97,310 businesses in Colorado have fewer than five employees in 2016


There were 97,310 businesses in Colorado that had fewer than five employees in 2016, according to County Business Patterns (CBP) statistics provided by the United States Census Bureau.

CBP data indicates that there were 164,527 total businesses in Colorado.

The following table gives a breakdown of businesses in Colorado by total employees in 2016.

Businesses in Colorado (2016) by total employees

Total employees
Total businesses
Percent of Colorado total
0 to 4
97,310
59.1%
5 to 9
27,097
16.5%
10 to 19
18,916
11.5%
20 to 49
13,571
8.2%
50 to 99
4,402
2.7%
100 to 249
2,354
1.4%
250 to 499
563
0.3%
500 to 999
204
0.1%
more than 1,000
110
0.1%

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