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 Organizations364,829
866100Religious organizations54,301
86610000Religious organizations54,301
866101Churches, temples, and shrines304,678
86610100Churches, temples, and shrines31,846
86610101Apostolic Church2,183
86610102Assembly of God Church5,462
86610103Baptist Church63,034
86610104Brethren Church652
86610105Buddhist temple930
86610106Catholic Church21,534
86610107Christian and Reformed Church2,594
86610108Christian Reformed Church1,236
86610109Christian Science Church686
86610110Church of the Nazarene2,354
86610111Church of Christ9,906
86610112Church of God4,256
86610113Community Church7,975
86610114Covenant and Evangelical Church1,654
86610115Episcopal Church6,191
86610116Greek Orthodox Church878
86610117Inter-denominational church587
86610118Lutheran Church15,148
86610119Mennonite Church728
86610120Methodist Church20,660
86610121Miscellaneous denomination church56,515
86610122Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormon Church)2,161
86610123Non-denominational church14,244
86610124Pentecostal Church7,082
86610125Presbyterian Church10,310
86610126Reformed Church614
86610127Seventh Day Adventist Church5,429
866102Nonchurch religious organizations5,850
86610200Nonchurch religious organizations3,207
86610203Religious instruction960