1997 Economic Census:
Retail Trade
Mecklenburg 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 2,971 8,517,207 815,736 44,557
441 Motor vehicle & parts dealers 307 2,756,810 210,893 6,178
442 Furniture & home furnishings stores 235 326,617 46,398 2,212
443 Electronics & appliance stores 135 340,275 30,781 1,531
444 Building material & garden equipment & supplies dealers 264 1,042,963 105,465 4,126
445 Food & beverage stores 275 1,121,158 109,431 8,076
446 Health & personal care stores 225 305,812 38,895 2,206
447 Gasoline stations 243 508,345 29,342 1,846
448 Clothing & clothing accessories stores 507 526,173 59,467 5,044
451 Sporting goods, hobby, book, & music stores 224 245,712 28,860 2,130
452 General merchandise stores 82 913,500 92,868 7,754
453 Miscellaneous store retailers 332 271,159 39,211 2,483
454 Nonstore retailers 142 158,683 24,125 971

 

 

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 2,971 8,517,207 815,736 44,557
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
441 Motor vehicle & parts dealers 307 2,756,810 210,893 6,178
4411 Automobile dealers 115 2,366,575 160,622 4,064
44111 New car dealers 63 2,132,255 147,838 3,696
44112 Used car dealers 52 234,320 12,784 368
4412 Other motor vehicle dealers 27 73,396 5,748 251
44121 Recreational vehicle dealers 4 D D (1-19)
44122 Motorcycle, boat, & other motor vehicle dealers 23 D D (100-249)
441221 Motorcycle dealers 9 31,666 2,777 109
441222 Boat dealers 10 25,805 1,782 98
441229 All other motor vehicle dealers 4 D D (20-99)
4413 Automotive parts, accessories, & tire stores 165 316,839 44,523 1,863
44131 Automotive parts & accessories stores 99 202,676 29,109 1,266
44132 Tire dealers 66 114,163 15,414 597
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
442 Furniture & home furnishings stores 235 326,617 46,398 2,212
4421 Furniture stores 101 167,414 24,504 1,043
4422 Home furnishings stores 134 159,203 21,894 1,169
44221 Floor covering stores 52 61,337 8,742 273
44229 Other home furnishings stores 82 97,866 13,152 896
442291 Window treatment stores 12 5,538 1,133 55
442299 All other home furnishings stores 70 92,328 12,019 841
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
443 Electronics & appliance stores 135 340,275 30,781 1,531
44311 Appliance, television, & other electronics stores 82 247,412 22,540 1,138
443111 Household appliance stores 25 37,826 4,762 194
443112 Radio, television, & other electronics stores 57 209,586 17,778 944
44312 Computer & software stores 44 D D (250-499)
44313 Camera & photographic supplies stores 9 D D (100-249)
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
444 Building material & garden equipment & supplies dealers 264 1,042,963 105,465 4,126
4441 Building material & supplies dealers 226 1,015,066 100,701 3,903
44411 Home centers 14 D D (1000-2499)
44412 Paint & wallpaper stores 28 31,515 3,356 130
44413 Hardware stores 32 D D (250-499)
44419 Other building material dealers 152 672,168 67,204 2,050
4442 Lawn & garden equipment & supplies stores 38 27,897 4,764 223
44421 Outdoor power equipment stores 7 8,032 1,224 53
44422 Nursery & garden centers 31 19,865 3,540 170
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
445 Food & beverage stores 275 1,121,158 109,431 8,076
4451 Grocery stores 215 1,061,779 103,385 7,732
44511 Supermarkets & other grocery (except convenience) stores 163 1,040,384 101,247 7,551
44512 Convenience stores 52 21,395 2,138 181
4452 Specialty food stores 35 D D (100-249)
4453 Beer, wine, & liquor stores 25 D D (100-249)
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
446 Health & personal care stores 225 305,812 38,895 2,206
44611 Pharmacies & drug stores 104 237,561 25,787 1,517
4461101 Pharmacies & drug stores 102 D D (1000-2499)
4461102 Proprietary stores 2 D D (1-19)
44612 Cosmetics, beauty supplies, & perfume stores 34 20,706 2,955 237
44613 Optical goods stores 41 21,231 4,736 248
44619 Other health & personal care stores 46 26,314 5,417 204
446191 Food (health) supplement stores 23 9,109 1,769 109
446199 All other health & personal care stores 23 17,205 3,648 95
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
447 Gasoline stations 243 508,345 29,342 1,846
44711 Gasoline stations with convenience stores 191 422,257 22,407 1,475
44719 Other gasoline stations 52 86,088 6,935 371
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
448 Clothing & clothing accessories stores 507 526,173 59,467 5,044
4481 Clothing stores 304 368,877 38,939 3,650
44811 Men's clothing stores 50 46,126 5,703 345
44812 Women's clothing stores 137 94,980 11,764 1,097
44813 Children's & infants' clothing stores 19 27,048 2,395 238
44814 Family clothing stores 54 172,751 15,474 1,692
44815 Clothing accessories stores 12 3,448 577 67
44819 Other clothing stores 32 24,524 3,026 211
4482 Shoe stores 106 80,044 9,581 830
4482101 Men's shoe stores 9 4,113 542 25
4482102 Women's shoe stores 15 9,335 1,038 138
4482103 Children's & juveniles' shoe stores 9 3,200 472 52
4482104 Family shoe stores 54 42,111 5,582 448
4482105 Athletic footwear stores 19 21,285 1,947 167
4483 Jewelry, luggage, & leather goods stores 97 77,252 10,947 564
44831 Jewelry stores 90 D D (500-999)
44832 Luggage & leather goods stores 7 D D (20-99)
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
451 Sporting goods, hobby, book, & music stores 224 245,712 28,860 2,130
4511 Sporting goods, hobby, & musical instrument stores 145 158,639 19,523 1,336
45111 Sporting goods stores 67 79,866 10,204 605
4511101 General-line sporting goods stores 23 35,147 4,376 324
4511102 Specialty-line sporting goods stores 44 44,719 5,828 281
45112 Hobby, toy, & game stores 41 54,566 5,579 479
45113 Sewing, needlework, & piece goods stores 22 6,724 982 87
45114 Musical instrument & supplies stores 15 17,483 2,758 165
4512 Book, periodical, & music stores 79 87,073 9,337 794
45121 Book stores & news dealers 45 51,956 6,172 470
451211 Book stores 39 D D (250-499)
4512111 Book stores, general 21 34,640 4,085 268
4512112 Specialty book stores 13 9,837 1,193 99
4512113 College book stores 5 D D (20-99)
451212 News dealers & newsstands 6 D D (20-99)
45122 Prerecorded tape, compact disc, & record stores 34 35,117 3,165 324
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
452 General merchandise stores 82 913,500 92,868 7,754
4521 Department stores (excl leased depts) 37 713,686 77,518 6,160
45210009 Department stores (incl leased depts) ## 37 731,388 N N
45211009 Department stores (incl leased depts) ## 37 731,388 N N
4521101 Conventional department stores (excl leased depts) 8 D D (1000-2499)
4521102 Discount or mass merchandising dept stores (excl leased depts) 24 413,444 40,697 3,499
4521103 National chain department stores (excl leased depts) 5 D D (500-999)
4529 Other general merchandise stores 45 199,814 15,350 1,594
45291 Warehouse clubs & superstores 4 D D (500-999)
45299 All other general merchandise stores 41 D D (500-999)
4529901 Variety stores 27 27,778 3,338 310
4529902 Catalog showrooms 5 D D (250-499)
4529903 Miscellaneous general merchandise stores 9 D D (20-99)
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
453 Miscellaneous store retailers 332 271,159 39,211 2,483
4531 Florists 52 18,681 4,624 288
4532 Office supplies, stationery, & gift stores 116 127,824 14,941 1,087
45321 Office supplies & stationery stores 25 76,278 7,119 401
4532101 Stationery stores 2 D D (1-19)
4532102 Office supplies stores 23 D D (250-499)
45322 Gift, novelty, & souvenir stores 91 51,546 7,822 686
4533 Used merchandise stores 64 28,166 5,923 440
4539 Other miscellaneous store retailers 100 96,488 13,723 668
45391 Pet & pet supplies stores 16 18,793 2,003 204
45392 Art dealers 15 D D (20-99)
45393 Manufactured (mobile) home dealers 7 39,939 5,340 126
45399 All other miscellaneous store retailers 62 D D (250-499)
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
454 Nonstore retailers 142 158,683 24,125 971
4541 Electronic shopping & mail-order houses 28 27,622 2,273 131
4542 Vending machine operators 41 58,911 9,592 346
4543 Direct selling establishments 73 72,150 12,260 494
45431 Fuel dealers 17 25,052 3,558 113
454311 Heating oil dealers 11 11,148 1,143 43
454312 Liquefied petroleum gas (bottled gas) dealers 6 13,904 2,415 70
45439 Other direct selling establishments 56 47,098 8,702 381
D = Withheld to avoid disclosure; N = Not available

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Source: 1997 Economic Census

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