1997 Economic Census:
Retail Trade
Gaston 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 767 1,587,881 146,492 9,662
441 Motor vehicle & parts dealers 109 466,584 36,591 1,398
442 Furniture & home furnishings stores 46 25,680 3,998 222
443 Electronics & appliance stores 24 25,216 2,683 153
444 Building material & garden equipment & supplies dealers 53 137,634 15,067 737
445 Food & beverage stores 75 269,341 23,588 2,062
446 Health & personal care stores 63 84,999 10,311 662
447 Gasoline stations 125 147,286 8,619 641
448 Clothing & clothing accessories stores 98 68,615 8,983 924
451 Sporting goods, hobby, book, & music stores 39 44,507 5,337 371
452 General merchandise stores 32 219,317 20,355 1,919
453 Miscellaneous store retailers 72 71,331 7,384 377
454 Nonstore retailers 31 27,371 3,576 196

 

 

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 767 1,587,881 146,492 9,662
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
441 Motor vehicle & parts dealers 109 466,584 36,591 1,398
4411 Automobile dealers 53 423,170 28,675 975
44111 New car dealers 21 382,349 25,990 857
44112 Used car dealers 32 40,821 2,685 118
4412 Other motor vehicle dealers 5 7,782 728 27
44122 Motorcycle, boat, & other motor vehicle dealers 5 7,782 728 27
441222 Boat dealers 3 D D (20-99)
4413 Automotive parts, accessories, & tire stores 51 35,632 7,188 396
44131 Automotive parts & accessories stores 31 21,619 4,096 232
44132 Tire dealers 20 14,013 3,092 164
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
442 Furniture & home furnishings stores 46 25,680 3,998 222
4421 Furniture stores 24 18,319 2,999 161
4422 Home furnishings stores 22 7,361 999 61
44229 Other home furnishings stores 14 3,420 419 34
442299 All other home furnishings stores 10 D D (20-99)
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
443 Electronics & appliance stores 24 25,216 2,683 153
44311 Appliance, television, & other electronics stores 16 23,794 2,351 137
443111 Household appliance stores 6 4,936 556 29
443112 Radio, television, & other electronics stores 10 18,858 1,795 108
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 53 137,634 15,067 737
4441 Building material & supplies dealers 42 127,432 13,992 664
44411 Home centers 3 66,916 5,804 369
44412 Paint & wallpaper stores 7 5,589 823 29
44413 Hardware stores 8 8,429 1,010 47
44419 Other building material dealers 24 46,498 6,355 219
4442 Lawn & garden equipment & supplies stores 11 10,202 1,075 73
44421 Outdoor power equipment stores 3 D D (1-19)
44422 Nursery & garden centers 8 D D (20-99)
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
445 Food & beverage stores 75 269,341 23,588 2,062
4451 Grocery stores 64 262,503 23,017 2,014
44511 Supermarkets & other grocery (except convenience) stores 49 254,399 22,500 1,959
44512 Convenience stores 15 8,104 517 55
4452 Specialty food stores 6 D D (1-19)
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
446 Health & personal care stores 63 84,999 10,311 662
44611 Pharmacies & drug stores 44 76,850 8,739 560
4461101 Pharmacies & drug stores 44 76,850 8,739 560
44612 Cosmetics, beauty supplies, & perfume stores 6 2,730 347 31
44613 Optical goods stores 6 3,375 924 50
44619 Other health & personal care stores 7 2,044 301 21
446191 Food (health) supplement stores 3 D D (1-19)
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
447 Gasoline stations 125 147,286 8,619 641
44711 Gasoline stations with convenience stores 104 123,521 7,339 553
44719 Other gasoline stations 21 23,765 1,280 88
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
448 Clothing & clothing accessories stores 98 68,615 8,983 924
4481 Clothing stores 55 46,077 5,319 640
44812 Women's clothing stores 29 11,691 1,652 178
44814 Family clothing stores 14 28,914 3,040 376
44815 Clothing accessories stores 4 743 130 22
44819 Other clothing stores 3 D D (20-99)
4482 Shoe stores 21 11,516 1,334 151
4482103 Children's & juveniles' shoe stores 1 D D (1-19)
4482104 Family shoe stores 14 6,471 836 81
4482105 Athletic footwear stores 5 D D (20-99)
4483 Jewelry, luggage, & leather goods stores 22 11,022 2,330 133
44831 Jewelry stores 22 11,022 2,330 133
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
451 Sporting goods, hobby, book, & music stores 39 44,507 5,337 371
4511 Sporting goods, hobby, & musical instrument stores 24 32,695 3,961 263
45111 Sporting goods stores 12 6,395 699 54
4511101 General-line sporting goods stores 3 3,036 288 23
45112 Hobby, toy, & game stores 5 13,318 1,049 95
45113 Sewing, needlework, & piece goods stores 3 D D (20-99)
45114 Musical instrument & supplies stores 4 D D (1-19)
4512 Book, periodical, & music stores 15 11,812 1,376 108
45121 Book stores & news dealers 6 1,944 236 22
45122 Prerecorded tape, compact disc, & record stores 9 9,868 1,140 86
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
452 General merchandise stores 32 219,317 20,355 1,919
4521 Department stores (excl leased depts) 8 161,057 16,243 1,466
45210009 Department stores (incl leased depts) ## 8 163,511 N N
45211009 Department stores (incl leased depts) ## 8 163,511 N N
4521101 Conventional department stores (excl leased depts) 2 D D (250-499)
4521102 Discount or mass merchandising dept stores (excl leased depts) 4 99,565 8,323 824
4521103 National chain department stores (excl leased depts) 2 D D (250-499)
4529 Other general merchandise stores 24 58,260 4,112 453
45299 All other general merchandise stores 23 D D (250-499)
4529901 Variety stores 18 D D (100-249)
4529902 Catalog showrooms 2 D D (100-249)
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
453 Miscellaneous store retailers 72 71,331 7,384 377
4531 Florists 20 3,052 794 52
4532 Office supplies, stationery, & gift stores 17 16,861 1,603 149
45321 Office supplies & stationery stores 4 13,074 1,116 80
4532102 Office supplies stores 4 13,074 1,116 80
4533 Used merchandise stores 10 2,671 666 47
4539 Other miscellaneous store retailers 25 48,747 4,321 129
45391 Pet & pet supplies stores 5 1,179 164 18
45393 Manufactured (mobile) home dealers 10 46,124 3,878 92
45399 All other miscellaneous store retailers 9 D D (1-19)
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
454 Nonstore retailers 31 27,371 3,576 196
4541 Electronic shopping & mail-order houses 3 D D (1-19)
4542 Vending machine operators 5 D D (20-99)
4543 Direct selling establishments 23 17,127 2,433 133
45431 Fuel dealers 10 11,098 1,324 58
454311 Heating oil dealers 6 6,091 450 20
454312 Liquefied petroleum gas (bottled gas) dealers 4 5,007 874 38
45439 Other direct selling establishments 13 6,029 1,109 75
D = Withheld to avoid disclosure; N = Not available

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Source: 1997 Economic Census

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