1997 Retail Trade

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NAICS CodeType of BusinessNumber of EstablishmentsSales ($1,000)Annual Payroll ($1,000)Paid Employees(1)
44 to 45Retail Trade53511133541246147290
441Motor Vehicle and Parts Dealers12696163944199
442Furniture and Home Furnishings Stores35492656379291
443Electronics and Appliances Stores3612874513843477
444Building Materials and Garden Equipment and Supplies Dealers16526337376248
445Food and Beverage Stores76206943261951520
446Health and Personal Care Stores43748968962576
447Gasoline Stations29387221763122
448Clothing and Clothing Accessories Stores121155607180201530
451Sporting Goods, Hobby, Music and Books Stores6413676216360998
452General Merchandise Stores10DDf
453Miscellaneous Store Retailers70DDf
454Nonstore Retailers (Including Electronic Shopping and Mail Order Houses)26578725091164


  1. Industries with 500 employees or more are shown. Some statistics are withheld to avoid disclosing data for individual companies. If employment is 500 or more, number of establishments is shown and employment size range is indicated by one of the following symbols:
    • a: 0 to 19 employees
    • b: 20 to 99 employees
    • c: 100 to 249 employees
    • e: 250 to 499 employees
    • f: 500 to 999 employees
    • g: 1,000 to 2,499 employees
    • h: 2,500 to 4,999 employees
    • i: 5,000 to 9,999 employees
    • j: 10,000 to 24,999 employees
    • k: 25,000 to 49,999 employees
    • l: 50,000 to 99,999 employees
    • m: 100,000 employees or more
  2. D: Withheld to avoid disclosing information about individual companies. Data is included in broader categories.

Source: U. S. Census, 1997 Economic Census, Retail Trade, Geographic Area Series, September 1999.

The figures presented here should not compared to the employment by industry figures generated by the Massachusetts Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development. The methodology and intended uses of the information differ, making direct comparisons impracticable.

For More Information

For more information about socioeconomic and demographic statistics about Cambridge, please contact Cliff Cook, ccook@cambridgema.gov, Planning Information Manager, at 617/349-4656.