How Many Users on Facebook?

How many Facebook users are there?  This Facebook Growth chart shows the growth of Facebook users from 2004 to 2015 based on a variety of data including Facebook.

I was looking all over the internet for a chart that showed the number of Facebook users there are and couldn’t find one.  I figured I’d just create one and share it so that other people wouldn’t have to go through the search that I did.

Number of Facebook Users

Facebook Growth Chart

Facebook Growth Chart

Here’s the user data from Facebook and other sources.  If you wish to cite my research or use the above chart, you may do so by doing the following:

Dec-04 1
Dec-05 5.5
Dec-06 12
Apr-07 20
Oct-07 50
Aug-08 100
Jan-09 150
Feb-09 175
Apr-09 200
Jul-09 250
Sep-09 300
Dec-09 350
Feb-10 450
Jul-10 500
Sept-10 550
Jan-11 600
Feb-11 650
Jun-11 750
Sep-11 800
Feb-12 845
Apr-12 901
Jul-12 955
Oct-12 1000
Jan-13 1060
Mar-13 1110
Jul-13 1150
Jan-14 1184
Feb-14 1230
July-14 1320
Oct-14 1350
Jan-15 1390
Apr-15 1441
Nov-14 1550

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Posted on July 28, 2010 at 4:18 pm by Ben Foster · Permalink
In: Facebook, Leadership and Management, Strategy

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  1. Written by 2011: More Growth for Facebook? « Sysomos Blog
    on December 22, 2010 at 7:17 am
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    […] Ben Foster SHARETHIS.addEntry({ title: "2011: More Growth for Facebook?", url: […]

  2. […] why new social media platforms have taken hold so quickly, the most notable, of course, being Facebook’s rise in five years to over 550 Million users. Blogs, LinkedIn, YouTube, Twitter and other platforms – now considered an established part of the […]

  3. Written by Aaron Lee
    on January 20, 2011 at 7:59 pm
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    Thanks for including me blog post Ben.
    Appreciate it.

  4. […] How does one explain Facebook’s phenomenal growth? […]

  5. Written by Simon Michaelis
    on February 13, 2011 at 11:48 am
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    You just saved me a lot of research work, thanks! Happy Excel hacking now.

  6. Written by facebook status
    on February 13, 2011 at 1:41 pm
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    very cool, thanks!

  7. Written by anon
    on April 19, 2011 at 8:13 pm
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    Does this mean million or hundreds?

  8. Written by Ben Foster
    on April 20, 2011 at 12:30 am
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    millions.

  9. Written by Ian
    on April 24, 2011 at 4:19 pm
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    Many thanks Ben. Just what I was searching for. Thanks for putting in all the research time!

  10. Written by benphoster
    on April 25, 2011 at 4:49 pm
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    Glad I could help Ian. This post was created because, just like you, I was spending tons of time looking for this info. I’ll try and keep it updated as I can.

  11. Written by Hng
    on May 26, 2011 at 8:55 pm
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    Hi Ben–

    Do you have any links to the other sources?
    Thanks so much for posting this!

  12. Written by benphoster
    on May 27, 2011 at 1:25 am
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    Hi Hng

    From 1 million to 500 million, the statistics came from Facebook’s timeline located here http://www.facebook.com/press/info.php?timeline

    They stopped updating it after 500 million so sources after that are external.  Thanks for reading my post

    Ben

  13. Written by Paul G
    on May 31, 2011 at 6:05 pm
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    Ben – I have linked to your website as I have written an article about the future of the internet, thanks for the info.

    http://www.improveyourwebsiteforfree.com/ArticleFutureInternet.html

    Hope this is OK.

  14. Written by benphoster
    on May 31, 2011 at 8:59 pm
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    Yeah Paul, awesome.  Thanks!

  15. Written by Mikeymayor
    on June 15, 2011 at 2:44 pm
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    hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  16. Written by MIKEY MAYOR
    on June 15, 2011 at 2:45 pm
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    hacking .. errrrrr

  17. Written by MIKEY MAYOR
    on June 15, 2011 at 2:47 pm
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    OBVIOUSLY

  18. Written by Jaco De Kock
    on July 27, 2011 at 9:13 am
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    Hi, ThanX alot! Came in very handy for my Research Project :D.

  19. Written by Hot or not: Is Facebook on the slide? | Firstpost
    on August 19, 2011 at 1:09 am
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    […] Is PrivCo’s pessimism about Facebook justified? Maybe. We’ve seen predictions of massive Facebook backlashes before, but they never seem to materialise. Despite Facebook’s shocking attitude towards their users’ privacy and data, people still log on and the site is still growing strongly overall. […]

  20. Written by Hot or not: Is Facebook on the slide? | infinitytimes.com
    on August 19, 2011 at 6:10 am
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    […] Is PrivCo’s pessimism about Facebook justified? Maybe. We’ve seen predictions of massive Facebook backlashes before, but they never seem to materialise. Despite Facebook’s shocking attitude towards their users’ privacy and data, people still log on and the site is still growing strongly overall. […]

  21. Written by Social Media Strategy Class Reading List - by Ben Foster
    on September 26, 2011 at 3:51 pm
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    […] Facebook User Growth Chart – Ben Foster […]

  22. Written by Dineza
    on September 29, 2011 at 8:51 pm
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    Thanks for giving me an actual statistics table!

  23. Written by Using Facebook to Locate Sample Members « Survey Practice
    on October 24, 2011 at 10:51 am
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    […] Foster, Ben. “Facebook User Growth Chart – 2004-2011.” Ben Foster. (2010, July 28).  Retrieved September 19, 2011 from http://www.benphoster.com/facebook-user-growth-chart-2004-2010/. […]

  24. […] #1: There are now more than 800 million active Facebook users, with over 200 million added in 2011. Notice the growth trend traced by Ben Foster. […]

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  26. […] #1: There are now more than 800 million active Facebook users, with over 200 million added in 2011. Notice the growth trend traced by Ben Foster. […]

  27. […] #1: There are now more than 800 million active Facebook users, with over 200 million added in 2011. Notice the growth trend traced by Ben Foster. […]

  28. […] active Facebook users, with over 200 million added in 2011. Notice the growth trend traced by Ben Foster. […]

  29. […] you can see by the graph below (created by Ben Foster), Facebook users continue to rise by the millions every year–with over 200 MILLION this year […]

  30. Written by Umbreon11_wind
    on November 20, 2011 at 9:07 am
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    in what years???

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  32. […] Theo thống kê cuả Ben Phoster, hiện nay Facebook đã có hơn 800 triệu người dùng tích cực (active Facebook users), […]

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    […] Today there are more than 800 million active Facebook users.  (http://www.benphoster.com/facebook-user-growth-chart-2004-2010/) […]

  34. […] Facebook User Growth in 2004-2010. Retrieved from http://www.benphoster.com/facebook-user-growth-chart-2004-2010/ […]

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  37. […] active Facebook users, with over 200 million added in 2011. Notice the growth trend traced by Ben Foster. Facebook is growing rapidly. Which side of the wave are you […]

  38. […] active Facebook users, with over 200 million added in 2011. Notice the growth trend traced by Ben Foster. Facebook is growing rapidly. Which side of the wave are you […]

  39. Written by Is Facebook the right place for your brand? | Ketchum Blog
    on February 17, 2012 at 10:46 am
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    […] wasn’t a popular online destination, especially since as of January 1, 2012, an estimated 845 million users were signed up for Facebook, worldwide. If 845 million people are in one spot, then as a brand I should be there as well, […]

  40. Written by Jessica
    on February 19, 2012 at 9:27 am
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    this was very helpful, do you have a equation for this of some sort?

  41. Written by benphoster
    on February 22, 2012 at 4:14 pm
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    Uh…nope. I’m sure there’s something in Excel or something online that could determine that if you plug the data in.

  42. […] in this document [LINK to attached image] and there is certainly a lot to consider.  With nearly 845 million people on Facebook, it’s critical to understand how these changes will affect this large user […]

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  44. Written by Jessica
    on March 2, 2012 at 9:06 am
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    yeah, thats what i ended up doing for my project.
    the equation wasn’t that great, but it was close for rounding off.
    but thanks anyway 🙂

  45. Written by | nofilternews
    on March 2, 2012 at 10:15 am
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    […] have been rising on an astrological level since the social network’s launch in 2004 (see graph below). As a matter of fact, it’s this rise of memberships that have made FB what it is today. Facebook […]

  46. […] have been rising on an astrological level since the social network’s launch in 2004 (see graph below). As a matter of fact, it’s this rise of memberships that have made FB what it is today. Facebook […]

  47. Written by Adedoyin ojo julius
    on March 8, 2012 at 12:44 pm
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    I love chart

  48. Written by Rayne Savino
    on March 26, 2012 at 7:00 pm
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    Hey Thank you for this information, it was very helpful for my project based on Facebook. Dont worry about plagiarizing, I cited you and your web page. I would like to know where did you get this information from? Thank You please send me the answer to this message on my facebook “Jaynie Tapia” you can also look for me with the e-mail on top.

  49. Written by benphoster
    on March 26, 2012 at 7:49 pm
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    Hi – as I noted in the post, 1million to 500 million came from FB. every addition after that was noted in the bottom of the post.

    Ben

  50. Written by Gary Aitchison
    on April 1, 2012 at 5:54 am
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    The data fits a generalised log growth model with the following parameters:

    Base level 0.67 million
    Max level 900 million
    growth rate 0.1
    parameter v 0.88
    parameter q 0.8
    month of max growth 65 months from Dec 2004 i.e. April 2010

    It will be interesting to see if the upper max limit grows as they push into mobile — may need to recut the upper max if this happens. Happy to send model if you send me an email

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  52. Written by Facebooking Beyond the Grave | Big Jelly
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    […] It’s become an integral part of our lives. Users log on daily to announce mundane occurrences or to provide bits of wisdom in status updates. It doesn’t […]

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  55. […] spent, Google + has been the fastest growing social network application. By year 1 Facebook had 12M users and with 9 months Google + has crossed the 90M user mark, which has been forecasted to grow up to […]

  56. […] of Facebook user growth show it growing exponentially..  thru 2009. Since then, the rate has fallen off — to a merely linear increase. Saturation […]

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    on May 19, 2012 at 5:10 am
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    thanks for this interesting updates. check out Face book Inc (NASDAQ:FB) Is the Returns Worth it? http://www.netwealthzone.com/346/face-book-inc-nasdaq-fb-returns-worth.html

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  62. Written by Christopher Z.
    on July 16, 2012 at 12:48 am
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    I figure the billionth user by around October 1st

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  67. […] of Users: This is all about product, and Facebook has obviously crushed it here.  They have added 250M users in each of the past three years, and these users are becoming ever more engaged on the site.  But how much growth is really left? […]

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  70. Written by Christian
    on August 23, 2012 at 3:32 pm
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    Thanks for the graph and the data! Great work collecting it. Here’s a German tech article that reports 955 million of monthly active users for June 2012: http://www.heise.de/newsticker/meldung/Facebook-Investor-Thiel-macht-Kasse-1670822.html

  71. Written by benphoster
    on August 23, 2012 at 4:57 pm
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    Thanks Christian for the tip on updating!

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  77. Written by sugamagarwal
    on April 30, 2013 at 1:35 am
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    The data fits a generalised log growth model with the following parameters:

    Base level 0.67 million
    Max level 900 million
    growth rate 0.1
    parameter v 0.88
    parameter q 0.8
    month of max growth 65 months from Dec 2004 i.e. April 2010

    It will be interesting to see if the upper max limit grows as they push into mobile — may need to recut the upper max if this happens. Happy to send model if you send me an email

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  80. […] programmers or script kiddies. They didn’t just join the social information revolution when Facebook hit 500 million, they established IRC, and spent school nights in their parents basements playing MUDS. Even I got […]

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  83. […] Facebook on November 13, 2004, so they tell me, when Facebook had fewer than 1 million users (Facebook User Growth Chart by Ben Foster)], but it was pretty much useless to me until late 2008 when enough people I knew were on to make […]

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