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 TitlesTotal Marketable US Businesses
8661Religious Organizations371,395
866100Religious organizations46,827
86610000Religious organizations46,827
866101Churches, temples, and shrines319,730
86610100Churches, temples, and shrines19,578
86610101Apostolic Church1,663
86610102Assembly of God Church4,549
86610103Baptist Church67,745
86610104Brethren Church365
86610105Buddhist temple1,250
86610106Catholic Church29,307
86610107Christian and Reformed Church1,650
86610108Christian Reformed Church798
86610109Christian Science Church545
86610110Church of the Nazarene3,643
86610111Church of Christ9,368
86610112Church of God3,105
86610113Community Church6,148
86610114Covenant and Evangelical Church1,264
86610115Episcopal Church5,941
86610116Greek Orthodox Church724
86610117Inter-denominational church399
86610118Lutheran Church15,000
86610119Mennonite Church377
86610120Methodist Church25,211
86610121Miscellaneous denomination church75,404
86610122Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormon Church)1,714
86610123Non-denominational church12,186
86610124Pentecostal Church5,619
86610125Presbyterian Church11,764
86610126Reformed Church373
86610127Seventh Day Adventist Church4,910
866102Nonchurch religious organizations4,838
86610200Nonchurch religious organizations2,660
86610203Religious instruction772