the U.S. Census Website
Business Receipts Near $1 Trillion
In 2006, more than 20.7 million U.S. businesses without a payroll
had a total revenue of more than $970 billion, the U.S. Census
Bureau announced today.
These results are published in Nonemployer Statistics: 2006,
an annual report on businesses without paid employees classified
in nearly 300 industries for the nation, states, counties and
metropolitan areas. The report has data on 18.2 million sole
proprietorships, 1.4 million corporations and 1.2 million partnerships,
which together comprise the total number of nonemployer businesses.
Three economic sectors accounted for almost half of all nonemployer
business receipts: real estate and rental and leasing ($193
billion); construction ($159 billion); and professional, scientific
and technical services ($124 billion). About 7.9 million businesses
were in these three sectors, representing nearly 38 percent
of all nonemployer businesses.
The child day care services industry reported 683,861 nonemployer
businesses in 2006, with receipts totaling almost $8.5 billion.
Los Angeles County, Calif. (32,762), Cook County, Ill. (24,293),
and Bronx County, N.Y. (18,939), had the most nonemployer child
day care businesses, accounting for 11 percent of the businesses
and 10 percent of the receipts in this industry. Of the larger
counties in this industry, Norfolk, Mass. ($25,409), Middlesex,
Mass. ($24,791), and Palm Beach, Fla. ($24,707), were among
those with the highest receipts per establishment.
Taxi and limousine service also reported a large number of nonemployer
businesses. Four of the five top counties in this industry were
in the New York City area: Queens, Kings, Bronx and New York.
There were 43,530 nonemployer taxi and limousine businesses
in these counties, 29 percent of the 151,567 reported nationwide,
and 84 percent of the 51,525 reported in New York state.
(2.6 million), Texas (1.7 million) and Florida (1.5 million)
had the most nonemployer businesses, making up more than 28
percent of all nonemployers nationwide. These states made up
more than 31 percent of all receipts from nonemployer businesses.
Nationally, nonemployer businesses reported average receipts
per location of $46,724. However, nonemployer businesses in
Connecticut ($60,455), Nevada ($58,404) and New Jersey ($55,628)
reported average receipts per businesses higher than the national