2016 County Business Patterns

U.S. Census Bureau. 2018. "County Business Patterns." Accessed 22 September 2018. https://www.census.gov/programs-surveys/cbp.html

County Business Patterns (CBP) is an annual series that provides subnational economic data by industry. This series includes the number of establishments, employment during the week of March 12, first quarter payroll, and annual payroll. This data is useful for studying the economic activity of small areas; analyzing economic changes over time; and as a benchmark for other statistical series, surveys, and databases between economic censuses. Businesses use the data for analyzing market potential, measuring the effectiveness of sales and advertising programs, setting sales quotas, and developing budgets. Government agencies use the data for administration and planning.

Data Fields

USCB geographic identifier that can be used to join with TIGER boundary files

County name

<sector> Establishments
Number of establishments in this sector

<sector> Employees
Paid employees for the pay period including March 12 (number)

<sector> Payroll
Annual payroll in $1,000s

<sector> Employ %
Percent of total county employees employed in this sector

<sector> Payroll
Percent of total county annual payroll paide to employees employed in this sector


Name		NCAS	Explanation
--------------- ------- -------------------------------------------------
All		0 	All sectors
Agriculture	11 	Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting
Nat Resource	21	Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction
Manufacture	31-33	Manufacturing
Wholesale	42	Wholesale trade
Retail		44-45	Retail trade
Logistics	48-49	Transportation and warehousing
Information	51	Information
Finance		52	Finance and insurance
Real Estate	53	Real estate and rental and leasing
Pro Service	54	Professional, scientific, and technical services
Management	55	Management of companies and enterprises
Administration	56	Administrative and support and waste management and remediation services
Education	61	Educational services
Health Care	62	Health care and social assistance
Entertainment	71	Arts, entertainment, and recreation
Food Service	72	Accommodation and food services
Other Service	81	Other services (except public administration)
Unclassified	99	Industries not classified