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This menu provides convenient access to categorized retailers in the State of Illinois.  Most of the organizations listed on these retail category pages primarily employ residents of Illinois and cater to a local or regional customer base.
According to the 2010 United States Census, Illinois had an estimated population of 12,831,000.  Of these residents, about 24.4 percent were under 18 years of age, 63.1 percent were between 18 and 65 years old, and 12.5 percent were over 65 years old.  Roughly 49.0 percent of the state's population were males and 51.0 percent were females.  The median age of Illinois residents was 36.6 years, compared to the median age of 37.2 years for all United States residents.

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Illinois has a land area of 55,518 square miles.  The state has about 231.1 residents per square mile.  Illinois also includes a water area of 2,398 square miles.  These street maps of Illinois shows the state's streets and roads, while this detailed map of Illinois 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 39,947 retail establishments in Illinois, and annual retail sales amounted to about $166.6 billion dollars.  Annual payroll costs in the retail trade were about $14.6 billion dollars, and the number of retail trade employees was 592,942 during a sampled pay period that included March 12, 2012.  The following table provides more detailed statistics about the retail trade in Illinois.

2012 Illinois Retail Statistics (by NAICS1 Code)

Category DescriptionEstablish-
44-45Retail trade39,947166,63514,576
441Motor vehicle and parts dealers3,98332,6062,694
442Furniture and home furnishings stores1,9113,346421
443Electronics and appliance stores2,1514,491504
444Building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers2,78410,3081,258
445Food and beverage stores5,91923,4172,246
446Health and personal care stores3,43711,3051,266
447Gasoline stations3,91519,890520
448Clothing and clothing accessories stores5,6899,1461,155
451Sporting goods, hobby, musical instrument, and book stores1,7092,805357
452General merchandise stores1,85525,3082,366
453Miscellaneous store retailers4,1473,614533
454Nonstore retailers2,44720,4001,255
1 North American Industry Classification System.
2 Annual payroll.

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

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