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 Transportation2,541
4011Railroads, Line-haul Operating2,192
4013Switching and Terminal Services349
41Local, Suburban Transit & Interurbn Hgwy Passenger Transport51,865
4111Local and Suburban Transit8,426
4119Local Passenger Transportation, Nec25,853
4121Taxicabs10,615
4131Intercity and Rural Bus Transportation951
4141Local Bus Charter Service1,085
4142Bus Charter Service, Except Local2,294
4151School Buses2,204
4173Bus Terminal and Service Facilities437
42Motor Freight Transportation274,278
4212Local Trucking, Without Storage155,920
4213Trucking, Except Local43,648
4214Local Trucking With Storage9,362
4215Courier Services, Except By Air9,415
4221Farm Product Warehousing and Storage758
4222Refrigerated Warehousing and Storage1,196
4225General Warehousing and Storage42,809
4226Special Warehousing and Storage, Nec9,314
4231Trucking Terminal Facilities1,856
43United States Postal Service21,192
4311U.S. Postal Service21,192
44Water Transportation13,946
4412Deep Sea Foreign Transportation of Freight669
4424Deep Sea Domestic Transportation of Freight309
4432Freight Transportation On The Great Lakes59
4449Water Transportation of Freight522
4481Deep Sea Passenger Transportation, Except Ferry171
4482Ferries235
4489Water Passenger Transportation600
4491Marine Cargo Handling1,064
4492Towing and Tugboat Service1,021
4493Marinas6,870
4499Water Transportation Services, Nec2,426
45Transportation by Air22,003
4512Air Transportation, Scheduled2,240
4513Air Courier Services1,825
4522Air Transportation, Nonscheduled2,035
4581Airports, Flying Fields, and Services15,903
46Pipelines, Except Natural Gas1,114
4612Crude Petroleum Pipelines630
4613Refined Petroleum Pipelines310
4619Pipelines, Nec174
47Transportation Services229,608
4724Travel Agencies43,828
4725Tour Operators9,768
4729Passenger Transportation Arrangement898
4731Freight Transportation Arrangement37,683
4741Rental of Railroad Cars152
4783Packing and Crating1,343
4785Inspection and Fixed Facilities744
4789Transportation Services, Nec135,192
48Communications137,447
4812Radiotelephone Communication28,983
4813Telephone Communication, Except Radio30,898
4822Telegraph and Other Communications507
4832Radio Broadcasting Stations12,101
4833Television Broadcasting Stations3,948
4841Cable and Other Pay Television Services8,630
4899Communication Services, Nec52,380
49Electric, Gas and Sanitary Services69,062
Total Business Establishments1,577,050

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.