1997 Economic Census:
Retail Trade
Buncombe County, NC


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 1,136 2,193,417 210,413 13,179
441 Motor vehicle & parts dealers 130 489,068 36,079 1,329
442 Furniture & home furnishings stores 71 D D (500-999)
443 Electronics & appliance stores 33 63,111 7,615 368
444 Building material & garden equipment & supplies dealers 83 260,653 25,363 1,170
445 Food & beverage stores 85 D D (1000-2499)
446 Health & personal care stores 73 105,693 12,411 690
447 Gasoline stations 146 171,679 11,720 839
448 Clothing & clothing accessories stores 174 D D (1000-2499)
451 Sporting goods, hobby, book, & music stores 72 D D (500-999)
452 General merchandise stores 34 330,923 31,791 2,699
453 Miscellaneous store retailers 182 D D (500-999)
454 Nonstore retailers 53 D D (500-999)

 

 

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 1,136 2,193,417 210,413 13,179
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
441 Motor vehicle & parts dealers 130 489,068 36,079 1,329
4411 Automobile dealers 60 375,501 24,277 758
44111 New car dealers 15 330,911 21,613 641
44112 Used car dealers 45 44,590 2,664 117
4412 Other motor vehicle dealers 7 33,093 2,444 107
44121 Recreational vehicle dealers 2 D D (20-99)
44122 Motorcycle, boat, & other motor vehicle dealers 5 D D (20-99)
441221 Motorcycle dealers 2 D D (20-99)
4413 Automotive parts, accessories, & tire stores 63 80,474 9,358 464
44131 Automotive parts & accessories stores 43 55,516 6,417 334
44132 Tire dealers 20 24,958 2,941 130
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
442 Furniture & home furnishings stores 71 D D (500-999)
4421 Furniture stores 29 D D (100-249)
4422 Home furnishings stores 42 38,608 5,085 286
44221 Floor covering stores 17 21,763 3,111 131
44229 Other home furnishings stores 25 16,845 1,974 155
442299 All other home furnishings stores 23 D D (100-249)
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
443 Electronics & appliance stores 33 63,111 7,615 368
44311 Appliance, television, & other electronics stores 21 45,245 4,937 251
443111 Household appliance stores 7 9,138 1,166 60
443112 Radio, television, & other electronics stores 14 36,107 3,771 191
44312 Computer & software stores 10 D D (100-249)
44313 Camera & photographic supplies stores 2 D D (1-19)
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
444 Building material & garden equipment & supplies dealers 83 260,653 25,363 1,170
4441 Building material & supplies dealers 64 D D (1000-2499)
44411 Home centers 4 D D (250-499)
44412 Paint & wallpaper stores 9 D D (20-99)
44419 Other building material dealers 42 D D (250-499)
4442 Lawn & garden equipment & supplies stores 19 D D (20-99)
44422 Nursery & garden centers 14 D D (20-99)
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
445 Food & beverage stores 85 D D (1000-2499)
4451 Grocery stores 69 D D (1000-2499)
44511 Supermarkets & other grocery (except convenience) stores 54 D D (1000-2499)
44512 Convenience stores 15 D D (20-99)
4452 Specialty food stores 5 D D (1-19)
4453 Beer, wine, & liquor stores 11 D D (20-99)
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
446 Health & personal care stores 73 105,693 12,411 690
44611 Pharmacies & drug stores 39 82,248 8,727 486
4461101 Pharmacies & drug stores 39 82,248 8,727 486
44612 Cosmetics, beauty supplies, & perfume stores 8 4,558 442 42
44613 Optical goods stores 14 7,011 1,274 72
44619 Other health & personal care stores 12 11,876 1,968 90
446191 Food (health) supplement stores 7 10,152 1,584 71
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
447 Gasoline stations 146 171,679 11,720 839
44711 Gasoline stations with convenience stores 114 133,532 9,242 682
44719 Other gasoline stations 32 38,147 2,478 157
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
448 Clothing & clothing accessories stores 174 D D (1000-2499)
4481 Clothing stores 103 D D (500-999)
44811 Men's clothing stores 10 D D (20-99)
44812 Women's clothing stores 45 D D (250-499)
44813 Children's & infants' clothing stores 4 6,471 588 51
44814 Family clothing stores 22 D D (250-499)
44815 Clothing accessories stores 8 D D (20-99)
44819 Other clothing stores 14 7,333 897 69
4482 Shoe stores 34 28,212 3,789 243
4482101 Men's shoe stores 1 D D (1-19)
4482104 Family shoe stores 24 22,895 3,157 190
4482105 Athletic footwear stores 6 4,312 489 40
4483 Jewelry, luggage, & leather goods stores 37 15,381 2,508 152
44831 Jewelry stores 34 D D (100-249)
44832 Luggage & leather goods stores 3 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 72 D D (500-999)
4511 Sporting goods, hobby, & musical instrument stores 44 D D (250-499)
45111 Sporting goods stores 17 11,271 1,463 95
4511102 Specialty-line sporting goods stores 13 10,868 1,432 89
45112 Hobby, toy, & game stores 15 17,899 1,869 148
45114 Musical instrument & supplies stores 7 4,024 698 35
4512 Book, periodical, & music stores 28 20,828 2,211 235
45121 Book stores & news dealers 13 13,707 1,448 157
451211 Book stores 13 13,707 1,448 157
4512111 Book stores, general 7 10,617 1,176 111
4512112 Specialty book stores 5 D D (20-99)
45122 Prerecorded tape, compact disc, & record stores 15 7,121 763 78
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
452 General merchandise stores 34 330,923 31,791 2,699
4521 Department stores (excl leased depts) 16 262,549 27,280 2,361
45210009 Department stores (incl leased depts) ## 16 265,890 N N
45211009 Department stores (incl leased depts) ## 16 265,890 N N
4521101 Conventional department stores (excl leased depts) 5 50,096 6,635 510
4521102 Discount or mass merchandising dept stores (excl leased depts) 8 140,248 12,621 1,227
4521103 National chain department stores (excl leased depts) 3 72,205 8,024 624
4529 Other general merchandise stores 18 68,374 4,511 338
45299 All other general merchandise stores 17 D D (100-249)
4529901 Variety stores 9 D D (20-99)
4529903 Miscellaneous general merchandise stores 8 D D (20-99)
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
453 Miscellaneous store retailers 182 D D (500-999)
4531 Florists 30 D D (20-99)
4532 Office supplies, stationery, & gift stores 67 D D (250-499)
45321 Office supplies & stationery stores 5 20,402 1,989 102
4532101 Stationery stores 1 D D (1-19)
4532102 Office supplies stores 4 D D (20-99)
45322 Gift, novelty, & souvenir stores 62 D D (250-499)
4533 Used merchandise stores 25 6,605 1,134 98
4539 Other miscellaneous store retailers 60 60,368 6,795 297
45391 Pet & pet supplies stores 11 5,995 837 68
45392 Art dealers 7 D D (20-99)
45393 Manufactured (mobile) home dealers 17 43,975 4,448 130
45399 All other miscellaneous store retailers 25 D D (20-99)
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
454 Nonstore retailers 53 D D (500-999)
4541 Electronic shopping & mail-order houses 11 D D (250-499)
4542 Vending machine operators 8 D D (20-99)
4543 Direct selling establishments 34 D D (100-249)
45431 Fuel dealers 14 D D (100-249)
454311 Heating oil dealers 10 D D (20-99)
454312 Liquefied petroleum gas (bottled gas) dealers 4 9,515 1,352 48
45439 Other direct selling establishments 20 8,170 1,291 66
D = Withheld to avoid disclosure; N = Not available

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Source: 1997 Economic Census

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