1997 Economic Census:
Retail Trade
New Castle County, DE


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 2,079 5,367,036 523,059 30,375
441 Motor vehicle & parts dealers 175 1,356,813 105,877 3,590
442 Furniture & home furnishings stores 144 246,246 34,938 1,519
443 Electronics & appliance stores 99 297,390 22,451 1,173
444 Building material & garden equipment & supplies dealers 152 477,576 54,342 2,409
445 Food & beverage stores 366 901,642 98,348 6,528
446 Health & personal care stores 163 302,853 36,891 2,067
447 Gasoline stations 156 271,341 13,564 946
448 Clothing & clothing accessories stores 266 272,211 30,491 2,576
451 Sporting goods, hobby, book, & music stores 162 201,543 19,233 1,565
452 General merchandise stores 60 694,223 64,035 5,307
453 Miscellaneous store retailers 243 153,353 21,513 1,817
454 Nonstore retailers 93 191,845 21,376 878

 

 

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 2,079 5,367,036 523,059 30,375
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
441 Motor vehicle & parts dealers 175 1,356,813 105,877 3,590
4411 Automobile dealers 63 1,216,401 83,012 2,585
44111 New car dealers 39 1,188,719 80,201 2,488
44112 Used car dealers 24 27,682 2,811 97
4412 Other motor vehicle dealers 24 43,041 4,681 208
44122 Motorcycle, boat, & other motor vehicle dealers 22 D D (100-249)
441221 Motorcycle dealers 7 D D (20-99)
441222 Boat dealers 14 D D (20-99)
441229 All other motor vehicle dealers 1 D D (1-19)
4413 Automotive parts, accessories, & tire stores 88 97,371 18,184 797
44131 Automotive parts & accessories stores 56 55,927 9,790 484
44132 Tire dealers 32 41,444 8,394 313
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
442 Furniture & home furnishings stores 144 246,246 34,938 1,519
4421 Furniture stores 58 136,665 17,822 853
4422 Home furnishings stores 86 109,581 17,116 666
44221 Floor covering stores 49 86,687 13,561 395
44229 Other home furnishings stores 37 22,894 3,555 271
442299 All other home furnishings stores 31 D D (100-249)
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
443 Electronics & appliance stores 99 297,390 22,451 1,173
44311 Appliance, television, & other electronics stores 63 D D (500-999)
443111 Household appliance stores 21 D D (100-249)
443112 Radio, television, & other electronics stores 42 D D (250-499)
44312 Computer & software stores 24 D D (250-499)
44313 Camera & photographic supplies stores 12 D D (20-99)
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
444 Building material & garden equipment & supplies dealers 152 477,576 54,342 2,409
4441 Building material & supplies dealers 118 443,853 49,093 2,125
44411 Home centers 7 D D (500-999)
44412 Paint & wallpaper stores 15 D D (20-99)
44419 Other building material dealers 79 284,119 33,281 1,026
4442 Lawn & garden equipment & supplies stores 34 33,723 5,249 284
44421 Outdoor power equipment stores 11 D D (20-99)
44422 Nursery & garden centers 23 D D (100-249)
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
445 Food & beverage stores 366 901,642 98,348 6,528
4451 Grocery stores 174 741,767 86,217 5,524
44511 Supermarkets & other grocery (except convenience) stores 105 663,445 76,673 4,523
44512 Convenience stores 69 78,322 9,544 1,001
4452 Specialty food stores 49 D D (250-499)
4453 Beer, wine, & liquor stores 143 D D (500-999)
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
446 Health & personal care stores 163 302,853 36,891 2,067
44611 Pharmacies & drug stores 87 266,015 30,570 1,683
4461101 Pharmacies & drug stores 80 D D (1000-2499)
4461102 Proprietary stores 7 D D (20-99)
44612 Cosmetics, beauty supplies, & perfume stores 17 D D (100-249)
44613 Optical goods stores 35 D D (100-249)
44619 Other health & personal care stores 24 D D (100-249)
446191 Food (health) supplement stores 15 D D (20-99)
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
447 Gasoline stations 156 271,341 13,564 946
44711 Gasoline stations with convenience stores 66 135,950 6,434 442
44719 Other gasoline stations 90 135,391 7,130 504
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
448 Clothing & clothing accessories stores 266 272,211 30,491 2,576
4481 Clothing stores 156 178,353 18,224 1,791
44811 Men's clothing stores 14 D D (100-249)
44812 Women's clothing stores 56 50,743 5,302 591
44813 Children's & infants' clothing stores 15 D D (100-249)
44814 Family clothing stores 29 69,821 6,299 585
44815 Clothing accessories stores 11 D D (20-99)
44819 Other clothing stores 31 D D (250-499)
4482 Shoe stores 53 D D (250-499)
4482101 Men's shoe stores 4 D D (1-19)
4482102 Women's shoe stores 11 D D (20-99)
4482103 Children's & juveniles' shoe stores 5 D D (20-99)
4482104 Family shoe stores 21 D D (100-249)
4482105 Athletic footwear stores 12 D D (100-249)
4483 Jewelry, luggage, & leather goods stores 57 D D (250-499)
44831 Jewelry stores 55 D D (250-499)
44832 Luggage & leather goods stores 2 D D (1-19)
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
451 Sporting goods, hobby, book, & music stores 162 201,543 19,233 1,565
4511 Sporting goods, hobby, & musical instrument stores 101 133,887 13,038 1,016
45111 Sporting goods stores 53 D D (250-499)
4511101 General-line sporting goods stores 11 23,870 2,435 219
4511102 Specialty-line sporting goods stores 42 D D (250-499)
45112 Hobby, toy, & game stores 25 D D (250-499)
45113 Sewing, needlework, & piece goods stores 14 9,311 1,238 144
45114 Musical instrument & supplies stores 9 D D (20-99)
4512 Book, periodical, & music stores 61 67,656 6,195 549
45121 Book stores & news dealers 42 48,846 4,901 392
451211 Book stores 28 D D (250-499)
4512111 Book stores, general 18 D D (100-249)
4512112 Specialty book stores 5 D D (20-99)
4512113 College book stores 5 D D (20-99)
451212 News dealers & newsstands 14 D D (100-249)
45122 Prerecorded tape, compact disc, & record stores 19 18,810 1,294 157
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
452 General merchandise stores 60 694,223 64,035 5,307
4521 Department stores (excl leased depts) 21 559,236 54,254 4,260
45210009 Department stores (incl leased depts) ## 21 573,238 N N
45211009 Department stores (incl leased depts) ## 21 573,238 N N
4521101 Conventional department stores (excl leased depts) 5 D D (1000-2499)
4521102 Discount or mass merchandising dept stores (excl leased depts) 12 194,138 15,675 1,571
4521103 National chain department stores (excl leased depts) 4 D D (1000-2499)
4529 Other general merchandise stores 39 134,987 9,781 1,047
45299 All other general merchandise stores 38 D D (500-999)
4529901 Variety stores 24 D D (250-499)
4529902 Catalog showrooms 5 D D (250-499)
4529903 Miscellaneous general merchandise stores 9 D D (100-249)
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
453 Miscellaneous store retailers 243 153,353 21,513 1,817
4531 Florists 47 16,648 3,695 329
4532 Office supplies, stationery, & gift stores 80 66,671 7,570 734
45321 Office supplies & stationery stores 12 31,845 2,538 184
4532102 Office supplies stores 11 D D (100-249)
45322 Gift, novelty, & souvenir stores 68 34,826 5,032 550
4533 Used merchandise stores 24 D D (100-249)
4539 Other miscellaneous store retailers 92 D D (500-999)
45391 Pet & pet supplies stores 26 D D (100-249)
45392 Art dealers 14 5,948 745 45
45399 All other miscellaneous store retailers 48 D D (250-499)
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
454 Nonstore retailers 93 191,845 21,376 878
4541 Electronic shopping & mail-order houses 16 D D (100-249)
4542 Vending machine operators 21 D D (100-249)
4543 Direct selling establishments 56 D D (500-999)
45431 Fuel dealers 23 D D (250-499)
454311 Heating oil dealers 16 51,691 7,626 286
454312 Liquefied petroleum gas (bottled gas) dealers 7 D D (20-99)
45439 Other direct selling establishments 33 20,809 2,547 141
D = Withheld to avoid disclosure; N = Not available

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Source: 1997 Economic Census

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