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 Transportation2,800
4011Railroads, Line-haul Operating2,479
4013Switching and Terminal Services321
41Local, Suburban Transit & Interurbn Hgwy Passenger Transport56,608
4111Local and Suburban Transit8,874
4119Local Passenger Transportation, Nec28,779
4121Taxicabs10,919
4131Intercity and Rural Bus Transportation1,044
4141Local Bus Charter Service1,703
4142Bus Charter Service, Except Local2,408
4151School Buses2,435
4173Bus Terminal and Service Facilities446
42Motor Freight Transportation296,756
4212Local Trucking, Without Storage167,480
4213Trucking, Except Local50,560
4214Local Trucking With Storage9,614
4215Courier Services, Except By Air9,853
4221Farm Product Warehousing and Storage811
4222Refrigerated Warehousing and Storage1,428
4225General Warehousing and Storage45,332
4226Special Warehousing and Storage, Nec9,624
4231Trucking Terminal Facilities2,054
43United States Postal Service21,325
4311U.S. Postal Service21,325
44Water Transportation15,477
4412Deep Sea Foreign Transportation of Freight735
4424Deep Sea Domestic Transportation of Freight343
4432Freight Transportation On The Great Lakes87
4449Water Transportation of Freight1,261
4481Deep Sea Passenger Transportation, Except Ferry187
4482Ferries231
4489Water Passenger Transportation569
4491Marine Cargo Handling1,165
4492Towing and Tugboat Service1,057
4493Marinas7,471
4499Water Transportation Services, Nec2,371
45Transportation by Air24,528
4512Air Transportation, Scheduled2,437
4513Air Courier Services1,750
4522Air Transportation, Nonscheduled2,235
4581Airports, Flying Fields, and Services18,106
46Pipelines, Except Natural Gas1,309
4612Crude Petroleum Pipelines867
4613Refined Petroleum Pipelines261
4619Pipelines, Nec181
47Transportation Services266,722
4724Travel Agencies45,486
4725Tour Operators10,802
4729Passenger Transportation Arrangement889
4731Freight Transportation Arrangement47,355
4741Rental of Railroad Cars155
4783Packing and Crating1,349
4785Inspection and Fixed Facilities780
4789Transportation Services, Nec159,906
48Communications152,384
4812Radiotelephone Communication36,074
4813Telephone Communication, Except Radio31,054
4822Telegraph and Other Communications493
4832Radio Broadcasting Stations13,368
4833Television Broadcasting Stations4,589
4841Cable and Other Pay Television Services8,829
4899Communication Services, Nec57,977
49Electric, Gas and Sanitary Services83,458
Total Business Establishments1,759,276

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.