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Most Common Businesses in U.S. (Census Bureau 2010)

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NAICS
6 Digit
# of Firms Description
722110 200472 Full-service restaurants
621111 194710 Offices of physicians (except mental health specialists)
813110 181771 Religious organizations
541110 171646 Offices of lawyers
722211 168273 Limited-service restaurants
621210 126729 Offices of dentists
524210 125912 Insurance agencies and brokerages
238220 92687 Plumbing, heating, and air-conditioning contractors
561730 90692 Landscaping services
236118 87672 Residential remodelers
531210 84290 Offices of real estate agents and brokers
811111 75906 General automotive repair
238210 69950 Electrical contractors and other wiring installation contractors
624410 68457 Child day care services
812112 67178 Beauty salons
447110 66781 Gasoline stations with convenience stores
541611 60197 Administrative management and general management consulting services
541211 55116 Offices of certified public accountants
541511 52716 Custom computer programming services
531110 52650 Lessors of residential buildings and dwellings
561720 50555 Janitorial services
425120 50118 Wholesale trade agents and brokers
236115 50016 New single-family housing construction (except operative builders)
541330 49173 Engineering services
445110 43352 Supermarkets and other grocery (except convenience) stores
722410 43246 Drinking places (alcoholic beverages)
541512 41608 Computer systems design services
722213 40586 Snack and nonalcoholic beverage bars
721110 40397 Hotels (except casino hotels) and motels
236220 39022 Commercial and institutional building construction
621310 37963 Offices of chiropractors
541219 36128 Other accounting services
238910 34945 Site preparation contractors
531311 33783 Residential property managers
811121 33420 Automotive body, paint, and interior repair and maintenance
238320 33417 Painting and wall covering contractors
444190 31897 Other building material dealers
238990 29557 All other specialty trade contractors
541613 29526 Marketing consulting services
445310 29448 Beer, wine, and liquor stores
531120 28236 Lessors of nonresidential buildings (except miniwarehouses)
541940 27776 Veterinary services
813410 27748 Civic and social organizations
484220 27636 Specialized freight (except used goods) trucking, local
238350 26863 Finish carpentry contractors
621340 26609 Offices of physical, occupational and speech therapists, and audiologists
561110 26470 Office administrative services
713940 26467 Fitness and recreational sports centers
522110 26078 Commercial banking
445120 25793 Convenience stores
624190 25705 Other individual and family services
484110 25511 General freight trucking, local
484121 25394 General freight trucking, long-distance, truckload
423830 24971 Industrial machinery and equipment merchant wholesalers
541690 24761 Other scientific and technical consulting services
812320 23544 Drycleaning and laundry services (except coin-operated)
441120 23131 Used car dealers
453220 21887 Gift, novelty, and souvenir stores
541310 21585 Architectural services
711510 21165 Independent artists, writers, and performers
441310 21143 Automotive parts and accessories stores
238110 20812 Poured concrete foundation and structure contractors
811310 20689 Commercial machinery repair and maintenance
621320 20658 Offices of optometrists
621610 20475 Home health care services
446110 20461 Pharmacies and drug stores
813990 20454 Other similar organizations (except business, professional, labor, and political organizations)
238140 20374 Masonry contractors
441110 20293 New car dealers
442110 20137 Furniture stores
611110 19816 Elementary and secondary schools
624120 19427 Services for the elderly and persons with disabilities
332710 19115 Machine shops
523930 18977 Investment advice
448310 18522 Jewelry stores
454390 18377 Other direct selling establishments
541213 18236 Tax preparation services
451110 18132 Sporting goods stores
238310 17908 Drywall and insulation contractors
443112 17837 Radio, television, and other electronics stores
238160 17656 Roofing contractors
523920 17383 Portfolio management
621330 17206 Offices of mental health practitioners (except physicians)
813910 16754 Business associations
236117 16502 New housing operative builders
488510 16432 Freight transportation arrangement
453110 16125 Florists
453998 15946 All other miscellaneous store retailers (except tobacco stores)
541990 15867 All other professional, scientific, and technical services
522130 15782 Credit unions
551114 15770 Corporate, subsidiary, and regional managing offices
812199 15667 Other personal care services
454111 15556 Electronic shopping
623210 15434 Residential mental retardation facilities
531312 15376 Nonresidential property managers
541430 15359 Graphic design services
447190 15342 Other gasoline stations
713990 15175 All other amusement and recreation industries
812113 14895 Nail salons
813930 14839 Labor unions and similar labor organizations
453310 14647 Used merchandise stores
238330 14291 Flooring contractors
811192 13910 Car washes
531320 13681 Offices of real estate appraisers
812210 13625 Funeral homes and funeral services
621399 13434 Offices of all other miscellaneous health practitioners
561320 13428 Temporary help services
448120 13353 Women's clothing stores
444220 13329 Nursery, garden center, and farm supply stores
441320 13257 Tire dealers
623312 12965 Homes for the elderly
611620 12868 Sports and recreation instruction
561990 12747 All other support services
531390 12737 Other activities related to real estate
812910 12683 Pet care (except veterinary) services
541810 12584 Advertising agencies
512110 12236 Motion picture and video production
444130 12105 Hardware stores
442210 12071 Floor covering stores
237110 12017 Water and sewer line and related structures construction
531130 11702 Lessors of miniwarehouses and self-storage units
238130 11656 Framing contractors
611610 11491 Fine arts schools
561790 11423 Other services to buildings and dwellings
541410 11331 Interior design services
423120 11279 Motor vehicle supplies and new parts merchant wholesalers
713910 11173 Golf courses and country clubs
424990 11151 Other miscellaneous nondurable goods merchant wholesalers
561510 11088 Travel agencies
561710 10995 Exterminating and pest control services
621112 10852 Offices of physicians, mental health specialists
722320 10614 Caterers
237310 10412 Highway, street, and bridge construction
812310 10351 Coin-operated laundries and drycleaners
423690 10284 Other electronic parts and equipment merchant wholesalers
323110 10266 Commercial lithographic printing
812990 10081 All other personal services
813211 10036 Grantmaking foundations
442299 10035 All other home furnishings stores
541519 9976 Other computer related services
522310 9916 Mortgage and nonmortgage loan brokers
423990 9398 Other miscellaneous durable goods merchant wholesalers
446199 9297 All other health and personal care stores
424490 9196 Other grocery and related products merchant wholesalers
541191 9173 Title abstract and settlement offices
541921 9108 Photography studios, portrait
423610 9090 Electrical apparatus and equipment, wiring supplies, and related equipment merchant wholesalers
624110 9084 Child and youth services
238340 9038 Tile and terrazzo contractors
541712 8957 Research and development in the physical, engineering, and life sciences (except biotechnology)
541620 8866 Environmental consulting services
811490 8793 Other personal and household goods repair and maintenance
452990 8734 All other general merchandise stores
518210 8705 Data processing, hosting, and related services
623110 8690 Nursing care facilities
621391 8649 Offices of podiatrists
448140 8598 Family clothing stores
448190 8597 Other clothing stores
523120 8526 Securities brokerage
423510 8519 Metal service centers and other metal merchant wholesalers
541370 8368 Surveying and mapping (except geophysical) services
484230 8280 Specialized freight (except used goods) trucking, long-distance
531190 8237 Lessors of other real estate property
488410 8226 Motor vehicle towing
113310 8204 Logging
448210 8058 Shoe stores
238170 8020 Siding contractors
423430 7997 Computer and computer peripheral equipment and software merchant wholesalers
213112 7981 Support activities for oil and gas operations
561740 7945 Carpet and upholstery cleaning services
541820 7898 Public relations agencies
237210 7890 Land subdivision
443111 7678 Household appliance stores
541618 7641 Other management consulting services
337110 7573 Wood kitchen cabinet and countertop manufacturing
522390 7438 Other activities related to credit intermediation
423940 7348 Jewelry, watch, precious stone, and precious metal merchant wholesalers
621420 7255 Outpatient mental health and substance abuse centers
446120 7214 Cosmetics, beauty supplies, and perfume stores
484210 7186 Used household and office goods moving
423820 7168 Farm and garden machinery and equipment merchant wholesalers
423450 7164 Medical, dental, and hospital equipment and supplies merchant wholesalers
611691 7162 Exam preparation and tutoring
423930 7149 Recyclable material merchant wholesalers
541890 7126 Other services related to advertising
424330 6987 Women's, children's, and infants' clothing and accessories merchant wholesalers
423840 6956 Industrial supplies merchant wholesalers
523910 6941 Miscellaneous intermediation
424690 6861 Other chemical and allied products merchant wholesalers
813920 6848 Professional organizations
611710 6847 Educational support services
562111 6784 Solid waste collection
339116 6741 Dental laboratories
561311 6716 Employment placement agencies
453991 6632 Tobacco stores
621498 6623 All other outpatient care centers
211111 6609 Crude petroleum and natural gas extraction
811191 6599 Automotive oil change and lubrication shops
522291 6536 Consumer lending