1997 Economic Census:
Comparative Statistics for Virginia
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 38,588 37,360 3.3 64,575,911 48,048,593 34.4 555,088 474,595 17.0 7,513,550 5,752,573 30.6
52 Building materials, hardware, garden supply, and mobile home dealers 1,456 1,486 -2.0 3,484,526 2,467,456 41.2 21,681 16,971 27.8 383,696 284,990 34.6
53 General merchandise stores 1,109 1,107 0.2 8,617,880 5,769,775 49.4 65,091 51,847 25.5 788,590 584,410 34.9
54 Food stores 4,640 4,883 -5.0 11,171,962 9,884,791 13.0 82,318 77,768 5.9 1,114,973 980,173 13.8
55 Automotive dealers and gasoline service stations 5,187 5,115 1.4 19,232,536 13,264,588 45.0 62,705 53,506 17.2 1,493,801 1,086,689 37.5
56 Apparel and accessory stores 3,307 3,772 -12.3 3,185,901 2,737,048 16.4 31,585 31,143 1.4 366,056 319,534 14.6
57 Home furniture, furnishings, and equipment stores 3,151 3,153 -0.1 D 2,704,664 N (25k-49999) 22,232 N D 361,480 N
58 Eating and drinking places 10,738 9,430 13.9 D 4,708,557 N (100,000+) 159,763 N D 1,288,531 N
59 Miscellaneous retail 9,000 8,414 7.0 9,011,320 6,511,714 38.4 74,290 61,365 21.1 1,169,220 846,766 38.1
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 38,588 37,360 3.3 64,575,911 48,048,593 34.4 555,088 474,595 17.0 7,513,550 5,752,573 30.6
52 Building materials, hardware, garden supply, and mobile home dealers 1,456 1,486 -2.0 3,484,526 2,467,456 41.2 21,681 16,971 27.8 383,696 284,990 34.6
521 Lumber and other building materials dealers 532 531 0.2 2,615,331 1,893,711 38.1 14,576 11,072 31.6 256,072 197,172 29.9
523 Paint, glass, and wallpaper stores 189 223 -15.2 125,846 107,669 16.9 874 899 -2.8 19,592 15,767 24.3
525 Hardware stores 302 350 -13.7 215,404 167,714 28.4 2,411 2,194 9.9 35,498 29,298 21.2
526 Retail nurseries, lawn and garden supply stores 285 276 3.3 242,833 148,999 63.0 2,735 2,074 31.9 43,441 29,300 48.3
527 Mobile home dealers 148 106 39.6 285,112 149,363 90.9 1,085 732 48.2 29,093 13,453 116.3
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 1,109 1,107 0.2 8,617,880 5,769,775 49.4 65,091 51,847 25.5 788,590 584,410 34.9
531 Department stores (excluding leased departments) $$ 307 318 -3.5 D 4,192,294 N (50k-99999) 41,750 N D 464,424 N
533 Variety stores 549 446 23.1 415,411 302,126 37.5 4,489 3,853 16.5 42,257 34,617 22.1
539 Miscellaneous general merchandise stores 253 343 -26.2 D 1,275,355 N (5000-9999) 6,244 N D 85,369 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 4,640 4,883 -5.0 11,171,962 9,884,791 13.0 82,318 77,768 5.9 1,114,973 980,173 13.8
541 Grocery stores 3,841 4,076 -5.8 10,896,341 9,629,438 13.2 77,968 73,365 6.3 1,063,819 938,701 13.3
542 Meat and fish (seafood) markets, including freezer provisioners 114 167 -31.7 62,279 89,312 -30.3 520 729 -28.7 7,145 8,260 -13.5
543 Fruit and vegetable markets 55 54 1.9 D 17,976 N (100-249) 184 N D r N
544 Candy, nut, and confectionery stores 75 87 -13.8 D 20,374 N (250-499) 498 N D 3,847 N
545 Dairy products stores 22 36 -38.9 8,815 4,852 81.7 105 107 -1.9 2,134 r 175.0
546 Retail bakeries 316 304 3.9 81,433 74,308 9.6 1,994 2,159 -7.6 23,633 19,778 19.5
549 Miscellaneous food stores 217 159 36.5 78,803 46,468 69.6 1,129 705 60.1 12,526 6,611 89.5
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 5,187 5,115 1.4 19,232,536 13,264,588 45.0 62,705 53,506 17.2 1,493,801 1,086,689 37.5
551 Motor vehicle dealers (new and used) 650 598 8.7 12,281,596 8,304,356 47.9 28,824 23,958 20.3 920,330 661,533 39.1
552 Motor vehicle dealers (used only) 734 603 21.7 1,057,700 460,273 129.8 3,044 2,158 41.1 72,147 37,490 92.4
553 Auto and home supply stores 1,021 1,027 -0.6 869,014 671,934 29.3 8,195 6,969 17.6 162,237 117,153 38.5
554 Gasoline service stations 2,538 2,634 -3.6 4,603,976 3,557,320 29.4 20,745 18,815 10.3 293,919 238,406 23.3
555 Boat dealers 100 120 -16.7 145,138 118,029 23.0 713 737 -3.3 15,702 13,647 15.1
556 Recreational vehicle dealers 33 41 -19.5 79,709 59,317 34.4 279 290 -3.8 7,984 6,649 20.1
557 Motorcycle dealers 87 82 6.1 178,737 90,615 97.2 840 560 50.0 19,976 11,516 73.5
559 Automotive dealers, not elsewhere classified 24 13 84.6 16,666 4,650 258.4 65 31 109.7 1,506 r 200.6
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 3,307 3,772 -12.3 3,185,901 2,737,048 16.4 31,585 31,143 1.4 366,056 319,534 14.6
561 Men's and boys' clothing and accessory stores 408 439 -7.1 390,724 331,269 17.9 3,240 3,399 -4.7 45,793 41,789 9.6
562 Women's clothing stores 1,039 1,287 -19.3 705,037 832,127 -15.3 8,319 11,015 -24.5 87,585 94,930 -7.7
563 Women's accessory and specialty stores 246 241 2.1 149,486 103,021 45.1 1,625 1,373 18.4 19,912 13,649 45.9
564 Children's and infants' wear stores 133 144 -7.6 117,705 72,991 61.3 1,245 1,121 11.1 11,439 8,874 28.9
565 Family clothing stores 462 462 0.0 1,204,041 884,115 36.2 10,905 8,368 30.3 127,746 96,855 31.9
566 Shoe stores 802 996 -19.5 526,054 452,259 16.3 5,125 5,012 2.3 60,507 54,983 10.0
569 Miscellaneous apparel and accessory stores 217 203 6.9 92,854 61,266 51.6 1,126 855 31.7 13,074 8,454 54.6
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 3,151 3,153 -0.1 D 2,704,664 N (25k-49999) 22,232 N D 361,480 N
571 Home furniture and furnishings stores 1,865 1,982 -5.9 D 1,620,314 N (10k-24999) 14,946 N D 243,157 N
572 Household appliance stores 229 219 4.6 149,402 126,212 18.4 1,217 956 27.3 21,693 16,983 27.7
573 Radio, television, consumer electronics, and music stores 1,057 952 11.0 D 958,138 N (5000-9999) 6,330 N D 101,340 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 10,738 9,430 13.9 D 4,708,557 N (100,000+) 159,763 N D 1,288,531 N
581 Eating and drinking places 10,738 9,430 13.9 D 4,708,557 N (100,000+) 159,763 N D 1,288,531 N
5812 Eating places 10,501 9,263 13.4 D 4,664,214 N (100,000+) 158,075 N D 1,277,546 N
5813 Drinking places (alcoholic beverages) 237 167 41.9 72,746 44,343 64.1 2,253 1,688 33.5 17,646 10,985 60.6
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 9,000 8,414 7.0 9,011,320 6,511,714 38.4 74,290 61,365 21.1 1,169,220 846,766 38.1
591 Drug stores and proprietary stores 1,092 1,178 -7.3 2,210,098 1,845,386 19.8 16,904 14,508 16.5 257,038 218,478 17.6
592 Liquor stores 279 292 -4.5 D 273,441 N (1000-2499) 1,797 N D 20,820 N
593 Used merchandise stores 620 490 26.5 D 122,840 N (2500-4999) 2,397 N D 28,329 N
594 Miscellaneous shopping goods stores 3,394 3,447 -1.5 2,299,148 1,703,945 34.9 24,375 20,997 16.1 307,854 225,306 36.6
596 Nonstore retailers 890 642 38.6 2,470,593 1,663,280 48.5 13,116 10,106 29.8 282,544 188,035 50.3
598 Fuel dealers 285 256 11.3 D 327,283 N (2500-4999) 2,046 N D 45,098 N
599 Retail stores, not elsewhere classified 2,440 2,109 15.7 1,035,108 575,539 79.9 12,508 9,514 31.5 189,634 120,700 57.1
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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- Source: 1997 Economic Census, Comparative Statistics   - Questions?
Last revised: July 13, 2011