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This menu provides convenient access to categorized retailers in the State of California.  Most of the organizations listed on these retail category pages primarily employ residents of California and cater to a local or regional customer base.
According to the 2010 United States Census, California had an estimated population of 37,254,000.  Of these residents, about 25.0 percent were under 18 years of age, 63.6 percent were between 18 and 65 years old, and 11.4 percent were over 65 years old.  Roughly 49.7 percent of the state's population were males and 50.3 percent were females.  The median age of California residents was 35.2 years, compared to the median age of 37.2 years for all United States residents.

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California has a land area of 155,766 square miles.  The state has about 239.2 residents per square mile.  California also includes a water area of 7,928 square miles.  These street maps of California shows the state's streets and roads, while this detailed map of California provides a visual perspective on the state's topography.
Every five years, the United States Census Bureau publishes an Economic Census of the United States.  According to the 2012 Economic Census, there were approximately 106,419 retail establishments in California, and annual retail sales amounted to about $481.8 billion dollars.  Annual payroll costs in the retail trade were about $43.4 billion dollars, and the number of retail trade employees was 1,540,055 during a sampled pay period that included March 12, 2012.  The following table provides more detailed statistics about the retail trade in California.

2012 California Retail Statistics (by NAICS1 Code)

Category DescriptionEstablish-
44-45Retail trade106,419481,80043,361
441Motor vehicle and parts dealers9,77193,4817,518
442Furniture and home furnishings stores5,44910,3531,308
443Electronics and appliance stores5,64514,2261,413
444Building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers6,63125,5953,212
445Food and beverage stores16,86481,3448,467
446Health and personal care stores9,76829,9983,715
447Gasoline stations8,04149,9401,085
448Clothing and clothing accessories stores17,74433,1384,010
451Sporting goods, hobby, musical instrument, and book stores4,8268,3671,048
452General merchandise stores3,11866,5615,814
453Miscellaneous store retailers10,73511,9861,659
454Nonstore retailers7,82756,8114,112
1 North American Industry Classification System.
2 Annual payroll.

This California Consumer page, published by the United States government, provides information about state and local consumer agencies in the State of California.

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