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 Transportation2,772
4011Railroads, Line-haul Operating2,441
4013Switching and Terminal Services331
41Local, Suburban Transit & Interurbn Hgwy Passenger Transport56,253
4111Local and Suburban Transit8,822
4119Local Passenger Transportation, Nec28,742
4131Intercity and Rural Bus Transportation1,018
4141Local Bus Charter Service1,725
4142Bus Charter Service, Except Local2,361
4151School Buses2,432
4173Bus Terminal and Service Facilities447
42Motor Freight Transportation302,874
4212Local Trucking, Without Storage169,830
4213Trucking, Except Local53,896
4214Local Trucking With Storage9,613
4215Courier Services, Except By Air10,478
4221Farm Product Warehousing and Storage822
4222Refrigerated Warehousing and Storage1,465
4225General Warehousing and Storage44,955
4226Special Warehousing and Storage, Nec9,506
4231Trucking Terminal Facilities2,309
43United States Postal Service21,213
4311U.S. Postal Service21,213
44Water Transportation16,100
4412Deep Sea Foreign Transportation of Freight732
4424Deep Sea Domestic Transportation of Freight349
4432Freight Transportation On The Great Lakes113
4449Water Transportation of Freight2,015
4481Deep Sea Passenger Transportation, Except Ferry182
4489Water Passenger Transportation549
4491Marine Cargo Handling1,176
4492Towing and Tugboat Service1,050
4499Water Transportation Services, Nec2,346
45Transportation by Air24,288
4512Air Transportation, Scheduled2,408
4513Air Courier Services1,731
4522Air Transportation, Nonscheduled2,231
4581Airports, Flying Fields, and Services17,918
46Pipelines, Except Natural Gas1,301
4612Crude Petroleum Pipelines860
4613Refined Petroleum Pipelines261
4619Pipelines, Nec180
47Transportation Services276,358
4724Travel Agencies44,101
4725Tour Operators10,648
4729Passenger Transportation Arrangement921
4731Freight Transportation Arrangement52,655
4741Rental of Railroad Cars169
4783Packing and Crating1,353
4785Inspection and Fixed Facilities778
4789Transportation Services, Nec165,733
4812Radiotelephone Communication35,498
4813Telephone Communication, Except Radio30,727
4822Telegraph and Other Communications477
4832Radio Broadcasting Stations13,211
4833Television Broadcasting Stations4,579
4841Cable and Other Pay Television Services8,631
4899Communication Services, Nec56,674
49Electric, Gas and Sanitary Services83,254
Total Business Establishments1,785,166

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.