Economic Census: Industry Snapshots

Caterers (NAICS 72232)
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New York, California and Illinois accounted for 32% of employment in this industry in 2007.


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KEY INDUSTRY STATISTICS

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United States
SALES ($ MILLIONS)



1997 2002 2007 02-07 % Chg
Number of establishments 6,478 8,341 10,273 23.2%
Sales ($ Millions) 3,369 4,832 7,352 52.2%
Annual payroll ($ Millions) 978 1,489 2,207 48.3%
Total employment 91,191 113,011 126,563 12.0%
Sales per establishment ($1,000) 520 579 716 23.5%
Sales per employee ($1,000) 37 43 58 35.9%
Sales per $ of payroll 3.4 3.2 3.3 2.6%
Payroll per employee ($) 10,726 13,172 17,440 32.4%
Employees per establishment 14.1 13.5 12.3 -9.1%
Sales per capita ($) 13 17 24 45.3%
Population per establishment 41,138 34,495 29,328 -15.0%
Source: 1997, 2002, and 2007 Economic Census
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.
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SALES PER EMPLOYEE
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Data is from Key Industry Statistics Table: row 6, columns 1 and 2