How Many Users on Facebook?

How many Facebook users are there?  This Facebook Growth chart shows the growth of Facebook users from 2004 to 2014 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 want to do your own thing

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

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85 Responses to “How Many Users on Facebook?”

  1. 2011: More Growth for Facebook? « Sysomos Blog - December 22, 2010

    [...] Ben Foster SHARETHIS.addEntry({ title: "2011: More Growth for Facebook?", url: [...]

  2. satisfy the beast: start a conversation : Branson Powers, Inc. - January 17, 2011

    [...] 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. Aaron Lee - January 20, 2011

    Thanks for including me blog post Ben.
    Appreciate it.

  4. Facebook: the ultimate customer-centred website? @ Customer Centred - January 27, 2011

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

  5. Simon Michaelis - February 13, 2011

    You just saved me a lot of research work, thanks! Happy Excel hacking now.

  6. facebook status - February 13, 2011

    very cool, thanks!

  7. anon - April 19, 2011

    Does this mean million or hundreds?

  8. Ben Foster - April 20, 2011

    millions.

  9. Ian - April 24, 2011

    Many thanks Ben. Just what I was searching for. Thanks for putting in all the research time!

  10. benphoster - April 25, 2011

    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. Hng - May 26, 2011

    Hi Ben–

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

  12. benphoster - May 27, 2011

    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. Paul G - May 31, 2011

    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. benphoster - May 31, 2011

    Yeah Paul, awesome.  Thanks!

  15. Chart – Facebook Growth Zero to 650 Million - June 8, 2011

    [...] Thanks Ben. http://www.benphoster.com/facebook-user-growth-chart-2004-2010/ [...]

  16. Mikeymayor - June 15, 2011

    hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  17. MIKEY MAYOR - June 15, 2011

    hacking .. errrrrr

  18. MIKEY MAYOR - June 15, 2011

    OBVIOUSLY

  19. Jaco De Kock - July 27, 2011

    Hi, ThanX alot! Came in very handy for my Research Project :D.

  20. Hot or not: Is Facebook on the slide? | Firstpost - August 19, 2011

    [...] 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. [...]

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  22. Social Media Strategy Class Reading List - by Ben Foster - September 26, 2011

    [...] Facebook User Growth Chart – Ben Foster [...]

  23. Dineza - September 29, 2011

    Thanks for giving me an actual statistics table!

  24. Using Facebook to Locate Sample Members « Survey Practice - October 24, 2011

    [...] 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/. [...]

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  31. Umbreon11_wind - November 20, 2011

    in what years???

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  40. Is Facebook the right place for your brand? | Ketchum Blog - February 17, 2012

    [...] 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, [...]

  41. Jessica - February 19, 2012

    this was very helpful, do you have a equation for this of some sort?

  42. benphoster - February 22, 2012

    Uh…nope. I’m sure there’s something in Excel or something online that could determine that if you plug the data in.

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  45. Jessica - March 2, 2012

    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 :)

  46. | nofilternews - March 2, 2012

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  48. Adedoyin ojo julius - March 8, 2012

    I love chart

  49. Rayne Savino - March 26, 2012

    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.

  50. benphoster - March 26, 2012

    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

  51. Gary Aitchison - April 1, 2012

    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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  63. Christopher Z. - July 16, 2012

    I figure the billionth user by around October 1st

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  72. Christian - August 23, 2012

    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

  73. benphoster - August 23, 2012

    Thanks Christian for the tip on updating!

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  79. sugamagarwal - April 30, 2013

    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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