11,291 businesses in District of Columbia have fewer than five employees in 2016


There were 11,291 businesses in District of Columbia that had fewer than five employees in 2016, according to County Business Patterns (CBP) statistics provided by the United States Census Bureau.

CBP data indicates that there were 23,005 total businesses in District of Columbia.

The following table gives a breakdown of businesses in District of Columbia by total employees in 2016.

Businesses in District of Columbia (2016) by total employees

Total employees
Total businesses
Percent of District of Columbia total
0 to 4
11,291
49.1%
5 to 9
4,207
18.3%
10 to 19
3,097
13.5%
20 to 49
2,531
11%
50 to 99
1,006
4.4%
100 to 249
597
2.6%
250 to 499
186
0.8%
500 to 999
56
0.2%
more than 1,000
34
0.1%

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