A Firm Foundation: How Insurance Supports the Economy

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, 2014 (1)

 

State Number of establishments Employment Annual payroll ($000)
Alabama 77,391 772,214 $28,016,107
Alaska 17,737 142,761 7,152,073
Arizona 107,276 995,671 38,021,927
Arkansas 53,029 481,170 15,689,033
California 764,534 6,806,594 321,741,561
Colorado 134,011 1,059,196 45,944,212
Connecticut 74,015 732,750 36,653,840
Delaware 19,364 176,837 7,798,963
D.C. 16,952 240,441 15,959,020
Florida 439,247 3,182,562 122,745,285
Georgia 177,673 1,551,537 61,084,046
Hawaii 26,570 267,796 9,775,139
Idaho 38,089 293,893 9,683,323
Illinois 265,843 2,441,995 111,694,451
Indiana 115,043 1,183,203 42,938,700
Iowa 67,834 641,288 23,131,787
Kansas 61,540 604,206 22,431,189
Kentucky 72,475 687,294 23,849,263
Louisiana 86,126 910,366 35,893,577
Maine 35,249 283,505 10,072,609
Maryland 112,512 1,116,000 51,699,153
Massachusetts 145,933 1,446,082 75,152,875
Michigan 183,193 1,797,495 72,294,607
Minnesota 124,974 1,230,362 49,680,839
Mississippi 46,726 432,231 13,906,291
Missouri 127,216 1,125,909 40,870,630
Montana 33,009 239,910 8,017,241
Nebraska 44,917 400,506 14,366,706
Nevada 50,019 450,104 17,421,432
New Hampshire 31,137 289,914 12,566,675
New Jersey 198,437 1,764,993 83,444,705
New Mexico 35,766 336,684 11,973,861
New York 475,099 3,968,482 200,728,524
North Carolina 177,951 1,593,376 58,142,955
North Dakota 21,371 209,576 9,063,599
Ohio 199,265 2,134,290 82,282,859
Oklahoma 76,801 709,118 26,602,346
Oregon 94,977 801,666 30,136,457
Pennsylvania 244,116 2,459,725 99,358,511
Rhode Island 24,111 225,671 9,184,596
South Carolina 81,768 758,318 25,638,217
South Dakota 23,133 207,088 6,936,404
Tennessee 102,070 1,051,943 40,964,542
Texas 447,042 4,553,243 198,003,719
Utah 62,631 540,268 20,708,615
Vermont 18,706 156,243 5,927,660
Virginia 156,937 1,485,352 66,096,074
Washington 153,392 1,299,824 56,684,473
West Virginia 29,545 288,211 9,472,054
Wisconsin 116,025 1,230,352 46,174,618
Wyoming 18,198 136,377 5,509,557
United States 6,306,975 57,894,592 $2,439,286,900

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

Source: U.S. Census, County Business.

View Archived Tables