1997 Economic Census:
Retail Trade
California


These data are from the 1997 and 2002 Economic Censuses.
For more recent data, see the current Industry Statistics Sampler.
 
Retail Trade by Subsector
Introductory text includes scope and methodology. Table includes only establishments with payroll. Nonemployers are shown separately. For descriptions of column headings and rows (industries), click on the appropriate underlined element in the table.
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NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
  44-45 Retail trade 106,357 263,118,346 26,362,691 1,354,797
441 Motor vehicle & parts dealers 10,980 65,582,756 5,706,081 174,669
442 Furniture & home furnishings stores 6,537 7,602,840 1,051,441 48,910
443 Electronics & appliance stores 4,921 10,978,703 1,033,657 45,280
444 Building material & garden equipment & supplies dealers 7,103 21,469,463 2,505,520 99,235
445 Food & beverage stores 15,494 48,767,273 5,111,793 268,874
446 Health & personal care stores 8,199 13,519,580 1,918,971 96,823
447 Gasoline stations 8,721 18,818,119 880,145 63,636
448 Clothing & clothing accessories stores 17,339 16,784,874 2,095,808 144,936
451 Sporting goods, hobby, book, & music stores 7,671 8,347,661 948,356 75,305
452 General merchandise stores 2,367 34,519,458 3,017,969 215,325
453 Miscellaneous store retailers 13,199 8,535,001 1,138,513 84,204
454 Nonstore retailers 3,826 8,192,618 954,437 37,600

 

 

Retail Trade by Industry
Introductory text includes scope and methodology. Table includes only establishments with payroll. Nonemployers are shown separately. For descriptions of column headings and rows (industries), click on the appropriate underlined element in the table.
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
44-45 Retail trade 106,357 263,118,346 26,362,691 1,354,797
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
441 Motor vehicle & parts dealers 10,980 65,582,756 5,706,081 174,669
4411 Automobile dealers 3,340 55,552,785 4,246,943 110,958
44111 New car dealers 2,085 53,256,178 4,102,794 105,076
44112 Used car dealers 1,255 2,296,607 144,149 5,882
4412 Other motor vehicle dealers 1,226 2,813,700 281,776 11,011
44121 Recreational vehicle dealers 352 1,224,121 113,196 4,180
44122 Motorcycle, boat, & other motor vehicle dealers 874 1,589,579 168,580 6,831
441221 Motorcycle dealers 399 813,067 88,834 3,504
441222 Boat dealers 347 567,433 57,649 2,457
441229 All other motor vehicle dealers 128 209,079 22,097 870
4413 Automotive parts, accessories, & tire stores 6,414 7,216,271 1,177,362 52,700
44131 Automotive parts & accessories stores 4,465 4,986,842 776,820 37,734
44132 Tire dealers 1,949 2,229,429 400,542 14,966
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
442 Furniture & home furnishings stores 6,537 7,602,840 1,051,441 48,910
4421 Furniture stores 2,780 3,868,555 529,146 21,783
4422 Home furnishings stores 3,757 3,734,285 522,295 27,127
44221 Floor covering stores 1,565 1,655,026 263,604 9,728
44229 Other home furnishings stores 2,192 2,079,259 258,691 17,399
442291 Window treatment stores 285 155,141 20,347 1,104
442299 All other home furnishings stores 1,907 1,924,118 238,344 16,295
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
443 Electronics & appliance stores 4,921 10,978,703 1,033,657 45,280
44311 Appliance, television, & other electronics stores 2,893 5,358,939 575,015 27,187
443111 Household appliance stores 807 941,013 106,364 4,857
443112 Radio, television, & other electronics stores 2,086 4,417,926 468,651 22,330
44312 Computer & software stores 1,606 5,251,719 411,883 15,606
44313 Camera & photographic supplies stores 422 368,045 46,759 2,487
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
444 Building material & garden equipment & supplies dealers 7,103 21,469,463 2,505,520 99,235
4441 Building material & supplies dealers 5,649 18,808,082 2,180,458 85,942
44411 Home centers 296 5,711,874 586,671 28,112
44412 Paint & wallpaper stores 700 1,046,605 135,107 5,032
44413 Hardware stores 1,165 1,845,056 285,934 15,325
44419 Other building material dealers 3,488 10,204,547 1,172,746 37,473
4442 Lawn & garden equipment & supplies stores 1,454 2,661,381 325,062 13,293
44421 Outdoor power equipment stores 258 212,611 27,887 1,259
44422 Nursery & garden centers 1,196 2,448,770 297,175 12,034
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
445 Food & beverage stores 15,494 48,767,273 5,111,793 268,874
4451 Grocery stores 9,738 45,303,158 4,789,889 242,792
44511 Supermarkets & other grocery (except convenience) stores 7,281 43,613,488 4,648,383 230,374
44512 Convenience stores 2,457 1,689,670 141,506 12,418
4452 Specialty food stores 2,626 1,580,470 191,283 15,636
4453 Beer, wine, & liquor stores 3,130 1,883,645 130,621 10,446
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
446 Health & personal care stores 8,199 13,519,580 1,918,971 96,823
44611 Pharmacies & drug stores 4,093 11,256,138 1,524,755 74,408
4461101 Pharmacies & drug stores 3,905 11,144,119 1,506,497 73,305
4461102 Proprietary stores 188 112,019 18,258 1,103
44612 Cosmetics, beauty supplies, & perfume stores 1,117 547,757 78,873 5,719
44613 Optical goods stores 1,289 602,033 109,283 6,197
44619 Other health & personal care stores 1,700 1,113,652 206,060 10,499
446191 Food (health) supplement stores 900 579,528 81,598 5,802
446199 All other health & personal care stores 800 534,124 124,462 4,697
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
447 Gasoline stations 8,721 18,818,119 880,145 63,636
44711 Gasoline stations with convenience stores 4,216 9,043,257 397,927 29,754
44719 Other gasoline stations 4,505 9,774,862 482,218 33,882
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
448 Clothing & clothing accessories stores 17,339 16,784,874 2,095,808 144,936
4481 Clothing stores 10,212 12,150,011 1,498,498 109,844
44811 Men's clothing stores 1,307 1,191,045 164,838 9,249
44812 Women's clothing stores 4,401 3,206,383 404,769 31,478
44813 Children's & infants' clothing stores 526 414,762 44,422 4,298
44814 Family clothing stores 2,120 6,307,752 744,138 53,698
44815 Clothing accessories stores 596 213,514 34,707 2,764
44819 Other clothing stores 1,262 816,555 105,624 8,357
4482 Shoe stores 3,882 2,354,717 273,741 19,675
4482101 Men's shoe stores 259 129,090 18,880 981
4482102 Women's shoe stores 549 342,624 47,093 3,262
4482103 Children's & juveniles' shoe stores 109 51,705 7,331 578
4482104 Family shoe stores 2,399 1,185,852 132,149 10,132
4482105 Athletic footwear stores 566 645,446 68,288 4,722
4483 Jewelry, luggage, & leather goods stores 3,245 2,280,146 323,569 15,417
44831 Jewelry stores 2,919 2,009,107 287,396 13,529
44832 Luggage & leather goods stores 326 271,039 36,173 1,888
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
451 Sporting goods, hobby, book, & music stores 7,671 8,347,661 948,356 75,305
4511 Sporting goods, hobby, & musical instrument stores 5,062 5,480,464 610,846 47,174
45111 Sporting goods stores 2,688 2,722,472 311,787 23,178
4511101 General-line sporting goods stores 903 1,272,856 137,598 11,488
4511102 Specialty-line sporting goods stores 1,785 1,449,616 174,189 11,690
45112 Hobby, toy, & game stores 1,207 1,819,633 168,501 13,640
45113 Sewing, needlework, & piece goods stores 701 450,269 70,297 6,602
45114 Musical instrument & supplies stores 466 488,090 60,261 3,754
4512 Book, periodical, & music stores 2,609 2,867,197 337,510 28,131
45121 Book stores & news dealers 1,594 1,710,118 217,026 17,440
451211 Book stores 1,434 1,640,838 205,468 16,405
4512111 Book stores, general 941 1,115,050 136,201 10,364
4512112 Specialty book stores 347 213,999 30,625 2,450
4512113 College book stores 146 311,789 38,642 3,591
451212 News dealers & newsstands 160 69,280 11,558 1,035
45122 Prerecorded tape, compact disc, & record stores 1,015 1,157,079 120,484 10,691
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
452 General merchandise stores 2,367 34,519,458 3,017,969 215,325
4521 Department stores (excl leased depts) 917 23,463,885 2,311,121 172,273
45210009 Department stores (incl leased depts) ## 917 23,780,978 N N
45211009 Department stores (incl leased depts) ## 917 23,780,978 N N
4521101 Conventional department stores (excl leased depts) 293 7,883,965 798,583 51,021
4521102 Discount or mass merchandising dept stores (excl leased depts) 426 10,788,786 964,259 84,466
4521103 National chain department stores (excl leased depts) 198 4,791,134 548,279 36,786
4529 Other general merchandise stores 1,450 11,055,573 706,848 43,052
45291 Warehouse clubs & superstores 120 D D (25k-49999)
45299 All other general merchandise stores 1,330 D D (10k-24999)
4529901 Variety stores 454 485,154 57,150 4,229
4529902 Catalog showrooms 50 D D (2500-4999)
4529903 Miscellaneous general merchandise stores 826 1,403,965 137,964 10,907
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
453 Miscellaneous store retailers 13,199 8,535,001 1,138,513 84,204
4531 Florists 2,287 650,897 123,176 11,241
4532 Office supplies, stationery, & gift stores 4,780 4,152,548 474,186 36,836
45321 Office supplies & stationery stores 1,035 2,492,770 244,995 14,806
4532101 Stationery stores 178 91,044 14,340 1,305
4532102 Office supplies stores 857 2,401,726 230,655 13,501
45322 Gift, novelty, & souvenir stores 3,745 1,659,778 229,191 22,030
4533 Used merchandise stores 1,895 877,939 185,931 13,845
4539 Other miscellaneous store retailers 4,237 2,853,617 355,220 22,282
45391 Pet & pet supplies stores 1,098 880,936 104,937 8,676
45392 Art dealers 706 401,441 54,770 2,573
45393 Manufactured (mobile) home dealers 151 284,235 17,820 781
45399 All other miscellaneous store retailers 2,282 1,287,005 177,693 10,252
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
454 Nonstore retailers 3,826 8,192,618 954,437 37,600
4541 Electronic shopping & mail-order houses 1,411 5,546,146 514,706 18,114
4542 Vending machine operators 563 470,419 83,414 3,556
4543 Direct selling establishments 1,852 2,176,053 356,317 15,930
45431 Fuel dealers 409 736,882 82,958 3,094
454311 Heating oil dealers 38 176,960 7,917 252
454312 Liquefied petroleum gas (bottled gas) dealers 331 549,673 73,121 2,702
454319 Other fuel dealers 40 10,249 1,920 140
45439 Other direct selling establishments 1,443 1,439,171 273,359 12,836
D = Withheld to avoid disclosure; N = Not available

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Source: 1997 Economic Census

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