Home-Based Businesses

With Paid Employees

Data table with values from the U.S. Census Bureau Survey of Business Owners for 2012. The data shows the number of business owners and their relative percentages by the Home Based Business ranges of; Operated primarily from somebody's home or Did not operate primarily from somebody's home. The data depicted is for businesses with paid employees. It is also partitioned by the major races/ethnicities, White, Hispanic, Black/African-American, and Asian.

For businesses that did have paid employees, those that were Black-owned had the highest percentage that were home-based.

Race/Ethnicity Not Operated Primarily From Someone's Home Operated Primarily From Someone's Home Variance
White-Owned $2,324,848 $289,427 $2,035,421
Hispanic-Owned $1,123,892 $258,666 $865,226
Black-Owned $1,034,994 $158,182 $876,812
Asian-Owned $1,140,196 $298,030 $842,166

No Paid Employees

Data table with values from the U.S. Census Bureau Survey of Business Owners for 2012. The data shows the number of business owners and their relative percentages by the Home Based Business ranges of; Operated primarily from somebody's home or Did not operate primarily from somebody's home. The data depicted is for businesses that do not have paid employees. It is aslo partitioned by the major races/ethnicities, White, Hispanic, Black/African-American, and Asian.

For those businesses that reported, and did not have employees, the majority operated their businesses primarily from someone's home. This was true except in the case of Asian-owned businesses.

Description White-Owned Hispanic-Owned Black-Owned Asian-Owned
Business Operated Primarily From Someone's Home 63.1% 52.4% 61.1% 40.7%

However, the Average Annual Receipts/Sales were higher for those businesses that did not operate primarily from someone's home.

Race/Ethnicity Not Operated Primarily From Someone's Home Operated Primarily From Someone's Home Variance % Increase
White-Owned $72,543 $40,555 $31,988 78.9%
Hispanic-Owned $43,183 $35,108 $8,075 23.0%
Black-Owned $28,641 $20,581 $8,060 39.2%
Asian-Owned $57,482 $44,534 $12,948 29.1%