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This menu provides convenient access to categorized retailers in Washington, DC.  Most of the organizations listed on these retail category pages primarily employ residents of Washington, DC and cater to a local or regional customer base.
According to the 2010 United States Census, Washington, DC had an estimated population of 602,000.  Of these residents, about 16.8 percent were under 18 years of age, 71.8 percent were between 18 and 65 years old, and 11.5 percent were over 65 years old.  Roughly 47.2 percent of the state's population were males and 52.8 percent were females.  The median age of Washington, DC residents was 33.8 years, compared to the median age of 37.2 years for all United States residents.

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Washington, DC has a land area of 61 square miles.  The state has about 9,868.9 residents per square mile.  Washington, DC also includes a water area of 7 square miles.  This Washington, DC map shows the district's major roads and points of interest, while this Washington, DC locator map provides a more detailed look at Washington, DC.
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 1,710 retail establishments in Washington, DC, and annual retail sales amounted to about $4.4 billion dollars.  Annual payroll costs in the retail trade were about $0.5 billion dollars, and the number of retail trade employees was 19,780 during a sampled pay period that included March 12, 2012.  The following table provides more detailed statistics about the retail trade in Washington, DC.

2012 Washington, DC Retail Statistics (by NAICS1 Code)

Category DescriptionEstablish-
44-45Retail trade1,7104,440525
441Motor vehicle and parts dealers2900
442Furniture and home furnishings stores10214919
443Electronics and appliance stores6117114
444Building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers3615219
445Food and beverage stores5271,447172
446Health and personal care stores18285086
447Gasoline stations732489
448Clothing and clothing accessories stores33260383
451Sporting goods, hobby, musical instrument, and book stores7213020
452General merchandise stores3000
453Miscellaneous store retailers21419632
454Nonstore retailers5219436
1 North American Industry Classification System.
2 Annual payroll.

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