U.S. Census Bureau
Company Statistics Division

Tabulations by
Enterprise Size:

2005 |  2004

2003 |  2002 |  2001 |  2000

1999 |  1998 |  1997 |  1992

Births & Deaths
Expansions & Contractions

1988-2005 U.S. and States,
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SUSB data for downloading (comma-delimited format) new

SUSB tables in HTML format

SBA`s Office of Advocacy
County Business Patterns
Nonemployer Statistics
2002 Survey of Business Owners
1992 Enterprise Statistics
1992 Characteristics of Business Owners

2002 Economic Census
2002 Business Expenses Survey
Economic Surveys
American Fact Finder
U.S. Statistical Abstract

1987 Standard Industrial
Classification System (SIC)

North American Industry
Classification System (NAICS)

Statistics of U.S. Businesses

Data files used in the Statistics of U.S. Businesses (SUSB) program were created from the annual County Business Patterns (CBP) files. The SUSB data files are developed in cooperation with, and partially funded by, the Office of Advocacy of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).

SUSB tabulates the following key economic data items:

     Annual Payroll
     Additionally, receipts are available for 1997 & 2002

For more details, go to Introductory Text or Explanation of Terms.

The SUSB program provides data for 1989-1998 under the Standard Industrial Classification System (SIC) and for 1998-2002 under the 1997 North American Industry Classification System (NAICS); however, a transistion was made with 2003 data to the 2002 (NAICS) codes.

NAICS allows us to provide company and establishment level statistics covering: forestry, fishing, hunting and agriculture support; mining; utilities; construction; manufacturing; wholesale trade; retail trade; transportation and warehousing; information; finance and insurance; professional, scientific, and technical services; educational services; health care and social services; accommodation and food services; and several more expanded industries. For more information regarding the scope, methodology, and reliability of these data, see County Business Patterns.

We have data files from 1989 to 2005 which we can tabulate at various geographic levels and industry detail.

To view recent tabulations of our data by enterprise size for the U.S., States, and/or MSA's, select a year:

   2005  |  2004  |  2003  |  2002

We also have a longitudinal file, Business Information Tracking Series (BITS), which links establishments from year to year. Using this file, we are able to tabulate data for establishment births and deaths and employment expansions and contractions (example data files). Data pertain to the dynamics between years and are already available for a variety of yearly combinations.

For a complete time series of U.S. totals and downloadable files in text format, go to SBA's Office of Advocacy Internet site.

Organizations use our data in a variety of ways. Government agencies and research analysts study changes in the economy, characteristics of small and large companies, and industry trends over time. Corporations use our geographic data to identify new and existing markets in which to sell their products.

We are available to answer your questions concerning data content and availability and can assist you with our existing tabulations or a special data request. Contact Trey Cole or Lori Bowan by email at csd@census.gov or by phone at (301) 763-3321. We look forward to serving you!

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