30 Wikipedia Statistics and Facts (2020) | By the Numbers



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In the early days of the modern internet era, a project was started to develop a website that would stand as a crowdsourced repository of information. Wikipedia started off modestly, but quickly became the world’s online encyclopedia. Today, Wikipedia sees billions of pageviews and has tens of millions of users.

So just how big has Wikipedia become? Here are the more interesting stats and facts I was able to dig up for Wikipedia. As always, I will be adding more and updating these periodically as I find new stuff. Be sure to check back regularly.

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Wikipedia Facts

  • Website: wikipedia.org
  • Launch year: 2001
  • Owner: Wikimedia Foundation
  • Creators: Jimmy Wales and Larry Sanger
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This report is a digital collection of every Wikipedia statistic I have curated over the years.  30 of them including stats for:

  • Users
  • Articles
  • Editors
  • Fundraising
  • Etc.- all in one place

I try to go through each and every stat regularly and update as much as possible, but we all know that some stats are easier to track down than others. As always, every stat is linked to its original source and has the source date listed.

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Wikipedia Statistics

Total number of Wikipedia users:

38.371 million users or English Wikipedia

Last updated 2/20/20


Number of Wikipedia articles (English version):

6 million

Last updated 1/24/20


Number of words on all Wikipedia pages:

3.528 billion

Last updated 2/20/20


Average number of monthly Wikipedia pageviews:

263 million

Last updated 2/20/20


Average number of new articles added to Wikipedia daily:

1,500 articles

Last updated 5/19/18


Total number of edits to Wikipedia (all time):

937 million edits for English Wikipedia

Last updated 2/20/20


Average number of edits per Wikipedia page:

18.87 edits

Last updated 2/20/20


Wikipedia's most visited page:

"Lists of deaths by year"


Number of English-language Wikipedia pages total:

49.669 million

Last updated 2/20/20


Percentage off Wikipedia users that are active editors:

0.5%

Last updated 10/18/15


Number of Wikipedia active editors:

133,691

Last updated 5/19/18


Number of languages supported by Wikipedia:

280 languages

Last updated 1/14/16


Percentage of Wikipedia articles that belong to the English-edition:

13%

Last updated 1/17/16


Most-read article on Wikipedia in 2019:

Avengers: Endgame (44 million views)


Second most-read article on Wikipedia in 2019:

Deaths in 2019 (38 million views)


Most-read article on Wikipedia in 2018:

Deaths in 2018 (38 million views)


Second most-read article on Wikipedia in 2018:

2018 FIFA World Cup (34 million views)


Most-read article on Wikipedia in 2017:

Deaths in 2017 (37 million views)


Second most-read article on Wikipedia in 2017:

Donald Trump (29 million views)

Get the Full Report

This report is a digital collection of every Wikipedia statistic I have curated over the years.  30 of them including stats for:

  • Users
  • Articles
  • Editors
  • Fundraising
  • Etc.- all in one place

I try to go through each and every stat regularly and update as much as possible, but we all know that some stats are easier to track down than others. As always, every stat is linked to its original source and has the source date listed.

To get your copy of this stat report, click on the button below to purchase it.

Wikipedia Statistics Report

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