1997 Economic Census:
Retail Trade
South 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 18,481 33,634,264 3,107,153 209,256
441 Motor vehicle & parts dealers 2,156 8,628,372 650,109 24,983
442 Furniture & home furnishings stores 1,221 1,016,306 149,442 8,140
443 Electronics & appliance stores 606 606,521 69,934 4,086
444 Building material & garden equipment & supplies dealers 1,476 3,883,564 349,736 16,335
445 Food & beverage stores 2,095 5,578,102 496,866 46,596
446 Health & personal care stores 1,350 1,461,442 175,221 11,306
447 Gasoline stations 2,537 3,442,939 213,527 17,077
448 Clothing & clothing accessories stores 2,746 1,966,301 240,161 21,374
451 Sporting goods, hobby, book, & music stores 905 581,813 71,320 5,568
452 General merchandise stores 741 4,366,182 429,223 37,949
453 Miscellaneous store retailers 2,065 1,464,093 165,945 10,630
454 Nonstore retailers 583 638,629 95,669 5,212

 

 

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 18,481 33,634,264 3,107,153 209,256
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
441 Motor vehicle & parts dealers 2,156 8,628,372 650,109 24,983
4411 Automobile dealers 918 7,289,427 469,832 15,799
44111 New car dealers 417 6,710,707 431,953 13,969
44112 Used car dealers 501 578,720 37,879 1,830
4412 Other motor vehicle dealers 233 463,394 41,891 1,889
44121 Recreational vehicle dealers 30 119,675 9,178 392
44122 Motorcycle, boat, & other motor vehicle dealers 203 343,719 32,713 1,497
441221 Motorcycle dealers 63 102,045 7,996 325
441222 Boat dealers 114 193,114 17,457 671
441229 All other motor vehicle dealers 26 48,560 7,260 501
4413 Automotive parts, accessories, & tire stores 1,005 875,551 138,386 7,295
44131 Automotive parts & accessories stores 698 555,746 86,502 5,086
44132 Tire dealers 307 319,805 51,884 2,209
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
442 Furniture & home furnishings stores 1,221 1,016,306 149,442 8,140
4421 Furniture stores 636 587,730 91,259 4,646
4422 Home furnishings stores 585 428,576 58,183 3,494
44221 Floor covering stores 258 221,773 32,516 1,479
44229 Other home furnishings stores 327 206,803 25,667 2,015
442291 Window treatment stores 44 14,307 2,498 180
442299 All other home furnishings stores 283 192,496 23,169 1,835
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
443 Electronics & appliance stores 606 606,521 69,934 4,086
44311 Appliance, television, & other electronics stores 429 487,516 53,538 3,271
443111 Household appliance stores 162 117,805 15,146 898
443112 Radio, television, & other electronics stores 267 369,711 38,392 2,373
44312 Computer & software stores 132 102,449 13,066 611
44313 Camera & photographic supplies stores 45 16,556 3,330 204
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
444 Building material & garden equipment & supplies dealers 1,476 3,883,564 349,736 16,335
4441 Building material & supplies dealers 1,139 3,565,352 317,061 14,312
44411 Home centers 62 D D (2500-4999)
44412 Paint & wallpaper stores 140 D D (500-999)
44413 Hardware stores 268 194,038 31,169 1,935
44419 Other building material dealers 669 2,410,686 198,585 7,250
4442 Lawn & garden equipment & supplies stores 337 318,212 32,675 2,023
44421 Outdoor power equipment stores 88 62,343 8,013 410
44422 Nursery & garden centers 249 255,869 24,662 1,613
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
445 Food & beverage stores 2,095 5,578,102 496,866 46,596
4451 Grocery stores 1,484 5,249,562 472,133 44,499
44511 Supermarkets & other grocery (except convenience) stores 1,116 5,081,356 456,234 43,085
44512 Convenience stores 368 168,206 15,899 1,414
4452 Specialty food stores 223 80,789 11,058 985
4453 Beer, wine, & liquor stores 388 247,751 13,675 1,112
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
446 Health & personal care stores 1,350 1,461,442 175,221 11,306
44611 Pharmacies & drug stores 813 1,243,204 134,990 8,860
4461101 Pharmacies & drug stores 789 1,231,241 133,211 8,765
4461102 Proprietary stores 24 11,963 1,779 95
44612 Cosmetics, beauty supplies, & perfume stores 144 46,397 5,914 520
44613 Optical goods stores 204 76,911 16,454 1,000
44619 Other health & personal care stores 189 94,930 17,863 926
446191 Food (health) supplement stores 87 31,097 4,481 428
446199 All other health & personal care stores 102 63,833 13,382 498
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
447 Gasoline stations 2,537 3,442,939 213,527 17,077
44711 Gasoline stations with convenience stores 2,018 2,700,234 169,597 13,697
44719 Other gasoline stations 519 742,705 43,930 3,380
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
448 Clothing & clothing accessories stores 2,746 1,966,301 240,161 21,374
4481 Clothing stores 1,773 1,408,833 163,781 15,464
44811 Men's clothing stores 210 128,482 16,778 1,270
44812 Women's clothing stores 776 389,855 48,038 5,185
44813 Children's & infants' clothing stores 76 48,658 4,904 515
44814 Family clothing stores 387 672,361 70,417 6,567
44815 Clothing accessories stores 109 25,796 4,719 504
44819 Other clothing stores 215 143,681 18,925 1,423
4482 Shoe stores 483 299,924 34,875 2,889
4482101 Men's shoe stores 29 15,953 2,034 118
4482102 Women's shoe stores 56 26,736 4,319 328
4482103 Children's & juveniles' shoe stores 15 5,957 860 71
4482104 Family shoe stores 306 175,112 20,406 1,765
4482105 Athletic footwear stores 77 76,166 7,256 607
4483 Jewelry, luggage, & leather goods stores 490 257,544 41,505 3,021
44831 Jewelry stores 462 246,765 39,825 2,890
44832 Luggage & leather goods stores 28 10,779 1,680 131
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
451 Sporting goods, hobby, book, & music stores 905 581,813 71,320 5,568
4511 Sporting goods, hobby, & musical instrument stores 612 380,979 48,295 3,483
45111 Sporting goods stores 313 189,420 23,151 1,650
4511101 General-line sporting goods stores 83 76,079 9,077 667
4511102 Specialty-line sporting goods stores 230 113,341 14,074 983
45112 Hobby, toy, & game stores 127 125,414 13,685 1,090
45113 Sewing, needlework, & piece goods stores 108 25,584 4,168 382
45114 Musical instrument & supplies stores 64 40,561 7,291 361
4512 Book, periodical, & music stores 293 200,834 23,025 2,085
45121 Book stores & news dealers 176 131,322 14,721 1,372
451211 Book stores 165 126,884 13,905 1,305
4512111 Book stores, general 104 78,223 8,594 822
4512112 Specialty book stores 45 21,377 2,724 259
4512113 College book stores 16 27,284 2,587 224
451212 News dealers & newsstands 11 4,438 816 67
45122 Prerecorded tape, compact disc, & record stores 117 69,512 8,304 713
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
452 General merchandise stores 741 4,366,182 429,223 37,949
4521 Department stores (excl leased depts) 154 3,041,629 311,826 27,492
45210009 Department stores (incl leased depts) ## 154 3,076,634 N N
45211009 Department stores (incl leased depts) ## 154 3,076,634 N N
4521101 Conventional department stores (excl leased depts) 40 664,249 86,477 6,914
4521102 Discount or mass merchandising dept stores (excl leased depts) 91 D D (10k-24999)
4521103 National chain department stores (excl leased depts) 23 D D (2500-4999)
4529 Other general merchandise stores 587 1,324,553 117,397 10,457
45291 Warehouse clubs & superstores 20 D D (5000-9999)
45299 All other general merchandise stores 567 D D (2500-4999)
4529901 Variety stores 420 325,953 32,761 3,370
4529902 Catalog showrooms 7 D D (500-999)
4529903 Miscellaneous general merchandise stores 140 D D (500-999)
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
453 Miscellaneous store retailers 2,065 1,464,093 165,945 10,630
4531 Florists 395 74,161 14,854 1,349
4532 Office supplies, stationery, & gift stores 627 379,687 49,173 4,077
45321 Office supplies & stationery stores 81 197,939 19,124 1,110
4532101 Stationery stores 13 4,249 749 71
4532102 Office supplies stores 68 193,690 18,375 1,039
45322 Gift, novelty, & souvenir stores 546 181,748 30,049 2,967
4533 Used merchandise stores 277 70,915 12,727 1,093
4539 Other miscellaneous store retailers 766 939,330 89,191 4,111
45391 Pet & pet supplies stores 95 40,411 5,372 481
45392 Art dealers 76 21,383 3,359 247
45393 Manufactured (mobile) home dealers 277 755,873 60,469 2,051
45399 All other miscellaneous store retailers 318 121,663 19,991 1,332
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
454 Nonstore retailers 583 638,629 95,669 5,212
4541 Electronic shopping & mail-order houses 93 119,559 18,567 1,101
4542 Vending machine operators 83 107,674 23,062 1,482
4543 Direct selling establishments 407 411,396 54,040 2,629
45431 Fuel dealers 215 294,273 35,495 1,581
454311 Heating oil dealers 69 105,815 8,510 410
454312 Liquefied petroleum gas (bottled gas) dealers 141 185,445 26,745 1,158
454319 Other fuel dealers 5 3,013 240 13
45439 Other direct selling establishments 192 117,123 18,545 1,048
D = Withheld to avoid disclosure; N = Not available

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Source: 1997 Economic Census

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