Top 101 Black-owned Business Categories:
Dallas/Fort Worth/Arlington Metro Area




For the Dallas/Fort Worth/Arlington Metro Area (DFW), which industry categories have the most Black-owned businesses?

In which industry categories, are Black-owned businesses making the most money?

Well, the answers to those questions depend on whether the businesses have paid employees or not, as the data in the accompanying tables will show.

This article contains estimates of how many Black-owned businesses are in the various industry categories in DFW.   It also presents estimates of how much money these businesses are making.   One reason estimates are used because the most recent U.S. Census Bureau data for the state of Texas for all businesses is the year 2012 and for those businesses that had paid employees it is for the year 2016 (the 2017 data rollout is scheduled to begin July 21, 2020).   Another reason is because the granularity of the data differs for U.S vs State vs Metro Areas.   The most detailed data that the Census Bureau provides is at the Federal level while the most summarized information is at the Metro Area level.

The U.S. Census Bureau separates businesses into different categories by using the North American Industry Classification System or NAICS.   The NAICS is used by the United States, Canada, and Mexico to classify businesses industry.

The data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau comes in different “flavors” depending on what geographic domain is used.   The geographic domains used for the tables in this article were the United States, Texas, and the Dallas/Fort Worth/Arlington Metro Area.

U.S. Census Bureau data for the United States and Texas was provided based on the six-digit NAICS code numbers, but the Metro Area data was provided based on the two-digit NAICS code numbers.

For instance, at the Metro Area level NAICS code number for “Other services (except public administration)” is 81.

But at the State level, the “Other Services” category (Code #81) is subdivided into 24 detail categories.   Some are listed below:

General automotive repair811111
Automotive transmission repair811113
Footwear and leather goods repair811430
Barber shops812111
Beauty salons812112
Nail salons812113
Funeral homes and funeral services812210
Cemeteries and crematories812220
Coin-operated laundries and dry-cleaners812310
Pet care (except veterinary) services812910
Parking lots and garages812930
All other personal services812990

Consequently this article takes the DFW data presented by the census bureau which is at the two-digit NAICS code number level and allocates it to the six-digit NAICS code number level by allocating it proportionally based on the data presented for the state of Texas, which is at the six-digit NAICS code number level.

The base source data for the following tables comes from the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2012 Survey of Business Owners.   The Survey of Business Owners (SBO) provided the only comprehensive, regularly collected source of information on selected economic and demographic characteristics for businesses and business owners by gender, ethnicity, race, and veteran status.



By Number of Firms

For Black-owned businesses in the Dallas/Fort Worth/Arlington Metro Area, Beauty Salons outnumber the number 2 industry by over 55%.   There were 14 business categories that had more than 1,000 individual firms.   Of course the rankings change depending on whether or not the businesses had paid employees or not.

For businesses with paid employees, the category, Home Health Care Services, ranks number 1.   Only 4 categories had over 100 businesses when they had paid employees.

When referring to those businesses that did not have employees, the category that had the highest total of annual sales was “General Freight Trucking, Local”.   That business category had annual sales of $328 million.

Businesses with and without Paid Employees
Top 101 Categories of Black-owned Businesses in the Dallas/Fort Worth/Arlington Metro Area
By Number of Firms
Rank NAICS Code NAICS Title Number of Firms Annual Sales
($1,000s)
1812112Beauty salons10,039133,667
2484110General freight trucking, local6,462337,710
3812990All other personal services5,46066,185
4624410Child day care services5,38990,630
5621610Home health care services4,840243,636
6561720Janitorial services4,79271,709
7711510Independent artists, writers, and performers3,46453,223
8561730Landscaping services2,68830,326
9454390Other direct selling establishments2,38631,257
10812111Barber shops2,37331,541
11541990All other professional, scientific, and technical services2,08945,644
12541213Tax preparation services1,71138,205
13524210Insurance agencies and brokerages1,57568,021
14531210Offices of real estate agents and brokers1,19541,301
15541219Other accounting services95422,815
16446120Cosmetics, beauty supplies, and perfume stores93312,653
17561110Office administrative services90525,140
18238990All other specialty trade contractors89633,064
19518210Data processing, hosting, and related services82713,910
20441120Used car dealers67049,787
21531390Other activities related to real estate66813,635
22722410Drinking places (alcoholic beverages)62810,088
23711410Agents and managers for artists, athletes, entertainers, and other public figures61010,530
24811490Other personal and household goods repair and maintenance5998,224
25722511Full-service restaurants50546,285
26561410Document preparation services5047,575
27621111Offices of physicians (except mental health specialists)487184,887
28541320Landscape architectural services48210,344
29621399Offices of all other miscellaneous health practitioners47313,182
30561790Other services to buildings and dwellings4254,570
31238220Plumbing, heating, and air-conditioning contractors36244,713
32561740Carpet and upholstery cleaning services3398,491
33238210Electrical contractors and other wiring installation contractors32627,594
34541910Marketing research and public opinion polling3205,104
35448150Clothing accessories stores3204,448
36238320Painting and wall covering contractors3196,032
37812113Nail salons3013,746
38722513Limited-service restaurants293153,509
39721310Rooming and boarding houses2823,354
40541330Engineering services26845,221
41621340Offices of physical, occupational and speech therapists, and audiologists26320,115
42316210Footwear manufacturing2455,772
43485410School and employee bus transportation2264,204
44238330Flooring contractors2116,003
45448190Other clothing stores2107,754
46448310Jewelry stores2043,140
47453220Gift, novelty, and souvenir stores1973,311
48621210Offices of dentists19555,781
49454111Electronic shopping1775,625
50238350Finish carpentry contractors1736,493
51541211Offices of certified public accountants16810,656
52238160Roofing contractors16516,290
53311710Seafood product preparation and packaging1637,577
54531110Lessors of residential buildings and dwellings15221,826
55448120Women's clothing stores1522,833
56541110Offices of lawyers15223,475
57425120Wholesale trade agents and brokers14962,494
58221210Natural gas distribution1441,475
59722515Snack and nonalcoholic beverage bars14411,933
60811310Commercial and industrial machinery and equipment (except automotive and electronic) repair and maintenance1377,207
61454210Vending machine operators1342,546
62541310Architectural services13410,168
63424990Other miscellaneous nondurable goods merchant wholesalers13216,839
64485510Charter bus industry1274,292
65621330Offices of mental health practitioners (except physicians)1262,700
66446110Pharmacies and drug stores12669,866
67448140Family clothing stores1252,995
68423940Jewelry, watch, precious stone, and precious metal merchant wholesalers1237,466
69423990Other miscellaneous durable goods merchant wholesalers1208,211
70238310Drywall and insulation contractors1163,127
71812210Funeral homes and funeral services11017,052
72541340Drafting services1092,857
73238190Other foundation, structure, and building exterior contractors1026,585
74453310Used merchandise stores983,290
75541930Translation and interpretation services981,305
76238390Other building finishing contractors974,789
77812910Pet care (except veterinary) services961,094
78531120Lessors of nonresidential buildings (except miniwarehouses)9413,743
79443142Electronics stores924,359
80451130Sewing, needlework, and piece goods stores852,109
81453110Florists831,132
82561710Exterminating and pest control services801,663
83561210Facilities support services7514,978
84812320Drycleaning and laundry services (except coin-operated)721,137
85541611Administrative management and general management consulting services7121,656
86423930Recyclable material merchant wholesalers685,233
87484220Specialized freight (except used goods) trucking, local6718,934
88238290Other building equipment contractors662,047
89541214Payroll services641,979
90213112Support activities for oil and gas operations64793
91541350Building inspection services642,087
92561440Collection agencies625,919
93238110Poured concrete foundation and structure contractors629,690
94624310Vocational rehabilitation services617,311
95812930Parking lots and garages61731
96238910Site preparation contractors6124,156
97624120Services for the elderly and persons with disabilities5920,767
98485320Limousine service596,249
99441228Motorcycle, ATV, and all other motor vehicle dealers584,307
100451140Musical instrument and supplies stores571,118
101485310Taxi service563,770

Table 1

Businesses with Paid Employees
Top 101 Categories of Black-owned Businesses in the Dallas/Fort Worth/Arlington Metro Area
By Number of Firms
Rank NAICS Code NAICS Title Number of Firms Annual Sales
($1,000s)
1621610Home health care services278181,309
2621111Offices of physicians (except mental health specialists)241160,183
3624410Child day care services12828,801
4524210Insurance agencies and brokerages11732,927
5621210Offices of dentists8040,963
6541611Administrative management and general management consulting services7121,656
7561720Janitorial services7017,532
8541110Offices of lawyers6118,922
9624120Services for the elderly and persons with disabilities5920,767
10446110Pharmacies and drug stores5865,617
11447110Gasoline stations with convenience stores54104,447
12722513Limited-service restaurants51147,982
13621340Offices of physical, occupational and speech therapists, and audiologists5013,239
14541213Tax preparation services466,580
15722511Full-service restaurants4638,477
16541330Engineering services4132,875
17238220Plumbing, heating, and air-conditioning contractors3125,282
18561612Security guards and patrol services3012,341
19445120Convenience stores3018,392
20722515Snack and nonalcoholic beverage bars2911,029
21484220Specialized freight (except used goods) trucking, local2714,748
22561320Temporary help services2334,864
23541219Other accounting services237,455
24484110General freight trucking, local239,705
25541512Computer systems design services2116,120
26484121General freight trucking, long-distance, truckload205,405
27236220Commercial and institutional building construction20191,100
28812112Beauty salons184,404
29541511Custom computer programming services1813,330
30621310Offices of chiropractors184,048
31445110Supermarkets and other grocery (except convenience) stores1821,027
32561730Landscaping services173,000
33561110Office administrative services1716,680
34621320Offices of optometrists175,597
35621399Offices of all other miscellaneous health practitioners172,915
36623312Assisted living facilities for the elderly163,412
37541211Offices of certified public accountants165,753
38541310Architectural services156,840
39441110New car dealers15137,818
40722320Caterers154,283
41541613Marketing consulting services158,268
42488410Motor vehicle towing144,131
43561621Security systems services (except locksmiths)148,227
44425120Wholesale trade agents and brokers1346,040
45623210Residential intellectual and developmental disability facilities136,150
46811111General automotive repair133,369
47812990All other personal services123,815
48713940Fitness and recreational sports centers113,714
49561410Document preparation services112,742
50722410Drinking places (alcoholic beverages)113,169
51446199All other health and personal care stores106,521
52451110Sporting goods stores103,999
53561740Carpet and upholstery cleaning services101,339
54531210Offices of real estate agents and brokers1021,373
55441120Used car dealers99,611
56484210Used household and office goods moving94,289
57611430Professional and management development training92,080
58611620Sports and recreation instruction9669
59561330Professional employer organizations93,466
60562111Solid waste collection98,949
61492210Local messengers and local delivery93,170
62541214Payroll services91,565
63236117New housing for-sale builders927,149
64238910Site preparation contractors922,450
65424490Other grocery and related products merchant wholesalers846,077
66561990All other support services84,645
67611692Automobile driving schools8374
68236118Residential remodelers78,118
69812210Funeral homes and funeral services713,616
70624190Other individual and family services73,014
71611710Educational support services7966
72423110Automobile and other motor vehicle merchant wholesalers744,136
73711510Independent artists, writers, and performers712,286
74443142Electronics stores74,359
75447190Other gasoline stations713,101
76488510Freight transportation arrangement711,959
77623110Nursing care facilities (skilled nursing facilities)78,968
78623311Continuing care retirement communities72,629
79561440Collection agencies75,291
80541612Human resources consulting services75,582
81485320Limousine service62,560
82446120Cosmetics, beauty supplies, and perfume stores61,724
83611691Exam preparation and tutoring6741
84238160Roofing contractors611,520
85238190Other foundation, structure, and building exterior contractors63,529
86512110Motion picture and video production620,360
87621112Offices of physicians, mental health specialists61,869
88621420Outpatient mental health and substance abuse centers63,821
89621511Medical laboratories64,935
90611420Computer training62,293
91812310Coin-operated laundries and drycleaners61,986
92541990All other professional, scientific, and technical services62,216
93238110Poured concrete foundation and structure contractors67,243
94531110Lessors of residential buildings and dwellings69,278
95541690Other scientific and technical consulting services63,470
96511110Newspaper publishers67,587
97624310Vocational rehabilitation services56,408
98488991Packing and crating56,572
99492110Couriers and express delivery services55,306
100811310Commercial and industrial machinery and equipment (except automotive and electronic) repair and maintenance54,546
101541614Process, physical distribution, and logistics consulting services56,171

Table 2

Businesses without Paid Employees
Top 101 Categories of Black-owned Businesses in the Dallas/Fort Worth/Arlington Metro Area
By Number of Firms
Rank NAICS Code NAICS Title Number of Firms Annual Sales
($1,000s)
1812112Beauty salons10,020129,262
2484110General freight trucking, local6,439328,005
3812990All other personal services5,44862,370
4624410Child day care services5,26161,829
5561720Janitorial services4,72254,176
6621610Home health care services4,56262,327
7711510Independent artists, writers, and performers3,45740,937
8561730Landscaping services2,67127,327
9454390Other direct selling establishments2,38330,100
10812111Barber shops2,37031,325
11541990All other professional, scientific, and technical services2,08343,428
12541213Tax preparation services1,66431,625
13524210Insurance agencies and brokerages1,45835,094
14531210Offices of real estate agents and brokers1,18619,927
15541219Other accounting services93015,360
16446120Cosmetics, beauty supplies, and perfume stores92710,930
17238990All other specialty trade contractors89431,276
18561110Office administrative services8888,461
19518210Data processing, hosting, and related services82411,893
20531390Other activities related to real estate66611,876
21441120Used car dealers66140,176
22722410Drinking places (alcoholic beverages)6176,919
23711410Agents and managers for artists, athletes, entertainers, and other public figures6088,436
24811490Other personal and household goods repair and maintenance5998,224
25561410Document preparation services4934,833
26541320Landscape architectural services4797,156
27722511Full-service restaurants4607,808
28621399Offices of all other miscellaneous health practitioners45610,268
29561790Other services to buildings and dwellings4254,570
30238220Plumbing, heating, and air-conditioning contractors33219,432
31561740Carpet and upholstery cleaning services3307,151
32238210Electrical contractors and other wiring installation contractors32210,676
33448150Clothing accessories stores3204,448
34541910Marketing research and public opinion polling3183,950
35812113Nail salons3013,746
36721310Rooming and boarding houses2823,354
37621111Offices of physicians (except mental health specialists)24724,704
38316210Footwear manufacturing2455,772
39722513Limited-service restaurants2415,527
40541330Engineering services22612,346
41485410School and employee bus transportation2253,613
42621340Offices of physical, occupational and speech therapists, and audiologists2136,876
43238330Flooring contractors2116,003
44448190Other clothing stores2066,328
45448310Jewelry stores2033,000
46453220Gift, novelty, and souvenir stores1973,311
47454111Electronic shopping1775,625
48238350Finish carpentry contractors1714,764
49311710Seafood product preparation and packaging1637,577
50238160Roofing contractors1594,771
51541211Offices of certified public accountants1524,903
52448120Women's clothing stores1502,395
53531110Lessors of residential buildings and dwellings14712,548
54221210Natural gas distribution1431,475
55425120Wholesale trade agents and brokers13616,454
56454210Vending machine operators1322,194
57811310Commercial and industrial machinery and equipment (except automotive and electronic) repair and maintenance1322,661
58424990Other miscellaneous nondurable goods merchant wholesalers13111,649
59621330Offices of mental health practitioners (except physicians)1262,700
60485510Charter bus industry1253,781
61423940Jewelry, watch, precious stone, and precious metal merchant wholesalers1237,466
62448140Family clothing stores1222,540
63423990Other miscellaneous durable goods merchant wholesalers1208,211
64541310Architectural services1193,328
65238310Drywall and insulation contractors1163,127
66621210Offices of dentists11614,818
67722515Snack and nonalcoholic beverage bars114903
68541340Drafting services1071,801
69812210Funeral homes and funeral services1023,437
70541930Translation and interpretation services97930
71812910Pet care (except veterinary) services961,094
72238190Other foundation, structure, and building exterior contractors963,056
73238390Other building finishing contractors963,808
74453310Used merchandise stores952,244
75531120Lessors of nonresidential buildings (except miniwarehouses)939,735
76541110Offices of lawyers914,553
77453110Florists831,132
78451130Sewing, needlework, and piece goods stores811,446
79561710Exterminating and pest control services721,663
80812320Drycleaning and laundry services (except coin-operated)72996
81561210Facilities support services71754
82446110Pharmacies and drug stores684,249
83423930Recyclable material merchant wholesalers685,233
84238290Other building equipment contractors662,047
85213112Support activities for oil and gas operations63793
86541350Building inspection services61864
87812930Parking lots and garages61530
88441228Motorcycle, ATV, and all other motor vehicle dealers584,307
89451140Musical instrument and supplies stores571,049
90624310Vocational rehabilitation services56903
91238110Poured concrete foundation and structure contractors562,448
92561440Collection agencies55628
93541214Payroll services55414
94485310Taxi service522,138
95485320Limousine service523,689
96811420Reupholstery and furniture repair52805
97238910Site preparation contractors521,706
98423910Sporting and recreational goods and supplies merchant wholesalers523,065
99238130Framing contractors511,918
100448210Shoe stores50996
101454113Mail-order houses49993

Table 3

By Annual Sales

Annual Sales or more specifically Average Annual Sales per business is a better indicator of business success rather than the total number of firms in a particular business category.

There is a clear difference between businesses that have paid employees and those that do not in terms of average annual sales per firm as is shown in the following table.

Top 10 Business Categories for Annual Sales in DFW
Businesses with Paid Employees Businesses with No Employees
Rank     NAICS Title Number of Firms Average Annual Sales per Firm in 2020 Dollars ($1s)     NAICS Title Number of Firms Average Annual Sales per Firm in 2020 Dollars ($1s)
1Commercial and institutional building construction2010,741,943Offices of dentists116144,174
2New car dealers1510,329,171Wholesale trade agents and brokers136136,055
3Automobile and other motor vehicle merchant wholesalers77,088,393Lessors of nonresidential buildings (except miniwarehouses)93118,047
4Other grocery and related products merchant wholesalers86,475,110Offices of physicians (except mental health specialists)247112,601
5Wholesale trade agents and brokers133,981,465Other miscellaneous nondurable goods merchant wholesalers131100,181
6Motion picture and video production63,814,883Lessors of residential buildings and dwellings14796,100
7New housing for-sale builders93,391,301Recyclable material merchant wholesalers6886,538
8Limited-service restaurants513,262,043Motorcycle, ATV, and all other motor vehicle dealers5883,302
9Site preparation contractors92,804,314Limousine service5279,483
10Offices of real estate agents and brokers102,402,845Other miscellaneous durable goods merchant wholesalers12076,755

Table 4

There are around 16 different business categories where Black-owned businesses that do not have paid employees have average annual earnings over $60,000 as shown in Table 7.

Contrast those earnings figures with those earned by businesses that do have paid employees.   There are 32 different business categories where Black-owned businesses in the Dallas/Fort Worth/Arlington Metro Area have average annual sales that exceed $1,000,000 (Table 6).

Businesses with and without Paid Employees
Top 101 Categories of Black-owned Businesses in the Dallas/Fort Worth/Arlington Metro Area
By Annual Sales
Rank NAICS Code NAICS Title Number of Firms Annual Sales
($1,000s)
Average Annual Sales
per Firm ($1s)
Average Annual Sales per Firm
in Year 2020 Dollars
($1s)
1446110Pharmacies and drug stores12669,866555,924624,982
2722513Limited-service restaurants293153,509524,180589,294
3425120Wholesale trade agents and brokers14962,494418,696470,707
4238910Site preparation contractors6124,156398,076447,526
5621111Offices of physicians (except mental health specialists)487184,887379,339426,461
6624120Services for the elderly and persons with disabilities5920,767352,489396,276
7541611Administrative management and general management consulting services7121,656303,006340,646
8621210Offices of dentists19555,781285,478320,941
9484220Specialized freight (except used goods) trucking, local6718,934282,825317,958
10561210Facilities support services7514,978199,845224,671
11541330Engineering services26845,221169,034190,031
12238110Poured concrete foundation and structure contractors629,690157,301176,842
13812210Funeral homes and funeral services11017,052155,537174,858
14541110Offices of lawyers15223,475154,274173,438
15531120Lessors of nonresidential buildings (except miniwarehouses)9413,743146,893165,140
16531110Lessors of residential buildings and dwellings15221,826143,254161,049
17424990Other miscellaneous nondurable goods merchant wholesalers13216,839127,447143,279
18238220Plumbing, heating, and air-conditioning contractors36244,713123,399138,728
19624310Vocational rehabilitation services617,311119,255134,069
20485320Limousine service596,249106,665119,915
21238160Roofing contractors16516,29098,619110,870
22561440Collection agencies625,91995,438107,293
23722511Full-service restaurants50546,28591,564102,938
24238210Electrical contractors and other wiring installation contractors32627,59484,62095,132
25722515Snack and nonalcoholic beverage bars14411,93383,00993,321
26621112Offices of physicians, mental health specialists483,76078,62288,388
27423930Recyclable material merchant wholesalers685,23376,97686,538
28621340Offices of physical, occupational and speech therapists, and audiologists26320,11576,62186,139
29541310Architectural services13410,16876,15985,620
30441120Used car dealers67049,78774,29883,527
31441228Motorcycle, ATV, and all other motor vehicle dealers584,30774,09883,302
32423990Other miscellaneous durable goods merchant wholesalers1208,21168,27376,755
33238190Other foundation, structure, and building exterior contractors1026,58564,45672,463
34541211Offices of certified public accountants16810,65663,47971,365
35423940Jewelry, watch, precious stone, and precious metal merchant wholesalers1237,46660,57368,098
36811310Commercial and industrial machinery and equipment (except automotive and electronic) repair and maintenance1377,20752,58859,121
37484110General freight trucking, local6,462337,71052,26358,755
38621610Home health care services4,840243,63650,33856,591
39238390Other building finishing contractors974,78949,33155,459
40443142Electronics stores924,35947,20453,068
41311710Seafood product preparation and packaging1637,57746,35452,112
42524210Insurance agencies and brokerages1,57568,02143,18848,552
43238140Masonry contractors471,85138,98943,832
44238130Framing contractors511,91837,73442,422
45238350Finish carpentry contractors1736,49337,59742,267
46448190Other clothing stores2107,75436,94241,531
47238990All other specialty trade contractors89633,06436,91341,498
48531210Offices of real estate agents and brokers1,19541,30134,55738,850
49485510Charter bus industry1274,29233,75137,944
50453310Used merchandise stores983,29033,50737,669
51541350Building inspection services642,08732,76136,830
52454111Electronic shopping1775,62531,78035,727
53541214Payroll services641,97930,94634,790
54238290Other building equipment contractors662,04730,84034,671
55238330Flooring contractors2116,00328,51732,059
56621399Offices of all other miscellaneous health practitioners47313,18227,89131,355
57561110Office administrative services90525,14027,77431,224
58238310Drywall and insulation contractors1163,12726,96230,311
59541340Drafting services1092,85726,17129,422
60561740Carpet and upholstery cleaning services3398,49125,01628,123
61451130Sewing, needlework, and piece goods stores852,10924,91728,012
62448140Family clothing stores1252,99524,05927,047
63541219Other accounting services95422,81523,92826,900
64316210Footwear manufacturing2455,77223,54326,467
65541213Tax preparation services1,71138,20522,33325,107
66541990All other professional, scientific, and technical services2,08945,64421,85224,566
67541320Landscape architectural services48210,34421,45724,122
68621330Offices of mental health practitioners (except physicians)1262,70021,44424,108
69561710Exterminating and pest control services801,66320,72523,299
70531390Other activities related to real estate66813,63520,41422,950
71448210Shoe stores5099619,78922,247
72451140Musical instrument and supplies stores571,11819,64222,082
73454210Vending machine operators1342,54619,04321,409
74238320Painting and wall covering contractors3196,03218,93121,283
75485410School and employee bus transportation2264,20418,60220,913
76448120Women's clothing stores1522,83318,59720,907
77711410Agents and managers for artists, athletes, entertainers, and other public figures61010,53017,27119,416
78518210Data processing, hosting, and related services82713,91016,82218,912
79624410Child day care services5,38990,63016,81718,906
80453220Gift, novelty, and souvenir stores1973,31116,78818,874
81722410Drinking places (alcoholic beverages)62810,08816,06018,055
82541910Marketing research and public opinion polling3205,10415,95017,931
83812320Drycleaning and laundry services (except coin-operated)721,13715,84217,810
84811420Reupholstery and furniture repair5280515,44617,365
85448310Jewelry stores2043,14015,40817,322
86711510Independent artists, writers, and performers3,46453,22315,36617,275
87561410Document preparation services5047,57515,03916,907
88561720Janitorial services4,79271,70914,96316,822
89448150Clothing accessories stores3204,44813,91215,641
90811490Other personal and household goods repair and maintenance5998,22413,73615,442
91453110Florists831,13213,63315,327
92446120Cosmetics, beauty supplies, and perfume stores93312,65313,55715,241
93812112Beauty salons10,039133,66713,31514,969
94541930Translation and interpretation services981,30513,30914,962
95812111Barber shops2,37331,54113,29114,943
96454390Other direct selling establishments2,38631,25713,10114,729
97213112Support activities for oil and gas operations6479312,43513,980
98812113Nail salons3013,74612,42513,968
99812990All other personal services5,46066,18512,12213,628
100812930Parking lots and garages6173112,01013,501
101721310Rooming and boarding houses2823,35411,89113,368

Table 5

Businesses with Paid Employees
Top 101 Categories of Black-owned Businesses in the Dallas/Fort Worth/Arlington Metro Area
By Annual Sales
Rank NAICS Code NAICS Title Number of Firms Annual Sales
($1,000s)
Average Annual Sales
per Firm ($1s)
Average Annual Sales per Firm
in Year 2020 Dollars
($1s)
1236220Commercial and institutional building construction20191,1009,555,00310,741,943
2441110New car dealers15137,8189,187,84110,329,171
3423110Automobile and other motor vehicle merchant wholesalers744,1366,305,1557,088,393
4424490Other grocery and related products merchant wholesalers846,0775,759,6376,475,110
5425120Wholesale trade agents and brokers1346,0403,541,5303,981,465
6512110Motion picture and video production620,3603,393,3543,814,883
7236117New housing for-sale builders927,1493,016,5763,391,301
8722513Limited-service restaurants51147,9822,901,6013,262,043
9238910Site preparation contractors922,4502,494,4492,804,314
10531210Offices of real estate agents and brokers1021,3732,137,3412,402,845
11812210Funeral homes and funeral services713,6161,945,0932,186,716
12447110Gasoline stations with convenience stores54104,4471,934,2032,174,473
13238160Roofing contractors611,5201,919,9342,158,431
14447190Other gasoline stations713,1011,871,5182,104,001
15711510Independent artists, writers, and performers712,2861,755,1061,973,128
16488510Freight transportation arrangement711,9591,708,3721,920,589
17531110Lessors of residential buildings and dwellings69,2781,546,3201,738,407
18561320Temporary help services2334,8641,515,8441,704,145
19488991Packing and crating56,5721,314,4161,477,695
20624310Vocational rehabilitation services56,4081,281,5461,440,742
21623110Nursing care facilities (skilled nursing facilities)78,9681,281,1431,440,289
22511110Newspaper publishers67,5871,264,5121,421,592
23541614Process, physical distribution, and logistics consulting services56,1711,234,2961,387,623
24238110Poured concrete foundation and structure contractors67,2431,207,1161,357,066
25445110Supermarkets and other grocery (except convenience) stores1821,0271,168,1611,313,272
26236118Residential remodelers78,1181,159,7421,303,808
27446110Pharmacies and drug stores5865,6171,131,3321,271,869
28441120Used car dealers99,6111,067,8391,200,488
29492110Couriers and express delivery services55,3061,061,2731,193,106
30562111Solid waste collection98,949994,3521,117,873
31561110Office administrative services1716,680981,1591,103,041
32811310Commercial and industrial machinery and equipment repair and maintenance54,546909,2441,022,192
33722511Full-service restaurants4638,477836,459940,366
34621511Medical laboratories64,935822,555924,734
35238220Plumbing, heating, and air-conditioning contractors3125,282815,538916,846
36541330Engineering services4132,875801,826901,430
37541612Human resources consulting services75,582797,422896,479
38541512Computer systems design services2116,120767,625862,981
39561440Collection agencies75,291755,830849,720
40541511Custom computer programming services1813,330740,542832,533
41621111Offices of physicians (except mental health specialists)241160,183664,660747,225
42621610Home health care services278181,309652,190733,206
43446199All other health and personal care stores106,521652,100733,105
44621420Outpatient mental health and substance abuse centers63,821636,820715,926
45443142Electronics stores74,359622,728700,084
46445120Convenience stores3018,392613,083689,241
47238190Other foundation, structure, and building exterior contractors63,529588,161661,224
48561621Security systems services (except locksmiths)148,227587,639660,636
49485991Special needs transportation52,916583,145655,585
50561990All other support services84,645580,603652,727
51541690Other scientific and technical consulting services63,470578,258650,090
52541613Marketing consulting services158,268551,167619,634
53484220Specialized freight (except used goods) trucking, local2714,748546,210614,061
54621210Offices of dentists8040,963512,040575,646
55484210Used household and office goods moving94,289476,583535,785
56623210Residential intellectual and developmental disability facilities136,150473,049531,812
57541310Architectural services156,840455,997512,642
58624190Other individual and family services73,014430,503483,981
59485320Limousine service62,560426,629479,625
60484110General freight trucking, local239,705421,943474,357
61561612Security guards and patrol services3012,341411,383462,485
62524291Claims adjusting52,025404,964455,269
63451110Sporting goods stores103,999399,942449,624
64561330Professional employer organizations93,466385,141432,984
65611420Computer training62,293382,121429,589
66722515Snack and nonalcoholic beverage bars2911,029380,326427,570
67623311Continuing care retirement communities72,629375,541422,191
68541990All other professional, scientific, and technical services62,216369,333415,213
69621391Offices of podiatrists51,812362,467407,493
70541211Offices of certified public accountants165,753359,584404,252
71492210Local messengers and local delivery93,170352,178395,926
72624120Services for the elderly and persons with disabilities5920,767351,980395,704
73713940Fitness and recreational sports centers113,714337,624379,564
74812310Coin-operated laundries and drycleaners61,986330,920372,027
75621320Offices of optometrists175,597329,242370,141
76541219Other accounting services237,455324,127364,391
77812990All other personal services123,815317,891357,380
78621112Offices of physicians, mental health specialists61,869311,449350,138
79541110Offices of lawyers6118,922310,197348,731
80541611Administrative management and general management consulting services7121,656305,014342,904
81332710Machine shops51,480296,050332,826
82488410Motor vehicle towing144,131295,091331,748
83722410Drinking places (alcoholic beverages)113,169288,062323,846
84446120Cosmetics, beauty supplies, and perfume stores61,724287,272322,957
85722320Caterers154,283285,535321,005
86524210Insurance agencies and brokerages11732,927281,429316,389
87484121General freight trucking, long-distance, truckload205,405270,271303,844
88621340Offices of physical, occupational and speech therapists, and audiologists5013,239264,779297,670
89811111General automotive repair133,369259,164291,357
90561720Janitorial services7017,532250,459281,571
91561410Document preparation services112,742249,251280,213
92812112Beauty salons184,404244,687275,083
93611430Professional and management development training92,080231,131259,842
94624410Child day care services12828,801225,004252,955
95621310Offices of chiropractors184,048224,869252,803
96623312Assisted living facilities for the elderly163,412213,234239,723
97561730Landscaping services173,000176,456198,376
98541214Payroll services91,565173,903195,506
99621399Offices of all other miscellaneous health practitioners172,915171,452192,750
100541213Tax preparation services466,580143,033160,801
101611710Educational support services7966138,057155,207

Table 6

Businesses without Paid Employees
Top 101 Categories of Black-owned Businesses in the Dallas/Fort Worth/Arlington Metro Area
By Annual Sales
Rank NAICS Code NAICS Title Number of Firms Annual Sales
($1,000s)
Average Annual Sales
per Firm ($1s)
Average Annual Sales per Firm
in Year 2020 Dollars
($1s)
1621210Offices of dentists11614,818128,244144,174
2425120Wholesale trade agents and brokers13616,454121,021136,055
3531120Lessors of nonresidential buildings (except miniwarehouses)939,735105,003118,047
4621111Offices of physicians (except mental health specialists)24724,704100,159112,601
5424990Other miscellaneous nondurable goods merchant wholesalers13111,64989,111100,181
6531110Lessors of residential buildings and dwellings14712,54885,48196,100
7423930Recyclable material merchant wholesalers685,23376,97686,538
8441228Motorcycle, ATV, and all other motor vehicle dealers584,30774,09883,302
9485320Limousine service523,68970,70079,483
10423990Other miscellaneous durable goods merchant wholesalers1208,21168,27376,755
11446110Pharmacies and drug stores684,24962,49270,254
12441120Used car dealers66140,17660,80868,362
13423940Jewelry, watch, precious stone, and precious metal merchant wholesalers1237,46660,57368,098
14423910Sporting and recreational goods and supplies merchant wholesalers523,06559,45466,840
15238220Plumbing, heating, and air-conditioning contractors33219,43258,61465,895
16541330Engineering services22612,34654,60661,390
17484110General freight trucking, local6,439328,00550,94157,269
18541110Offices of lawyers914,55349,81856,006
19311710Seafood product preparation and packaging1637,57746,35452,112
20238110Poured concrete foundation and structure contractors562,44843,80149,242
21485310Taxi service522,13840,97646,066
22238390Other building finishing contractors963,80839,75044,688
23238130Framing contractors511,91837,73442,422
24238990All other specialty trade contractors89431,27634,97939,324
25812210Funeral homes and funeral services1023,43733,56237,732
26238210Electrical contractors and other wiring installation contractors32210,67633,12737,242
27238910Site preparation contractors521,70632,75036,819
28621340Offices of physical, occupational and speech therapists, and audiologists2136,87632,34536,363
29541211Offices of certified public accountants1524,90332,18536,184
30238190Other foundation, structure, and building exterior contractors963,05631,89635,858
31454111Electronic shopping1775,62531,78035,727
32238290Other building equipment contractors662,04730,84034,671
33448190Other clothing stores2066,32830,79034,615
34485510Charter bus industry1253,78130,19133,942
35238160Roofing contractors1594,77130,03733,768
36238330Flooring contractors2116,00328,51732,059
37541310Architectural services1193,32828,04531,528
38238350Finish carpentry contractors1714,76427,79031,242
39238310Drywall and insulation contractors1163,12726,96230,311
40524210Insurance agencies and brokerages1,45835,09424,07127,061
41316210Footwear manufacturing2455,77223,54326,467
42453310Used merchandise stores952,24423,49526,413
43561710Exterminating and pest control services721,66323,00225,860
44722513Limited-service restaurants2415,52722,89725,742
45621399Offices of all other miscellaneous health practitioners45610,26822,52225,319
46561740Carpet and upholstery cleaning services3307,15121,68824,382
47621330Offices of mental health practitioners (except physicians)1262,70021,44424,108
48541990All other professional, scientific, and technical services2,08343,42820,84923,439
49448140Family clothing stores1222,54020,73723,313
50811310Commercial and industrial machinery and equipment (except automotive and electronic) repair and maintenance1322,66120,19222,700
51454113Mail-order houses4999320,13122,631
52448210Shoe stores5099619,78922,247
53541213Tax preparation services1,66431,62519,00021,361
54451140Musical instrument and supplies stores571,04918,53620,839
55451130Sewing, needlework, and piece goods stores811,44617,86520,084
56531390Other activities related to real estate66611,87617,83920,055
57722511Full-service restaurants4607,80816,97719,086
58531210Offices of real estate agents and brokers1,18619,92716,80918,897
59453220Gift, novelty, and souvenir stores1973,31116,78818,874
60541340Drafting services1071,80116,76618,849
61454210Vending machine operators1322,19416,57418,633
62541219Other accounting services93015,36016,51618,567
63624310Vocational rehabilitation services5690316,15218,158
64485410School and employee bus transportation2253,61316,02618,017
65448120Women's clothing stores1502,39515,96517,948
66811420Reupholstery and furniture repair5280515,44617,365
67541320Landscape architectural services4797,15614,94916,806
68448310Jewelry stores2033,00014,74416,576
69518210Data processing, hosting, and related services82411,89314,42716,219
70541350Building inspection services6186414,18615,949
71448150Clothing accessories stores3204,44813,91215,641
72812320Drycleaning and laundry services (except coin-operated)7299613,90815,636
73711410Agents and managers for artists, athletes, entertainers, and other public figures6088,43613,86915,592
74811490Other personal and household goods repair and maintenance5998,22413,73615,442
75621610Home health care services4,56262,32713,66315,360
76453110Florists831,13213,63315,327
77812111Barber shops2,37031,32513,21614,858
78812112Beauty salons10,020129,26212,90014,503
79454390Other direct selling establishments2,38330,10012,63214,201
80213112Support activities for oil and gas operations6379312,58714,151
81812113Nail salons3013,74612,42513,968
82541910Marketing research and public opinion polling3183,95012,40813,950
83721310Rooming and boarding houses2823,35411,89113,368
84711510Independent artists, writers, and performers3,45740,93711,84213,313
85446120Cosmetics, beauty supplies, and perfume stores92710,93011,79113,255
86624410Child day care services5,26161,82911,75313,213
87561720Janitorial services4,72254,17611,47312,899
88812990All other personal services5,44862,37011,44812,870
89812910Pet care (except veterinary) services961,09411,36812,780
90561440Collection agencies5562811,32112,728
91722410Drinking places (alcoholic beverages)6176,91911,20612,598
92561790Other services to buildings and dwellings4254,57010,75812,094
93561210Facilities support services7175410,64711,969
94221210Natural gas distribution1431,47510,31511,596
95561730Landscaping services2,67127,32710,23211,503
96561410Document preparation services4934,8339,81111,029
97541930Translation and interpretation services979309,58610,777
98561110Office administrative services8888,4619,52510,708
99812930Parking lots and garages615308,7389,824
100722515Snack and nonalcoholic beverage bars1149037,8998,881
101541214Payroll services554147,4828,412

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