1997 Economic Census:
Retail Trade
North Carolina


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 35,563 72,356,763 6,697,393 416,287
441 Motor vehicle & parts dealers 4,504 20,357,938 1,511,870 54,750
442 Furniture & home furnishings stores 2,442 2,674,132 376,245 18,016
443 Electronics & appliance stores 1,213 1,498,387 168,137 8,971
444 Building material & garden equipment & supplies dealers 3,026 8,126,227 809,574 37,729
445 Food & beverage stores 3,542 11,203,375 992,323 83,706
446 Health & personal care stores 2,359 3,013,265 371,993 22,766
447 Gasoline stations 4,924 6,406,226 380,382 29,145
448 Clothing & clothing accessories stores 4,695 3,601,584 432,290 38,088
451 Sporting goods, hobby, book, & music stores 1,976 1,387,044 158,681 12,819
452 General merchandise stores 1,433 8,596,717 834,899 74,486
453 Miscellaneous store retailers 4,038 3,009,484 334,564 21,465
454 Nonstore retailers 1,411 2,482,384 326,435 14,346

 

 

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 35,563 72,356,763 6,697,393 416,287
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
441 Motor vehicle & parts dealers 4,504 20,357,938 1,511,870 54,750
4411 Automobile dealers 1,942 17,306,818 1,095,012 34,591
44111 New car dealers 857 15,818,112 1,008,447 30,795
44112 Used car dealers 1,085 1,488,706 86,565 3,796
4412 Other motor vehicle dealers 395 833,080 70,571 3,027
44121 Recreational vehicle dealers 60 199,855 13,324 486
44122 Motorcycle, boat, & other motor vehicle dealers 335 633,225 57,247 2,541
441221 Motorcycle dealers 138 301,548 28,111 1,193
441222 Boat dealers 164 285,261 24,975 1,189
441229 All other motor vehicle dealers 33 46,416 4,161 159
4413 Automotive parts, accessories, & tire stores 2,167 2,218,040 346,287 17,132
44131 Automotive parts & accessories stores 1,461 1,410,859 212,678 11,637
44132 Tire dealers 706 807,181 133,609 5,495
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
442 Furniture & home furnishings stores 2,442 2,674,132 376,245 18,016
4421 Furniture stores 1,287 1,796,035 254,430 11,298
4422 Home furnishings stores 1,155 878,097 121,815 6,718
44221 Floor covering stores 529 492,979 70,075 2,894
44229 Other home furnishings stores 626 385,118 51,740 3,824
442291 Window treatment stores 72 25,334 4,334 289
442299 All other home furnishings stores 554 359,784 47,406 3,535
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
443 Electronics & appliance stores 1,213 1,498,387 168,137 8,971
44311 Appliance, television, & other electronics stores 854 1,110,877 120,435 6,745
443111 Household appliance stores 328 271,266 36,216 1,781
443112 Radio, television, & other electronics stores 526 839,611 84,219 4,964
44312 Computer & software stores 302 341,124 40,817 1,832
44313 Camera & photographic supplies stores 57 46,386 6,885 394
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
444 Building material & garden equipment & supplies dealers 3,026 8,126,227 809,574 37,729
4441 Building material & supplies dealers 2,297 7,208,318 723,107 33,034
44411 Home centers 157 D D (10k-24999)
44412 Paint & wallpaper stores 272 D D (1000-2499)
44413 Hardware stores 471 354,597 54,380 3,349
44419 Other building material dealers 1,397 4,282,001 440,545 15,793
4442 Lawn & garden equipment & supplies stores 729 917,909 86,467 4,695
44421 Outdoor power equipment stores 177 149,902 20,256 980
44422 Nursery & garden centers 552 768,007 66,211 3,715
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
445 Food & beverage stores 3,542 11,203,375 992,323 83,706
4451 Grocery stores 2,697 10,671,819 940,258 80,106
44511 Supermarkets & other grocery (except convenience) stores 2,088 10,375,701 915,689 77,854
44512 Convenience stores 609 296,118 24,569 2,252
4452 Specialty food stores 396 141,625 20,952 1,792
4453 Beer, wine, & liquor stores 449 389,931 31,113 1,808
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
446 Health & personal care stores 2,359 3,013,265 371,993 22,766
44611 Pharmacies & drug stores 1,435 2,612,659 296,606 18,248
4461101 Pharmacies & drug stores 1,394 2,594,683 294,118 18,058
4461102 Proprietary stores 41 17,976 2,488 190
44612 Cosmetics, beauty supplies, & perfume stores 262 122,276 15,346 1,280
44613 Optical goods stores 313 129,013 27,094 1,495
44619 Other health & personal care stores 349 149,317 32,947 1,743
446191 Food (health) supplement stores 162 65,963 10,096 819
446199 All other health & personal care stores 187 83,354 22,851 924
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
447 Gasoline stations 4,924 6,406,226 380,382 29,145
44711 Gasoline stations with convenience stores 3,805 5,024,386 290,030 23,130
44719 Other gasoline stations 1,119 1,381,840 90,352 6,015
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
448 Clothing & clothing accessories stores 4,695 3,601,584 432,290 38,088
4481 Clothing stores 2,858 2,495,755 279,777 26,973
44811 Men's clothing stores 352 237,185 31,162 2,268
44812 Women's clothing stores 1,318 706,033 85,361 9,183
44813 Children's & infants' clothing stores 142 99,768 9,585 1,050
44814 Family clothing stores 595 1,241,228 125,209 12,005
44815 Clothing accessories stores 148 36,643 6,393 653
44819 Other clothing stores 303 174,898 22,067 1,814
4482 Shoe stores 898 591,032 67,557 6,121
4482101 Men's shoe stores 44 22,497 2,627 173
4482102 Women's shoe stores 94 37,182 4,479 523
4482103 Children's & juveniles' shoe stores 29 10,680 1,856 182
4482104 Family shoe stores 589 360,682 42,768 3,657
4482105 Athletic footwear stores 142 159,991 15,827 1,586
4483 Jewelry, luggage, & leather goods stores 939 514,797 84,956 4,994
44831 Jewelry stores 893 490,252 81,564 4,761
44832 Luggage & leather goods stores 46 24,545 3,392 233
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
451 Sporting goods, hobby, book, & music stores 1,976 1,387,044 158,681 12,819
4511 Sporting goods, hobby, & musical instrument stores 1,322 896,745 106,088 7,801
45111 Sporting goods stores 678 412,727 49,685 3,584
4511101 General-line sporting goods stores 209 158,360 18,643 1,523
4511102 Specialty-line sporting goods stores 469 254,367 31,042 2,061
45112 Hobby, toy, & game stores 301 326,456 32,595 2,635
45113 Sewing, needlework, & piece goods stores 194 57,264 9,185 761
45114 Musical instrument & supplies stores 149 100,298 14,623 821
4512 Book, periodical, & music stores 654 490,299 52,593 5,018
45121 Book stores & news dealers 410 289,077 33,389 3,162
451211 Book stores 360 275,140 31,602 2,965
4512111 Book stores, general 208 184,922 20,686 1,885
4512112 Specialty book stores 108 47,484 6,611 649
4512113 College book stores 44 42,734 4,305 431
451212 News dealers & newsstands 50 13,937 1,787 197
45122 Prerecorded tape, compact disc, & record stores 244 201,222 19,204 1,856
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
452 General merchandise stores 1,433 8,596,717 834,899 74,486
4521 Department stores (excl leased depts) 354 6,559,551 655,993 57,267
45210009 Department stores (incl leased depts) ## 354 6,657,766 N N
45211009 Department stores (incl leased depts) ## 354 6,657,766 N N
4521101 Conventional department stores (excl leased depts) 82 D D (10k-24999)
4521102 Discount or mass merchandising dept stores (excl leased depts) 233 4,399,024 403,773 37,238
4521103 National chain department stores (excl leased depts) 39 D D (5000-9999)
4529 Other general merchandise stores 1,079 2,037,166 178,906 17,219
45291 Warehouse clubs & superstores 28 D D (5000-9999)
45299 All other general merchandise stores 1,051 D D (5000-9999)
4529901 Variety stores 703 546,592 56,138 5,813
4529902 Catalog showrooms 19 D D (1000-2499)
4529903 Miscellaneous general merchandise stores 329 218,157 29,943 1,977
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
453 Miscellaneous store retailers 4,038 3,009,484 334,564 21,465
4531 Florists 832 181,556 38,165 3,391
4532 Office supplies, stationery, & gift stores 1,279 915,501 99,705 8,035
45321 Office supplies & stationery stores 196 531,181 44,652 2,614
4532101 Stationery stores 17 5,624 847 88
4532102 Office supplies stores 179 525,557 43,805 2,526
45322 Gift, novelty, & souvenir stores 1,083 384,320 55,053 5,421
4533 Used merchandise stores 544 147,867 27,602 2,332
4539 Other miscellaneous store retailers 1,383 1,764,560 169,092 7,707
45391 Pet & pet supplies stores 196 86,431 12,278 1,224
45392 Art dealers 137 36,012 6,498 430
45393 Manufactured (mobile) home dealers 523 1,398,946 116,110 3,735
45399 All other miscellaneous store retailers 527 243,171 34,206 2,318
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
454 Nonstore retailers 1,411 2,482,384 326,435 14,346
4541 Electronic shopping & mail-order houses 219 996,350 108,714 4,692
4542 Vending machine operators 223 275,725 55,652 2,691
4543 Direct selling establishments 969 1,210,309 162,069 6,963
45431 Fuel dealers 546 907,809 105,111 4,219
454311 Heating oil dealers 230 D D (1000-2499)
454312 Liquefied petroleum gas (bottled gas) dealers 315 469,347 67,256 2,627
454319 Other fuel dealers 1 D D (1-19)
45439 Other direct selling establishments 423 302,500 56,958 2,744
D = Withheld to avoid disclosure; N = Not available

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Source: 1997 Economic Census

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