41 Up-to-Date Facebook Facts and Stats
If you have a business with an online presence, you can't afford to be out of the loop with Facebook.
But with a constantly evolving platform, a generation of kids always looking for the next best thing, and statistics that are always changing, it’s hard to know where Facebook stands sometimes.
We’ve compiled 40 up-to-date Facebook Facts and Stats to give you the scoop on the current state of Facebook, what its users are doing, and the impact it's is having on the wider community.
Here's 40 up-to-date statistics that will bring you up to speed:
1 . Facebook has over 1.393 billion monthly active users.
2 . The country with the most active Facebook users is Canada
3 . 890 million people log into Facebook daily.
4 . There are 157 million daily users in the US and Canada.
5 . There's a whopping 253 million daily active users in Asia. (Impressive, considering that Facebook is banned in China.)
6 . There are over 217 million active daily users in Europe.
7 . 72% percent of adults online visit Facebook at least once a month.
8 . The average time spent on Facebook per user per day is 21 minutes.
Facebook's audience is both massive and loyal. As the internet and technology continue to spread across the globe in the coming years, we can expect to see increases in both overall users, and daily active users.
9 . The Median number of Facebook friends for Millennials is 250.
10 . The Median number of Facebook friends for GenX is 200.
11 . The Median number of Facebook friends for Younger Boomers is 98.
12 . The Median number of Facebook friends for Older Boomers is 50.
13 . The Average number of Facebook friends for US females is 250.
14 . 70 percent of teens say that they are friends with their parents on Facebook.
While people of all ages use Facebook, it's the younger generations that have the most connections overall. Understanding your target audience and how they are connected can pay dividends when leveraging the power of a network.
Learn more about maximizing the potential of your following in our article The Science of Keeping your Facebook Fans Engaged.
15 . Facebook stores more than 300 petabytes of user data. (To put that in context, a single petabyte made up of average- length songs would require 2000 years to play back to back...)
16 . In total there have been 1.13 trillion likes on Facebook since its launch in 2004.
17 . There are 4.5 billion Facebook likes every day.
18 . Each minute there are 3,125,000 new likes.
19 . There are 17 billion location-tagged Facebook posts today.
20 . The total number of uploaded Facebook photos is 250 billion.
21 . On average 350 million photos are uploaded daily to Facebook.
22 . 243,055 new photos are uploaded to Facebook every minute.
23 . There are 127 photos uploaded on average per Facebook user.
24 . There are 1,500 average number of posts that are eligible to appear in a Facebook user’s feed each day.
25 . On average, there are 4.75 billion items shared by Facebook users each day.
26 . 10 billion Facebook messages are sent each day.
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27 . 66% percent of teenage girls claim to have been bullied on Facebook.
28 . Users see a 225% increase in average volume of Facebook post interactions on the day a user changes their relationship status.
29 . 28% Percent of newlyweds change their Facebook status within hours of getting married.
30 . There are 100,000 new friend requests made on Facebook every minute.
31 . High school friends are the most common type of Facebook friend to get unfriended.
32 . Inappropriate or polarizing posts is the most common reason for unfriending someone on Facebook?
33 . 19.4% percent of Americans cannot access Facebook in the workplace.
34 . 29.29% percent of Americans use Facebook during the work day.
35 . 30% of all US senior citizens currently use Facebook.
36 . 87% percentage of the Class of 2014 (high school) say that they “still” use Facebook.
37 . The reported global economic impact of Facebook in 2014 was $227 billion.
38 . Facebook currently employees 9,199 people.
39 . Its estimated that Facebook indirectly created 4.5 million jobs in 2014.
40 . Facebook’s (currency neutral) revenue rose by 49% in the first quarter of 2015.
41 . During the first quarter of 2015, Facebook’s (currency neutral) advertising revenues grew 55%.
I hope you found our list of 40 up-to-date Facebook facts and statistics useful.
With things happening so fast in the digital space, it's important to stay current on changes occurring on Facebook and other Social Networks. Keeping up to date can give you the edge especially when your concerned with building an online community, marketing your brand, and driving sales.
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