X (formerly Twitter) Statistics and User Count for 2024

Last Updated on: January 6th, 2024

Here are a few of the most interesting X (formerly Twitter) 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.

X (formerly Twitter) Facts

Here is pretty much everything you ever wanted to know about X (formerly Twitter).

twitter statistics user count facts 2023

Twitter is a social media platform that allows users to share short messages known as “tweets”. The platform was launched in 2006 and is based in San Francisco, California.

Twitter is popular for its real-time, public nature and its ability to connect people around the world on a wide range of topics. Users can follow other users to see their tweets in their timeline, and can also interact with tweets by liking, retweeting, or replying to them.

In addition to text-based tweets, Twitter also supports images, videos, and live video streaming through its Periscope feature. The platform has become an important tool for journalists, politicians, celebrities, and other public figures to communicate directly with their audiences.

Twitter has also been used for a variety of other purposes, including customer service, marketing, and activism. The platform has been a key tool for social movements and political protests, with hashtags and tweets often used to organize and amplify messages.

X (formerly Twitter) Statistics

X (formerly Twitter) User Count

How many people are on Twitter?

Note: Twitter stopped reporting monthly active users after Q1 2019.

Number of Twitter users in the US:

Note: Twitter stopped reporting monthly active users after Q1 2019. Now, they are reporting only daily active users.

X (formerly Twitter) Revenue Totals

Twitter revenue totals:

Twitter net income (loss):

Additional Statistics

Average number of Twitter accounts you can follow each day:

400 (2019)

The top 25% most active Twitter users produce 97% of all tweets.

Percentage of Twitter users that tweet less than 5 times per month:

49% (2022)

Percentage of Twitter users that also listen to podcasts:

45% (2022)

Average Number of Followers per Twitter User:

707 (2016)

Tweets with videos see 10x more engagement than tweets without.

Tweets with images see 150x more engagement than tweets without.

Tweets with GIFs see 55x more engagement than tweets without.

Number of people tweets reach each month on 3rd party properties:

1.6 billion (2017)

Percentage of world leaders that use Twitter:

92% (2017)

Number of world leaders that are active on Twitter:

276 (2017)

Top world leader on Twitter:

Donald Trump (2018)

Fastest Twitter account to reach 1 million followers:

@Caitlyn_Jenner (4 hours)

Number of Fake Twitter Users suspended in 2018 cleanup:

70 million

Percentage of Twitter users that are bots:

approx 15% (2017)

Number of Twitter users in Japan:

40 million (2016)

Number of Twitter users in India:

55 million active users (2020)

Most followed Twitter user:

Katy Perry (85 million followers) (2016)

Percentage of Twitter users that consider themselves early adopters:

53% (2016)

Percentage of US Twitter users that have at least a bachelors degree:

42% (2019)

Percentage of US Twitter users that have household incomes above $75,000:

41% (2019)

Research shows that the top 10% of Twitter users create 80% of all tweets. (2019)

Most tweeted hashtag to date:

#FF (539 million mentions) (2016)

Most tweeted emoji to date:

Tears of Joy (14.5 billion mentions) (2016)

Most geo-tagged city on Twitter:

Sao Paulo, Brazil (2016)

Most mentioned person on Twitter:

Justin Bieber (2016)

Increase in likes (over favorites) the week following Twitters change form stars to hearts:


Number of people that tuned into Twitter’s live stream of the inauguration of President Trump:

6.824 million unique views

Number of tweets sent on Twitter related to the inauguration of President Trump:

12 million tweets

Number of tweets sent on Twitter on election day 2016:

75 million tweets

Amount of Twitter live premium video that is consumed quarterly:

800 hours (2017)

Number of Twitter users that watch live video on it quarterly:

45 million (2017)

Number of Twitter Employees:

5,500 employees (2021)

Percentage of Twitter employees that are women:

37% (2017)

Percentage of Twitter employees that are non-white and non-Asian:

11% (2017)

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%.

Related Categories:

Business Statistics, Social Media Statistics

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