1997 Economic Census:
Retail Trade
Middlesex 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 5,701 14,462,076 1,491,664 78,812
441 Motor vehicle & parts dealers 440 3,426,993 273,522 7,780
442 Furniture & home furnishings stores 347 450,232 62,631 2,732
443 Electronics & appliance stores 266 691,672 81,996 2,823
444 Building material & garden equipment & supplies dealers 401 1,368,554 173,725 5,693
445 Food & beverage stores 855 2,504,859 248,234 18,823
446 Health & personal care stores 435 883,298 98,223 6,869
447 Gasoline stations 529 796,852 48,844 3,179
448 Clothing & clothing accessories stores 887 1,062,290 119,646 9,170
451 Sporting goods, hobby, book, & music stores 430 576,025 69,384 4,500
452 General merchandise stores 120 1,329,970 130,840 9,642
453 Miscellaneous store retailers 625 374,244 56,067 3,863
454 Nonstore retailers 366 997,087 128,552 3,738

 

 

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 5,701 14,462,076 1,491,664 78,812
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
441 Motor vehicle & parts dealers 440 3,426,993 273,522 7,780
4411 Automobile dealers 176 3,040,532 214,768 5,509
44111 New car dealers 126 2,937,596 209,632 5,337
44112 Used car dealers 50 102,936 5,136 172
4412 Other motor vehicle dealers 30 89,675 7,804 294
44121 Recreational vehicle dealers 4 20,566 1,594 51
44122 Motorcycle, boat, & other motor vehicle dealers 26 69,109 6,210 243
441221 Motorcycle dealers 12 40,199 3,580 148
441222 Boat dealers 12 D D (20-99)
441229 All other motor vehicle dealers 2 D D (1-19)
4413 Automotive parts, accessories, & tire stores 234 296,786 50,950 1,977
44131 Automotive parts & accessories stores 177 194,494 32,459 1,399
44132 Tire dealers 57 102,292 18,491 578
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
442 Furniture & home furnishings stores 347 450,232 62,631 2,732
4421 Furniture stores 127 200,403 26,664 928
4422 Home furnishings stores 220 249,829 35,967 1,804
44221 Floor covering stores 96 107,849 17,965 557
44229 Other home furnishings stores 124 141,980 18,002 1,247
442291 Window treatment stores 18 7,104 1,045 63
442299 All other home furnishings stores 106 134,876 16,957 1,184
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
443 Electronics & appliance stores 266 691,672 81,996 2,823
44311 Appliance, television, & other electronics stores 131 211,464 28,469 1,245
443111 Household appliance stores 46 46,783 5,995 229
443112 Radio, television, & other electronics stores 85 164,681 22,474 1,016
44312 Computer & software stores 102 452,815 49,856 1,390
44313 Camera & photographic supplies stores 33 27,393 3,671 188
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
444 Building material & garden equipment & supplies dealers 401 1,368,554 173,725 5,693
4441 Building material & supplies dealers 347 1,326,029 165,568 5,361
44411 Home centers 15 295,631 30,230 1,366
44412 Paint & wallpaper stores 57 48,583 7,302 337
44413 Hardware stores 80 95,703 16,199 994
44419 Other building material dealers 195 886,112 111,837 2,664
4442 Lawn & garden equipment & supplies stores 54 42,525 8,157 332
44421 Outdoor power equipment stores 18 13,615 2,556 89
44422 Nursery & garden centers 36 28,910 5,601 243
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
445 Food & beverage stores 855 2,504,859 248,234 18,823
4451 Grocery stores 489 2,160,000 211,513 16,397
44511 Supermarkets & other grocery (except convenience) stores 243 2,010,828 195,596 14,983
44512 Convenience stores 246 149,172 15,917 1,414
4452 Specialty food stores 122 66,959 11,697 726
4453 Beer, wine, & liquor stores 244 277,900 25,024 1,700
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
446 Health & personal care stores 435 883,298 98,223 6,869
44611 Pharmacies & drug stores 233 782,480 78,598 5,866
4461101 Pharmacies & drug stores 213 751,761 75,464 5,537
4461102 Proprietary stores 20 30,719 3,134 329
44612 Cosmetics, beauty supplies, & perfume stores 44 23,000 3,571 256
44613 Optical goods stores 94 40,864 9,404 421
44619 Other health & personal care stores 64 36,954 6,650 326
446191 Food (health) supplement stores 33 17,171 2,549 179
446199 All other health & personal care stores 31 19,783 4,101 147
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
447 Gasoline stations 529 796,852 48,844 3,179
44711 Gasoline stations with convenience stores 117 217,188 10,906 856
44719 Other gasoline stations 412 579,664 37,938 2,323
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
448 Clothing & clothing accessories stores 887 1,062,290 119,646 9,170
4481 Clothing stores 554 842,898 89,873 7,324
44811 Men's clothing stores 71 79,270 9,908 570
44812 Women's clothing stores 236 230,444 27,785 2,334
44813 Children's & infants' clothing stores 42 52,484 4,821 472
44814 Family clothing stores 115 422,577 39,725 3,437
44815 Clothing accessories stores 39 14,002 2,239 175
44819 Other clothing stores 51 44,121 5,395 336
4482 Shoe stores 171 107,881 14,240 1,028
4482101 Men's shoe stores 13 6,918 868 53
4482102 Women's shoe stores 33 19,867 2,777 233
4482103 Children's & juveniles' shoe stores 10 4,460 627 60
4482104 Family shoe stores 88 50,702 6,894 433
4482105 Athletic footwear stores 27 25,934 3,074 249
4483 Jewelry, luggage, & leather goods stores 162 111,511 15,533 818
44831 Jewelry stores 148 103,480 14,444 750
44832 Luggage & leather goods stores 14 8,031 1,089 68
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
451 Sporting goods, hobby, book, & music stores 430 576,025 69,384 4,500
4511 Sporting goods, hobby, & musical instrument stores 263 320,817 41,275 2,614
45111 Sporting goods stores 126 150,041 18,253 1,187
4511101 General-line sporting goods stores 39 69,606 7,609 592
4511102 Specialty-line sporting goods stores 87 80,435 10,644 595
45112 Hobby, toy, & game stores 73 112,262 11,433 786
45113 Sewing, needlework, & piece goods stores 32 32,427 7,576 452
45114 Musical instrument & supplies stores 32 26,087 4,013 189
4512 Book, periodical, & music stores 167 255,208 28,109 1,886
45121 Book stores & news dealers 117 191,673 23,692 1,530
451211 Book stores 99 184,425 22,643 1,481
4512111 Book stores, general 63 101,406 13,257 877
4512112 Specialty book stores 15 D D (20-99)
4512113 College book stores 21 D D (500-999)
451212 News dealers & newsstands 18 7,248 1,049 49
45122 Prerecorded tape, compact disc, & record stores 50 63,535 4,417 356
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
452 General merchandise stores 120 1,329,970 130,840 9,642
4521 Department stores (excl leased depts) 42 960,126 102,787 7,689
45210009 Department stores (incl leased depts) ## 42 976,965 N N
45211009 Department stores (incl leased depts) ## 42 976,965 N N
4521101 Conventional department stores (excl leased depts) 12 D D (2500-4999)
4521102 Discount or mass merchandising dept stores (excl leased depts) 25 362,840 34,919 3,084
4521103 National chain department stores (excl leased depts) 5 D D (1000-2499)
4529 Other general merchandise stores 78 369,844 28,053 1,953
45291 Warehouse clubs & superstores 5 234,011 12,441 655
45299 All other general merchandise stores 73 135,833 15,612 1,298
4529901 Variety stores 44 D D (250-499)
4529902 Catalog showrooms 4 D D (250-499)
4529903 Miscellaneous general merchandise stores 25 74,508 9,541 670
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
453 Miscellaneous store retailers 625 374,244 56,067 3,863
4531 Florists 155 52,778 11,592 812
4532 Office supplies, stationery, & gift stores 212 188,747 21,510 1,681
45321 Office supplies & stationery stores 41 101,618 9,597 549
4532101 Stationery stores 5 3,801 679 32
4532102 Office supplies stores 36 97,817 8,918 517
45322 Gift, novelty, & souvenir stores 171 87,129 11,913 1,132
4533 Used merchandise stores 83 27,171 4,495 361
4539 Other miscellaneous store retailers 175 105,548 18,470 1,009
45391 Pet & pet supplies stores 43 33,219 5,153 422
45392 Art dealers 22 7,993 1,047 64
45399 All other miscellaneous store retailers 109 D D (500-999)
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
454 Nonstore retailers 366 997,087 128,552 3,738
4541 Electronic shopping & mail-order houses 71 468,725 52,256 1,435
4542 Vending machine operators 66 54,603 13,457 355
4543 Direct selling establishments 229 473,759 62,839 1,948
45431 Fuel dealers 147 253,880 35,618 1,056
454311 Heating oil dealers 136 230,382 32,906 983
454312 Liquefied petroleum gas (bottled gas) dealers 10 D D (20-99)
454319 Other fuel dealers 1 D D (1-19)
45439 Other direct selling establishments 82 219,879 27,221 892
D = Withheld to avoid disclosure; N = Not available

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Source: 1997 Economic Census

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