Here you will find detailed statistics about U.S. businesses that are essential to help small businesses succeed and grow.
Small Business Week: May 1-7, 2022
The 2019 County Business Patterns found that the 4.3M of all 8.0M establishments in the U.S. had 1 to 4 employees. Just under 200,000 had 100 employees or more.
World Trade Month and Week: May and May 15-21, 2022
On April 5, 2022, the FT900 reported the goods and services deficit was $89.2B in February, down less than $0.1B from $89.2B in January, revised.
National Beer Day: April 7, 2022
The 2019 County Business Patterns program counted 4,317 breweries with 84,503 employees and $3.7B annual payroll. Another survey, ASM, had sales at 29.9B.
Surveys & Programs
Small Business Pulse Survey
Measures the effect of changing business conditions during the Coronavirus pandemic on our nation’s small businesses.
County Business Patterns (CBP)
Provides subnational economic data by industry, including the number of establishments, employment, first quarter payroll, and annual payroll.
Nonemployer Statistics (NES)
An annual series that provides subnational economic data for businesses that have no paid employees and are subject to federal income tax.
Census Business Builder (CBB)
Census Business Builder offers small business owners selected Census Bureau & other statistics to guide their research for opening or expanding their business.
Compare, rank, and aggregate Quarterly Workforce Indicators (QWI) through interactive charts, maps, and tables.
QuickFacts provides frequently requested Census Bureau information at the national, state, county, and city level.
U.S. Startups Create Jobs at Higher Rates, Older Large Firms Employ Most Workers
The U.S. Census Bureau’s Business Dynamics Statistics show how the age and size of firms contributed to job creation and employment shares from 1976 to 2019.
Census Bureau Survey Now Measures COVID Impact on Workforce, Supplies
Phase 8 of the SBPS is designed to deepen our understanding of how the pandemic continues to affect U.S. small business operations.
Mom and Pop Businesses: Key Contributors to U.S. Economy
The 83rd annual Mom and Pop Business Owners Day is an opportunity to highlight their impact and Census Bureau tools and resources available for small business.
Business Formation Statistics (BFS)
View multiple interactive Business Formation Statistics (BFS) visualizations.
Business Formation Statistics by State
View high-propensity business applications and their quarter-to-quarter changes from 2018 Q4 to 2019 Q1.
Number of U.S. Breweries by Employment Size Ranges: 2017-2019
Total number of breweries and employment size ranges.
Census Data Tools (Part 1 of 2)
Learn about several Census Data Tools for expanding business opportunities domestically and internationally.
Census Data Tools (Part 2 of 2)
Learn about Census Trade Data Tools for expanding business opportunities globally.
Exploring Census Data: Expanding Your Markets
Subject matter experts present economic and demographic data valuable for business expansion, both domestically and internationally.