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 Organizations367,416
866100Religious organizations50,733
86610000Religious organizations50,733
866101Churches, temples, and shrines311,347
86610100Churches, temples, and shrines23,862
86610101Apostolic Church1,860
86610102Assembly of God Church4,824
86610103Baptist Church69,434
86610104Brethren Church437
86610105Buddhist temple982
86610106Catholic Church22,464
86610107Christian and Reformed Church1,948
86610108Christian Reformed Church899
86610109Christian Science Church590
86610110Church of the Nazarene1,844
86610111Church of Christ9,748
86610112Church of God3,554
86610113Community Church6,795
86610114Covenant and Evangelical Church1,432
86610115Episcopal Church6,187
86610116Greek Orthodox Church756
86610117Inter-denominational church466
86610118Lutheran Church15,240
86610119Mennonite Church434
86610120Methodist Church20,680
86610121Miscellaneous denomination church72,342
86610122Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormon Church)1,867
86610123Non-denominational church12,616
86610124Pentecostal Church6,213
86610125Presbyterian Church10,312
86610126Reformed Church446
86610127Seventh Day Adventist Church4,890
866102Nonchurch religious organizations5,336
86610200Nonchurch religious organizations2,942
86610203Religious instruction857