Businesses By State

There are about 6 million small businesses (those with 500 employees or fewer), accounting for about $2 trillion in payroll, according data from the U.S. Census.

SMALL BUSINESSES BY STATE, 2013 (1)

 

State Number of establishments Employment Annual payroll ($000)
Alabama 77,763 765,293 $27,181,000
Alaska 17,629 141,316 6,854,241
Arizona 106,469 979,412 36,319,467
Arkansas 53,322 476,232 14,996,778
California 752,629 6,650,576 304,748,094
Colorado 131,776 1,021,340 42,827,814
Connecticut 74,191 721,350 35,349,547
Delaware 19,224 174,196 7,518,119
D.C. 16,848 233,821 14,785,716
Florida 432,153 3,084,153 115,387,570
Georgia 176,200 1,521,593 58,077,581
Hawaii 26,521 263,364 9,519,064
Idaho 37,594 284,882 9,073,464
Illinois 265,823 2,417,351 106,662,251
Indiana 115,580 1,168,837 40,964,843
Iowa 68,044 633,270 22,042,092
Kansas 61,561 596,279 21,618,494
Kentucky 72,440 688,540 23,044,748
Louisiana 86,003 903,281 34,436,895
Maine 35,117 278,996 9,732,947
Maryland 112,270 1,101,816 49,475,944
Massachusetts 145,420 1,423,606 71,633,527
Michigan 183,379 1,774,955 69,314,994
Minnesota 124,839 1,206,822 47,470,793
Mississippi 46,878 425,573 13,428,672
Missouri 124,314 1,110,183 39,387,588
Montana 32,853 235,935 7,554,138
Nebraska 44,729 394,009 13,714,720
Nevada 48,933 428,174 16,258,620
New Hampshire 31,098 286,708 12,033,207
New Jersey 198,772 1,749,404 81,041,497
New Mexico 36,023 331,630 11,387,682
New York 471,633 3,893,674 189,909,426
North Carolina 177,450 1,574,251 55,381,952
North Dakota 20,973 199,617 8,010,489
Ohio 200,296 2,118,828 78,494,535
Oklahoma 76,468 699,648 25,429,685
Oregon 93,963 777,655 28,128,790
Pennsylvania 244,142 2,429,326 94,456,715
Rhode Island 24,175 223,651 8,894,485
South Carolina 81,544 743,262 24,309,256
South Dakota 23,005 200,080 6,517,533
Tennessee 102,255 1,037,160 39,121,182
Texas 439,409 4,407,131 184,197,945
Utah 61,313 520,366 19,411,043
Vermont 18,842 155,444 5,692,802
Virginia 156,477 1,467,589 64,364,585
Washington 151,679 1,263,615 53,571,690
West Virginia 29,874 290,950 9,284,856
Wisconsin 116,402 1,216,148 44,017,454
Wyoming 18,099 132,085 5,126,901
United States 6,264,394 56,823,377 $2,318,163,431

(1) Number of establishments with less than 500 employees.

Source: U.S. Census, County Business.

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