SIC Codes and Counts by Division

Division: E — Transportation, Communications, Electric, Gas, And Sanitary Services

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Code Industry Title Number of Business Establishments
40Railroad Transportation2,806
4011Railroads, Line-haul Operating2,412
4013Switching and Terminal Services394
41Local, Suburban Transit & Interurbn Hgwy Passenger Transport54,909
4111Local and Suburban Transit8,917
4119Local Passenger Transportation, Nec27,439
4131Intercity and Rural Bus Transportation1,054
4141Local Bus Charter Service1,230
4142Bus Charter Service, Except Local2,421
4151School Buses2,450
4173Bus Terminal and Service Facilities481
42Motor Freight Transportation290,378
4212Local Trucking, Without Storage162,831
4213Trucking, Except Local46,938
4214Local Trucking With Storage10,133
4215Courier Services, Except By Air9,891
4221Farm Product Warehousing and Storage911
4222Refrigerated Warehousing and Storage1,319
4225General Warehousing and Storage46,335
4226Special Warehousing and Storage, Nec10,079
4231Trucking Terminal Facilities1,941
43United States Postal Service21,675
4311U.S. Postal Service21,675
44Water Transportation15,355
4412Deep Sea Foreign Transportation of Freight742
4424Deep Sea Domestic Transportation of Freight355
4432Freight Transportation On The Great Lakes71
4449Water Transportation of Freight639
4481Deep Sea Passenger Transportation, Except Ferry187
4489Water Passenger Transportation671
4491Marine Cargo Handling1,218
4492Towing and Tugboat Service1,127
4499Water Transportation Services, Nec2,636
45Transportation by Air23,725
4512Air Transportation, Scheduled2,449
4513Air Courier Services1,926
4522Air Transportation, Nonscheduled2,255
4581Airports, Flying Fields, and Services17,095
46Pipelines, Except Natural Gas1,320
4612Crude Petroleum Pipelines763
4613Refined Petroleum Pipelines354
4619Pipelines, Nec203
47Transportation Services242,645
4724Travel Agencies45,479
4725Tour Operators10,284
4729Passenger Transportation Arrangement932
4731Freight Transportation Arrangement40,642
4741Rental of Railroad Cars167
4783Packing and Crating1,439
4785Inspection and Fixed Facilities818
4789Transportation Services, Nec142,884
4812Radiotelephone Communication30,137
4813Telephone Communication, Except Radio32,814
4822Telegraph and Other Communications538
4832Radio Broadcasting Stations13,137
4833Television Broadcasting Stations4,286
4841Cable and Other Pay Television Services8,977
4899Communication Services, Nec54,232
49Electric, Gas and Sanitary Services78,251
Total Business Establishments1,672,119

Division: E — Transportation, Communications, Electric, Gas, And Sanitary Services

This division includes establishments providing, to the general public or to other business enterprises, passenger and freight transportation, communications services, or electricity, gas, steam, water or sanitary services, and all establishments of the United States Postal Service.

For many of the industries in this division, the establishments have activities, workers, and physical facilities distributed over an extensive geographic area. For this division, the establishment is represented by a relatively permanent office, shop, station, terminal, or warehouse, etc. that is either (1) directly responsible for supervising such activities or (2) the base from which personnel operate to carry out these activities.

Many of the industries are engaged in various related activities. For example, establishments of communications, pipeline, and utility enterprises include a variety of activities, such as power generation, pumping, transmission, and distribution. Establishments primarily engaged in such activities are all classified in this division. Establishments primarily engaged in new or replacement construction for establishments of these types of enterprises are classified as operating establishments in Division C, Construction. Locations engaged in activities such as sales of electric appliances to household consumers are classified in Division G, Retail Trade.

The establishments classified in this division furnish services to the general public or to other business enterprises; establishments which furnish similar services only to other establishments of the same enterprise are classified as auxiliary to the establishments or units of the enterprise which they serve. However, separate establishments primarily engaged in long-distance trucking, stevedoring, water transportation, or pipeline transportation are classified according to their activity and not as auxiliaries, even though they serve only establishments of the same enterprise.