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Statistics of U.S. Businesses: 1998:
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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 154,715 186,364 3,462,624 108,597,481
Firms with no employees (as of March 12) 23,532 23,545 0 775,744
Firms with 1 to 4 employees 73,714 73,842 144,129 3,213,273
Firms with 5 to 9 employees 23,330 23,533 153,218 3,557,815
Firms with 10 to 19 employees 15,637 16,251 210,217 5,151,146
Firms with 20 to 99 employees 14,598 17,979 559,665 14,700,366
Firms with 100 to 499 employees 2,794 8,304 439,671 12,667,577
Firms with 500 employees or more 1,110 22,910 1,955,724 68,531,560
    Firms with 500 to 999 employees 381 3,176 163,501 5,093,972
    Firms with 1,000 to 1,499 employees 162 1,693 98,293 3,128,809
    Firms with 1,500 to 2,499 employees 149 2,000 118,465 3,980,663
    Firms with 2,500 employees or more 418 16,041 1,575,465 56,328,116
D = Withheld to avoid disclosure

 

 

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 154,715 12.0% 2.5% 0.7% 3,462,624 85.3% 69.2% 56.5%
link to industry detail Alabama 2,891 17.2% 8.2% 5.1% 46,426 82.5% 62.3% 47.1%
link to industry detail Alaska 771 19.8% 10.4% 7.0% 17,005 88.4% 72.0% 56.4%
link to industry detail Arizona 2,089 18.4% 9.0% 5.6% 57,944 88.2% 77.3% 68.3%
link to industry detail Arkansas 2,222 14.2% 6.9% 4.5% 39,317 83.4% 69.9% 57.5%
link to industry detail California 13,959 18.9% 5.2% 2.1% 386,096 86.7% 68.9% 56.8%
link to industry detail Colorado 2,334 18.3% 9.5% 6.4% 51,306 87.4% 72.8% 63.5%
link to industry detail Connecticut 1,349 23.1% 9.1% 6.4% 29,848 84.6% 61.1% 53.3%
link to industry detail Delaware 596 21.0% 10.4% 6.0% 7,392 77.1% 47.4% 21.0%
link to industry detail District of Columbia 185 47.0% 32.4% 21.1% 3,759 89.9% 76.7% 58.7%
link to industry detail Florida 9,298 12.1% 5.2% 2.7% 182,835 85.5% 74.0% 62.9%
link to industry detail Georgia 4,398 19.3% 10.0% 5.5% 117,456 90.0% 79.2% 69.9%
link to industry detail Hawaii 595 31.9% 14.3% 8.2% 23,635 91.6% 74.7% 59.6%
link to industry detail Idaho 1,247 13.8% 6.7% 4.6% 11,704 69.5% 42.3% 25.8%
link to industry detail Illinois 7,925 16.7% 7.4% 3.4% 192,968 87.8% 75.3% 62.5%
link to industry detail Indiana 4,138 17.2% 7.2% 4.3% 81,361 83.5% 64.6% 52.6%
link to industry detail Iowa 2,919 13.3% 5.4% 3.2% 37,381 77.4% 55.7% 42.2%
link to industry detail Kansas 2,115 15.2% 7.8% 5.3% 33,748 82.2% 66.9% 54.7%
link to industry detail Kentucky 2,735 16.3% 8.2% 5.3% 60,183 85.5% 73.8% 64.1%
link to industry detail Louisiana 3,263 18.7% 9.2% 5.6% 66,701 84.5% 68.5% 52.7%
link to industry detail Maine 1,189 13.0% 5.0% 3.2% 9,860 65.5% 33.8% 20.4%
link to industry detail Maryland 2,932 19.5% 8.5% 4.8% 50,147 81.3% 60.6% 49.8%
link to industry detail Massachusetts 3,051 20.7% 9.0% 4.9% 65,150 85.1% 65.0% 50.3%
link to industry detail Michigan 4,269 17.6% 7.5% 4.0% 92,668 86.3% 70.0% 55.9%
link to industry detail Minnesota 3,636 15.5% 5.9% 3.6% 74,009 86.2% 68.9% 59.2%
link to industry detail Mississippi 2,129 13.8% 7.2% 4.9% 25,871 74.6% 57.4% 40.8%
link to industry detail Missouri 4,537 13.6% 6.0% 3.8% 82,383 83.8% 68.2% 59.1%
link to industry detail Montana 925 14.3% 7.6% 5.2% 9,127 72.0% 45.1% 28.9%
link to industry detail Nebraska 1,789 14.3% 7.1% 5.0% 25,959 81.5% 62.3% 51.0%
link to industry detail Nevada 812 26.1% 16.6% 10.8% 25,120 90.7% 80.0% 64.1%
link to industry detail New Hampshire 717 15.1% 6.7% 5.0% 12,157 81.8% 64.1% 59.4%
link to industry detail New Jersey 6,162 18.1% 7.0% 3.3% 151,508 86.6% 69.8% 54.7%
link to industry detail New Mexico 931 20.6% 11.3% 8.1% 13,899 80.5% 58.0% 46.0%
link to industry detail New York 9,653 16.1% 5.4% 2.2% 213,696 86.1% 68.9% 51.2%
link to industry detail North Carolina 4,706 15.7% 7.3% 4.0% 92,946 85.4% 70.3% 56.8%
link to industry detail North Dakota 883 14.0% 6.5% 3.9% 8,055 70.9% 38.6% 19.5%
link to industry detail Ohio 6,075 17.2% 6.9% 3.7% 128,463 85.3% 68.7% 56.5%
link to industry detail Oklahoma 1,977 17.0% 9.0% 5.7% 34,460 84.0% 67.1% 54.4%
link to industry detail Oregon 2,444 17.0% 8.3% 5.1% 44,522 84.4% 68.6% 56.1%
link to industry detail Pennsylvania 5,822 20.5% 7.5% 3.7% 149,640 86.9% 68.5% 55.2%
link to industry detail Rhode Island 527 17.3% 8.7% 6.8% 6,548 80.4% 57.6% 50.7%
link to industry detail South Carolina 1,990 19.8% 11.9% 7.2% 35,630 83.4% 69.5% 57.6%
link to industry detail South Dakota 968 11.4% 5.5% 3.7% 7,236 60.4% 33.0% 21.4%
link to industry detail Tennessee 3,548 18.3% 9.2% 5.3% 86,526 87.5% 74.3% 60.7%
link to industry detail Texas 11,334 15.7% 6.4% 3.2% 282,458 86.6% 73.3% 62.1%
link to industry detail Utah 1,201 23.2% 12.6% 8.9% 38,921 91.1% 80.2% 70.7%
link to industry detail Vermont 506 17.8% 8.5% 5.7% 4,865 70.2% 35.0% 21.2%
link to industry detail Virginia 4,242 16.8% 7.4% 4.1% 74,512 82.8% 64.3% 50.6%
link to industry detail Washington 3,693 18.0% 8.2% 4.3% 75,465 85.6% 69.9% 57.8%
link to industry detail West Virginia 1,395 14.2% 6.2% 3.9% 14,399 69.3% 45.2% 33.8%
link to industry detail Wisconsin 4,825 14.7% 5.1% 2.8% 74,046 79.3% 56.6% 40.1%
link to industry detail Wyoming 551 17.4% 10.0% 7.6% 5,313 70.2% 44.7% 29.6%
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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 154,715 12.0% 2.5% 0.7% 3,462,624 85.3% 69.2% 56.5%
link to industry detail 481 Air transportation 2,574 21.8% 10.1% 5.3% 560,026 98.7% 96.5% 93.2%
link to industry detail 483 Water transportation 1,413 27.7% 12.2% 5.1% 72,754 93.2% 81.4% 60.4%
link to industry detail 484 Truck transportation 96,882 10.3% 1.9% 0.5% 1,327,158 77.3% 54.3% 39.1%
link to industry detail 485 Transit & ground passenger transportation 14,481 19.0% 3.7% 0.7% 349,378 85.4% 59.8% 39.1%
link to industry detail 486 Pipeline transportation 217 49.8% 40.6% 34.1% 49,406 99.1% 97.7% 95.0%
link to industry detail 487 Scenic & sightseeing transportation 2,275 10.2% 2.8% 1.0% 23,076 73.5% 47.6% 24.2%
link to industry detail 488 Support activities for transportation 25,586 11.5% 3.0% 1.1% 421,759 77.1% 58.5% 42.3%
link to industry detail 492 Couriers & messengers 7,600 13.3% 2.7% 0.5% 539,567 95.5% 89.7% 84.9%
link to industry detail 493 Warehousing & storage 4,389 26.8% 9.5% 3.0% 119,500 86.6% 64.0% 38.1%
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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
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link to state detail 481 Air transportation 2,574 21.8% 10.1% 5.3% 560,026 98.7% 96.5% 93.2%
link to state detail 4811   Scheduled air transportation 784 32.7% 17.7% 8.8% 520,756 99.6% 98.6% 96.0%
link to state detail 481111     Scheduled passenger air transportation 518 36.3% 20.8% 9.8% 490,036 99.8% 99.1% 97.0%
link to state detail 481112     Scheduled freight air transportation 293 32.4% 18.1% 9.2% 30,720 96.9% 90.9% 78.9%
link to state detail 4812   Nonscheduled air transportation 1,812 18.1% 7.3% 4.1% 39,270 85.6% 68.9% 56.8%
link to state detail 481211     Nonscheduled chartered passenger air transportation 1,242 18.4% 7.2% 4.8% 17,836 77.9% 51.9% 40.4%
link to state detail 481212     Nonscheduled chartered freight air transportation 159 32.7% 11.9% 5.0% 16,666 97.0% 89.4% 81.8%
link to state detail 481219     Other nonscheduled air transportation 416 12.5% 6.7% 2.2% 4,768 74.3% 60.4% 30.7%
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link to state detail 483 Water transportation 1,413 27.7% 12.2% 5.1% 72,754 93.2% 81.4% 60.4%
link to state detail 4831   Deep sea, coastal, & Great Lakes water transportation 836 32.1% 15.0% 6.7% 54,680 94.7% 84.3% 66.0%
link to state detail 483111     Deep sea freight transportation 223 34.5% 20.2% 10.3% 19,754 96.4% 90.3% 76.5%
link to state detail 483112     Deep sea passenger transportation 67 35.8% 20.9% 16.4% 10,975 D D D
link to state detail 483113     Coastal & Great Lakes freight transportation 437 35.0% 15.3% 6.6% 22,035 92.7% 76.8% 50.4%
link to state detail 483114     Coastal & Great Lakes passenger transportation 120 20.8% 8.3% 1.7% 1,916 D D D
link to state detail 4832   Inland water transportation 593 23.4% 10.8% 4.6% 18,074 88.5% 72.5% 43.7%
link to state detail 483211     Inland water freight transportation 351 30.8% 16.0% 7.4% 15,050 D D D
link to state detail 483212     Inland water passenger transportation 244 13.5% 3.7% 0.8% 3,024 D D D
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link to state detail 484 Truck transportation 96,882 10.3% 1.9% 0.5% 1,327,158 77.3% 54.3% 39.1%
link to state detail 4841   General freight trucking 42,179 12.4% 2.8% 0.8% 840,243 85.7% 66.8% 51.4%
link to state detail 48411    General freight trucking, local 16,802 8.9% 1.6% 0.4% 136,007 62.9% 29.9% 14.1%
link to state detail 48412    General freight trucking, long-distance 25,491 15.1% 3.9% 1.2% 704,236 90.1% 73.9% 58.6%
link to state detail 484121     General freight trucking, long-distance, truckload 22,897 14.5% 3.6% 1.2% 437,964 85.7% 63.0% 44.3%
link to state detail 484122     General freight trucking, long-distance, less than truckload 2,681 22.8% 9.0% 3.1% 266,272 97.4% 91.8% 82.1%
link to state detail 4842   Specialized freight trucking 54,852 8.9% 1.5% 0.4% 486,915 62.9% 32.7% 17.9%
link to state detail 48421    Used household & office goods moving 8,260 17.6% 2.2% 0.5% 124,055 72.9% 34.5% 15.8%
link to state detail 48422    Specialized freight (except used goods) trucking, local 34,020 5.7% 0.9% 0.3% 194,961 46.5% 17.7% 7.9%
link to state detail 48423    Specialized freight (except used goods) trucking, long-distance 12,671 12.3% 3.0% 1.0% 167,899 74.5% 48.9% 30.9%
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link to state detail 485 Transit & ground passenger transportation 14,481 19.0% 3.7% 0.7% 349,378 85.4% 59.8% 39.1%
link to state detail 4851   Urban transit systems 491 31.6% 13.8% 5.1% 32,115 95.3% 84.3% 62.7%
link to state detail 485111     Mixed mode transit systems 35 31.4% 20.0% 8.6% 1,154 D D D
link to state detail 485112     Commuter rail systems 17 35.3% 23.5% 17.6% (2500-4999) D D D
link to state detail 485113     Bus & motor vehicle transit systems 414 32.4% 13.5% 4.8% 26,448 D D D
link to state detail 485119     Other urban transit systems 26 19.2% 7.7% 0.0% (500-999) D D D
link to state detail 4852   Interurban & rural bus transportation 229 34.5% 17.0% 3.5% 23,374 97.2% 90.9% 77.1%
link to state detail 4853   Taxi & limousine service 6,550 10.2% 1.2% 0.2% 60,484 64.8% 28.6% 13.5%
link to state detail 48531    Taxi service 3,160 9.0% 1.2% 0.3% 27,586 63.5% 30.3% 13.9%
link to state detail 48532    Limousine service 3,395 11.4% 1.3% 0.3% 32,898 65.8% 27.2% 13.1%
link to state detail 4854   School & employee bus transportation 3,346 30.7% 7.2% 1.2% 152,621 92.1% 70.2% 47.6%
link to state detail 4855   Charter bus industry 1,382 29.1% 4.8% 1.1% 32,328 83.0% 42.8% 21.4%
link to state detail 4859   Other transit & ground passenger transportation 2,590 20.2% 4.6% 1.1% 48,456 79.6% 46.0% 21.7%
link to state detail 485991     Special needs transportation 1,776 20.3% 4.6% 1.0% 32,023 77.1% 43.2% 19.6%
link to state detail 485999     All other transit & ground passenger transportation 816 20.1% 4.8% 1.3% 16,433 84.6% 51.6% 25.7%
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link to state detail 486 Pipeline transportation 217 49.8% 40.6% 34.1% 49,406 99.1% 97.7% 95.0%
link to state detail 4861   Pipeline transportation of crude oil 54 77.8% 68.5% 64.8% 7,333 D D 91.1%
link to state detail 4862   Pipeline transportation of natural gas 141 44.0% 36.2% 30.5% 35,092 D D 97.1%
link to state detail 4869   Other pipeline transportation 57 68.4% 61.4% 54.4% 6,981 D 96.7% 88.2%
link to state detail 48691    Pipeline transportation of refined petroleum products 47 68.1% 63.8% 55.3% 5,935 D 97.7% 87.6%
link to state detail 48699    All other pipeline transportation 15 80.0% 66.7% 66.7% 1,046 D 91.6% 91.6%
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link to state detail 487 Scenic & sightseeing transportation 2,275 10.2% 2.8% 1.0% 23,076 73.5% 47.6% 24.2%
link to state detail 4871   Scenic & sightseeing transportation, land 431 20.2% 7.2% 3.0% 9,033 D D D
link to state detail 4872   Scenic & sightseeing transportation, water 1,688 7.2% 1.7% 0.7% 12,296 65.3% 39.2% 17.9%
link to state detail 4879   Scenic & sightseeing transportation, other 159 16.4% 3.8% 1.3% 1,747 D D D
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link to state detail 488 Support activities for transportation 25,586 11.5% 3.0% 1.1% 421,759 77.1% 58.5% 42.3%
link to state detail 4881   Support activities for air transportation 3,422 16.7% 5.1% 2.2% 114,721 88.9% 76.1% 63.5%
link to state detail 48811    Airport operations 1,265 22.6% 7.0% 3.3% 60,268 92.1% 80.5% 70.6%
link to state detail 488111     Air traffic control 16 43.8% 37.5% 12.5% 665 D D D
link to state detail 488119     Other airport operations 1,249 22.3% 6.6% 3.2% 59,603 D D D
link to state detail 48819    Other support activities for air transportation 2,184 14.4% 4.8% 2.2% 54,453 85.2% 71.2% 55.7%
link to state detail 4882   Support activities for rail transportation 472 30.9% 15.9% 8.5% 18,704 90.5% 77.0% 50.9%
link to state detail 4883   Support activities for water transportation 2,149 19.9% 8.1% 3.6% 72,453 91.3% 78.0% 59.8%
link to state detail 48831    Port & harbor operations 145 46.9% 28.3% 17.2% 7,471 94.6% 82.7% 62.5%
link to state detail 48832    Marine cargo handling 400 42.3% 23.0% 11.5% 44,967 97.1% 90.0% 74.5%
link to state detail 48833    Navigational services to shipping 826 16.5% 5.4% 2.4% 11,535 79.4% 48.4% 23.3%
link to state detail 48839    Other support activities for water transportation 817 11.5% 3.9% 1.5% 8,480 73.6% 50.2% 29.3%
link to state detail 4884   Support activities for road transportation 6,428 7.5% 0.9% 0.4% 46,742 44.0% 16.5% 10.6%
link to state detail 48841    Motor vehicle towing 5,851 6.4% 0.3% 0.1% 37,271 34.2% D D
link to state detail 48849    Other support activities for road transportation 577 18.5% 7.1% 3.5% 9,471 82.6% D D
link to state detail 4885   Freight transportation arrangement 12,204 10.5% 2.6% 0.8% 148,394 68.6% 44.8% 24.4%
link to state detail 4889   Other support activities for transportation 991 12.5% 3.9% 1.1% 20,745 85.6% 69.4% 55.3%
link to state detail 488991     Packing & crating 888 12.7% 3.8% 0.9% (10k-24999) D D D
link to state detail 488999     All other support activities for transportation 103 10.7% 4.9% 2.9% (10k-24999) D D D
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link to state detail 492 Couriers & messengers 7,600 13.3% 2.7% 0.5% 539,567 95.5% 89.7% 84.9%
link to state detail 4921   Couriers 2,464 14.2% 4.0% 1.2% 468,988 98.4% 96.4% 93.9%
link to state detail 4922   Local messengers & local delivery 5,160 13.3% 2.3% 0.3% 70,579 76.3% 45.3% 24.9%
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link to state detail 493 Warehousing & storage 4,389 26.8% 9.5% 3.0% 119,500 86.6% 64.0% 38.1%
link to state detail 49311    General warehousing & storage 2,675 27.3% 9.3% 2.6% 65,890 85.6% 59.5% 28.9%
link to state detail 49312    Refrigerated warehousing & storage 558 32.3% 10.8% 4.7% 22,692 89.5% 67.5% 42.9%
link to state detail 49313    Farm product warehousing & storage 360 25.0% 9.7% 5.3% 4,511 72.6% 39.8% 18.7%
link to state detail 49319    Other warehousing & storage 841 25.8% 12.6% 4.8% 26,407 89.1% 76.4% 60.3%
D = Withheld to avoid disclosure

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Source: Statistics of U.S. Businesses

Last modified: July 13 2011   Questions?