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 Organizations366,241
866100Religious organizations53,974
86610000Religious organizations53,974
866101Churches, temples, and shrines306,776
86610100Churches, temples, and shrines28,118
86610101Apostolic Church1,957
86610102Assembly of God Church4,987
86610103Baptist Church64,185
86610104Brethren Church505
86610105Buddhist temple973
86610106Catholic Church22,048
86610107Christian and Reformed Church2,144
86610108Christian Reformed Church1,013
86610109Christian Science Church615
86610110Church of the Nazarene2,048
86610111Church of Christ9,856
86610112Church of God3,812
86610113Community Church7,394
86610114Covenant and Evangelical Church1,477
86610115Episcopal Church6,159
86610116Greek Orthodox Church765
86610117Inter-denominational church504
86610118Lutheran Church15,187
86610119Mennonite Church482
86610120Methodist Church20,717
86610121Miscellaneous denomination church66,212
86610122Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormon Church)1,959
86610123Non-denominational church13,359
86610124Pentecostal Church6,486
86610125Presbyterian Church10,294
86610126Reformed Church479
86610127Seventh Day Adventist Church4,967
866102Nonchurch religious organizations5,491
86610200Nonchurch religious organizations3,022
86610203Religious instruction889