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This menu provides convenient access to categorized retailers in the State of Rhode Island.  Most of the organizations listed on these retail category pages primarily employ residents of Rhode Island and cater to a local or regional customer base.
According to the 2010 United States Census, Rhode Island had an estimated population of 1,053,000.  Of these residents, about 21.3 percent were under 18 years of age, 64.3 percent were between 18 and 65 years old, and 14.4 percent were over 65 years old.  Roughly 48.2 percent of the state's population were males and 51.8 percent were females.  The median age of Rhode Island residents was 39.4 years, compared to the median age of 37.2 years for all United States residents.

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Rhode Island has a land area of 1,034 square miles.  The state has about 1,018.4 residents per square mile.  Rhode Island also includes a water area of 511 square miles.  These street maps of Rhode Island shows the state's streets and roads, while this detailed map of Rhode Island 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 3,795 retail establishments in Rhode Island, and annual retail sales amounted to about $12.1 billion dollars.  Annual payroll costs in the retail trade were about $1.2 billion dollars, and the number of retail trade employees was 47,688 during a sampled pay period that included March 12, 2012.  The following table provides more detailed statistics about the retail trade in Rhode Island.

2012 Rhode Island Retail Statistics (by NAICS1 Code)

Category DescriptionEstablish-
44-45Retail trade3,79512,0641,207
441Motor vehicle and parts dealers3792,450203
442Furniture and home furnishings stores17627835
443Electronics and appliance stores17126730
444Building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers262841119
445Food and beverage stores6762,434251
446Health and personal care stores3191,287139
447Gasoline stations3271,07941
448Clothing and clothing accessories stores51670192
451Sporting goods, hobby, musical instrument, and book stores16219727
452General merchandise stores1311,254126
453Miscellaneous store retailers40025641
454Nonstore retailers2761,019102
1 North American Industry Classification System.
2 Annual payroll.

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

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