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Results from the 2012 Survey of Business Owners (SBO) are available.

Approximately 1.75 million businesses were selected for the 2012 SBO asking for information about characteristics of the businesses and their owners.

SBO data are presented by:

  • Gender, ethnicity, race, and veteran status
  • Geography (U.S., states, metropolitan areas, counties, and places)
  • Industry (2- through 6-digit NAICS for selected geographies)
  • Firm receipts size
  • Firm employment size

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Please note that data are not necessarily comparable between survey periods. Please refer to the methodology section for more information.

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Estimates of Business Ownership by Gender, Ethnicity, Race, and Veteran Status: 2012

2012 SBO Data in Census API

The Census Bureau’s public Application Programming Interface (API) allows developers and power data users to build tables and queries directly from the datasets. The API lets developers customize Census Bureau statistics into web or mobile apps that provide users quick and easy access from an ever increasing pool of publicly available datasets.

2012 SBO Tables in American FactFinder

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Below you will find links to the U.S. Census Bureau's online data access tool, American FactFinder (AFF), that will bring you to a search results page prefiltered for the 2012 SBO. From the search results page you can further filter by geographies and industry codes. Once you open a table, you can filter within the rows for specific groups. The User's Guide for AFF contains a section describing how to filter rows within a table.

Detailed Table

Receipts Size

Number of NAICS Sectors

aff   U.S.  

Employment Size

Number of States

aff   U.S.  
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Detailed Table

Receipts Size

Number of NAICS Sectors

aff   U.S.  

Employment Size

Number of States

aff   U.S.  
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Detailed Table

Receipts Size

Number of NAICS Sectors

aff   U.S.  

Employment Size

Number of States

aff   U.S.  
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Veteran Status

Detailed Table

Receipts Size

Number of NAICS Sectors

aff   U.S.  

Employment Size

Number of States

aff   U.S.  
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Characteristics of Business Owners

(by U.S. level geography and industry)

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Characteristics of Businesses

(by U.S. level geography, industry, receipts size and employment size)

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