SIC Industry Description

Industry: 8661—Religious Organizations
Establishments of religious organizations operated for worship, religious training or study, government or administration of an organized religion, or for promotion of religious activities. Other establishments maintained by religious organizations, such as educational institutions, hospitals, publishing houses, reading rooms, social services, and secondhand stores, are classified according to their primary activity. Also included in this industry are religious groups which reach the public through radio or television media. Establishments of such religious groups which produce taped religious programming for television are classified in Industry 7812, and those which produce live religious programs are classified in Industry 7922. Establishments of such groups which operate radio or television stations are classified in Communications, Major Group 48.

ChurchesReligious organizations
ConventsShrines, religious
Religious instruction, provided by religious organizations
Codes TitlesTotal Marketable US Businesses
8661Religious Organizations376,053
866100Religious organizations49,502
86610000Religious organizations49,502
866101Churches, temples, and shrines321,723
86610100Churches, temples, and shrines19,928
86610101Apostolic Church1,626
86610102Assembly of God Church4,527
86610103Baptist Church67,901
86610104Brethren Church350
86610105Buddhist temple1,256
86610106Catholic Church29,591
86610107Christian and Reformed Church1,567
86610108Christian Reformed Church767
86610109Christian Science Church538
86610110Church of the Nazarene3,325
86610111Church of Christ9,374
86610112Church of God3,049
86610113Community Church6,096
86610114Covenant and Evangelical Church1,239
86610115Episcopal Church5,965
86610116Greek Orthodox Church728
86610117Inter-denominational church381
86610118Lutheran Church15,068
86610119Mennonite Church372
86610120Methodist Church25,241
86610121Miscellaneous denomination church77,086
86610122Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormon Church)1,707
86610123Non-denominational church12,177
86610124Pentecostal Church5,589
86610125Presbyterian Church11,793
86610126Reformed Church362
86610127Seventh Day Adventist Church4,934
866102Nonchurch religious organizations4,828
86610200Nonchurch religious organizations2,662
86610203Religious instruction771