How Many People Use Wikipedia?

Whether you’re constantly online or not, you’ve most likely visited Wikipedia at one point while browsing the web. After all, it’s the most extensive free digital encyclopedia in the world.

But, how many people visit the site? Find out this and more below!

How Many People Use Wikipedia?

(Source: Finances Online, Statista)

According to some of the latest stats, there were around 5.6 billion unique Wikipedia users in 2021. Furthermore, the popular digital encyclopedia has over 41.4 million registered users on the English Wikipedia.

More Wikipedia User Statistics

If you want to learn more about what attracts people to the site and just how many pages Wikipedia has, continue reading!

Wikipedia received 23 billion page views in March.

(Source: WikiMedia)

This figure marks a 6.40% increase from the previous month. Three billion of these views were from the US, one billion came from Japan, and the other country that spent the most time on the site was Germany (953 million).

When considering these stats, it’s safe to say that Wikipedia is one of the most popular websites in the world.

Wikipedia has over 40 million editors.

(Source: Wikipedia)

Out of all the Wikipedians,127,000 have been edited in the past 30 days. The largest number of editors are between the ages of 22 and 29 (26%). However, it is unknown how many unregistered editors there are.

Ser Amantio di Nicolao has the most edits on Wikipedia.

(Source: Wikipedia)

This user’s edit count is 4.6 million. Following in second place among the top Wikipedia editors is BrownHairedGirl with 2.4 million edits. Koavf is third with more than 2.1 million edits.

The monthly average of Wikipedia views is over seven million.

(Source: PageViews)

According to recent stats, the total number of Wikipedia views is over 87 billion! Plus, there are over 239 million page views per day.

The hyphen-minus page was the most visited in March 2022.

(Source: WikiTrends)

This page received over 27 million views, while the page explaining what Curse, Inc. is, received six million views and landed second. Darth Vader, Harvey Weinstein, and Tom Petty wrapped the top five.

Justin Knapp is one of the top Wikipedia users.

(Source: ZME Science)

Knapp is also one of the most active Wikipedia contributors. In total, he’s made more than two million edits on the English Wikipedia. However, Steven Pruitt surpassed him with over three million in 2015.

The Cebuano Wikipedia subdomain is the second largest.

(Source: Wikimedia)

The English Wikipedia has over 6.4 million articles, while the Cebuano version has around 6.1 million articles. The German version is third on the list with 2.6 million articles.

The Swedish and French versions occupy the fourth and fifth spots with 2.5 and 2.4 million articles, respectively.

Wrapping Up

Now that you’ve read through our article and learned about the number of Wikipedia users per day and other astonishing stats, you can see that it’s undoubtedly one of the most visited sites online.

Plus, with more content being added daily, there’s no chance of its popularity diminishing anytime soon.

ABOUT AUTHOR

Ema is an ESL teacher (who is highly curious about technology in education) and a content writer. She enjoys writing on all sorts of subjects and she loves a good challenge. When she’s not working, you can find her reading a mystery thriller or watching “Shutter Island” for the umpteenth time.

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