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 Number of US Businesses
8661Religious Organizations333,887
866100Religious organizations65,419
86610000Religious organizations65,419
866101Churches, temples, and shrines262,920
86610100Churches, temples, and shrines36,980
86610101Apostolic Church1,977
86610102Assembly of God Church5,053
86610103Baptist Church53,240
86610104Brethren Church709
86610105Buddhist temple744
86610106Catholic Church17,681
86610107Christian and Reformed Church2,712
86610108Christian Reformed Church1,237
86610109Christian Science Church617
86610110Church of the Nazarene2,263
86610111Church of Christ8,388
86610112Church of God3,789
86610113Community Church7,008
86610114Covenant and Evangelical Church1,774
86610115Episcopal Church5,562
86610116Greek Orthodox Church863
86610117Inter-denominational church622
86610118Lutheran Church12,966
86610119Mennonite Church734
86610120Methodist Church18,031
86610121Miscellaneous denomination church41,181
86610122Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormon Church)1,541
86610123Non-denominational church12,090
86610124Pentecostal Church5,899
86610125Presbyterian Church9,287
86610126Reformed Church683
86610127Seventh Day Adventist Church2,610
866102Nonchurch religious organizations5,548
86610200Nonchurch religious organizations3,254
86610203Religious instruction834