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 Organizations335,040
866100Religious organizations53,006
86610000Religious organizations53,006
866101Churches, temples, and shrines276,642
86610100Churches, temples, and shrines34,551
86610101Apostolic Church2,029
86610102Assembly of God Church4,933
86610103Baptist Church56,631
86610104Brethren Church621
86610105Buddhist temple878
86610106Catholic Church19,243
86610107Christian and Reformed Church2,456
86610108Christian Reformed Church1,190
86610109Christian Science Church667
86610110Church of the Nazarene2,208
86610111Church of Christ9,061
86610112Church of God3,952
86610113Community Church7,500
86610114Covenant and Evangelical Church1,546
86610115Episcopal Church5,790
86610116Greek Orthodox Church846
86610117Inter-denominational church547
86610118Lutheran Church14,147
86610119Mennonite Church682
86610120Methodist Church19,047
86610121Miscellaneous denomination church46,496
86610122Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormon Church)1,978
86610123Non-denominational church12,941
86610124Pentecostal Church6,516
86610125Presbyterian Church9,741
86610126Reformed Church586
86610127Seventh Day Adventist Church2,764
866102Nonchurch religious organizations5,392
86610200Nonchurch religious organizations2,986
86610203Religious instruction904