1997 Economic Census:
Wholesale Trade
Harris County, TX


These data are from the 1997 and 2002 Economic Censuses.
For more recent data, see the current Industry Statistics Sampler.
 
Wholesale 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
  42 Wholesale trade 7,564 110,399,742 4,129,694 101,357
421 Wholesale trade, durable goods 5,463 45,175,666 2,815,844 67,355
422 Wholesale trade, nondurable goods 2,101 65,224,076 1,313,850 34,002

 

 

Wholesale 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
42 Wholesale trade 7,564 110,399,742 4,129,694 101,357
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
421 Wholesale trade, durable goods 5,463 45,175,666 2,815,844 67,355
4211 Motor vehicle & motor vehicle parts & supplies whsle 365 8,729,953 162,456 5,076
42111 Automobile & other motor vehicle whsle 90 7,816,197 73,323 2,104
4211101 Automobile & motorcycle whsle 40 D D (1000-2499)
4211103 Light truck & van (14,000 lb or less) whsle 10 D D (100-249)
4211105 Heavy truck & tractor (over 26,000 lb) whsle 33 D D (500-999)
42112 Motor vehicle supplies & new parts whsle 143 D D (1000-2499)
4211201 Motor vehicle supplies & new parts - warehouse distributors 58 D D (250-499)
4211202 Motor vehicle supplies & new parts - jobbers 70 D D (1000-2499)
4211203 Petroleum products marketing equipment whsle 15 D D (20-99)
42113 Tire & tube whsle 29 D D (250-499)
42114 Motor vehicle parts, (used) whsle 103 D D (500-999)
4212 Furniture & home furnishings whsle 225 964,345 86,289 2,704
42121 Furniture whsle 107 616,994 51,197 1,414
4212101 Household & lawn furniture whsle 57 D D (250-499)
4212102 Office & business furniture whsle 50 D D (500-999)
42122 Home furnishings whsle 118 347,351 35,092 1,290
4212201 Household china, glassware, & crockery whsle 12 49,581 5,871 254
4212202 Linens, domestics, draperies, & curtains whsle 19 D D (250-499)
4212203 Floor coverings whsle 43 D D (250-499)
4212204 Other home furnishings whsle 44 D D (250-499)
4213 Lumber & other construction materials whsle 181 1,349,045 73,028 2,367
42131 Lumber, plywood, millwork, & wood panel whsle 62 634,633 35,968 1,149
4213101 Lumber without yard whsle 9 D D (20-99)
4213102 Lumber with yard whsle 10 D D (100-249)
4213103 Plywood, veneer, millwork, & wood panel whsle 43 D D (500-999)
42132 Brick, stone, & related construction materials whsle 50 178,625 11,873 364
4213201 Brick, block, tile, clay/cement sewer pipe whsle 21 D D (100-249)
4213202 Sand, gravel, & stone whsle 14 D D (100-249)
4213203 Cement, lime, & related products whsle 15 D D (20-99)
42133 Roofing, siding, & insulation material whsle 22 D D (100-249)
42139 Other construction materials whsle 47 D D (500-999)
4213901 Flat glass & other construction glass whsle 19 37,186 3,935 145
4213902 Other construction materials whsle 28 D D (500-999)
4214 Professional & commercial equipment & supplies whsle 719 4,768,932 542,870 10,842
42141 Photographic equipment & supplies whsle 20 48,554 4,012 151
42142 Office equipment whsle 90 704,148 116,063 2,954
42143 Computer & computer peripheral equipment & software whsle 305 2,981,929 332,385 5,359
4214301 Computer & peripheral equipment whsle 240 2,403,518 233,392 4,309
42143011 Computers & peripheral equipment for resale 101 1,310,950 76,923 1,652
42143012 Computers & peripheral equipment for end use 139 1,092,568 156,469 2,657
4214302 Computer software (packaged) whsle 65 578,411 98,993 1,050
42144 Other commercial equipment whsle 70 D D (250-499)
4214401 Restaurant & hotel equipment & supplies whsle 44 D D (100-249)
4214402 Store machines & equipment whsle 26 D D (100-249)
42145 Medical, dental, & hospital equipment & supplies whsle 164 664,951 53,983 1,171
4214501 Surgical, medical, & hospital supplies whsle 149 D D (1000-2499)
4214502 Dental equipment & supplies whsle 15 D D (100-249)
42146 Ophthalmic goods whsle 15 47,618 4,592 245
42149 Other professional equipment & supplies whsle 55 D D (500-999)
4214901 Religious & school supplies whsle 6 15,176 2,661 75
4214902 Other professional equipment & supplies whsle 49 D D (250-499)
4215 Metal & mineral (except petroleum) whsle 422 D D (5000-9999)
42151 Metal service centers & offices 415 8,061,971 281,900 6,176
4215101 Ferrous metal service centers & sales offices 357 D D (5000-9999)
42151011 Ferrous metal service centers 265 6,270,914 227,928 4,964
42151012 Ferrous metal sales offices 92 D D (500-999)
4215102 Nonferrous metal service centers & sales offices 58 D D (500-999)
42151021 Nonferrous metal service centers 44 D D (500-999)
42151022 Nonferrous metal sales offices 14 D D (20-99)
42152 Coal & other mineral & ore whsle 7 D D (20-99)
4215202 Other mineral & ore whsle 7 D D (20-99)
4216 Electrical goods whsle 605 5,098,895 329,561 7,174
42161 Electrical apparatus & equip, wiring supp, & const material whsle 233 1,990,780 125,698 3,052
42162 Electrical appliance, television & radio set whsle 56 D D (250-499)
42169 Other electronic parts & equipment whsle 316 D D (2500-4999)
4216901 Communications equipment & supplies whsle 146 D D (1000-2499)
4216902 Electronic parts (excluding communications equipment) whsle 170 D D (1000-2499)
4217 Hardware, & plumbing & heating equipment & supplies whsle 377 1,827,169 160,523 4,668
42171 Hardware whsle 169 D D (1000-2499)
42172 Plumbing & heating equipment & supplies (hydronics) whsle 88 D D (500-999)
42173 Warm air heating & air-conditioning equipment & supplies whsle 96 D D (1000-2499)
42174 Refrigeration equipment & supplies whsle 24 150,674 11,652 313
4218 Machinery, equipment, & supplies whsle 2,029 12,535,688 1,046,791 24,050
42181 Construction & mining (except petroleum) machinery & equip whsle 97 D D (1000-2499)
42182 Farm & garden machinery & equipment whsle 36 D D (250-499)
4218201 Farm machinery & equipment - farm dealers 10 D D (20-99)
4218202 Farm machinery & equipment - whsle distributors 19 D D (100-249)
42183 Industrial machinery & equipment whsle 1,289 7,339,568 632,902 13,738
4218301 Food-processing machinery & equipment whsle 20 D D (100-249)
4218302 Hydraulic & pneumatic (fluid-power) machinery & equipment whsle 129 559,818 64,866 1,427
42183021 Hydraulic & pneumatic pumps & motors whsle 54 D D (500-999)
42183022 Hydraulic & pneumatic parts, accessories, & supplies whsle 75 D D (500-999)
4218303 General-purpose industrial machinery & equipment whsle 339 1,913,177 232,142 4,790
4218304 Metalworking machinery & equipment whsle 87 D D (500-999)
4218305 Materials handling equipment whsle 96 D D (1000-2499)
4218306 Oilwell, oil refinery, & pipeline mach, equip, & supplies whsle 458 3,365,232 198,033 4,193
4218307 Other industrial machinery & equipment whsle 160 D D (1000-2499)
42184 Industrial supplies whsle 411 2,376,884 259,603 6,397
4218401 General-line industrial supplies whsle 53 D D (250-499)
4218402 Mechanical power transmission supplies whsle 53 460,586 55,511 1,327
4218403 Welding supplies whsle 46 164,068 19,200 499
4218404 Industrial containers & supplies whsle 29 D D (250-499)
4218405 Industrial valves & fittings (except fluid-power) whsle 123 828,483 96,457 2,037
4218406 Other industrial supplies whsle 107 D D (1000-2499)
42185 Service establishment equipment & supplies whsle 107 274,745 27,483 805
4218501 Beauty & barber shop equipment & supplies whsle 12 D D (20-99)
4218502 Custodial, janitors' equipment & supplies whsle 26 79,718 7,367 232
4218503 Laundry & dry-cleaning equipment & supplies whsle 19 56,849 6,419 185
4218504 Other service establishment equipment & supplies whsle 50 D D (250-499)
42186 Transportation equipment & supplies (exc motor vehicle) whsle 89 334,725 29,074 728
4218601 Aircraft & aeronautical equipment & supplies whsle 44 D D (250-499)
4218602 Marine machinery, equipment, & supplies whsle 40 D D (250-499)
4219 Miscellaneous durable goods whsle 540 D D (2500-4999)
42191 Sporting & recreational goods & supplies whsle 67 D D (500-999)
42192 Toy & hobby goods & supplies whsle 26 60,409 4,471 180
42193 Recyclable material whsle 142 850,596 55,937 1,938
4219301 Iron & steel scrap processors & dealers 57 458,968 24,181 797
42193011 Iron & steel scrap processors (using power processing equipment) 36 166,786 18,097 595
42193012 Iron & steel scrap processors (not using power processing equip) 21 292,182 6,084 202
4219302 Recyclable paper & paperboard whsle 25 88,146 11,002 507
4219303 Other recyclable material whsle 60 303,482 20,754 634
42194 Jewelry/watch/silverware/precious stone, & precious metal whsle 124 D D (500-999)
4219401 Jewelry, watch, diamonds, precious stone, & silverware whsle 111 D D (250-499)
4219402 Precious metal (excluding ores) whsle 13 D D (20-99)
42199 Other miscellaneous durable goods whsle 181 D D (1000-2499)
4219901 Musical instruments & supplies whsle 9 D D (20-99)
4219902 Forest products (except lumber) whsle 16 D D (20-99)
4219903 General merchandise (durable goods) whsle 71 100,208 11,063 294
4219904 Prerecorded media whsle 29 D D (100-249)
42199041 Compact discs/prerecorded audio tapes, & phonograph records whsle 21 D D (100-249)
42199042 Prerecorded video tapes whsle 8 D D (20-99)
4219905 Fire extinguishers & fire safety equipment whsle 15 59,222 9,010 206
4219906 Other durable goods whsle 41 D D (100-249)
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
422 Wholesale trade, nondurable goods 2,101 65,224,076 1,313,850 34,002
4221 Paper & paper product whsle 209 1,041,010 101,067 2,676
42211 Printing & writing paper whsle 27 D D (250-499)
42212 Stationery & office supplies whsle 120 540,322 56,200 1,491
42213 Industrial & personal service paper whsle 62 D D (500-999)
4222 Drugs, & druggists' sundries whsle 90 D D (1000-2499)
4222101 General-line drugs whsle 34 D D (500-999)
4222102 Specialty-line drug, pharmaceutical, cosmetic, & toiletries whsle 56 D D (500-999)
4223 Apparel, piece goods, & notions whsle 162 489,621 34,880 1,586
42231 Piece goods, notions, & other dry goods whsle 39 64,119 8,179 381
4223101 Piece goods - jobbers 33 D D (250-499)
42232 Men's & boys' clothing & furnishings whsle 40 D D (500-999)
42233 Women's, children's, & infants' clothing & accessories whsle 66 D D (500-999)
42234 Footwear whsle 17 D D (20-99)
4224 Grocery & related products whsle 441 6,568,864 318,235 10,946
42241 General-line grocery whsle 48 D D (2500-4999)
4224103 Other general-line grocery whsle 42 D D (2500-4999)
42242 Packaged frozen food whsle 49 605,400 27,828 1,050
42243 Dairy products, (except dried or canned) whsle 22 D D (500-999)
4224302 Dairy product (except raw milk) whsle 22 D D (500-999)
42244 Poultry & poultry product whsle 10 D D (250-499)
4224402 Poultry & poultry product (except live) whsle 10 D D (250-499)
42245 Confectionery whsle 28 294,953 19,606 650
42246 Fish & seafood whsle 25 D D (250-499)
42247 Meat & meat product whsle 34 D D (250-499)
42248 Fresh fruit & vegetable whsle 70 D D (1000-2499)
42249 Other grocery & related products whsle 155 1,590,553 81,280 2,642
4224901 Coffee, tea, & spice whsle 29 147,452 8,047 253
4224902 Bread & baked goods whsle 33 D D (500-999)
4224903 Soft drinks whsle 22 D D (500-999)
4224904 Canned goods whsle 15 67,113 3,294 152
4224905 Food & beverage basic materials whsle 5 D D (20-99)
4224906 Other grocery specialties whsle 51 D D (500-999)
4225 Farm-product raw material whsle 21 D D (100-249)
42251 Grain & field bean whsle 15 745,612 13,884 223
4226 Chemical & allied products whsle 514 11,392,952 291,415 5,311
42261 Plastics materials & basic forms & shapes whsle 115 1,805,588 44,551 1,088
42269 Other chemical & allied products whsle 399 9,587,364 246,864 4,223
4226901 Industrial gases (except LP) whsle 32 123,532 15,591 362
4226902 Other chemical & allied products whsle 367 9,463,832 231,273 3,861
4227 Petroleum & petroleum products whsle 208 40,006,526 300,591 5,536
42271 Petroleum bulk stations & terminals 86 18,537,018 160,508 2,811
4227101 Petroleum bulk stations & terminals (except LP) 74 D D (1000-2499)
42271011 Petroleum bulk stations (except LP) 43 D D (500-999)
42271012 Petroleum bulk terminals (except LP) 31 13,760,747 80,424 1,430
4227102 Liquefied petroleum bulk stations & terminals 12 D D (500-999)
42272 Petroleum & petroleum prod whsle (exc bulk stations & terminals) 122 21,469,508 140,083 2,725
4228 Beer, wine, & distilled alcoholic beverage whsle 40 1,108,303 97,098 2,677
42281 Beer & ale whsle 21 653,222 55,874 1,555
42282 Wine & distilled alcoholic beverage whsle 19 455,081 41,224 1,122
4228201 Wine & distilled alcoholic bev (licensed operation) whsle 19 455,081 41,224 1,122
4229 Miscellaneous nondurable goods whsle 416 D D (2500-4999)
42291 Farm supplies whsle 45 D D (250-499)
4229101 Farm supplies - farm dealers 9 D D (20-99)
4229102 Farm supplies - whsle distributors 36 D D (250-499)
42292 Book, periodical, & newspaper whsle 51 D D (500-999)
42293 Flower, nursery stock, & florists' supplies whsle 63 D D (500-999)
42294 Tobacco & tobacco product whsle 12 975,561 21,010 670
42295 Paint, varnish, & supplies whsle 41 D D (250-499)
42299 Other miscellaneous nondurable goods whsle 204 D D (500-999)
4229901 Art goods whsle 53 D D (250-499)
4229902 General merchandise (nondurable goods) whsle 54 D D (100-249)
4229903 Textile bags, bagging, & burlap whsle 9 28,102 1,637 68
4229904 Other nondurable goods whsle 88 D D (250-499)
D = Withheld to avoid disclosure; N = Not available

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Source: 1997 Economic Census

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