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This menu provides convenient access to categorized retailers in the State of North Carolina.  Most of the organizations listed on these retail category pages primarily employ residents of North Carolina and cater to a local or regional customer base.
According to the 2010 United States Census, North Carolina had an estimated population of 9,535,000.  Of these residents, about 23.9 percent were under 18 years of age, 63.1 percent were between 18 and 65 years old, and 12.9 percent were over 65 years old.  Roughly 48.7 percent of the state's population were males and 51.3 percent were females.  The median age of North Carolina residents was 37.4 years, compared to the median age of 37.2 years for all United States residents.

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North Carolina has a land area of 48,619 square miles.  The state has about 196.1 residents per square mile.  North Carolina also includes a water area of 5,200 square miles.  These street maps of North Carolina shows the state's streets and roads, while this detailed map of North Carolina 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 34,288 retail establishments in North Carolina, and annual retail sales amounted to about $120.7 billion dollars.  Annual payroll costs in the retail trade were about $10.4 billion dollars, and the number of retail trade employees was 446,373 during a sampled pay period that included March 12, 2012.  The following table provides more detailed statistics about the retail trade in North Carolina.

2012 North Carolina Retail Statistics (by NAICS1 Code)

Category DescriptionEstablish-
44-45Retail trade34,288120,69110,421
441Motor vehicle and parts dealers4,37827,0162,186
442Furniture and home furnishings stores1,9192,685363
443Electronics and appliance stores1,3362,445246
444Building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers2,5278,4671,032
445Food and beverage stores3,57416,5111,437
446Health and personal care stores2,8728,7311,000
447Gasoline stations4,72218,614506
448Clothing and clothing accessories stores4,1905,333648
451Sporting goods, hobby, musical instrument, and book stores1,4392,006226
452General merchandise stores2,05120,0321,845
453Miscellaneous store retailers3,3222,762395
454Nonstore retailers1,9586,090536
1 North American Industry Classification System.
2 Annual payroll.

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

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