In order to facilitate some simplified analysis of community banks by size we have broken down some very basic statistics about banks derived from their 12/31/2015 aggregated financials. Here we have defined community banks as commercial banks with total assets under $1,000,000,000 ( a billion), but have broken out the count and average assets for 4 different ranges. A-Banks with total assets between $300,000,000 and 1,000,000,000, B-Banks with total assets between $100,000,000 and 299,999,999, C-Banks with totals assets between 50,000,000 and 99,999,999, and finally D-Banks with total assets under 50,000,000.

Bank Group Count# Average Size$
A - Large 1,255 $ 423,000
B - Intermediate 2,146 $ 213,000
C - Medium 1,023 $ 69,000
D - Small 623 $ 33,000

One interesting aspect of this analysis is that while the number of smaller banks (under $1,000,000,000) has declined significantly in the last 10 years, their total assets has increased dramatically. So community banks are actually alive and well, they have just gone thru some consolidation just like their larger counterparts.