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 Organizations331,872
866100Religious organizations95,550
86610000Religious organizations95,550
866101Churches, temples, and shrines231,841
86610100Churches, temples, and shrines40,713
86610101Apostolic Church1,926
86610102Assembly of God Church4,437
86610103Baptist Church48,889
86610104Brethren Church651
86610105Buddhist temple614
86610106Catholic Church13,500
86610107Christian and Reformed Church2,269
86610108Christian Reformed Church1,128
86610109Christian Science Church588
86610110Church of the Nazarene1,931
86610111Church of Christ6,324
86610112Church of God3,465
86610113Community Church6,115
86610114Covenant and Evangelical Church1,744
86610115Episcopal Church4,373
86610116Greek Orthodox Church684
86610117Inter-denominational church647
86610118Lutheran Church10,769
86610119Mennonite Church692
86610120Methodist Church15,588
86610121Miscellaneous denomination church32,854
86610122Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormon Church)1,590
86610123Non-denominational church8,671
86610124Pentecostal Church5,499
86610125Presbyterian Church7,837
86610126Reformed Church646
86610127Seventh Day Adventist Church2,293
866102Nonchurch religious organizations4,481
86610200Nonchurch religious organizations2,461
86610203Religious instruction797