.1% 5,798,942 58.6% 26.9% 11.7%
link to industry detail 233 Building, developing, & general contracting 215,301 5.7% 0.8% 0.2% 1,434,338 53.3% 26.3% 13.4%
link to industry detail 234 Heavy construction 39,062 20.7% 3.5% 0.7% 803,944 80.4% 47.8% 25.7%
link to industry detail 235 Special trade contractors 432,271 8.3% 0.8% 0.1% 3,560,660 55.9% 22.4% 7.9%
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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 233 Building, developing, & general contracting 215,301 5.7% 0.8% 0.2% 1,434,338 53.3% 26.3% 13.4%
link to state detail 2331   Land subdivision & land development 11,192 5.1% 1.7% 0.8% 56,326 51.0% 27.9% 11.2%
link to state detail 2332   Residential building construction 161,068 2.7% 0.3% 0.1% 688,495 32.4% 12.9% 6.3%
link to state detail 23321    Single-family housing construction 153,029 2.5% 0.2% 0.1% 626,161 29.9% 11.6% 6.0%
link to state detail 23322    Multifamily housing construction 8,054 8.0% 1.3% 0.3% 62,334 57.6% 26.1% 9.3%
link to state detail 2333   Nonresidential building construction 43,150 17.2% 2.5% 0.5% 689,517 74.3% 39.6% 20.6%
link to state detail 23331    Mfg & industrial building construction 6,842 20.1% 3.6% 1.0% 161,159 82.2% 55.6% 37.3%
link to state detail 23332    Commercial & institutional building construction 36,355 16.8% 2.4% 0.5% 528,358 71.9% 34.7% 15.5%
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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
Total20 + 100 +500 + Total20 + 100 +500 +
link to state detail 234 Heavy construction 39,062 20.7% 3.5% 0.7% 803,944 80.4% 47.8% 25.7%
link to state detail 2341   Highway, street, bridge, & tunnel construction 11,748 25.2% 4.9% 0.8% 267,142 82.4% 46.2% 17.6%
link to state detail 23411    Highway & street construction 10,884 24.1% 4.6% 0.7% 232,811 81.3% 44.7% 16.7%
link to state detail 23412    Bridge & tunnel construction 886 41.3% 11.3% 2.4% 34,331 90.1% 56.6% 23.7%
link to state detail 2349   Other heavy construction 27,366 18.9% 3.1% 0.8% 536,802 79.4% 48.7% 29.8%
link to state detail 23491    Water, sewer, & pipeline construction 7,749 25.3% 3.4% 0.6% 156,448 78.0% 35.3% 12.9%
link to state detail 23492    Power & communication transmission line construction 3,170 22.3% 4.9% 1.2% 76,411 83.1% 55.9% 30.5%
link to state detail 23493    Industrial nonbuilding structure construction 641 35.9% 18.9% 10.3% 100,218 98.0% 93.3% 83.5%
link to state detail 23499    All other heavy construction 15,860 14.6% 2.2% 0.6% 203,725 69.9% 34.2% 16.0%
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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 235 Special trade contractors 432,271 8.3% 0.8% 0.1% 3,560,660 55.9% 22.4% 7.9%
link to state detail 2351   Plumbing, heating, & air-conditioning contractors 87,653 9.3% 0.9% 0.1% 817,297 57.2% 24.3% 10.2%
link to state detail 2352   Painting & wall covering contractors 39,429 4.5% 0.2% 0.0% 198,800 39.0% 9.0% 2.2%
link to state detail 2353   Electrical contractors 65,093 10.9% 1.4% 0.2% 692,603 63.2% 29.4% 10.8%
link to state detail 2354   Masonry, drywall, insulation, & tile contractors 52,200 10.5% 1.2% 0.1% 497,600 62.0% 24.3% 6.3%
link to state detail 23541    Masonry & stone contractors 24,429 7.2% 0.6% 0.1% 169,823 49.5% 14.1% 3.0%
link to state detail 23542    Drywall, plastering, acoustical, & insulation contractors 21,294 15.5% 2.0% 0.2% 287,445 71.6% 32.3% 8.8%
link to state detail 23543    Tile, marble, terrazzo, & mosaic contractors 6,481 6.6% 0.4% 0.0% 40,332 46.0% 10.1% 2.6%
link to state detail 2355   Carpentry & floor contractors 57,101 4.3% 0.5% 0.1% 303,906 42.3% D D
link to state detail 23551    Carpentry contractors 44,088 4.3% 0.5% 0.0% 237,285 43.1% 18.1% 3.5%
link to state detail 23552    Floor laying & other floor contractors 13,016 4.6% 0.3% 0.1% 66,621 39.4% D D
link to state detail 2356   Roofing, siding, & sheet metal contractors 30,877 9.3% 0.7% 0.1% 246,478 54.9% 14.7% 2.7%
link to state detail 2357   Concrete contractors 29,474 9.0% 0.9% 0.1% 244,553 53.8% 18.7% 4.8%
link to state detail 2358   Water well drilling contractors 3,756 3.6% 0.3% 0.1% 19,905 30.7% D D
link to state detail 2359   Other special trade contractors 66,894 8.1% 0.9% 0.2% 539,518 54.8% 22.9% 10.3%
link to state detail 23591    Structural steel erection contractors 4,560 22.4% 3.2% 0.5% 79,102 74.9% 31.7% 8.0%
link to state detail 23592    Glass & glazing contractors 5,233 8.1% 0.5% 0.1% 39,584 40.3% D D
link to state detail 23593    Excavation contractors 23,209 4.6% 0.3% 0.0% 118,521 36.4% 8.3% 0.8%
link to state detail 23594    Wrecking & demolition contractors 1,336 18.1% 2.9% 0.5% 18,295 71.9% D D
link to state detail 23595    Building equip & other machinery installation contractors 3,294 18.9% 3.4% 1.0% 72,618 80.6% 53.3% 38.3%
link to state detail 23599    All other special trade contractors 29,288 7.1% 0.7% 0.2% 211,398 50.0% 19.6% 8.9%
D = Withheld to avoid disclosure

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Source: Statistics of U.S. Businesses

Last modified: July 13 2011   Questions?