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 Transportation2,799
4011Railroads, Line-haul Operating2,406
4013Switching and Terminal Services393
41Local, Suburban Transit & Interurbn Hgwy Passenger Transport54,972
4111Local and Suburban Transit8,822
4119Local Passenger Transportation, Nec27,457
4121Taxicabs10,816
4131Intercity and Rural Bus Transportation1,072
4141Local Bus Charter Service1,477
4142Bus Charter Service, Except Local2,399
4151School Buses2,455
4173Bus Terminal and Service Facilities474
42Motor Freight Transportation287,800
4212Local Trucking, Without Storage161,369
4213Trucking, Except Local47,291
4214Local Trucking With Storage10,197
4215Courier Services, Except By Air9,060
4221Farm Product Warehousing and Storage895
4222Refrigerated Warehousing and Storage1,335
4225General Warehousing and Storage45,805
4226Special Warehousing and Storage, Nec9,924
4231Trucking Terminal Facilities1,924
43United States Postal Service21,455
4311U.S. Postal Service21,455
44Water Transportation15,330
4412Deep Sea Foreign Transportation of Freight735
4424Deep Sea Domestic Transportation of Freight356
4432Freight Transportation On The Great Lakes72
4449Water Transportation of Freight735
4481Deep Sea Passenger Transportation, Except Ferry186
4482Ferries270
4489Water Passenger Transportation657
4491Marine Cargo Handling1,198
4492Towing and Tugboat Service1,113
4493Marinas7,408
4499Water Transportation Services, Nec2,600
45Transportation by Air23,846
4512Air Transportation, Scheduled2,460
4513Air Courier Services1,911
4522Air Transportation, Nonscheduled2,285
4581Airports, Flying Fields, and Services17,190
46Pipelines, Except Natural Gas1,309
4612Crude Petroleum Pipelines772
4613Refined Petroleum Pipelines342
4619Pipelines, Nec195
47Transportation Services245,126
4724Travel Agencies45,331
4725Tour Operators10,434
4729Passenger Transportation Arrangement928
4731Freight Transportation Arrangement41,797
4741Rental of Railroad Cars166
4783Packing and Crating1,424
4785Inspection and Fixed Facilities801
4789Transportation Services, Nec144,245
48Communications145,033
4812Radiotelephone Communication31,541
4813Telephone Communication, Except Radio31,964
4822Telegraph and Other Communications523
4832Radio Broadcasting Stations13,152
4833Television Broadcasting Stations4,374
4841Cable and Other Pay Television Services8,986
4899Communication Services, Nec54,493
49Electric, Gas and Sanitary Services79,966
Total Business Establishments1,675,306

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.