SPORTING GOODS, HOBBY,BOOK AND MUSIC STORES
                  FOR MARYLAND AND ITS JURISDICTIONS - 1997 *

                            Number    Number   Annual                   Per
                                of        of   Payroll   Sales       Capita
GEOGRAPHIC AREA     Establishments Employees  ($1,000)   ($1,000) Sales ($)
------------------- -------------- ---------  --------  --------- ---------
MARYLAND                     1,310    11,501   151,197  1,310,970       257

BALTIMORE REGION               646     5,746    69,460    617,162       253
  Anne Arundel County          141     1,416    16,968    158,761       338  
  Baltimore County             232     2,361    28,747    260,143       361
  Carroll County                47       236     2,711     19,506       133
  Harford County                49       404     4,283     36,565       172
  Howard County                 67       663     8,840     75,678       331
  Baltimore City               110       666     7,911     66,509       101

SUBURBAN WASHINGTON REGIO      433     4,480    66,268    561,953       315
  Frederick County              54       415     5,161     44,449       243
  Montgomery County            224     2,624    42,758    346,264       418
  Prince George's County       155     1,441    18,349    171,240       222

SOUTHERN MARYLAND REGION        55       463     5,509     50,646       188
  Calvert County                10        38       327      2,867        41
  Charles County                32       332     4,161     41,496       360
  St. Mary's County             13        93     1,021      6,283        74

WESTERN MARYLAND REGION         69       363     3,874     35,192       153
  Allegany County               22       113     1,188      9,770       134
  Garrett County                 9        45       426      2,860        97
  Washington County             38       205     2,260     22,562       177

UPPER EASTERN SHORE REGION      40                 N/A        N/A       N/A
  Caroline County                3                   D          D         D
  Cecil County                  10        34       386      2,378        29
  Kent County                    5                   D          D         D
  Queen Anne's County            9        41       674      3,020        78
  Talbot County                 13                   D          D         D

LOWER EASTERN SHORE REGION      67       N/A       N/A        N/A       N/A
  Dorchester County              5                   D          D         D
  Somerset County                3                   D          D         D
  Wicomico County               25               2,155     20,643
  Worcester County              34               1,564      9,987

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

*   Sporting goods, hobby, book and music stores are part of the retail trade category.
D   Withheld to avoid disclosing data of individual companies; data are included.
N/A Not available

Prepared by the Maryland Department of Planning, Planning Data Services