1997 Economic Census:
Comparative Statistics for Washington
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.
For descriptions of column headings and rows (industries), click on the appropriate underlined element in the table. An alternate display has fewer columns.

More
detail
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 33,512 31,683 5.8 D 40,909,824 N (100,000+) 381,184 N D 5,081,452 N
52 Building materials, hardware, garden supply, and mobile home dealers 1,438 1,474 -2.4 3,499,494 2,560,514 36.7 18,786 15,399 22.0 410,600 309,677 32.6
53 General merchandise stores 487 469 3.8 D 5,452,239 N (25k-49999) 35,869 N D 519,462 N
54 Food stores 3,469 3,609 -3.9 D 8,192,938 N (50k-99999) 58,364 N D 876,733 N
55 Automotive dealers and gasoline service stations 3,870 3,875 -0.1 15,262,602 10,751,811 42.0 46,408 40,007 16.0 1,231,061 897,879 37.1
56 Apparel and accessory stores 2,101 2,406 -12.7 2,165,558 2,040,977 6.1 22,063 20,109 9.7 279,387 260,474 7.3
57 Home furniture, furnishings, and equipment stores 2,654 2,503 6.0 2,885,120 2,132,880 35.3 18,206 16,066 13.3 381,954 290,660 31.4
58 Eating and drinking places 11,397 9,867 15.5 D 4,406,802 N (100,000+) 145,253 N D 1,234,747 N
59 Miscellaneous retail 8,096 7,480 8.2 7,975,037 5,371,663 48.5 59,005 50,117 17.7 972,201 691,820 40.5
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 33,512 31,683 5.8 D 40,909,824 N (100,000+) 381,184 N D 5,081,452 N
52 Building materials, hardware, garden supply, and mobile home dealers 1,438 1,474 -2.4 3,499,494 2,560,514 36.7 18,786 15,399 22.0 410,600 309,677 32.6
521 Lumber and other building materials dealers 552 531 4.0 2,433,219 1,470,388 65.5 11,506 7,582 51.8 261,728 170,651 53.4
523 Paint, glass, and wallpaper stores 207 186 11.3 211,682 135,378 56.4 1,362 1,049 29.8 33,283 21,847 52.3
525 Hardware stores 285 403 -29.3 296,056 574,739 -48.5 2,505 4,169 -39.9 44,710 68,989 -35.2
526 Retail nurseries, lawn and garden supply stores 245 236 3.8 194,409 152,091 27.8 2,037 1,756 16.0 36,034 26,809 34.4
527 Mobile home dealers 149 118 26.3 364,128 227,918 59.8 1,376 843 63.2 34,845 21,381 63.0
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 487 469 3.8 D 5,452,239 N (25k-49999) 35,869 N D 519,462 N
531 Department stores (excluding leased departments) $$ 207 175 18.3 D 3,691,671 N (25k-49999) 29,306 N D 404,486 N
533 Variety stores 88 103 -14.6 55,519 87,962 -36.9 831 1,036 -19.8 7,261 11,781 -38.4
539 Miscellaneous general merchandise stores 192 191 0.5 D 1,672,606 N (5000-9999) 5,527 N D 103,195 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 3,469 3,609 -3.9 D 8,192,938 N (50k-99999) 58,364 N D 876,733 N
541 Grocery stores 2,581 2,706 -4.6 9,281,791 7,924,740 17.1 55,695 52,964 5.2 973,409 824,522 18.1
542 Meat and fish (seafood) markets, including freezer provisioners 102 144 -29.2 59,565 52,557 13.3 486 536 -9.3 8,472 6,894 22.9
543 Fruit and vegetable markets 59 59 0.0 32,190 28,376 13.4 254 196 29.6 4,498 3,299 36.3
544 Candy, nut, and confectionery stores 97 89 9.0 29,898 23,384 27.9 538 423 27.2 5,011 3,725 34.5
545 Dairy products stores 48 33 45.5 12,726 7,419 71.5 154 127 21.3 1,698 1,079 57.4
546 Retail bakeries 297 370 -19.7 D 90,507 N (1000-2499) 3,075 N D 26,497 N
549 Miscellaneous food stores 285 208 37.0 103,151 65,955 56.4 1,411 1,043 35.3 16,140 10,717 50.6
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
55 Automotive dealers and gasoline service stations 3,870 3,875 -0.1 15,262,602 10,751,811 42.0 46,408 40,007 16.0 1,231,061 897,879 37.1
551 Motor vehicle dealers (new and used) 462 405 14.1 9,176,513 6,239,246 47.1 19,886 17,158 15.9 721,375 534,286 35.0
552 Motor vehicle dealers (used only) 493 400 23.2 828,867 373,741 121.8 2,306 1,613 43.0 64,576 32,153 100.8
553 Auto and home supply stores 914 961 -4.9 943,204 773,454 21.9 7,379 6,844 7.8 171,783 131,081 31.1
554 Gasoline service stations 1,556 1,697 -8.3 3,250,750 2,665,662 21.9 13,134 11,580 13.4 175,772 134,586 30.6
555 Boat dealers 210 182 15.4 333,755 255,331 30.7 1,306 1,121 16.5 33,704 24,949 35.1
556 Recreational vehicle dealers 107 109 -1.8 499,453 310,531 60.8 1,386 976 42.0 40,368 26,150 54.4
557 Motorcycle dealers 84 102 -17.6 174,770 124,447 40.4 759 655 15.9 18,810 13,447 39.9
559 Automotive dealers, not elsewhere classified 44 19 131.6 55,290 9,399 488.3 252 60 320.0 4,673 1,227 280.8
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 2,101 2,406 -12.7 2,165,558 2,040,977 6.1 22,063 20,109 9.7 279,387 260,474 7.3
561 Men's and boys' clothing and accessory stores 173 228 -24.1 124,392 140,217 -11.3 1,140 1,715 -33.5 17,807 20,609 -13.6
562 Women's clothing stores 557 748 -25.5 281,678 340,430 -17.3 3,462 5,025 -31.1 36,484 40,653 -10.3
563 Women's accessory and specialty stores 148 113 31.0 64,347 33,563 91.7 751 469 60.1 8,420 4,616 82.4
564 Children's and infants' wear stores 66 73 -9.6 46,628 19,119 143.9 552 318 73.6 5,296 2,130 148.6
565 Family clothing stores 425 415 2.4 1,320,642 1,181,060 11.8 12,960 9,434 37.4 170,282 152,059 12.0
566 Shoe stores 586 655 -10.5 266,432 270,817 -1.6 2,521 2,421 4.1 31,701 32,437 -2.3
569 Miscellaneous apparel and accessory stores 146 174 -16.1 61,439 55,771 10.2 677 727 -6.9 9,397 7,970 17.9
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 2,654 2,503 6.0 2,885,120 2,132,880 35.3 18,206 16,066 13.3 381,954 290,660 31.4
571 Home furniture and furnishings stores 1,478 1,441 2.6 1,347,234 1,109,786 21.4 9,551 9,291 2.8 199,069 168,921 17.8
572 Household appliance stores 246 248 -0.8 220,569 235,210 -6.2 1,410 1,611 -12.5 29,317 29,448 -0.4
573 Radio, television, consumer electronics, and music stores 930 814 14.3 1,317,317 787,884 67.2 7,245 5,164 40.3 153,568 92,291 66.4
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
58 Eating and drinking places 11,397 9,867 15.5 D 4,406,802 N (100,000+) 145,253 N D 1,234,747 N
581 Eating and drinking places 11,397 9,867 15.5 D 4,406,802 N (100,000+) 145,253 N D 1,234,747 N
5812 Eating places 10,078 8,490 18.7 D 4,074,845 N (100,000+) 137,306 N D 1,166,523 N
5813 Drinking places (alcoholic beverages) 1,319 1,377 -4.2 397,179 331,957 19.6 9,150 7,947 15.1 84,922 68,224 24.5
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
59 Miscellaneous retail 8,096 7,480 8.2 7,975,037 5,371,663 48.5 59,005 50,117 17.7 972,201 691,820 40.5
591 Drug stores and proprietary stores 680 808 -15.8 1,659,180 1,517,763 9.3 10,729 11,687 -8.2 196,168 182,310 7.6
592 Liquor stores 429 435 -1.4 479,458 391,608 22.4 1,372 1,187 15.6 31,103 24,513 26.9
593 Used merchandise stores 714 589 21.2 258,223 195,727 31.9 4,566 3,419 33.5 59,148 38,949 51.9
594 Miscellaneous shopping goods stores 3,185 3,061 4.1 2,195,203 1,638,579 34.0 22,218 18,673 19.0 294,644 216,994 35.8
596 Nonstore retailers 885 665 33.1 2,193,897 919,742 138.5 8,291 5,751 44.2 190,354 97,575 95.1
598 Fuel dealers 108 96 12.5 D 128,563 N (500-999) 803 N D 20,747 N
599 Retail stores, not elsewhere classified 2,095 1,826 14.7 D 579,681 N (10k-24999) 8,597 N D 110,732 N
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.

Top: 2-digit SIC table All-sector table Data in formats for downloading PDF report

- Source: 1997 Economic Census, Comparative Statistics   - Questions?
Last revised: July 13, 2011