If you’re not sure where to do your shopping, choices of retail establishments abound: In 2006, there were 152,021 clothing and clothing accessories stores; 9,969 department stores; 9,522 hobby, toy and game shops; 31,813 gift, novelty and souvenir shops; 23,270 sporting goods stores; 28,300 jewelry stores; and 10,989 book stores across the nation. The figures shown are for locations with paid employees.

Source: County Business Patterns http://www.census.gov/Press-Release/www/releases/archives/county_business_patterns/012181.html>

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