Medium Statistics, User Counts and Facts (2021)



Here are a few of the most interesting Medium statistics and facts I was able to dig up including user 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.

Medium Facts

What is Medium?

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 User Count

How many people use Medium?

60 million monthly readers

Last updated 2/10/17


Additional Medium Statistics

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

140%


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:

140,000


Most popular tag on Medium in 2016:

Politics


Please note that some of these numbers are easier to find than others. A few of these Medium stats 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%.