December 4, 2020  
 
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Collection Agencies

Collection Agencies aren't as common as some other kinds of businesses that dominate the nation's shopping malls. Still, across the entire nation, there are more than 5,000 Collection Agencies. That means that each one of those Collection Agencies serves about 60,000 citizens on average. According to our business employment data, Collection Agencies will typically employ 1 to 4 employees. As such, Collection Agencies account for substantial employment of workers across the country.

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States with Collection Agencies
(Ordered by # per 100,000 Residents)

  State Businesses Businesses per 100K Residents
1. South Dakota 35 4.66
2. Delaware 31 3.96
3. Wyoming 18 3.66
4. North Dakota 23 3.59
5. Montana 32 3.55
6. Idaho 36 2.79
7. Colorado 118 2.74
8. Alaska 17 2.72
9. Nebraska 46 2.69
10. Oklahoma 92 2.67
11. Nevada 52 2.61
12. Georgia 209 2.59
13. Utah 55 2.47
14. Minnesota 118 2.40
15. Arizona 123 2.40
16. Pennsylvania 282 2.30
17. Oregon 76 2.23
18. Washington 130 2.22
19. Kansas 59 2.20
20. Florida 343 2.15
21. New York 395 2.08
22. New Jersey 175 2.08
23. Indiana 125 2.06
24. Louisiana 91 2.04
25. Arkansas 52 1.95
26. Missouri 105 1.88
27. Maryland 96 1.81
28. Ohio 202 1.78
29. Hawaii 21 1.73
30. Texas 361 1.73
31. New Hampshire 21 1.70
32. Tennessee 96 1.69
33. Illinois 196 1.58
34. California 532 1.57
35. Kentucky 62 1.54
36. Wisconsin 82 1.53
37. Mississippi 42 1.48
38. Massachusetts 89 1.40
39. Virginia 96 1.36
40. New Mexico 24 1.32
41. Vermont 8 1.31
42. Connecticut 43 1.28
43. Maine 16 1.26
44. North Carolina 101 1.26
45. Michigan 119 1.20
46. Alabama 53 1.19
47. Iowa 34 1.16
48. South Carolina 42 1.05
49. West Virginia 17 0.95
50. Rhode Island 9 0.86
51. District of Columbia 1 0.18

Number of Collection Agencies by Number of Employees
(Data for Entire United States)

RangeNumber of Employees
1 to 42244
5 to 9922
10 to 19815
20 to 49668
50 to 99255
100 to 249193
250 to 49974
500 to 99923
1000 or more7

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