Religious organizations and churches

There are 311,408religious organizations in the United States. Combined, these religious organizationsemploy 321,261 people, earn more than $46 billion in revenue each year, and have assets of $134 billion.

Types of religious organizations

Nonprofit typeNumberRevenues
134,407
$9,991,281,414
8,727
$6,103,666,784
7,584
$5,410,222,781
3,738
$698,924,037
3,469
$14,534,604
3,415
$192,317,867
2,990
$2,053,227,208
2,928
$2,572,511,344
2,783
$268,146,092
722
$25,665,322
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Job trends for Religious organizations

Employees per organizationNumber of organizations
0
10,261
1-10
6,564
11-25
1,477
26-100
1,034
101 to 1,000
475
1,000+
45
Key takeaways for employment stats:

Sizes of religious organizations

Revenues per organizationNumber of organizations
< $250k
25,490
$250k to $1M
6,204
$1M to $5M
2,405
$5M to $25M
736
$25M to $100M
159
$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.