Retail Trade Sales by ZIP Code

.. what is the meaning of few or no retail stores with sales over $1 million in a neighborhood or ZIP code? Residential tranquility might be accompanied by limited shopping conveniences. What about adjacent ZIP codes? Absence of larger retail stores suggests lower economic activity. ZIP code 89109 in Las Vegas has 478 retail establishments with sales over $1 million — the largest among all ZIP codes. There are more than 4,700 ZIP codes with no (and more than 10,200 with 1 or none) retail establishments with sales over $1 million. See the interactive table below to examine each/all ZIP codes. Use data and tools reviewed in this section to analyze retail sales patterns by ZIP code. See more detail in related Web section.

Patterns of Retail Trade by ZIP Code
The following map graphic shows patterns of retail trade establishments in Texas and adjacent states with more than $1 million in annual sales by ZIP code. Four Texas metros (Austin, Dallas, Houston, San Antonio) are highlighted with bold boundary. Click graphic for national scope, larger view. Expand browser window for best quality view.

– View developed using CV XE GIS and related GIS project.

As of 2012, there were 30,177 ZIP codes with more than 1.06 million retail trade business establishments. Of these, almost 500,000 establishments had more than $1 million in annual sales. Find out which ZIP codes and the characteristics of businesses in those ZIP codes using tools reviewed here. These are the most recent establishment sales data by ZIP code. They are not available from other national scope sources.

These data supplement the annual ZIP code business patterns data that provide data on the number of establishments, employment and payroll by type of business (NAICS codes) — but provide no data on sales. This section provides interactive access to the retail trade establishments by sales group for all ZIP codes. This section illustrates how these data can be used in GIS applications to examines patterns and associate these with other data. ZIP code and multi-ZIP code area profiles are also shown in this section. Examine market characteristics using profiles from ProximityOne for any combination of ZIP oode areas. ProximityOne uses the sales data to develop custom estimates of retail trade characteristics by additional categories linked with data from other sources.

Examining Retail Trade by Individual ZIP Codes and ZIP Code Groups
The following graphic shows ZIP codes (ZIP code shown by yellow label) in the New York city area. The total number of retail establishments (white label) and the number of retail establishments with annual sales in excess of $1 million (blue label). These ZIP codes are used in profile reviewed below. The interactive table below can be used to show that ZIP code 10036 is among the ZIP codes having the largest number of retail establishments in the U.S.

– View developed using CV XE GIS and related GIS project.

ZIP Code 10036 Retail Trade Establishments & Sales Profiles
View ZIP Code 10036 Retail Trade Establishments & Sales Profile
ZIP Code 10036 Group Supermarket Establishments & Sales Profile

Interactive Table
Use the interactive table in this related section to view, query, rank, compare characteristics of retail trade establishments by ZIP code.

The following graphic illustrates use of the interactive table. All ZIP codes are ranked in descending order based on total retail trade establishments. Click graphic for larger view. ZIP code 10013 in New York city has the largest number of retail establishments.

Use the interactive table to examine ZIP codes and establishment patterns of interest.

Retail Trade Business Categories
• Motor Vehicle and Parts Dealers: NAICS 441
• Furniture & Home Furnishings Stores: NAICS 442
• Electronics & Appliance Stores: NAICS 443
• Building Material & Garden Equipment & Supplies: NAICS 444
• Food & Beverage Stores: NAICS 445
• Health & Personal Care Stores: NAICS 446
• Gasoline Stations: NAICS 447
• Clothing & Clothing Accessories Stores: NAICS 448
• Sporting Goods, Hobby, Book & Music Stores: NAICS 451

Join me in a Data Analytics Lab session to discuss more details about accessing and using wide-ranging demographic-economic data and data analytics. Learn more about using these data for areas and applications of interest.

About the Author
— Warren Glimpse is former senior Census Bureau statistician responsible for innovative data access and use operations. He is also the former associate director of the U.S. Office of Federal Statistical Policy and Standards for data access and use. He has more than 20 years of experience in the private sector developing data resources and tools for integration and analysis of geographic, demographic, economic and business data. Contact Warren. Join Warren on LinkedIn.

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