1997 Economic Census:
Retail Trade
Washington


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 22,841 52,472,866 5,385,915 283,653
441 Motor vehicle & parts dealers 2,716 12,622,450 1,154,198 37,408
442 Furniture & home furnishings stores 1,443 1,496,582 215,018 9,859
443 Electronics & appliance stores 1,004 1,471,821 187,171 7,440
444 Building material & garden equipment & supplies dealers 2,026 5,473,722 621,985 25,265
445 Food & beverage stores 2,905 9,428,530 997,010 55,974
446 Health & personal care stores 1,582 2,054,926 278,256 15,132
447 Gasoline stations 2,056 3,757,320 210,473 16,185
448 Clothing & clothing accessories stores 2,622 2,511,978 336,663 24,915
451 Sporting goods, hobby, book, & music stores 1,890 1,674,027 201,884 15,938
452 General merchandise stores 494 7,454,518 696,850 46,693
453 Miscellaneous store retailers 3,216 1,897,568 264,301 19,676
454 Nonstore retailers 887 2,629,424 222,106 9,168

 

 

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 22,841 52,472,866 5,385,915 283,653
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
441 Motor vehicle & parts dealers 2,716 12,622,450 1,154,198 37,408
4411 Automobile dealers 955 10,005,380 785,951 22,192
44111 New car dealers 462 9,176,513 721,375 19,886
44112 Used car dealers 493 828,867 64,576 2,306
4412 Other motor vehicle dealers 445 1,063,268 97,555 3,703
44121 Recreational vehicle dealers 107 499,453 40,368 1,386
44122 Motorcycle, boat, & other motor vehicle dealers 338 563,815 57,187 2,317
441221 Motorcycle dealers 84 174,770 18,810 759
441222 Boat dealers 210 333,755 33,704 1,306
441229 All other motor vehicle dealers 44 55,290 4,673 252
4413 Automotive parts, accessories, & tire stores 1,316 1,553,802 270,692 11,513
44131 Automotive parts & accessories stores 901 951,406 148,404 7,152
44132 Tire dealers 415 602,396 122,288 4,361
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
442 Furniture & home furnishings stores 1,443 1,496,582 215,018 9,859
4421 Furniture stores 576 793,263 109,052 4,594
4422 Home furnishings stores 867 703,319 105,966 5,265
44221 Floor covering stores 388 402,419 61,090 2,367
44229 Other home furnishings stores 479 300,900 44,876 2,898
442291 Window treatment stores 41 13,582 2,097 127
442299 All other home furnishings stores 438 287,318 42,779 2,771
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
443 Electronics & appliance stores 1,004 1,471,821 187,171 7,440
44311 Appliance, television, & other electronics stores 603 733,762 103,655 4,487
443111 Household appliance stores 246 220,569 29,317 1,410
443112 Radio, television, & other electronics stores 357 513,193 74,338 3,077
44312 Computer & software stores 324 663,491 72,183 2,464
44313 Camera & photographic supplies stores 77 74,568 11,333 489
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
444 Building material & garden equipment & supplies dealers 2,026 5,473,722 621,985 25,265
4441 Building material & supplies dealers 1,537 4,653,119 517,438 20,818
44411 Home centers 66 1,157,089 116,122 5,846
44412 Paint & wallpaper stores 164 176,944 23,799 958
44413 Hardware stores 285 296,056 44,710 2,505
44419 Other building material dealers 1,022 3,023,030 332,807 11,509
4442 Lawn & garden equipment & supplies stores 489 820,603 104,547 4,447
44421 Outdoor power equipment stores 89 88,079 11,506 537
44422 Nursery & garden centers 400 732,524 93,041 3,910
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
445 Food & beverage stores 2,905 9,428,530 997,010 55,974
4451 Grocery stores 2,049 8,768,465 937,649 52,488
44511 Supermarkets & other grocery (except convenience) stores 1,482 8,445,950 911,901 49,918
44512 Convenience stores 567 322,515 25,748 2,570
4452 Specialty food stores 427 180,607 28,258 2,114
4453 Beer, wine, & liquor stores 429 479,458 31,103 1,372
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
446 Health & personal care stores 1,582 2,054,926 278,256 15,132
44611 Pharmacies & drug stores 680 1,659,180 196,168 10,729
4461101 Pharmacies & drug stores 661 1,653,927 194,946 10,625
4461102 Proprietary stores 19 5,253 1,222 104
44612 Cosmetics, beauty supplies, & perfume stores 167 63,172 10,094 844
44613 Optical goods stores 341 118,881 24,029 1,308
44619 Other health & personal care stores 394 213,693 47,965 2,251
446191 Food (health) supplement stores 205 81,035 11,950 995
446199 All other health & personal care stores 189 132,658 36,015 1,256
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
447 Gasoline stations 2,056 3,757,320 210,473 16,185
44711 Gasoline stations with convenience stores 1,385 2,555,132 141,175 11,376
44719 Other gasoline stations 671 1,202,188 69,298 4,809
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
448 Clothing & clothing accessories stores 2,622 2,511,978 336,663 24,915
4481 Clothing stores 1,503 1,897,423 247,238 19,520
44811 Men's clothing stores 173 124,392 17,807 1,140
44812 Women's clothing stores 557 281,678 36,484 3,462
44813 Children's & infants' clothing stores 66 46,628 5,296 552
44814 Family clothing stores 425 1,320,642 170,282 12,960
44815 Clothing accessories stores 91 22,547 3,786 391
44819 Other clothing stores 191 101,536 13,583 1,015
4482 Shoe stores 586 266,432 31,701 2,521
4482101 Men's shoe stores 31 15,620 2,391 129
4482102 Women's shoe stores 58 30,956 4,408 342
4482103 Children's & juveniles' shoe stores 11 2,588 496 45
4482104 Family shoe stores 391 139,355 15,369 1,327
4482105 Athletic footwear stores 95 77,913 9,037 678
4483 Jewelry, luggage, & leather goods stores 533 348,123 57,724 2,874
44831 Jewelry stores 487 325,699 54,525 2,645
44832 Luggage & leather goods stores 46 22,424 3,199 229
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
451 Sporting goods, hobby, book, & music stores 1,890 1,674,027 201,884 15,938
4511 Sporting goods, hobby, & musical instrument stores 1,321 1,144,896 141,168 10,944
45111 Sporting goods stores 648 593,742 72,671 5,129
4511101 General-line sporting goods stores 185 205,178 23,048 1,764
4511102 Specialty-line sporting goods stores 463 388,564 49,623 3,365
45112 Hobby, toy, & game stores 330 341,597 36,777 3,075
45113 Sewing, needlework, & piece goods stores 201 112,841 16,144 1,984
45114 Musical instrument & supplies stores 142 96,716 15,576 756
4512 Book, periodical, & music stores 569 529,131 60,716 4,994
45121 Book stores & news dealers 388 340,790 42,499 3,286
451211 Book stores 358 331,657 41,218 3,163
4512111 Book stores, general 252 227,462 27,373 2,062
4512112 Specialty book stores 89 34,799 4,927 473
4512113 College book stores 17 69,396 8,918 628
451212 News dealers & newsstands 30 9,133 1,281 123
45122 Prerecorded tape, compact disc, & record stores 181 188,341 18,217 1,708
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
452 General merchandise stores 494 7,454,518 696,850 46,693
4521 Department stores (excl leased depts) 170 3,752,834 393,875 28,649
45210009 Department stores (incl leased depts) ## 170 3,819,727 N N
45211009 Department stores (incl leased depts) ## 170 3,819,727 N N
4521101 Conventional department stores (excl leased depts) 38 895,146 107,640 6,611
4521102 Discount or mass merchandising dept stores (excl leased depts) 88 1,836,676 163,693 14,114
4521103 National chain department stores (excl leased depts) 44 1,021,012 122,542 7,924
4529 Other general merchandise stores 324 3,701,684 302,975 18,044
45291 Warehouse clubs & superstores 61 D D (10k-24999)
45299 All other general merchandise stores 263 D D (2500-4999)
4529901 Variety stores 88 55,519 7,261 831
4529902 Catalog showrooms 14 D D (1000-2499)
4529903 Miscellaneous general merchandise stores 161 255,413 32,254 1,977
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
453 Miscellaneous store retailers 3,216 1,897,568 264,301 19,676
4531 Florists 500 116,186 24,556 2,511
4532 Office supplies, stationery, & gift stores 1,148 690,038 84,664 7,033
45321 Office supplies & stationery stores 204 355,685 34,452 2,252
4532101 Stationery stores 43 27,423 3,581 299
4532102 Office supplies stores 161 328,262 30,871 1,953
45322 Gift, novelty, & souvenir stores 944 334,353 50,212 4,781
4533 Used merchandise stores 589 215,887 47,870 4,060
4539 Other miscellaneous store retailers 979 875,457 107,211 6,072
45391 Pet & pet supplies stores 219 155,955 21,444 1,706
45392 Art dealers 141 45,963 7,429 468
45393 Manufactured (mobile) home dealers 149 364,128 34,845 1,376
45399 All other miscellaneous store retailers 470 309,411 43,493 2,522
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
454 Nonstore retailers 887 2,629,424 222,106 9,168
4541 Electronic shopping & mail-order houses 268 1,865,485 115,397 4,574
4542 Vending machine operators 96 91,161 17,466 662
4543 Direct selling establishments 523 672,778 89,243 3,932
45431 Fuel dealers 144 383,055 36,124 1,295
454311 Heating oil dealers 70 245,340 23,163 761
454312 Liquefied petroleum gas (bottled gas) dealers 65 D D (500-999)
454319 Other fuel dealers 9 D D (20-99)
45439 Other direct selling establishments 379 289,723 53,119 2,637
D = Withheld to avoid disclosure; N = Not available

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Source: 1997 Economic Census

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