Number of Small Businesses in Shasta County, CA: 2023 Outlook

According to the latest statistics, there are 16,361 small businesses in Shasta County, CA. These small businesses make up nearly 99.98 percent of all businesses in the county.
By Neilsberg Research January 24, 2023
The number of small businesses in Shasta County, CA

As per the U.S. Small Business Administration a small business is defined as one with fewer than 500 employees. To learn more about the trends related to the number of small businesses in Shasta County, we’ve analyzed all of the most essential data reported by relevant surveys across various departments at the U.S. Census Bureau. 

How many small businesses are there in Shasta County, CA?

Key small business stats

Our research yielded several striking findings related to the number of small businesses in Shasta County, CA:

  • According to the 2022 Small Business profile from the Office of Advocacy, U.S. SBA and Statistics of US Businesses, the number of small businesses totaled 16,361 in Shasta County, CA.
  • The small businesses make up nearly all (99.98 percent) businesses in Shasta County, CA.
  • Most of Shasta County’s small businesses are very small as 96.44 percent of all businesses did not have employees or have fewer than 20 employees.
  • As per the Non employer statistics, self-employment in Shasta County, CA increased by 4.31% over the last 8 years. .  
  • Between 2021 and 2022, the number of small businesses in Shasta County, CA increased by 184 ( 1.14% ). Overall the number of small businesses marked a a growth of 639 ( 4.06% ) between 2014 and 2022.

Shasta County, CA: Small businesses with no employees

As of Sep 2022, there were 12,028 small businesses with no employees in Shasta County, CA. Compared to 2014, that is an increase of 497 ( 4.31% ) in the number of self employed population in the county.

Most recently, especially after the COVID-19 pandemic, the number of small businesses with no employees increased by 83 from being 11,945 in 2021.

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, across the United States, we witnessed an ongoing economic trend of the rise of gig economy and the beginning of the great resignation. The biggest impact was found in the economic activity related to the small businesses with no employees.

Its impact in Shasta County, CA is clearly reflected in the below chart, displaying number of small businesses with no employees between 2016 and 2022 (Exhibit 2).

Exhibit 2
The number of small businesses with no employees in Shasta County, CA

Below is a table showing the number of businesses with no employees since 2016.

Year Reported Businesses With No Employees
2016 11,542
2017 11,727
2018 11,869
2019 11,825
2020 11,802
2021 11,945
2022 12,028

Shasta County, CA: Small businesses with less than 20 employees

Between 2014 and 2022, the number of small businesses with less than 20 employees increased by 39 ( 1.05% ). In 2014 the number of businesses were 3,714, which increased to 3,753 in 2022.

Overall most of the small businesses in Shasta County, CA are very small, and have less then 20 employees. These micro businesses account for nearly 86.53% of the total businesses with employees in the county.

The trend in the number of small businesses with less than 20 employees is visible in the below chart ( Exhibit 3).

Exhibit 3
The number of small businesses with less than 20 employees in Shasta County, CA


Here is a comprehensive overview of the number of small businesses with less than 20 employees since 2016:

Year Reported Businesses With 1-19 Employees
2016 3,642
2017 3,619
2018 3,619
2019 3,611
2020 3,667
2021 3,682
2022 3,753

Shasta County, CA: Small businesses with 20 - 99 employees

Of the 3,195 counties reviewed across the United States, the small businesses with 20 - 99 employees was found to be resilient set with respect to the impact of the pandemic. 

In Shasta County, CA the number of small businesses with 20 - 99 employees increased from being 424 in 2014 to 521 in 2022. In percentage terms the change is an increase of approximately 22.88%.

We have charted the number of small businesses with 20 - 99 employees since 2016 ( Exhibit 4):

Exhibit 4
The number of small businesses with 20 to 99 employees in Shasta County, CA

Over the last 7 years, the number of small businesses with 20-99 employees is tabulated below:

Year Reported Businesses With 20-99 Employees
2016 426
2017 440
2018 462
2019 475
2020 469
2021 499
2022 521

Shasta County, CA: Small businesses with 100 - 499 employees

As per the U.S. Small Business Administration, the businesses with 100 - 499 employees are the largest businesses eligible to be classified under the category of being called as a small business. In Shasta County, CA the number of such businesses changed from 53 in 2014 to 59 in 2022.

An increase in the number of these businesses is a good economic indicator for a county. With an increase of 6 such businesses between 2014 and 2022 shows that this is a great county for business growth.

Full set of data related to the number of small businesses with 100 - 499 employees is shown in the below chart ( Exhibit 5):

Exhibit 5
The number of small businesses with 100 to 499 employees in Shasta County, CA

You can also find the table below with the number of small businesses with 100 - 499 employees in Shasta County, CA:

Year Reported Businesses With 100-499 Employees
2016 54
2017 50
2018 55
2019 57
2020 54
2021 51
2022 59

References

Data used for the report on number of small business in the Shasta County, CA was sourced from the following programs, surveys and reports within the US Census Bureau: 

1) Annual small business profile published by the U.S. Small Business Administration, Office of Advocacy.

2) Nonemployer Statistics, U.S. Census Bureau

3) County Business Patterns, U.S. Census Bureau

4) Statistics of US Businesses, U.S. Census Bureau

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