1997 Economic Census:
Retail Trade
Rhode Island


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 4,169 7,505,754 752,150 45,747
441 Motor vehicle & parts dealers 425 1,737,117 141,693 4,725
442 Furniture & home furnishings stores 199 200,041 24,836 1,353
443 Electronics & appliance stores 145 156,078 15,284 803
444 Building material & garden equipment & supplies dealers 293 542,609 67,691 2,605
445 Food & beverage stores 709 1,580,409 148,176 11,885
446 Health & personal care stores 283 593,601 69,415 4,186
447 Gasoline stations 448 584,293 36,824 2,589
448 Clothing & clothing accessories stores 567 445,689 51,476 4,011
451 Sporting goods, hobby, book, & music stores 272 187,315 20,943 1,643
452 General merchandise stores 110 763,396 88,055 6,974
453 Miscellaneous store retailers 480 203,550 28,998 2,441
454 Nonstore retailers 238 511,656 58,759 2,532

 

 

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 4,169 7,505,754 752,150 45,747
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
441 Motor vehicle & parts dealers 425 1,737,117 141,693 4,725
4411 Automobile dealers 213 1,514,122 106,234 3,247
44111 New car dealers 93 1,409,338 99,267 2,924
44112 Used car dealers 120 104,784 6,967 323
4412 Other motor vehicle dealers 49 71,424 7,954 293
44121 Recreational vehicle dealers 3 22,293 1,876 44
44122 Motorcycle, boat, & other motor vehicle dealers 46 49,131 6,078 249
441221 Motorcycle dealers 7 D D (20-99)
441222 Boat dealers 37 29,918 3,806 184
441229 All other motor vehicle dealers 2 D D (1-19)
4413 Automotive parts, accessories, & tire stores 163 151,571 27,505 1,185
44131 Automotive parts & accessories stores 123 110,384 18,851 881
44132 Tire dealers 40 41,187 8,654 304
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
442 Furniture & home furnishings stores 199 200,041 24,836 1,353
4421 Furniture stores 72 87,173 10,725 478
4422 Home furnishings stores 127 112,868 14,111 875
44221 Floor covering stores 57 30,321 5,477 222
44229 Other home furnishings stores 70 82,547 8,634 653
442291 Window treatment stores 8 4,569 1,012 44
442299 All other home furnishings stores 62 77,978 7,622 609
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
443 Electronics & appliance stores 145 156,078 15,284 803
44311 Appliance, television, & other electronics stores 95 81,151 8,477 482
443111 Household appliance stores 31 23,078 2,240 127
443112 Radio, television, & other electronics stores 64 58,073 6,237 355
44312 Computer & software stores 40 69,360 5,759 275
44313 Camera & photographic supplies stores 10 5,567 1,048 46
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
444 Building material & garden equipment & supplies dealers 293 542,609 67,691 2,605
4441 Building material & supplies dealers 245 520,271 64,528 2,460
44411 Home centers 7 D D (250-499)
44412 Paint & wallpaper stores 43 D D (100-249)
44413 Hardware stores 52 44,311 6,714 427
44419 Other building material dealers 143 363,960 46,673 1,502
4442 Lawn & garden equipment & supplies stores 48 22,338 3,163 145
44421 Outdoor power equipment stores 19 10,449 1,365 51
44422 Nursery & garden centers 29 11,889 1,798 94
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
445 Food & beverage stores 709 1,580,409 148,176 11,885
4451 Grocery stores 351 1,341,785 126,837 10,089
44511 Supermarkets & other grocery (except convenience) stores 207 1,247,168 119,426 9,333
44512 Convenience stores 144 94,617 7,411 756
4452 Specialty food stores 137 64,874 8,452 790
4453 Beer, wine, & liquor stores 221 173,750 12,887 1,006
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
446 Health & personal care stores 283 593,601 69,415 4,186
44611 Pharmacies & drug stores 184 549,083 60,135 3,759
4461101 Pharmacies & drug stores 169 D D (2500-4999)
4461102 Proprietary stores 15 D D (100-249)
44612 Cosmetics, beauty supplies, & perfume stores 13 4,754 812 70
44613 Optical goods stores 43 12,476 2,752 138
44619 Other health & personal care stores 43 27,288 5,716 219
446191 Food (health) supplement stores 22 8,818 1,196 81
446199 All other health & personal care stores 21 18,470 4,520 138
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
447 Gasoline stations 448 584,293 36,824 2,589
44711 Gasoline stations with convenience stores 201 324,020 18,343 1,428
44719 Other gasoline stations 247 260,273 18,481 1,161
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
448 Clothing & clothing accessories stores 567 445,689 51,476 4,011
4481 Clothing stores 357 326,183 34,774 2,940
44811 Men's clothing stores 46 23,031 3,075 200
44812 Women's clothing stores 159 124,410 14,436 1,359
44813 Children's & infants' clothing stores 18 15,584 1,529 143
44814 Family clothing stores 69 133,523 11,616 946
44815 Clothing accessories stores 16 3,490 510 53
44819 Other clothing stores 49 26,145 3,608 239
4482 Shoe stores 80 49,656 6,061 420
4482101 Men's shoe stores 9 D D (20-99)
4482102 Women's shoe stores 12 6,497 875 56
4482103 Children's & juveniles' shoe stores 1 D D (1-19)
4482104 Family shoe stores 49 31,262 3,712 271
4482105 Athletic footwear stores 9 7,419 855 53
4483 Jewelry, luggage, & leather goods stores 130 69,850 10,641 651
44831 Jewelry stores 122 D D (500-999)
44832 Luggage & leather goods stores 8 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 272 187,315 20,943 1,643
4511 Sporting goods, hobby, & musical instrument stores 180 120,051 14,126 1,060
45111 Sporting goods stores 102 65,661 7,362 545
4511101 General-line sporting goods stores 28 29,161 2,983 248
4511102 Specialty-line sporting goods stores 74 36,500 4,379 297
45112 Hobby, toy, & game stores 39 35,867 3,435 276
45113 Sewing, needlework, & piece goods stores 23 10,564 1,857 154
45114 Musical instrument & supplies stores 16 7,959 1,472 85
4512 Book, periodical, & music stores 92 67,264 6,817 583
45121 Book stores & news dealers 52 44,484 4,743 415
451211 Book stores 48 D D (250-499)
4512111 Book stores, general 29 27,767 3,265 255
4512112 Specialty book stores 9 D D (20-99)
4512113 College book stores 10 13,049 1,069 115
451212 News dealers & newsstands 4 D D (1-19)
45122 Prerecorded tape, compact disc, & record stores 40 22,780 2,074 168
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
452 General merchandise stores 110 763,396 88,055 6,974
4521 Department stores (excl leased depts) 33 594,052 73,006 5,791
45210009 Department stores (incl leased depts) ## 33 605,478 N N
45211009 Department stores (incl leased depts) ## 33 605,478 N N
4521101 Conventional department stores (excl leased depts) 3 D D (500-999)
4521102 Discount or mass merchandising dept stores (excl leased depts) 25 391,504 49,984 4,100
4521103 National chain department stores (excl leased depts) 5 D D (500-999)
4529 Other general merchandise stores 77 169,344 15,049 1,183
45291 Warehouse clubs & superstores 2 D D (250-499)
45299 All other general merchandise stores 75 D D (500-999)
4529901 Variety stores 39 D D (250-499)
4529903 Miscellaneous general merchandise stores 36 D D (500-999)
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
453 Miscellaneous store retailers 480 203,550 28,998 2,441
4531 Florists 120 26,252 5,612 509
4532 Office supplies, stationery, & gift stores 164 107,033 12,523 1,101
45321 Office supplies & stationery stores 19 34,918 3,116 196
4532101 Stationery stores 6 2,182 261 18
4532102 Office supplies stores 13 32,736 2,855 178
45322 Gift, novelty, & souvenir stores 145 72,115 9,407 905
4533 Used merchandise stores 72 16,654 3,718 391
4539 Other miscellaneous store retailers 124 53,611 7,145 440
45391 Pet & pet supplies stores 30 16,990 2,648 220
45392 Art dealers 15 D D (20-99)
45393 Manufactured (mobile) home dealers 1 D D (1-19)
45399 All other miscellaneous store retailers 78 D D (100-249)
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
454 Nonstore retailers 238 511,656 58,759 2,532
4541 Electronic shopping & mail-order houses 37 239,524 18,936 902
4542 Vending machine operators 25 6,913 1,046 68
4543 Direct selling establishments 176 265,219 38,777 1,562
45431 Fuel dealers 123 236,098 32,119 1,186
454311 Heating oil dealers 112 217,730 28,567 1,087
454312 Liquefied petroleum gas (bottled gas) dealers 11 18,368 3,552 99
45439 Other direct selling establishments 53 29,121 6,658 376
D = Withheld to avoid disclosure; N = Not available

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Source: 1997 Economic Census

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