Religious organizations and churches

There are 308,699religious organizations in the United States. Combined, these religious organizationsemploy 316,984 people, earn more than $47 billion in revenue each year, and have assets of $137 billion.

Types of religious organizations

Nonprofit typeNumberRevenues
132,879
$9,887,992,573
8,610
$6,142,478,435
7,331
$5,504,000,854
3,569
$645,114,459
3,450
$14,536,592
3,359
$198,003,603
2,901
$2,032,527,198
2,830
$2,587,311,582
2,754
$265,309,343
717
$25,522,763
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Job trends for Religious organizations

Employees per organizationNumber of organizations
0
9,951
1-10
6,493
11-25
1,451
26-100
1,024
101 to 1,000
472
1,000+
45
Key takeaways for employment stats:

Sizes of religious organizations

Revenues per organizationNumber of organizations
< $250k
23,804
$250k to $1M
6,121
$1M to $5M
2,368
$5M to $25M
745
$25M to $100M
160
$100M+
65
Key takeaways for revenue stats:

Directory of religious organizations


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Methodology: Cause IQ mines all tax-exempt organizations that file a Form 990, Form 990-EZ, or Form 990-PF with the IRS. We collect and aggregate this information from OCR'd paper taxreturns, XML e-file taxreturns, IRS-provided extract, the Business Master File, and Cause IQ secret sauce for data cleaning, categorization, classification, analytics, etc.
This category corresponds to the "X00: Religion: General" National Taxonomy of Exempt Entities (NTEE) code. Cause IQ determines NTEEs for organizations by its own internally-developed secret-sauce algorithms.