RETAIL TRADE FOR MARYLAND AND ITS JURISDICTIONS - 1997

                           Number    Number    Annual
                               of        of    Payroll      Sales  Per Capita
GEOGRAPHIC AREA    Establishments Employees   ($1,000)    ($1,000)  Sales ($)
------------------ -------------- ---------  ---------  ---------- ----------
MARYLAND                   19,798   274,260  4,913,952  46,428,206     9,116

BALTIMORE REGION            9,368   130,478  2,311,680  21,366,187     8,772
  Anne Arundel County       1,863    27,922    487,049   4,757,649    10,127
  Baltimore County          3,138    49,690    902,671   8,243,411    11,448
  Carroll County              604     7,366    116,514   1,160,569     7,899
  Harford County              741    10,518    174,587   1,755,419     8,265
  Howard County               766    11,823    216,158   2,010,755     8,783
  Baltimore City            2,256    23,159    414,701   3,438,384     5,229

SUBURBAN WASHINGTON REGION  6,166    95,169  1,820,342  17,144,241     9,623
  Frederick County            741    10,644    186,775   1,839,289    10,048
  Montgomery County         3,000    46,311    957,769   8,914,414    10,758
  Prince George's County    2,425    38,214    675,798   6,390,538     8,301

SOUTHERN MARYLAND REGION      958    13,931    226,118   2,200,829     8,153
  Calvert County              190     2,566     42,736     404,019     5,830
  Charles County              490     7,750    128,031   1,243,620    10,793
  St. Mary's County           278     3,615     55,351     553,190     6,476

WESTERN MARYLAND REGION     1,140    13,536    201,428   2,106,980     9,187
  Allegany County             385     4,719     63,503     663,495     9,133
  Garrett County              157     1,367     20,580     222,946     7,576
  Washington County           598     7,450    117,345   1,220,539     9,589

UPPER EASTERN SHORE REGION    992     9,789    161,506   1,715,967     8,543
  Caroline County             104       901     13,673     191,265     6,490
  Cecil County                284     3,526     58,241     613,373     7,599
  Kent County                 125       908     13,907     132,288     6,969
  Queen Anne's County         217     1,833     28,726     321,537     8,252
  Talbot County               262     2,621     46,959     457,504    13,977

LOWER EASTERN SHORE REGION  1,174    11,357    192,878   1,894,002    10,789
  Dorchester County           132     1,476     27,731     285,883     9,567
  Somerset County              73       485      6,053      67,979     2,784
  Wicomico County             464     6,111    100,033     994,145    12,567
  Worcester County            505     3,285     59,061     545,995    12,958

Source: 1997 Economic Census, U.S. Census Bureau.

Prepared by the Maryland Department of Planning, Planning Data Services