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 Organizations357,509
866100Religious organizations55,941
86610000Religious organizations55,941
866101Churches, temples, and shrines295,771
86610100Churches, temples, and shrines36,059
86610101Apostolic Church2,150
86610102Assembly of God Church5,370
86610103Baptist Church60,605
86610104Brethren Church659
86610105Buddhist temple911
86610106Catholic Church20,941
86610107Christian and Reformed Church2,628
86610108Christian Reformed Church1,250
86610109Christian Science Church698
86610110Church of the Nazarene2,343
86610111Church of Christ9,631
86610112Church of God4,188
86610113Community Church7,941
86610114Covenant and Evangelical Church1,660
86610115Episcopal Church6,093
86610116Greek Orthodox Church883
86610117Inter-denominational church586
86610118Lutheran Church14,928
86610119Mennonite Church725
86610120Methodist Church20,281
86610121Miscellaneous denomination church49,787
86610122Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormon Church)3,268
86610123Non-denominational church13,928
86610124Pentecostal Church6,994
86610125Presbyterian Church10,204
86610126Reformed Church618
86610127Seventh Day Adventist Church2,943
866102Nonchurch religious organizations5,797
86610200Nonchurch religious organizations3,217
86610203Religious instruction966