1997 Economic Census:
Retail Trade
Charleston County, SC


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 1,850 3,483,688 347,722 22,298
441 Motor vehicle & parts dealers 178 1,004,618 82,253 2,957
442 Furniture & home furnishings stores 142 149,090 23,209 1,197
443 Electronics & appliance stores 66 74,096 9,485 469
444 Building material & garden equipment & supplies dealers 122 355,333 37,869 1,544
445 Food & beverage stores 173 500,657 46,559 4,099
446 Health & personal care stores 144 121,684 17,579 1,188
447 Gasoline stations 152 223,845 12,487 1,050
448 Clothing & clothing accessories stores 348 278,401 34,403 2,877
451 Sporting goods, hobby, book, & music stores 124 92,515 10,980 884
452 General merchandise stores 60 505,022 48,262 4,317
453 Miscellaneous store retailers 285 138,246 18,002 1,410
454 Nonstore retailers 56 40,181 6,634 306

 

 

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 1,850 3,483,688 347,722 22,298
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
441 Motor vehicle & parts dealers 178 1,004,618 82,253 2,957
4411 Automobile dealers 67 849,370 60,151 1,974
44111 New car dealers 36 822,814 58,308 1,846
44112 Used car dealers 31 26,556 1,843 128
4412 Other motor vehicle dealers 34 59,177 5,342 210
44121 Recreational vehicle dealers 3 D D (20-99)
44122 Motorcycle, boat, & other motor vehicle dealers 31 D D (100-249)
441221 Motorcycle dealers 6 D D (20-99)
441222 Boat dealers 22 39,051 3,602 124
441229 All other motor vehicle dealers 3 D D (1-19)
4413 Automotive parts, accessories, & tire stores 77 96,071 16,760 773
44131 Automotive parts & accessories stores 52 48,977 9,408 500
44132 Tire dealers 25 47,094 7,352 273
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
442 Furniture & home furnishings stores 142 149,090 23,209 1,197
4421 Furniture stores 56 74,898 10,659 512
4422 Home furnishings stores 86 74,192 12,550 685
44221 Floor covering stores 28 39,596 7,655 298
44229 Other home furnishings stores 58 34,596 4,895 387
442291 Window treatment stores 11 3,754 741 60
442299 All other home furnishings stores 47 30,842 4,154 327
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
443 Electronics & appliance stores 66 74,096 9,485 469
44311 Appliance, television, & other electronics stores 40 D D (250-499)
443111 Household appliance stores 12 D D (20-99)
443112 Radio, television, & other electronics stores 28 40,806 4,691 250
44312 Computer & software stores 20 D D (100-249)
44313 Camera & photographic supplies stores 6 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 122 355,333 37,869 1,544
4441 Building material & supplies dealers 98 335,329 33,929 1,345
44411 Home centers 5 D D (250-499)
44412 Paint & wallpaper stores 16 17,033 2,314 88
44413 Hardware stores 13 D D (100-249)
44419 Other building material dealers 64 205,830 21,245 725
4442 Lawn & garden equipment & supplies stores 24 20,004 3,940 199
44421 Outdoor power equipment stores 5 3,793 652 31
44422 Nursery & garden centers 19 16,211 3,288 168
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
445 Food & beverage stores 173 500,657 46,559 4,099
4451 Grocery stores 107 461,175 43,715 3,851
44511 Supermarkets & other grocery (except convenience) stores 89 454,754 43,137 3,786
4452 Specialty food stores 35 13,874 1,664 176
4453 Beer, wine, & liquor stores 31 25,608 1,180 72
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
446 Health & personal care stores 144 121,684 17,579 1,188
44611 Pharmacies & drug stores 58 88,054 10,985 727
4461101 Pharmacies & drug stores 56 D D (500-999)
4461102 Proprietary stores 2 D D (1-19)
44612 Cosmetics, beauty supplies, & perfume stores 19 D D (20-99)
44613 Optical goods stores 33 11,268 2,773 186
44619 Other health & personal care stores 34 D D (100-249)
446191 Food (health) supplement stores 15 D D (100-249)
446199 All other health & personal care stores 19 8,886 1,696 95
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
447 Gasoline stations 152 223,845 12,487 1,050
44711 Gasoline stations with convenience stores 122 194,353 10,481 902
44719 Other gasoline stations 30 29,492 2,006 148
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
448 Clothing & clothing accessories stores 348 278,401 34,403 2,877
4481 Clothing stores 235 204,698 24,109 2,246
44811 Men's clothing stores 26 18,073 2,606 200
44812 Women's clothing stores 106 77,454 9,974 897
44813 Children's & infants' clothing stores 17 11,383 973 100
44814 Family clothing stores 47 84,701 8,811 864
44815 Clothing accessories stores 20 D D (20-99)
44819 Other clothing stores 19 D D (100-249)
4482 Shoe stores 60 39,769 5,037 320
4482101 Men's shoe stores 5 2,260 551 23
4482102 Women's shoe stores 6 7,700 1,230 46
4482103 Children's & juveniles' shoe stores 4 1,798 201 20
4482104 Family shoe stores 31 17,614 2,070 162
4482105 Athletic footwear stores 14 10,397 985 69
4483 Jewelry, luggage, & leather goods stores 53 33,934 5,257 311
44831 Jewelry stores 50 32,657 4,988 293
44832 Luggage & leather goods stores 3 1,277 269 18
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
451 Sporting goods, hobby, book, & music stores 124 92,515 10,980 884
4511 Sporting goods, hobby, & musical instrument stores 82 65,113 8,134 583
45111 Sporting goods stores 45 36,738 4,676 321
4511101 General-line sporting goods stores 14 20,955 2,629 181
4511102 Specialty-line sporting goods stores 31 15,783 2,047 140
45112 Hobby, toy, & game stores 20 D D (100-249)
45113 Sewing, needlework, & piece goods stores 13 D D (20-99)
45114 Musical instrument & supplies stores 4 D D (20-99)
4512 Book, periodical, & music stores 42 27,402 2,846 301
45121 Book stores & news dealers 27 D D (100-249)
451211 Book stores 27 D D (100-249)
4512111 Book stores, general 17 D D (100-249)
4512112 Specialty book stores 9 D D (20-99)
4512113 College book stores 1 D D (20-99)
45122 Prerecorded tape, compact disc, & record stores 15 D D (100-249)
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
452 General merchandise stores 60 505,022 48,262 4,317
4521 Department stores (excl leased depts) 18 D D (2500-4999)
45210009 Department stores (incl leased depts) ## 18 D N N
45211009 Department stores (incl leased depts) ## 18 D N N
4521101 Conventional department stores (excl leased depts) 5 D D (500-999)
4521102 Discount or mass merchandising dept stores (excl leased depts) 8 D D (1000-2499)
4521103 National chain department stores (excl leased depts) 5 92,830 10,524 857
4529 Other general merchandise stores 42 D D (1000-2499)
45291 Warehouse clubs & superstores 2 D D (500-999)
45299 All other general merchandise stores 40 D D (250-499)
4529901 Variety stores 31 25,782 2,771 258
4529902 Catalog showrooms 1 D D (100-249)
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 285 138,246 18,002 1,410
4531 Florists 38 8,782 1,853 169
4532 Office supplies, stationery, & gift stores 114 67,564 6,862 639
45321 Office supplies & stationery stores 11 37,524 2,425 160
4532101 Stationery stores 4 D D (1-19)
4532102 Office supplies stores 7 D D (100-249)
45322 Gift, novelty, & souvenir stores 103 30,040 4,437 479
4533 Used merchandise stores 50 19,054 3,177 174
4539 Other miscellaneous store retailers 83 42,846 6,110 428
45391 Pet & pet supplies stores 14 6,174 843 84
45392 Art dealers 28 D D (20-99)
45393 Manufactured (mobile) home dealers 8 15,676 2,056 82
45399 All other miscellaneous store retailers 33 D D (100-249)
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
454 Nonstore retailers 56 40,181 6,634 306
4541 Electronic shopping & mail-order houses 15 11,829 1,683 65
4542 Vending machine operators 8 5,366 1,077 65
4543 Direct selling establishments 33 22,986 3,874 176
45431 Fuel dealers 5 D D (20-99)
454312 Liquefied petroleum gas (bottled gas) dealers 4 D D (20-99)
45439 Other direct selling establishments 28 D D (100-249)
D = Withheld to avoid disclosure; N = Not available

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Source: 1997 Economic Census

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