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 Organizations372,002
866100Religious organizations46,569
86610000Religious organizations46,569
866101Churches, temples, and shrines320,725
86610100Churches, temples, and shrines17,443
86610101Apostolic Church1,537
86610102Assembly of God Church4,327
86610103Baptist Church68,612
86610104Brethren Church315
86610105Buddhist temple1,283
86610106Catholic Church28,935
86610107Christian and Reformed Church1,463
86610108Christian Reformed Church706
86610109Christian Science Church517
86610110Church of the Nazarene2,282
86610111Church of Christ9,370
86610112Church of God2,921
86610113Community Church5,750
86610114Covenant and Evangelical Church1,115
86610115Episcopal Church6,023
86610116Greek Orthodox Church713
86610117Inter-denominational church352
86610118Lutheran Church15,277
86610119Mennonite Church339
86610120Methodist Church24,207
86610121Miscellaneous denomination church82,624
86610122Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormon Church)1,361
86610123Non-denominational church11,843
86610124Pentecostal Church5,394
86610125Presbyterian Church11,530
86610126Reformed Church328
86610127Seventh Day Adventist Church4,997
866102Nonchurch religious organizations4,708
86610200Nonchurch religious organizations2,573
86610203Religious instruction749