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While you read this, Wikipedia develops at a rate of over 1.9 edits every second, performed by editors from all over the world. Currently, the English Wikipedia includes 6,444,776 articles and it averages 589 new articles per day. This amount of data can be analyzed in many ways. The best way to get an idea of the bigger picture is with statistics.

This page shows some figures about Wikipedia, analysis of different patterns, and compiles related tools, covering various aspects of Wikipedia, whether as an encyclopedia, a website, or a community. Some provide current snapshots and others track growth and development over time. It also includes frameworks and datasets that can help you in creating your own statistics.


Item counts for English Wikipedia (update)
Item Count
Articles 6.44×106
Pages 5.51×107
Files 8.96×105
Edits 1.06×109
Users 4.3×107
Admins 1061
Active users[note 1] 1.27×105
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A breakdown of wiki metrics such as edits, page creation, visits and links are presented using lists, tables and rankings.


Articles and edits


Number of English Wikipedia articles[1]


Page views[edit]

Deletion and vandalism statistics[edit]


The site provides


The following tools include artistic, graphs, maps and other visualization projects.


  • mediawiki-utilities – A set of utilities for accessing and processing MediaWiki data, including XML dumps


There are some available datasets that you can download and process:

Archived statistics[edit]

The following statistical resources are currently unavailable or no longer updated, and listed for historical interest. They are sorted by the month in which they were last updated:

Archived analysis[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Registered users who have performed an action in the last 30 days; the number of unregistered active users is not compiled


  1. ^ "Wikistats - Statistics For Wikimedia Projects". Wikimedia Foundation. Retrieved 23 January 2022.

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