1997 Economic Census:
Retail Trade
Worcester 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 2,796 6,231,700 606,721 35,415
441 Motor vehicle & parts dealers 355 1,576,852 123,586 3,987
442 Furniture & home furnishings stores 140 183,441 25,569 1,334
443 Electronics & appliance stores 105 96,790 12,782 523
444 Building material & garden equipment & supplies dealers 244 536,009 64,801 2,563
445 Food & beverage stores 483 1,236,661 125,272 9,766
446 Health & personal care stores 191 339,700 38,468 2,582
447 Gasoline stations 288 547,062 29,567 2,145
448 Clothing & clothing accessories stores 325 315,382 35,970 3,044
451 Sporting goods, hobby, book, & music stores 154 136,358 15,099 1,260
452 General merchandise stores 76 703,358 62,589 4,921
453 Miscellaneous store retailers 281 281,791 33,097 1,821
454 Nonstore retailers 154 278,296 39,921 1,469

 

 

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 2,796 6,231,700 606,721 35,415
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
441 Motor vehicle & parts dealers 355 1,576,852 123,586 3,987
4411 Automobile dealers 161 1,369,004 93,224 2,760
44111 New car dealers 84 1,273,154 86,266 2,511
44112 Used car dealers 77 95,850 6,958 249
4412 Other motor vehicle dealers 30 60,046 5,993 210
44121 Recreational vehicle dealers 6 16,786 1,336 60
44122 Motorcycle, boat, & other motor vehicle dealers 24 43,260 4,657 150
441221 Motorcycle dealers 9 20,280 2,415 82
441222 Boat dealers 11 17,181 1,625 49
441229 All other motor vehicle dealers 4 5,799 617 19
4413 Automotive parts, accessories, & tire stores 164 147,802 24,369 1,017
44131 Automotive parts & accessories stores 121 107,203 16,526 727
44132 Tire dealers 43 40,599 7,843 290
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
442 Furniture & home furnishings stores 140 183,441 25,569 1,334
4421 Furniture stores 57 106,370 16,410 696
4422 Home furnishings stores 83 77,071 9,159 638
44221 Floor covering stores 47 29,902 4,510 204
44229 Other home furnishings stores 36 47,169 4,649 434
442291 Window treatment stores 3 2,803 259 20
442299 All other home furnishings stores 33 44,366 4,390 414
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
443 Electronics & appliance stores 105 96,790 12,782 523
44311 Appliance, television, & other electronics stores 61 56,203 7,957 336
443111 Household appliance stores 24 37,868 5,005 181
443112 Radio, television, & other electronics stores 37 18,335 2,952 155
44312 Computer & software stores 36 36,886 4,313 153
44313 Camera & photographic supplies stores 8 3,701 512 34
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
444 Building material & garden equipment & supplies dealers 244 536,009 64,801 2,563
4441 Building material & supplies dealers 201 473,310 58,658 2,323
44411 Home centers 13 124,311 12,464 686
44412 Paint & wallpaper stores 24 19,352 3,282 140
44413 Hardware stores 40 28,980 4,949 274
44419 Other building material dealers 124 300,667 37,963 1,223
4442 Lawn & garden equipment & supplies stores 43 62,699 6,143 240
44421 Outdoor power equipment stores 21 9,813 1,481 82
44422 Nursery & garden centers 22 52,886 4,662 158
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
445 Food & beverage stores 483 1,236,661 125,272 9,766
4451 Grocery stores 265 1,040,082 108,991 8,528
44511 Supermarkets & other grocery (except convenience) stores 122 959,557 100,704 7,727
44512 Convenience stores 143 80,525 8,287 801
4452 Specialty food stores 56 52,329 3,940 311
4453 Beer, wine, & liquor stores 162 144,250 12,341 927
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
446 Health & personal care stores 191 339,700 38,468 2,582
44611 Pharmacies & drug stores 112 310,424 32,468 2,239
4461101 Pharmacies & drug stores 104 D D (1000-2499)
4461102 Proprietary stores 8 D D (20-99)
44612 Cosmetics, beauty supplies, & perfume stores 14 5,563 884 70
44613 Optical goods stores 35 11,997 2,851 131
44619 Other health & personal care stores 30 11,716 2,265 142
446191 Food (health) supplement stores 15 7,132 1,123 82
446199 All other health & personal care stores 15 4,584 1,142 60
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
447 Gasoline stations 288 547,062 29,567 2,145
44711 Gasoline stations with convenience stores 123 298,711 16,014 1,261
44719 Other gasoline stations 165 248,351 13,553 884
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
448 Clothing & clothing accessories stores 325 315,382 35,970 3,044
4481 Clothing stores 195 237,738 25,026 2,286
44811 Men's clothing stores 30 31,733 2,989 223
44812 Women's clothing stores 81 71,005 7,826 805
44813 Children's & infants' clothing stores 13 18,805 2,263 203
44814 Family clothing stores 35 101,091 9,942 882
44815 Clothing accessories stores 10 1,867 289 25
44819 Other clothing stores 26 13,237 1,717 148
4482 Shoe stores 72 44,497 4,818 435
4482101 Men's shoe stores 3 1,530 261 19
4482102 Women's shoe stores 7 2,836 388 50
4482103 Children's & juveniles' shoe stores 4 790 121 21
4482104 Family shoe stores 47 24,111 2,482 204
4482105 Athletic footwear stores 11 15,230 1,566 141
4483 Jewelry, luggage, & leather goods stores 58 33,147 6,126 323
44831 Jewelry stores 56 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 154 136,358 15,099 1,260
4511 Sporting goods, hobby, & musical instrument stores 97 79,073 8,456 708
45111 Sporting goods stores 53 35,670 4,425 315
4511101 General-line sporting goods stores 14 12,142 1,404 98
4511102 Specialty-line sporting goods stores 39 23,528 3,021 217
45112 Hobby, toy, & game stores 20 33,400 2,797 288
45113 Sewing, needlework, & piece goods stores 13 3,685 538 62
45114 Musical instrument & supplies stores 11 6,318 696 43
4512 Book, periodical, & music stores 57 57,285 6,643 552
45121 Book stores & news dealers 36 34,140 5,161 399
451211 Book stores 30 31,494 4,866 372
4512111 Book stores, general 20 25,223 4,292 320
4512112 Specialty book stores 3 885 127 11
4512113 College book stores 7 5,386 447 41
451212 News dealers & newsstands 6 2,646 295 27
45122 Prerecorded tape, compact disc, & record stores 21 23,145 1,482 153
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
452 General merchandise stores 76 703,358 62,589 4,921
4521 Department stores (excl leased depts) 25 484,663 47,410 3,790
45210009 Department stores (incl leased depts) ## 25 491,294 N N
45211009 Department stores (incl leased depts) ## 25 491,294 N N
4521102 Discount or mass merchandising dept stores (excl leased depts) 22 D D (2500-4999)
4521103 National chain department stores (excl leased depts) 2 D D (500-999)
4529 Other general merchandise stores 51 218,695 15,179 1,131
45291 Warehouse clubs & superstores 5 D D (500-999)
45299 All other general merchandise stores 46 D D (500-999)
4529901 Variety stores 32 D D (100-249)
4529902 Catalog showrooms 2 D D (100-249)
4529903 Miscellaneous general merchandise stores 12 18,082 3,380 264
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
453 Miscellaneous store retailers 281 281,791 33,097 1,821
4531 Florists 76 17,987 3,831 288
4532 Office supplies, stationery, & gift stores 87 211,272 19,620 977
45321 Office supplies & stationery stores 16 D D (500-999)
4532101 Stationery stores 2 D D (1-19)
4532102 Office supplies stores 14 D D (500-999)
45322 Gift, novelty, & souvenir stores 71 D D (250-499)
4533 Used merchandise stores 40 10,397 2,062 169
4539 Other miscellaneous store retailers 78 42,135 7,584 387
45391 Pet & pet supplies stores 13 8,943 1,122 141
45392 Art dealers 5 1,807 316 31
45399 All other miscellaneous store retailers 60 31,385 6,146 215
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
454 Nonstore retailers 154 278,296 39,921 1,469
4541 Electronic shopping & mail-order houses 15 27,340 2,393 88
4542 Vending machine operators 22 28,901 4,814 207
4543 Direct selling establishments 117 222,055 32,714 1,174
45431 Fuel dealers 86 182,554 24,358 792
454311 Heating oil dealers 73 155,339 20,681 675
454312 Liquefied petroleum gas (bottled gas) dealers 11 D D (100-249)
454319 Other fuel dealers 2 D D (1-19)
45439 Other direct selling establishments 31 39,501 8,356 382
D = Withheld to avoid disclosure; N = Not available

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Source: 1997 Economic Census

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