1997 Economic Census:
Retail Trade
Essex County, MA


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 2,703 6,156,185 585,477 34,590
441 Motor vehicle & parts dealers 257 1,739,283 128,992 3,925
442 Furniture & home furnishings stores 147 176,049 21,932 1,106
443 Electronics & appliance stores 86 128,377 12,718 619
444 Building material & garden equipment & supplies dealers 180 479,064 62,538 2,194
445 Food & beverage stores 448 1,125,657 102,797 9,076
446 Health & personal care stores 195 396,378 43,914 3,000
447 Gasoline stations 289 428,848 24,668 1,739
448 Clothing & clothing accessories stores 402 440,845 47,371 3,747
451 Sporting goods, hobby, book, & music stores 185 183,278 17,966 1,437
452 General merchandise stores 64 583,276 58,185 4,535
453 Miscellaneous store retailers 309 165,738 24,383 1,844
454 Nonstore retailers 141 309,392 40,013 1,368

 

 

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 2,703 6,156,185 585,477 34,590
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
441 Motor vehicle & parts dealers 257 1,739,283 128,992 3,925
4411 Automobile dealers 111 1,554,964 104,397 2,855
44111 New car dealers 68 1,489,138 100,635 2,710
44112 Used car dealers 43 65,826 3,762 145
4412 Other motor vehicle dealers 37 44,493 4,814 201
44121 Recreational vehicle dealers 4 3,888 314 21
44122 Motorcycle, boat, & other motor vehicle dealers 33 40,605 4,500 180
441221 Motorcycle dealers 8 D D (20-99)
441222 Boat dealers 24 29,025 3,124 127
441229 All other motor vehicle dealers 1 D D (1-19)
4413 Automotive parts, accessories, & tire stores 109 139,826 19,781 869
44131 Automotive parts & accessories stores 85 111,200 15,474 693
44132 Tire dealers 24 28,626 4,307 176
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
442 Furniture & home furnishings stores 147 176,049 21,932 1,106
4421 Furniture stores 58 89,376 11,562 455
4422 Home furnishings stores 89 86,673 10,370 651
44221 Floor covering stores 42 33,262 5,381 217
44229 Other home furnishings stores 47 53,411 4,989 434
442291 Window treatment stores 8 3,777 465 34
442299 All other home furnishings stores 39 49,634 4,524 400
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
443 Electronics & appliance stores 86 128,377 12,718 619
44311 Appliance, television, & other electronics stores 51 63,849 5,956 329
443111 Household appliance stores 20 18,394 2,165 125
443112 Radio, television, & other electronics stores 31 45,455 3,791 204
44312 Computer & software stores 28 61,247 6,243 253
44313 Camera & photographic supplies stores 7 3,281 519 37
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
444 Building material & garden equipment & supplies dealers 180 479,064 62,538 2,194
4441 Building material & supplies dealers 153 440,727 55,855 1,954
44411 Home centers 10 140,802 14,586 612
44412 Paint & wallpaper stores 19 21,227 3,298 134
44413 Hardware stores 28 30,935 5,250 272
44419 Other building material dealers 96 247,763 32,721 936
4442 Lawn & garden equipment & supplies stores 27 38,337 6,683 240
44421 Outdoor power equipment stores 9 8,605 1,416 57
44422 Nursery & garden centers 18 29,732 5,267 183
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
445 Food & beverage stores 448 1,125,657 102,797 9,076
4451 Grocery stores 236 964,551 86,791 7,890
44511 Supermarkets & other grocery (except convenience) stores 128 898,980 79,733 7,183
44512 Convenience stores 108 65,571 7,058 707
4452 Specialty food stores 70 43,413 6,727 502
4453 Beer, wine, & liquor stores 142 117,693 9,279 684
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
446 Health & personal care stores 195 396,378 43,914 3,000
44611 Pharmacies & drug stores 113 352,015 35,479 2,586
4461101 Pharmacies & drug stores 106 342,545 34,736 2,496
4461102 Proprietary stores 7 9,470 743 90
44612 Cosmetics, beauty supplies, & perfume stores 15 8,046 1,100 78
44613 Optical goods stores 34 15,998 3,310 155
44619 Other health & personal care stores 33 20,319 4,025 181
446191 Food (health) supplement stores 17 7,661 865 79
446199 All other health & personal care stores 16 12,658 3,160 102
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
447 Gasoline stations 289 428,848 24,668 1,739
44711 Gasoline stations with convenience stores 78 113,307 7,354 605
44719 Other gasoline stations 211 315,541 17,314 1,134
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
448 Clothing & clothing accessories stores 402 440,845 47,371 3,747
4481 Clothing stores 256 357,130 36,588 3,015
44811 Men's clothing stores 38 31,340 4,318 331
44812 Women's clothing stores 114 79,047 10,277 931
44813 Children's & infants' clothing stores 22 20,056 1,765 158
44814 Family clothing stores 44 201,468 16,490 1,333
44815 Clothing accessories stores 12 3,146 498 35
44819 Other clothing stores 26 22,073 3,240 227
4482 Shoe stores 72 40,093 4,594 386
4482101 Men's shoe stores 4 D D (1-19)
4482102 Women's shoe stores 6 D D (20-99)
4482103 Children's & juveniles' shoe stores 4 D D (1-19)
4482104 Family shoe stores 41 21,511 2,415 192
4482105 Athletic footwear stores 17 13,312 1,482 137
4483 Jewelry, luggage, & leather goods stores 74 43,622 6,189 346
44831 Jewelry stores 67 40,133 5,730 319
44832 Luggage & leather goods stores 7 3,489 459 27
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
451 Sporting goods, hobby, book, & music stores 185 183,278 17,966 1,437
4511 Sporting goods, hobby, & musical instrument stores 122 121,468 12,190 943
45111 Sporting goods stores 68 63,402 6,116 452
4511101 General-line sporting goods stores 19 32,049 2,615 238
4511102 Specialty-line sporting goods stores 49 31,353 3,501 214
45112 Hobby, toy, & game stores 33 38,261 3,502 283
45113 Sewing, needlework, & piece goods stores 15 11,791 1,828 172
45114 Musical instrument & supplies stores 6 8,014 744 36
4512 Book, periodical, & music stores 63 61,810 5,776 494
45121 Book stores & news dealers 38 41,317 4,294 352
451211 Book stores 31 35,881 3,862 298
4512111 Book stores, general 24 29,219 3,363 262
4512112 Specialty book stores 3 D D (1-19)
4512113 College book stores 4 D D (20-99)
451212 News dealers & newsstands 7 5,436 432 54
45122 Prerecorded tape, compact disc, & record stores 25 20,493 1,482 142
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
452 General merchandise stores 64 583,276 58,185 4,535
4521 Department stores (excl leased depts) 20 414,257 43,784 3,525
45210009 Department stores (incl leased depts) ## 20 423,293 N N
45211009 Department stores (incl leased depts) ## 20 423,293 N N
4521101 Conventional department stores (excl leased depts) 4 D D (1000-2499)
4521102 Discount or mass merchandising dept stores (excl leased depts) 14 D D (1000-2499)
4521103 National chain department stores (excl leased depts) 2 D D (500-999)
4529 Other general merchandise stores 44 169,019 14,401 1,010
45291 Warehouse clubs & superstores 2 D D (250-499)
45299 All other general merchandise stores 42 D D (500-999)
4529901 Variety stores 19 10,061 910 97
4529902 Catalog showrooms 1 D D (100-249)
4529903 Miscellaneous general merchandise stores 22 41,024 6,348 495
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
453 Miscellaneous store retailers 309 165,738 24,383 1,844
4531 Florists 74 22,214 5,207 399
4532 Office supplies, stationery, & gift stores 133 76,254 9,166 841
45321 Office supplies & stationery stores 15 33,266 2,923 208
4532101 Stationery stores 1 D D (1-19)
4532102 Office supplies stores 14 D D (100-249)
45322 Gift, novelty, & souvenir stores 118 42,988 6,243 633
4533 Used merchandise stores 34 12,049 1,809 128
4539 Other miscellaneous store retailers 68 55,221 8,201 476
45391 Pet & pet supplies stores 18 17,228 2,132 187
45392 Art dealers 14 4,210 811 34
45399 All other miscellaneous store retailers 36 33,783 5,258 255
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
454 Nonstore retailers 141 309,392 40,013 1,368
4541 Electronic shopping & mail-order houses 29 143,681 15,331 492
4542 Vending machine operators 15 17,189 3,890 149
4543 Direct selling establishments 97 148,522 20,792 727
45431 Fuel dealers 73 135,565 19,010 639
454311 Heating oil dealers 62 96,182 13,382 476
454312 Liquefied petroleum gas (bottled gas) dealers 11 39,383 5,628 163
45439 Other direct selling establishments 24 12,957 1,782 88
D = Withheld to avoid disclosure; N = Not available

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Source: 1997 Economic Census

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