Major Group: 86—Membership Organizations

This major group includes organizations operating on a membership basis for the promotion of the interests of their members. Included are organizations such as trade associations; professional membership organizations; labor unions and similar labor organizations; and political and religious organizations. This major group does not include business establishments operated by membership organizations, which are classified according to their primary activity.

Codes Titles Number of US Businesses
Industry Group 861: Business Associations
8611Business Associations30,281
Industry Group 862: Professional Membership Organizations
8621Professional Membership Organizations21,230
Industry Group 863: Labor Unions And Similar Labor Organizations
8631Labor Unions and Similar Labor Organizations15,500
Industry Group 864: Civic, Social, And Fraternal Associations
8641Civic, Social, and Fraternal Associations135,745
Industry Group 865: Political Organizations
8651Political Organizations2,656
Industry Group 866: Religious Organizations
8661Religious Organizations333,498
Industry Group 869: Membership Organizations, Not Elsewhere Classified
8699Membership Organizations, Not Elsewhere Classified93,550