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 Organizations338,592
866100Religious organizations55,706
86610000Religious organizations55,706
866101Churches, temples, and shrines277,333
86610100Churches, temples, and shrines34,684
86610101Apostolic Church2,079
86610102Assembly of God Church5,122
86610103Baptist Church55,888
86610104Brethren Church650
86610105Buddhist temple885
86610106Catholic Church19,291
86610107Christian and Reformed Church2,586
86610108Christian Reformed Church1,226
86610109Christian Science Church684
86610110Church of the Nazarene2,266
86610111Church of Christ9,189
86610112Church of God4,045
86610113Community Church7,645
86610114Covenant and Evangelical Church1,594
86610115Episcopal Church5,865
86610116Greek Orthodox Church886
86610117Inter-denominational church570
86610118Lutheran Church14,123
86610119Mennonite Church698
86610120Methodist Church19,033
86610121Miscellaneous denomination church46,501
86610122Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormon Church)1,329
86610123Non-denominational church13,391
86610124Pentecostal Church6,688
86610125Presbyterian Church9,819
86610126Reformed Church618
86610127Seventh Day Adventist Church2,792
866102Nonchurch religious organizations5,553
86610200Nonchurch religious organizations3,100
86610203Religious instruction927