GitHub Statistics and User Count for 2024

Last Updated on: January 6th, 2024

Here are a few of the most interesting GitHub statistics and facts I was able to dig up including restaurant count, revenue totals and employee counts. As always, be sure to check back in the future as I will be updating this post as new and updated stats become available.

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GitHub Facts

Here is pretty much everything you ever wanted to know about GitHub.

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GitHub is a web-based platform for version control and collaboration that enables developers to work on projects together, share code, and manage software development workflows. It was founded in 2008 and has since become one of the largest and most popular code hosting platforms in the world.

At its core, GitHub utilizes a distributed version control system called Git. Git allows developers to track changes to their code over time, create branches for parallel development, merge code changes, and easily revert to previous versions if needed. GitHub provides a user-friendly interface and additional features to enhance collaboration and code management.

Here are some key features and functionalities of GitHub:

  1. Code repositories: GitHub hosts Git repositories, where developers can store, organize, and version-control their code. Repositories can be either public, allowing anyone to view and contribute to the code, or private, restricted to authorized collaborators.
  2. Collaboration tools: GitHub provides tools for developers to collaborate on code. This includes features like pull requests, which allow developers to propose changes to a project and initiate code reviews. Discussions, comments, and issue tracking are also available to facilitate communication among team members.
  3. Documentation and wikis: GitHub allows developers to create and maintain documentation and wikis within a project repository. This helps in providing information, guidelines, and instructions for using or contributing to the codebase.
  4. Integrations and workflows: GitHub integrates with a wide range of development tools and services, such as continuous integration/continuous deployment (CI/CD) pipelines, project management tools, and code quality analysis tools. This enables developers to streamline their development workflows and automate various processes.

GitHub is widely used by individual developers, open-source projects, and enterprises for collaborative software development. It has facilitated the growth of the open-source community and has become a central hub for sharing and discovering code.

GitHub Statistics

GitHub User Count

Github number of users:

100 million users (2023)

GitHub Revenue Totals

Nothing to report just yet. Please check back soon for updates.

Additional Statistics

Number of repositories hosted:

200 million (2022)

Average number of visitors:

32 million monthly visitors (2015)

Percentage of visitors from Europe:

36% (2015)

Percentage of users that are outside the US:

70% (2015)

Number of countries with users in:

200 (2019)

Number of projects that users collaborate on:

49 million projects (2016)

Number of times the Atom text editor has been downloaded:

750,000 times (2015)

Number of active users for the Atom text editor:

1 billion MAU (2016)

Number of projects that have been started on GitHub projects:

100,000 (2016)

Number of employees:

800 (2018)

Amount that Microsoft purchased GitHub for:

$7.5 billion

Reported value:

$2 billion (2017)

Annual revenue:

$200 million (2017)

Percentage of the Fortune 50 companies that are GitHub Enterprise customers:

54% (2018)

Percentage of the Fortune 100 companies that are GitHub Enterprise customers:

49% (2018)

Please note that some of these numbers are easier to find than others. A few of these statistics come from their own reports, but some are based on news reports and not official company tallies. No information contained on DMR should be relied upon to make investment decisions. Basically, this is the best I can find and I don’t guarantee anything to be 100%.

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