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Economic Census: Industry Snapshots

Utilities (NAICS 221)

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The Industry Snapshots present key statistics from the Economic Census and per capita ratios using data from Population Estimates. Data from County Business Patterns may also be shown when information from the 2012 Economic Census are not yet available. See the Economic Census release schedule and the Snapshot FAQs for more information.

Data for 2007 and prior years are not shown when the information is not comparable due to NAICS changes. See the Definitions and Comparability tab in the Industry Statistics Portal for more information.

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Key Industry Statistics: United States



1997 2002 2007 2012 07-12
% Chg
Number of establishments 15,513 17,103 16,578 17,804 7.4%
Revenue ($ Millions) 411,713 398,907 584,193 522,283 -10.6%
Annual payroll ($ Millions) 36,595 42,418 51,654 58,635 13.5%
Total employment 702,703 663,044 637,247 655,358 2.8%
Revenue per establishment ($1,000) 26,540 23,324 35,239 29,335 -16.8%
Revenue per employee ($1,000) 586 602 917 797 -13.1%
Revenue per $ of payroll 11.3 9.4 11.3 8.9 -21.2%
Payroll per employee ($) 52,077 63,974 81,057 89,470 10.4%
Employees per establishment 45.3 38.8 38.4 36.8 -4.2%
Revenue per capita ($) 1,545 1,386 1,861 1,733 -6.9%
Population per establishment 17,178 16,823 18,174 17,632 -3.0%

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Revenue: United States
Millions of dollars
Revenue per Employee: United States
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Source: 1997, 2002, 2007, and 2012 Economic Census and Population Estimates
Data in this Snapshot include only establishments with paid employees. See Industry Snapshot FAQs. All figures are in current dollars for the period shown, and do not reflect changes
in prices. For information on how these data are derived, see the Methodology text from the Economic Census and Population Estimates.
For more statistics about this industry, see the Industry Statistics Portal.


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Source: U.S. Census Bureau | Economic Census | Last Revised: Feb 28, 2012