California Small Business Facts


California Small Business Facts
2010* 2009 2000
Number of Businesses
Small employers (<500 employees) 684,953 691,479 658,898
Large employers (500+ employees) 5,501 5,603 5,687
Nonemployers 2,814,409 2,743,935 2,103,178
Business Owner Demographics
Male-owned 1,686 4,677 923,356
Woman-owned 1,039 962 152,867
Equally male/female-owned 597 1,213 184,496
African American-owned 138 85 14,982
Asian-owned 509 906 161,825
Hispanic-owned 567 459 61,844
Native American/Alaskan-owned 46 21 3,070
Hawaiian/Pacific Islander-owned 9 6 812
Veteran-owned 370 873 193,897
Publicly held, unclassified 104 6,774 2,364,650
Source: U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Census Bureau, Bureau of Economic Analysis; U.S. Dept. of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics; Admin. Office of the U.S. Courts; Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation; and U.S. Small Business Admin., Office of Advocacy. * Latest available data. †Percentage point change. ‡Data are for CRA loans.