1997 Economic Census:
Retail Trade
Massachusetts


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 26,209 58,578,048 5,894,813 335,736
441 Motor vehicle & parts dealers 2,312 13,722,523 1,080,187 34,301
442 Furniture & home furnishings stores 1,461 1,857,033 242,195 11,680
443 Electronics & appliance stores 985 1,573,686 181,700 7,466
444 Building material & garden equipment & supplies dealers 1,893 5,052,820 623,205 22,182
445 Food & beverage stores 4,343 11,294,285 1,125,689 86,377
446 Health & personal care stores 1,819 3,519,528 395,204 26,156
447 Gasoline stations 2,537 3,813,752 225,783 16,462
448 Clothing & clothing accessories stores 3,970 4,309,201 494,575 36,560
451 Sporting goods, hobby, book, & music stores 1,838 1,903,508 210,295 15,452
452 General merchandise stores 674 5,897,758 580,200 45,293
453 Miscellaneous store retailers 2,954 1,854,115 257,844 17,414
454 Nonstore retailers 1,423 3,779,839 477,936 16,393

 

 

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 26,209 58,578,048 5,894,813 335,736
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
441 Motor vehicle & parts dealers 2,312 13,722,523 1,080,187 34,301
4411 Automobile dealers 1,043 12,123,845 832,827 24,183
44111 New car dealers 620 11,528,529 797,065 22,837
44112 Used car dealers 423 595,316 35,762 1,346
4412 Other motor vehicle dealers 224 424,028 42,824 1,659
44121 Recreational vehicle dealers 35 106,673 8,528 338
44122 Motorcycle, boat, & other motor vehicle dealers 189 317,355 34,296 1,321
441221 Motorcycle dealers 59 122,138 12,913 503
441222 Boat dealers 116 174,176 19,318 743
441229 All other motor vehicle dealers 14 21,041 2,065 75
4413 Automotive parts, accessories, & tire stores 1,045 1,174,650 204,536 8,459
44131 Automotive parts & accessories stores 786 837,104 142,365 6,248
44132 Tire dealers 259 337,546 62,171 2,211
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
442 Furniture & home furnishings stores 1,461 1,857,033 242,195 11,680
4421 Furniture stores 559 903,249 118,297 4,750
4422 Home furnishings stores 902 953,784 123,898 6,930
44221 Floor covering stores 388 396,687 59,578 2,226
44229 Other home furnishings stores 514 557,097 64,320 4,704
442291 Window treatment stores 74 32,489 5,602 328
442299 All other home furnishings stores 440 524,608 58,718 4,376
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
443 Electronics & appliance stores 985 1,573,686 181,700 7,466
44311 Appliance, television, & other electronics stores 566 753,131 90,817 4,258
443111 Household appliance stores 204 230,049 28,693 1,169
443112 Radio, television, & other electronics stores 362 523,082 62,124 3,089
44312 Computer & software stores 306 750,549 80,722 2,633
44313 Camera & photographic supplies stores 113 70,006 10,161 575
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
444 Building material & garden equipment & supplies dealers 1,893 5,052,820 623,205 22,182
4441 Building material & supplies dealers 1,599 4,742,994 577,498 20,315
44411 Home centers 85 1,239,416 122,266 5,626
44412 Paint & wallpaper stores 207 190,801 28,181 1,209
44413 Hardware stores 385 362,679 57,936 3,315
44419 Other building material dealers 922 2,950,098 369,115 10,165
4442 Lawn & garden equipment & supplies stores 294 309,826 45,707 1,867
44421 Outdoor power equipment stores 106 77,499 12,024 502
44422 Nursery & garden centers 188 232,327 33,683 1,365
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
445 Food & beverage stores 4,343 11,294,285 1,125,689 86,377
4451 Grocery stores 2,374 9,623,688 962,760 74,423
44511 Supermarkets & other grocery (except convenience) stores 1,193 8,861,548 885,297 66,850
44512 Convenience stores 1,181 762,140 77,463 7,573
4452 Specialty food stores 653 397,328 55,600 4,015
4453 Beer, wine, & liquor stores 1,316 1,273,269 107,329 7,939
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
446 Health & personal care stores 1,819 3,519,528 395,204 26,156
44611 Pharmacies & drug stores 992 3,115,885 319,292 22,091
4461101 Pharmacies & drug stores 920 3,031,685 310,571 21,133
4461102 Proprietary stores 72 84,200 8,721 958
44612 Cosmetics, beauty supplies, & perfume stores 164 79,197 11,222 813
44613 Optical goods stores 361 152,817 31,914 1,583
44619 Other health & personal care stores 302 171,629 32,776 1,669
446191 Food (health) supplement stores 145 73,701 10,469 799
446199 All other health & personal care stores 157 97,928 22,307 870
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
447 Gasoline stations 2,537 3,813,752 225,783 16,462
44711 Gasoline stations with convenience stores 850 1,534,059 82,715 7,134
44719 Other gasoline stations 1,687 2,279,693 143,068 9,328
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
448 Clothing & clothing accessories stores 3,970 4,309,201 494,575 36,560
4481 Clothing stores 2,471 3,278,520 357,295 28,452
44811 Men's clothing stores 303 290,638 36,101 2,138
44812 Women's clothing stores 1,026 892,035 109,132 9,574
44813 Children's & infants' clothing stores 183 187,455 19,561 1,772
44814 Family clothing stores 524 1,653,588 157,516 12,630
44815 Clothing accessories stores 157 60,060 10,125 643
44819 Other clothing stores 278 194,744 24,860 1,695
4482 Shoe stores 734 466,029 56,031 4,094
4482101 Men's shoe stores 56 27,215 3,862 199
4482102 Women's shoe stores 102 59,855 8,116 723
4482103 Children's & juveniles' shoe stores 37 13,407 2,135 179
4482104 Family shoe stores 412 240,475 28,693 1,914
4482105 Athletic footwear stores 127 125,077 13,225 1,079
4483 Jewelry, luggage, & leather goods stores 765 564,652 81,249 4,014
44831 Jewelry stores 704 524,442 76,262 3,736
44832 Luggage & leather goods stores 61 40,210 4,987 278
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
451 Sporting goods, hobby, book, & music stores 1,838 1,903,508 210,295 15,452
4511 Sporting goods, hobby, & musical instrument stores 1,155 1,103,266 127,395 9,054
45111 Sporting goods stores 617 511,881 59,034 4,044
4511101 General-line sporting goods stores 167 213,469 21,616 1,727
4511102 Specialty-line sporting goods stores 450 298,412 37,418 2,317
45112 Hobby, toy, & game stores 279 411,977 39,138 3,024
45113 Sewing, needlework, & piece goods stores 150 90,924 17,040 1,314
45114 Musical instrument & supplies stores 109 88,484 12,183 672
4512 Book, periodical, & music stores 683 800,242 82,900 6,398
45121 Book stores & news dealers 457 568,395 64,976 4,797
451211 Book stores 374 531,631 60,096 4,420
4512111 Book stores, general 260 337,743 40,059 3,043
4512112 Specialty book stores 36 20,775 3,314 159
4512113 College book stores 78 173,113 16,723 1,218
451212 News dealers & newsstands 83 36,764 4,880 377
45122 Prerecorded tape, compact disc, & record stores 226 231,847 17,924 1,601
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
452 General merchandise stores 674 5,897,758 580,200 45,293
4521 Department stores (excl leased depts) 222 4,388,370 458,397 36,635
45210009 Department stores (incl leased depts) ## 222 4,466,288 N N
45211009 Department stores (incl leased depts) ## 222 4,466,288 N N
4521101 Conventional department stores (excl leased depts) 38 D D (5000-9999)
4521102 Discount or mass merchandising dept stores (excl leased depts) 156 2,317,736 223,337 19,920
4521103 National chain department stores (excl leased depts) 28 D D (5000-9999)
4529 Other general merchandise stores 452 1,509,388 121,803 8,658
45291 Warehouse clubs & superstores 21 935,458 48,923 2,604
45299 All other general merchandise stores 431 573,930 72,880 6,054
4529901 Variety stores 239 D D (1000-2499)
4529902 Catalog showrooms 11 D D (1000-2499)
4529903 Miscellaneous general merchandise stores 181 330,672 48,915 3,572
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
453 Miscellaneous store retailers 2,954 1,854,115 257,844 17,414
4531 Florists 642 197,809 43,533 3,105
4532 Office supplies, stationery, & gift stores 1,097 991,627 109,243 8,130
45321 Office supplies & stationery stores 171 589,486 52,380 2,819
4532101 Stationery stores 24 15,258 2,743 150
4532102 Office supplies stores 147 574,228 49,637 2,669
45322 Gift, novelty, & souvenir stores 926 402,141 56,863 5,311
4533 Used merchandise stores 383 133,679 23,205 1,672
4539 Other miscellaneous store retailers 832 531,000 81,863 4,507
45391 Pet & pet supplies stores 192 137,004 19,816 1,735
45392 Art dealers 173 68,859 9,102 446
45393 Manufactured (mobile) home dealers 4 D D (1-19)
45399 All other miscellaneous store retailers 463 D D (1000-2499)
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
454 Nonstore retailers 1,423 3,779,839 477,936 16,393
4541 Electronic shopping & mail-order houses 265 1,911,782 195,099 6,931
4542 Vending machine operators 193 150,262 32,473 1,236
4543 Direct selling establishments 965 1,717,795 250,364 8,226
45431 Fuel dealers 683 1,336,941 192,242 5,949
454311 Heating oil dealers 582 1,140,731 162,543 5,029
454312 Liquefied petroleum gas (bottled gas) dealers 96 194,033 29,571 912
454319 Other fuel dealers 5 2,177 128 8
45439 Other direct selling establishments 282 380,854 58,122 2,277
D = Withheld to avoid disclosure; N = Not available

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Source: 1997 Economic Census

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