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
MonasteriesTemples
Religious instruction, provided by religious organizations
Codes Titles Number of US Businesses
8661Religious Organizations334,185
866100Religious organizations71,205
86610000Religious organizations71,205
866101Churches, temples, and shrines257,875
86610100Churches, temples, and shrines37,551
86610101Apostolic Church1,865
86610102Assembly of God Church4,779
86610103Baptist Church52,554
86610104Brethren Church660
86610105Buddhist temple744
86610106Catholic Church17,163
86610107Christian and Reformed Church2,527
86610108Christian Reformed Church1,204
86610109Christian Science Church609
86610110Church of the Nazarene2,110
86610111Church of Christ7,806
86610112Church of God3,658
86610113Community Church6,927
86610114Covenant and Evangelical Church1,735
86610115Episcopal Church5,405
86610116Greek Orthodox Church847
86610117Inter-denominational church625
86610118Lutheran Church12,403
86610119Mennonite Church719
86610120Methodist Church17,159
86610121Miscellaneous denomination church41,177
86610122Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormon Church)1,542
86610123Non-denominational church11,659
86610124Pentecostal Church5,770
86610125Presbyterian Church8,959
86610126Reformed Church648
86610127Seventh Day Adventist Church2,497
86610128Shrines79
86610129Synagogue2,958
86610130Temples3,365
86610131Mosques171
866102Nonchurch religious organizations5,105
86610200Nonchurch religious organizations2,902
86610201Convent1,027
86610202Monastery397
86610203Religious instruction779