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Malls & Outlets: Interesting Facts

  • There are 46,990 shopping malls in the United States.
  • The vast majority of shopping malls (95%) are open-air centers.
  • California has the most shopping malls: 6,243
  • Wyoming has the least: 55
  • In 2003, there were 662 more shopping centers operating in the United States than in 2002.
  • There are 1,130 enclosed malls in the United States.
  • There are over 100 lifestyle centers currently operating in the United States.
  • There are approximately 230 factory outlets in the United States.
  • Each month in 2003, 203 million adults visited various shopping centers in the United States.
  • Apparel and accessories stores account for nearly half of all non-anchor mall space.
  • Approximately, 40 million people a year visit the largest mall in the United States - the Mall of America.
  • Southdale Center in Edina, Minn., opened in 1956 as the first fully enclosed mall. It had a two-level design and two competitive department stores as anchors.
  • Consumers spent approximately 76.4 minutes per mall visit and went to 1.3 mall stores per visit, spending an average of $68.20 per mall visit.



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