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Survey of Business Owners (SBO) - Survey Results: 2012

Results from the 2012 Survey of Business Owners (SBO) are available.

Approximately 1.75 million businesses were selected for the 2012 SBO asking for information about characteristics of the businesses and their owners.

SBO data are presented by:

  • Gender, ethnicity, race, and veteran status
  • Geography (U.S., states, metropolitan areas, counties, and places)
  • Industry (2- through 6-digit NAICS for selected geographies)
  • Firm receipts size
  • Firm employment size

Please note that data are not necessarily comparable between survey periods. Please refer to the methodology section for more information.

Estimates of Business Ownership by Gender, Ethnicity, Race, and Veteran Status: 2012

2012 SBO Data in Census API

The Census Bureau’s public Application Programming Interface (API) allows developers and power data users to build tables and queries directly from the datasets. The API lets developers customize Census Bureau statistics into web or mobile apps that provide users quick and easy access from an ever increasing pool of publicly available datasets.

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