While you read this, Wikipedia develops at a rate of over 1.9 edits per second, performed by editors from all over the world. Currently, the English Wikipedia includes 6,180,466 articles and it averages 596 new articles per day. This amount of data can be analysed 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 includes also frameworks and datasets that can help you in creating your own statistics.


English Wikipedia (update)
Articles 6,180,466
Pages 51,790,657
Files 891,164
Edits 980,857,088
Users 40,183,270
Admins 1,128
Active users[note 1] 130,849
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A number of analysis of wiki metrics like edits, page creation, visits and links. In the form of lists, tables and rankings.


Articles and edits


Number of English Wikipedia articles[1]


Page viewsEdit

Deletion and vandalism statisticsEdit


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 statisticsEdit

The following statistical resources are currently unavailable or no longer updated, and listed for historical interest.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 analysisEdit

See alsoEdit


  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 10 March 2020.

External linksEdit