Curated by Alan LaFrance
Published 1/14/2019

These statistics are curated from United States Economic Reports, sourced below. The figures are the most up-to-date data available at the time of publishing, or the last update date, whichever is present.

Landscaping Industry Overview

Industry Revenue
(2012)
$51,908,304,000
Companies
(2016)
101,567
# of Companies
(2011 – 2016)
+10.89%
Industry Jobs / Employment
(2016)
631,995
Industry Annual Payroll
(2016)
$23,807,298,000

Industry Company Size Breakdown

2016 Data

Employees Companies % of Industry
1 – 4 72,907 71.78%
5 – 9 14,766 14.54%
10 – 19 7,800 7.68%
20 – 49 4,344 4.28%
50 – 99 1,150 1.13%
100 – 249 472 0.46%
250+ 128 0.13%

Company Structure Breakdown

2016 Data

Structure Companies % of Industry
C-Corporations 10,637 10.47%
S-Corporations 53,104 52.28%
Ind. Proprietor 28,651 28.21%
Partnership 8,960 8.82%
Non-Profit 175 0.17%
Other 40 0.04%

Top 5 States by Revenue

2012 Data

California $5,855,028,000
Florida $3,895,491,000
Texas $3,771,025,000
New York $3,088,336,000
Pennsylvania $2,372,495,000

Customer Type Breakdown

2012 Data

Category % of Market Est. Revenue
Residential 43.9% $22.7B
Commercial 46.2% $24.0B
Federal Government 1.6% $830MM
State/Local Government 5.9% $3.1B
Non-Profit 2.4% $1.2B

Landscaping Companies by Revenue

2018 Industry Survey

Annual Revenue % of Industry
Less than $50,000 19%
$50,000 – $199,999 22%
$200,000 – $499,999 17%
$500,000 – $999,999 14%
More than $1,000,000 24%
No Answer 4%

Landscaping Companies by Years in Business

2018 Industry Survey

Annual Revenue % of Industry
0 – 5 Years 13%
5 – 9 Years 10%
10 – 19 Years 30%
20 – 29 Years 25%
30 or More Years 22%

Landscaping Company Locations by Owner Demographic

2012 Data

Race Locations % of Industry
White 1 245,283 59.1%
Hispanic 94,495 22.8%
African-American 60,901 14.7%
Native American 2 5,405 1.3%
Asian 9,152 2.2%

Landscaping Company Revenue by Owner Demographic

2012 Data

Race Revenue % of Industry
White 1 $46.7B 86.7%
Hispanic $5.1B 9.5%
African-American $991MM 1.8%
Native American 2 $360MM 0.7%
Asian $707MM 1.3%

Company Workforce Comparison by Owner Demographic

2012 Data

Race Employees % of Industry
White 1 459,836 89.8%
Hispanic 39,071 7.6%
African-American 4,794 0.9%
Native American 2 2,682 0.5%
Asian 5,993 1.2%

Landscaping Company Ownership by Gender

2012 Data

Gender Locations % of Industry
Male-owned 343,884 82.8%
Female-owned 73,490 17.7%
Equally-owned 32,914 8.0%

Landscaping Company Revenue by Gender

2012 Data

Gender Revenue % of Industry
Male-owned $42.2B 78.3%
Female-owned $6.8B 12.6%
Equally-owned $6.5B 12.1%

Company Workforce Comparison by Owner’s Gender

2012 Data

Gender Employees % of Industry
Male-owned 343,884 82.8%
Female-owned 73,490 17.7%
Equally-owned 32,914 8.0%

Landscaping Company Ownership by Veteran-status

2012 Data

Status Locations % of Industry
Veteran-owned 44,518 10.7%
Equally-owned 5,991 1.4%
Non-Veteran owned 399,779 96.3%

Landscaping Company Revenue by Veteran-status

2012 Data

Status Revenue % of Industry
Male-owned $3.5B 6.5%
Female-owned $1.1B 2.1%
Equally-owned $50.9B 94.4%

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Sources

Bureau of Labor Statistics – May 2017 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates
https://www.bls.gov/oes/2017/may/naics5_561730.htm

2018 Landscaping State of the Industry
https://giecdn.blob.core.windows.net/fileuploads/document/2018/11/06/2018%20soi.pdf

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