1997 Economic Census:
Retail Trade
Delaware


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 3,736 8,236,970 798,702 47,116
441 Motor vehicle & parts dealers 367 2,100,994 166,998 6,082
442 Furniture & home furnishings stores 247 347,870 51,086 2,271
443 Electronics & appliance stores 150 328,761 26,997 1,417
444 Building material & garden equipment & supplies dealers 304 814,424 88,031 3,993
445 Food & beverage stores 611 1,331,753 139,563 9,605
446 Health & personal care stores 263 423,368 51,566 2,891
447 Gasoline stations 317 460,582 28,075 2,098
448 Clothing & clothing accessories stores 500 461,683 48,648 4,082
451 Sporting goods, hobby, book, & music stores 255 244,474 23,957 1,927
452 General merchandise stores 120 1,108,027 100,495 8,412
453 Miscellaneous store retailers 452 295,044 38,177 2,899
454 Nonstore retailers 150 319,990 35,109 1,439

 

 

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 3,736 8,236,970 798,702 47,116
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
441 Motor vehicle & parts dealers 367 2,100,994 166,998 6,082
4411 Automobile dealers 166 1,863,412 129,435 4,366
44111 New car dealers 79 1,752,179 118,720 3,915
44112 Used car dealers 87 111,233 10,715 451
4412 Other motor vehicle dealers 49 96,583 10,748 495
44121 Recreational vehicle dealers 9 21,708 2,004 70
44122 Motorcycle, boat, & other motor vehicle dealers 40 74,875 8,744 425
441221 Motorcycle dealers 11 28,270 3,042 160
441222 Boat dealers 25 41,886 5,134 239
441229 All other motor vehicle dealers 4 4,719 568 26
4413 Automotive parts, accessories, & tire stores 152 140,999 26,815 1,221
44131 Automotive parts & accessories stores 107 91,282 16,499 811
44132 Tire dealers 45 49,717 10,316 410
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
442 Furniture & home furnishings stores 247 347,870 51,086 2,271
4421 Furniture stores 106 202,731 29,177 1,363
4422 Home furnishings stores 141 145,139 21,909 908
44221 Floor covering stores 72 100,550 15,948 482
44229 Other home furnishings stores 69 44,589 5,961 426
442291 Window treatment stores 9 5,639 900 49
442299 All other home furnishings stores 60 38,950 5,061 377
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
443 Electronics & appliance stores 150 328,761 26,997 1,417
44311 Appliance, television, & other electronics stores 98 169,228 15,574 877
443111 Household appliance stores 37 56,674 6,611 319
443112 Radio, television, & other electronics stores 61 112,554 8,963 558
44312 Computer & software stores 38 146,823 9,414 431
44313 Camera & photographic supplies stores 14 12,710 2,009 109
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
444 Building material & garden equipment & supplies dealers 304 814,424 88,031 3,993
4441 Building material & supplies dealers 226 695,931 76,175 3,415
44411 Home centers 12 187,546 15,624 1,177
44412 Paint & wallpaper stores 26 23,336 2,776 102
44413 Hardware stores 37 28,881 5,018 378
44419 Other building material dealers 151 456,168 52,757 1,758
4442 Lawn & garden equipment & supplies stores 78 118,493 11,856 578
44421 Outdoor power equipment stores 23 34,403 4,108 158
44422 Nursery & garden centers 55 84,090 7,748 420
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
445 Food & beverage stores 611 1,331,753 139,563 9,605
4451 Grocery stores 286 1,109,851 121,887 8,057
44511 Supermarkets & other grocery (except convenience) stores 182 1,005,291 109,045 6,744
44512 Convenience stores 104 104,560 12,842 1,313
4452 Specialty food stores 85 47,287 6,075 454
4453 Beer, wine, & liquor stores 240 174,615 11,601 1,094
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
446 Health & personal care stores 263 423,368 51,566 2,891
44611 Pharmacies & drug stores 137 370,848 42,116 2,319
4461101 Pharmacies & drug stores 129 363,069 41,412 2,242
4461102 Proprietary stores 8 7,779 704 77
44612 Cosmetics, beauty supplies, & perfume stores 28 13,671 1,716 138
44613 Optical goods stores 53 20,561 4,594 234
44619 Other health & personal care stores 45 18,288 3,140 200
446191 Food (health) supplement stores 25 11,437 1,462 106
446199 All other health & personal care stores 20 6,851 1,678 94
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
447 Gasoline stations 317 460,582 28,075 2,098
44711 Gasoline stations with convenience stores 183 267,288 15,853 1,245
44719 Other gasoline stations 134 193,294 12,222 853
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
448 Clothing & clothing accessories stores 500 461,683 48,648 4,082
4481 Clothing stores 318 317,915 31,116 2,936
44811 Men's clothing stores 38 36,676 3,761 261
44812 Women's clothing stores 120 93,324 9,462 977
44813 Children's & infants' clothing stores 19 19,645 1,757 204
44814 Family clothing stores 71 127,808 11,439 1,042
44815 Clothing accessories stores 19 5,571 812 77
44819 Other clothing stores 51 34,891 3,885 375
4482 Shoe stores 94 80,718 8,240 651
4482101 Men's shoe stores 7 6,142 649 39
4482102 Women's shoe stores 15 8,068 981 92
4482103 Children's & juveniles' shoe stores 6 2,516 468 42
4482104 Family shoe stores 49 39,759 3,572 259
4482105 Athletic footwear stores 17 24,233 2,570 219
4483 Jewelry, luggage, & leather goods stores 88 63,050 9,292 495
44831 Jewelry stores 82 59,172 8,774 465
44832 Luggage & leather goods stores 6 3,878 518 30
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
451 Sporting goods, hobby, book, & music stores 255 244,474 23,957 1,927
4511 Sporting goods, hobby, & musical instrument stores 173 166,307 16,577 1,279
45111 Sporting goods stores 96 66,953 7,336 585
4511101 General-line sporting goods stores 22 27,478 2,826 255
4511102 Specialty-line sporting goods stores 74 39,475 4,510 330
45112 Hobby, toy, & game stores 41 75,156 5,800 456
45113 Sewing, needlework, & piece goods stores 22 11,093 1,463 161
45114 Musical instrument & supplies stores 14 13,105 1,978 77
4512 Book, periodical, & music stores 82 78,167 7,380 648
45121 Book stores & news dealers 56 54,290 5,689 457
451211 Book stores 41 43,054 4,054 331
4512111 Book stores, general 25 26,925 3,143 221
4512112 Specialty book stores 8 D D (20-99)
4512113 College book stores 8 D D (20-99)
451212 News dealers & newsstands 15 11,236 1,635 126
45122 Prerecorded tape, compact disc, & record stores 26 23,877 1,691 191
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
452 General merchandise stores 120 1,108,027 100,495 8,412
4521 Department stores (excl leased depts) 38 821,837 79,504 6,349
45210009 Department stores (incl leased depts) ## 38 841,555 N N
45211009 Department stores (incl leased depts) ## 38 841,555 N N
4521101 Conventional department stores (excl leased depts) 8 D D (1000-2499)
4521102 Discount or mass merchandising dept stores (excl leased depts) 23 371,033 31,179 2,900
4521103 National chain department stores (excl leased depts) 7 D D (1000-2499)
4529 Other general merchandise stores 82 286,190 20,991 2,063
45291 Warehouse clubs & superstores 3 D D (500-999)
45299 All other general merchandise stores 79 D D (1000-2499)
4529901 Variety stores 54 52,410 5,858 575
4529902 Catalog showrooms 6 D D (500-999)
4529903 Miscellaneous general merchandise stores 19 10,227 1,480 142
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
453 Miscellaneous store retailers 452 295,044 38,177 2,899
4531 Florists 79 22,834 5,406 475
4532 Office supplies, stationery, & gift stores 154 109,587 11,863 1,095
45321 Office supplies & stationery stores 17 52,785 3,973 271
4532101 Stationery stores 1 D D (1-19)
4532102 Office supplies stores 16 D D (250-499)
45322 Gift, novelty, & souvenir stores 137 56,802 7,890 824
4533 Used merchandise stores 49 13,603 3,433 397
4539 Other miscellaneous store retailers 170 149,020 17,475 932
45391 Pet & pet supplies stores 34 19,124 2,551 214
45392 Art dealers 21 9,815 1,331 71
45393 Manufactured (mobile) home dealers 37 60,719 6,074 218
45399 All other miscellaneous store retailers 78 59,362 7,519 429
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
454 Nonstore retailers 150 319,990 35,109 1,439
4541 Electronic shopping & mail-order houses 22 98,113 4,859 213
4542 Vending machine operators 30 38,834 5,801 281
4543 Direct selling establishments 98 183,043 24,449 945
45431 Fuel dealers 54 150,107 19,585 695
454311 Heating oil dealers 33 105,002 10,786 430
454312 Liquefied petroleum gas (bottled gas) dealers 21 45,105 8,799 265
45439 Other direct selling establishments 44 32,936 4,864 250
D = Withheld to avoid disclosure; N = Not available

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Source: 1997 Economic Census

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