Research Outline

US Companies with 500+ Employees


To build a list of all the US companies that have more than 500 employees. To find, for each company, the website and the number of employees.

Early Findings

US Firms by Employee Count

  • According to the NAICS Association, 18,692 companies in the United States have 500-999 employees, while 23,199 companies have 1,000+ employees. Thus, the total number of companies with 500+ employees is 41,891 companies.
  • The attached spreadsheet contains a list of 37 companies compiled during our first hour of research. We found 22 companies with 500-999 employees and 15 companies with 5000+ employees.

Summary of Our Early Findings Relevant to The Goals

  • We gathered our early findings in the attached spreadsheet as a simple way to view data.
  • A list of all US-based companies that have 500+ employees is publicly unavailable.
  • Our preliminary research indicated that the number of companies with 500+ employees is huge (41,891). Alternatively, we are suggesting further research to find a total of 1,500 companies: 500 companies with 500-999 employees, 500 companies with 1000-4999 employees, and 500 companies with 5000+ employees.
  • Our recommendations are based on our findings in early research.
  • Please select one or more of the options provided in the proposed scoping section below.