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 Titles Total Marketable US Businesses
8661Religious Organizations365,276
866100Religious organizations47,767
86610000Religious organizations47,767
866101Churches, temples, and shrines312,591
86610100Churches, temples, and shrines21,093
86610101Apostolic Church1,698
86610102Assembly of God Church4,619
86610103Baptist Church67,120
86610104Brethren Church379
86610105Buddhist temple959
86610106Catholic Church25,726
86610107Christian and Reformed Church1,707
86610108Christian Reformed Church815
86610109Christian Science Church556
86610110Church of the Nazarene3,728
86610111Church of Christ9,369
86610112Church of God3,209
86610113Community Church6,212
86610114Covenant and Evangelical Church1,302
86610115Episcopal Church5,909
86610116Greek Orthodox Church734
86610117Inter-denominational church414
86610118Lutheran Church14,939
86610119Mennonite Church385
86610120Methodist Church25,393
86610121Miscellaneous denomination church71,461
86610122Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormon Church)1,733
86610123Non-denominational church12,170
86610124Pentecostal Church5,726
86610125Presbyterian Church11,931
86610126Reformed Church387
86610127Seventh Day Adventist Church4,841
866102Nonchurch religious organizations4,918
86610200Nonchurch religious organizations2,698
86610203Religious instruction785