Columbia County Business Establishment Statistics
In 2016, U.S. employees worked at
—Census Bureau, County Business Patterns
The County Business Patterns (CBP), released annually by the U.S. Census Bureau, provides detailed economic data on business establishments.
An establishment is a single location where business or other operations take place. Establishments should not be confused with companies or other enterprises: one firm may operate multiple establishments throughout the United States. Non-profit and government organizations may also operate multiple establishments.
How many establishments are in each industry sector in Columbia County, Georgia?
The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) divides up businesses and other establishments into industry sectors. The chart above shows the number of Georgia establishments in each major sector.
While NAICS does include the public sector, CBP data excludes most government establishments—with the exceptions of wholesale liquor establishments (NAICS 4248), retail liquor stores (NAICS 44531), federally-chartered savings institutions (NAICS 522120), federally-chartered credit unions (NAICS 522130), and hospitals (NAICS 622).
How does the number of Columbia County establishments vary by their employee counts?
This chart shows the number of establishments broken down by their "size class." Size class groupings are derived from the number of employees reported during an establishment's mid-March pay period. Employees on paid sick leave, holidays, and vacations are included in this figure; however, sole proprietors and partners of unincorporated businesses are not counted as employees.
The "1 to 4" group also includes establishments with no employees reported in March, but that nevertheless paid wages to at least one employee sometime during the year.