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 Organizations333,498
866100Religious organizations97,647
86610000Religious organizations97,647
866101Churches, temples, and shrines231,435
86610100Churches, temples, and shrines42,206
86610101Apostolic Church1,864
86610102Assembly of God Church4,355
86610103Baptist Church48,444
86610104Brethren Church647
86610105Buddhist temple621
86610106Catholic Church13,402
86610107Christian and Reformed Church2,244
86610108Christian Reformed Church1,128
86610109Christian Science Church577
86610110Church of the Nazarene1,890
86610111Church of Christ6,239
86610112Church of God3,372
86610113Community Church6,152
86610114Covenant and Evangelical Church1,680
86610115Episcopal Church4,363
86610116Greek Orthodox Church668
86610117Inter-denominational church633
86610118Lutheran Church10,792
86610119Mennonite Church676
86610120Methodist Church15,436
86610121Miscellaneous denomination church32,345
86610122Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormon Church)1,551
86610123Non-denominational church8,568
86610124Pentecostal Church5,402
86610125Presbyterian Church7,835
86610126Reformed Church633
86610127Seventh Day Adventist Church2,235
866102Nonchurch religious organizations4,416
86610200Nonchurch religious organizations2,458
86610203Religious instruction764