Religious organizations and churches

There are 310,954religious organizations in the United States. Combined, these religious organizationsemploy 820,524 people, earn more than $107 billion in revenue each year, and have assets of $220 billion.

Types of religious organizations

Nonprofit typeNumberRevenues
137,165
$72,762,375,685
8,554
$6,191,516,010
6,420
$5,449,773,087
3,443
$587,083,622
3,437
$14,326,719
3,323
$194,654,127
2,835
$1,968,254,881
2,780
$2,539,218,824
2,726
$263,109,249
709
$25,446,344
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Job trends for Religious organizations

Employees per organizationNumber of organizations
0
9,994
1-10
6,493
11-25
1,486
26-100
1,092
101 to 1,000
711
1,000+
170

Sizes of religious organizations

Revenues per organizationNumber of organizations
< $250k
23,041
$250k to $1M
6,206
$1M to $5M
2,516
$5M to $25M
944
$25M to $100M
264
$100M+
198
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.