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BY THE NUMBERS 2014 Establishments 219 -1% 18 +7.1 382 Employees per Business Self-Employment Change from 2001 -2% –Male 49% –Female 51% Diversity (Percentile) –Industry 12 –Occupation 28 Business Profile Business Establishments, 2014 Refugio County has over 7,000 residents. While the number of its businesses has varied around 220 units during the past 15 years, the average size of those businesses has expanded remarkably by more than 7 to 18 employees today. Businesses by Industry, 2014 ugio COU NTY Sales by Industry ($ mil), 2013 ref Businesses in the county spread evenly across different sectors. However, the distribution of industries by sales volume paints a different picture. The relatively large number of businesses in the trade sector together account for over 60 percent of Refugio county’s annual sales. The 12 oil and gas extraction firms account for nearly 45 percent. The relatively large number of businesses in the trade sector together account for over 60% of Refugio county’s annual sales. The 12 oil and gas extraction firms account for nearly 45%. Review of South Texas Business Conditions 37 llllllllllll llllllllllll