1997 Economic Census:
Comparative Statistics for District of Columbia
1987 SIC Basis: Retail Trade

 
Retail Trade by Major Group (2-digit SIC)
Includes only establishments with payroll. Data are in current dollars and have not been adjusted for inflation. Detail may not add to total because of rounding. Introductory text includes scope and methodology.
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SIC 1987 SIC Description Establishments Sales
($1,000)
Paid employees Annual payroll
($1,000)
1997 1992 % chg 1997 1992 % chg 1997 1992 % chg 1997 1992 % chg
  Retail trade 3,645 3,847 -5.3 D 3,586,625 N (25k-49999) 46,890 N D 642,123 N
52 Building materials, hardware, garden supply, and mobile home dealers 28 28 0.0 D 48,948 N (500-999) 394 N D 8,222 N
53 General merchandise stores 29 34 -14.7 D 204,096 N (1000-2499) 1,917 N D 30,303 N
54 Food stores 392 426 -8.0 D 639,633 N (2500-4999) 4,985 N D 88,565 N
55 Automotive dealers and gasoline service stations 148 164 -9.8 D 332,745 N (1000-2499) 1,587 N D 27,933 N
56 Apparel and accessory stores 377 449 -16.0 D 359,581 N (2500-4999) 3,750 N D 49,227 N
57 Home furniture, furnishings, and equipment stores 172 198 -13.1 D 226,664 N (1000-2499) 1,571 N D 28,756 N
58 Eating and drinking places 1,577 1,568 0.6 D 1,021,145 N (25k-49999) 25,907 N D 296,702 N
59 Miscellaneous retail 922 980 -5.9 D 753,813 N (5000-9999) 6,779 N D 112,415 N
N=Comparable data not available D=Withheld to avoid disclosure

 

 

Retail Trade by Industry (4-digit SIC)
Includes only establishments with payroll. Data are in current dollars and have not been adjusted for inflation. Detail may not add to total because of rounding. Introductory text includes scope and methodology.
For descriptions of column headings and rows (industries), click on the appropriate underlined element in the table. An alternate display has fewer columns.

SIC 1987 SIC Description Establishments Sales
($1,000)
Paid employees Annual payroll
($1,000)
1997 1992 % chg 1997 1992 % chg 1997 1992 % chg 1997 1992 % chg
  Retail trade 3,645 3,847 -5.3 D 3,586,625 N (25k-49999) 46,890 N D 642,123 N
52 Building materials, hardware, garden supply, and mobile home dealers 28 28 0.0 D 48,948 N (500-999) 394 N D 8,222 N
521 Lumber and other building materials dealers 8 7 14.3 D D N (250-499) (100-249) N D D N
523 Paint, glass, and wallpaper stores 5 6 -16.7 D D N (20-99) (20-99) N D D N
525 Hardware stores 15 13 15.4 D D N (100-249) (100-249) N D D N
526 Retail nurseries, lawn and garden supply stores 0 1 N 0 D N 0 (1-19) N 0 D N
527 Mobile home dealers 0 0 N 0 0 N 0 0 N 0 0 N
SIC 1987 SIC Description Establishments Sales
($1,000)
Paid employees Annual payroll
($1,000)
1997 1992 % chg 1997 1992 % chg 1997 1992 % chg 1997 1992 % chg
53 General merchandise stores 29 34 -14.7 D 204,096 N (1000-2499) 1,917 N D 30,303 N
531 Department stores (excluding leased departments) $$ 4 6 -33.3 D 172,953 N (1000-2499) 1,609 N D 26,181 N
533 Variety stores 12 10 20.0 9,333 D N 76 (100-249) N 1,097 D N
539 Miscellaneous general merchandise stores 13 18 -27.8 16,712 D N 108 (100-249) N 2,058 D N
SIC 1987 SIC Description Establishments Sales
($1,000)
Paid employees Annual payroll
($1,000)
1997 1992 % chg 1997 1992 % chg 1997 1992 % chg 1997 1992 % chg
54 Food stores 392 426 -8.0 D 639,633 N (2500-4999) 4,985 N D 88,565 N
541 Grocery stores 299 312 -4.2 602,927 565,989 6.5 4,143 4,079 1.6 77,304 78,658 -1.7
542 Meat and fish (seafood) markets, including freezer provisioners 31 32 -3.1 52,682 49,388 6.7 312 360 -13.3 4,862 5,016 -3.1
543 Fruit and vegetable markets 4 2 100.0 669 D N 19 (1-19) N 141 D N
544 Candy, nut, and confectionery stores 11 15 -26.7 D 3,536 N (20-99) 72 N D 602 N
545 Dairy products stores 1 3 -66.7 D D N (1-19) (1-19) N D D N
546 Retail bakeries 24 46 -47.8 D 12,683 N (100-249) 343 N D 2,980 N
549 Miscellaneous food stores 22 16 37.5 D 7,093 N (250-499) 113 N D 1,181 N
SIC 1987 SIC Description Establishments Sales
($1,000)
Paid employees Annual payroll
($1,000)
1997 1992 % chg 1997 1992 % chg 1997 1992 % chg 1997 1992 % chg
55 Automotive dealers and gasoline service stations 148 164 -9.8 D 332,745 N (1000-2499) 1,587 N D 27,933 N
551 Motor vehicle dealers (new and used) 5 7 -28.6 83,152 91,544 -9.2 250 446 -43.9 7,987 12,155 -34.3
552 Motor vehicle dealers (used only) 14 12 16.7 15,042 D N 37 (20-99) N 781 D N
553 Auto and home supply stores 19 27 -29.6 D 22,179 N (100-249) 280 N D 3,859 N
554 Gasoline service stations 109 117 -6.8 215,067 206,614 4.1 854 815 4.8 13,896 10,893 27.6
555 Boat dealers 1 1 0.0 D D N (1-19) (1-19) N D D N
556 Recreational vehicle dealers 0 0 N 0 0 N 0 0 N 0 0 N
557 Motorcycle dealers 0 0 N 0 0 N 0 0 N 0 0 N
559 Automotive dealers, not elsewhere classified 0 0 N 0 0 N 0 0 N 0 0 N
SIC 1987 SIC Description Establishments Sales
($1,000)
Paid employees Annual payroll
($1,000)
1997 1992 % chg 1997 1992 % chg 1997 1992 % chg 1997 1992 % chg
56 Apparel and accessory stores 377 449 -16.0 D 359,581 N (2500-4999) 3,750 N D 49,227 N
561 Men's and boys' clothing and accessory stores 50 60 -16.7 50,773 64,322 -21.1 400 492 -18.7 6,649 9,488 -29.9
562 Women's clothing stores 115 140 -17.9 85,703 134,949 -36.5 954 1,585 -39.8 12,323 18,284 -32.6
563 Women's accessory and specialty stores 21 37 -43.2 D 21,295 N (100-249) 221 N D 3,437 N
564 Children's and infants' wear stores 13 14 -7.1 4,709 6,427 -26.7 81 79 2.5 677 813 -16.7
565 Family clothing stores 74 73 1.4 106,274 68,410 55.3 939 697 34.7 12,714 7,725 64.6
566 Shoe stores 80 96 -16.7 55,275 55,989 -1.3 460 563 -18.3 6,750 8,193 -17.6
569 Miscellaneous apparel and accessory stores 24 29 -17.2 D 8,189 N (20-99) 113 N D 1,287 N
SIC 1987 SIC Description Establishments Sales
($1,000)
Paid employees Annual payroll
($1,000)
1997 1992 % chg 1997 1992 % chg 1997 1992 % chg 1997 1992 % chg
57 Home furniture, furnishings, and equipment stores 172 198 -13.1 D 226,664 N (1000-2499) 1,571 N D 28,756 N
571 Home furniture and furnishings stores 95 112 -15.2 D 77,589 N (500-999) 671 N D 12,650 N
572 Household appliance stores 3 10 -70.0 1,786 8,605 -79.2 30 59 -49.2 595 1,446 -58.9
573 Radio, television, consumer electronics, and music stores 74 76 -2.6 D 140,470 N (500-999) 841 N D 14,660 N
SIC 1987 SIC Description Establishments Sales
($1,000)
Paid employees Annual payroll
($1,000)
1997 1992 % chg 1997 1992 % chg 1997 1992 % chg 1997 1992 % chg
58 Eating and drinking places 1,577 1,568 0.6 D 1,021,145 N (25k-49999) 25,907 N D 296,702 N
581 Eating and drinking places 1,577 1,568 0.6 D 1,021,145 N (25k-49999) 25,907 N D 296,702 N
5812 Eating places 1,512 1,502 0.7 D 982,290 N (25k-49999) 24,710 N D 285,013 N
5813 Drinking places (alcoholic beverages) 65 71 -8.5 58,202 42,614 36.6 1,640 1,197 37.0 18,936 r 48.4
SIC 1987 SIC Description Establishments Sales
($1,000)
Paid employees Annual payroll
($1,000)
1997 1992 % chg 1997 1992 % chg 1997 1992 % chg 1997 1992 % chg
59 Miscellaneous retail 922 980 -5.9 D 753,813 N (5000-9999) 6,779 N D 112,415 N
591 Drug stores and proprietary stores 94 113 -16.8 260,041 216,579 20.1 1,737 1,715 1.3 26,538 28,259 -6.1
592 Liquor stores 193 211 -8.5 173,194 162,027 6.9 887 1,015 -12.6 17,651 17,567 0.5
593 Used merchandise stores 56 56 0.0 D 20,324 N (250-499) 310 N D r N
594 Miscellaneous shopping goods stores 287 322 -10.9 D 213,828 N (1000-2499) 2,175 N D 33,815 N
596 Nonstore retailers 57 43 32.6 D 35,807 N (250-499) 401 N D 5,955 N
598 Fuel dealers 4 3 33.3 D D N (20-99) (20-99) N D D N
599 Retail stores, not elsewhere classified 231 227 1.8 111,377 96,050 16.0 1,161 1,116 4.0 25,045 21,410 17.0
N=Comparable data not available D=Withheld to avoid disclosure
$$ 1992 sales data include sales from catalog order desks. 1997 sales data exclude sales from catalog order desks.

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