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Total Number of Firms by Race/Ethnicity
Year: 2002; Race/Ethnicity: White, Hispanic, Black and Asian; Region: Largest 4 MSAs


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  • White
  • Hispanic
  • Black
  • Asian
 Scale Range: 0 - 1,389,621         0154K308K463K617K772K926K1.08M1.23M1.38M
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL-IN-WI White 2002 586,970 Barchart image
Hispanic 2002 38,623 Barchart image
Black 2002 64,380 Barchart image
Asian 2002 40,998 Barchart image
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, CA White 2002 891,661 Barchart image
Hispanic 2002 218,530 Barchart image
Black 2002 56,228 Barchart image
Asian 2002 186,361 Barchart image
New York-Newark-Edison, NY-NJ-PA White 2002 1,389,621 Barchart image
Hispanic 2002 201,129 Barchart image
Black 2002 145,517 Barchart image
Asian 2002 179,095 Barchart image
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD White 2002 354,804 Barchart image
Hispanic 2002 8,963 Barchart image
Black 2002 24,486 Barchart image
Asian 2002 19,759 Barchart image

Definition: Number of business firms

Notes: Business ownership is defined as having 51% or more of the stock or equity in the business. Businesses could be tabulated in more than 1 racial group. This can result because: a. the sole proprietor reported more than one race; b. the majority owner reported more than one race; c. a majority combination of owners reported more than one race. Racial/ethnic groups may not add to the total because a Hispanic or Latino firm may be of any race, and because a firm could be tabulated in more than one racial group.

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2002 Economic Census, Survey of Business Owners