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This menu provides convenient access to categorized retailers in the State of West Virginia.  Most of the organizations listed on these retail category pages primarily employ residents of West Virginia and cater to a local or regional customer base.
According to the 2010 United States Census, West Virginia had an estimated population of 1,853,000.  Of these residents, about 20.9 percent were under 18 years of age, 63.1 percent were between 18 and 65 years old, and 16.0 percent were over 65 years old.  Roughly 49.3 percent of the state's population were males and 50.7 percent were females.  The median age of West Virginia residents was 41.3 years, compared to the median age of 37.2 years for all United States residents.

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West Virginia has a land area of 24,038 square miles.  The state has about 77.1 residents per square mile.  West Virginia also includes a water area of 192 square miles.  These street maps of West Virginia shows the state's streets and roads, while this detailed map of West Virginia 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 6,393 retail establishments in West Virginia, and annual retail sales amounted to about $22.6 billion dollars.  Annual payroll costs in the retail trade were about $1.9 billion dollars, and the number of retail trade employees was 85,305 during a sampled pay period that included March 12, 2012.  The following table provides more detailed statistics about the retail trade in West Virginia.

2012 West Virginia Retail Statistics (by NAICS1 Code)

Category DescriptionEstablish-
44-45Retail trade6,39322,6381,908
441Motor vehicle and parts dealers8875,114392
442Furniture and home furnishings stores25331146
443Electronics and appliance stores23427830
444Building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers5401,547195
445Food and beverage stores6092,810240
446Health and personal care stores6031,847215
447Gasoline stations1,0094,403158
448Clothing and clothing accessories stores56067875
451Sporting goods, hobby, musical instrument, and book stores26941048
452General merchandise stores5124,390401
453Miscellaneous store retailers69654565
454Nonstore retailers22130344
1 North American Industry Classification System.
2 Annual payroll.

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