1997 Economic Census:
Retail Trade
Whatcom County, WA


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 840 1,673,273 165,652 9,758
441 Motor vehicle & parts dealers 91 280,156 25,451 994
442 Furniture & home furnishings stores 59 45,638 6,533 348
443 Electronics & appliance stores 33 40,485 6,166 311
444 Building material & garden equipment & supplies dealers 75 193,366 22,670 916
445 Food & beverage stores 88 378,251 36,056 2,043
446 Health & personal care stores 55 75,660 10,215 625
447 Gasoline stations 95 160,309 8,226 667
448 Clothing & clothing accessories stores 118 75,183 9,350 820
451 Sporting goods, hobby, book, & music stores 73 64,675 7,542 646
452 General merchandise stores 13 D D (1000-2499)
453 Miscellaneous store retailers 104 D D (500-999)
454 Nonstore retailers 36 49,781 4,795 179

 

 

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 840 1,673,273 165,652 9,758
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
441 Motor vehicle & parts dealers 91 280,156 25,451 994
4412 Other motor vehicle dealers 28 27,604 2,799 123
44122 Motorcycle, boat, & other motor vehicle dealers 22 21,614 2,048 92
441222 Boat dealers 16 17,092 1,654 70
4413 Automotive parts, accessories, & tire stores 38 37,774 6,531 303
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
442 Furniture & home furnishings stores 59 45,638 6,533 348
4421 Furniture stores 17 21,149 2,993 136
4422 Home furnishings stores 42 24,489 3,540 212
44229 Other home furnishings stores 29 12,503 1,680 135
442299 All other home furnishings stores 27 D D (100-249)
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
443 Electronics & appliance stores 33 40,485 6,166 311
44311 Appliance, television, & other electronics stores 23 33,739 4,882 246
443112 Radio, television, & other electronics stores 16 23,750 3,193 172
44312 Computer & software stores 8 D D (20-99)
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
444 Building material & garden equipment & supplies dealers 75 193,366 22,670 916
4441 Building material & supplies dealers 59 158,938 18,576 715
44413 Hardware stores 15 19,944 3,494 147
44419 Other building material dealers 38 112,885 12,619 436
4442 Lawn & garden equipment & supplies stores 16 34,428 4,094 201
44422 Nursery & garden centers 12 32,111 3,837 185
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
445 Food & beverage stores 88 378,251 36,056 2,043
4451 Grocery stores 62 303,451 31,896 1,860
44511 Supermarkets & other grocery (except convenience) stores 41 293,847 31,065 1,783
4452 Specialty food stores 3 D D (20-99)
4453 Beer, wine, & liquor stores 23 D D (100-249)
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
446 Health & personal care stores 55 75,660 10,215 625
44612 Cosmetics, beauty supplies, & perfume stores 10 5,255 983 85
44619 Other health & personal care stores 14 9,378 1,892 109
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
447 Gasoline stations 95 160,309 8,226 667
44711 Gasoline stations with convenience stores 71 122,698 6,106 525
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
448 Clothing & clothing accessories stores 118 75,183 9,350 820
4481 Clothing stores 67 50,663 6,114 559
44819 Other clothing stores 7 4,462 705 52
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
451 Sporting goods, hobby, book, & music stores 73 64,675 7,542 646
4511 Sporting goods, hobby, & musical instrument stores 46 38,930 4,585 411
45111 Sporting goods stores 26 20,386 2,567 212
4511101 General-line sporting goods stores 7 9,627 1,118 83
45113 Sewing, needlework, & piece goods stores 4 D D (20-99)
4512 Book, periodical, & music stores 27 25,745 2,957 235
45121 Book stores & news dealers 22 14,579 1,978 179
451211 Book stores 18 13,234 1,663 165
4512111 Book stores, general 11 8,888 1,084 105
4512112 Specialty book stores 6 D D (20-99)
451212 News dealers & newsstands 4 1,345 315 14
45122 Prerecorded tape, compact disc, & record stores 5 11,166 979 56
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
452 General merchandise stores 13 D D (1000-2499)
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
453 Miscellaneous store retailers 104 D D (500-999)
4532 Office supplies, stationery, & gift stores 38 19,752 1,959 211
45321 Office supplies & stationery stores 8 11,683 872 82
4532101 Stationery stores 4 D D (20-99)
4532102 Office supplies stores 4 D D (20-99)
4533 Used merchandise stores 19 5,529 916 75
4539 Other miscellaneous store retailers 33 D D (100-249)
45391 Pet & pet supplies stores 4 4,755 536 52
45399 All other miscellaneous store retailers 21 D D (20-99)
NAICS
code
Description Estab-
lish-
ments
Sales
($1,000)
Annual
payroll
($1,000)
Paid
employees
454 Nonstore retailers 36 49,781 4,795 179
4543 Direct selling establishments 21 39,419 3,426 116
45431 Fuel dealers 7 24,363 1,845 50
454311 Heating oil dealers 2 D D (1-19)
454312 Liquefied petroleum gas (bottled gas) dealers 5 D D (20-99)
45439 Other direct selling establishments 14 15,056 1,581 66
D = Withheld to avoid disclosure; N = Not available

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Source: 1997 Economic Census

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