Medium Stats and Facts (2021) | By the Numbers

Here are a few of the most interesting Medium stats I have been able to dig up so far. As always, be sure to check back in the future as I will be updating this post as new and updated stats become available.

Medium Facts

Every day, thousands of people turn to Medium to publish their ideas and perspectives. Leaders. Artists. Thinkers. And ordinary citizens who have a story to tell. Posts range from scrutinies of world affairs to deeply personal essays. Medium sifts the best of these for you and delivers them directly onto your home page. It is your daily news reimagined, straight from the people who are making and living it. Discover and follow your favorite writers and the stories that matter to you, every day. (source)

Medium Stats

How many people use Medium?

60 million monthly readers

Last updated 2/10/17

Medium’s year-over-year visitor increase (2015-16):


Number of Medium posts published in 2016:

7.5 million

Number of Medium posts published in 2015:

1.9 million

Average number of hours Medium users spend reading posts on it monthly:

4.5 million hours

Last updated 12/14/16

Total amount of hours Medium users spent reading posts on it in 2016:

31.5 million hours

Top post on Medium in 2016:

History tells us what may happen next with Brexit & Trump

Number of Medium employees:

85 employees

Last updated 1/19/16

Total funding for Medium:

$132 million

Last updated 3/25/19

Medium’s reported estimated value:

$600 million

Last updated 1/4/17

Number of words written on Medium in 2106:

2 billion

Average number of stories written weekly on Medium in 2016:


Most popular tag on Medium in 2016: