ChatGPT Statistics — User Demographics (February 2024)

It has been a year since ChatGPT launched. We still remember the absolute chaos in the tech field when ChatGPT was out. It made so many things easy for us, and with the release of plugins at regular intervals, the chatbot is still making waves in the market.

It was so quick in acquiring users that it managed to gain 1 million users in the first 5 days and 100 million users in the first couple of months. Currently, the chatbot has over 180.5 million MAUs.

Still free to use. ChatGPT now also has a paid subscription and has upgraded to GPT 4 Turbo technology! So, What is the state of ChatGPT’s demographics? and how is it doing financially? We will cover everything in this detailed blog post. Read on to know more.

ChatGPT Statistics 2024: Our Top Picks

  • ChatGPT has over 180.5 million monthly users and 100 million weekly active users.
  •  ChatGPT reached 1 million users in just five days after its launch.
  • Nearly 15% of the ChatGPT users are from the United States.
  • More than 92% of Fortune 500 companies are using ChatGPT.
  • ChatGPT is forecasted to generate a revenue of $1 billion in 2024.
  • OpenAI spends approximately $700,000 every day to operate ChatGPT.
  • ChatGPT gets over 1.7 billion page visits every month on average.
  • 7 nations, including China and Russia, cannot access ChatGPT. 
  • 53% of the readers failed to identify ChatGPT written content as AI-written.

About ChatGPT

Launched On30th November
Parent CompanyOpenAI
Head Quarters San Francisco
FoundersSam Altman(CEO), Elon Musk(Co-founder OpenAI), 
Backed byMicrosoft, Khosla Ventures, and LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman. 
Number of users180.5 million
Technology UsedGPT-3.5 (Free version), Plus version had additional GPT-4 technology. 

Here is an infographic showing the highlights of ChatGPT’s Journey since its launch day:

ChatGPT Timeline

Now that you have seen an overview of ChatGPT statistics, it is time to explore all the figures around the AI Chatbot in detail. So, let’s get into it, shall we?

How Many ChatGPT Users Are There?

Sam Altman, OpenAI’s CEO, announced that ChatGPT currently has over 100 million weekly active users. He made this reveal at OpenAI’s first developer conference held in San Francisco.

Let us understand deeper insights into ChatGPT’s users in the below section.

1) Chatgpt has Over 180.5 million users globally

Over 180.5 million people have created a ChatGPT account to date. However, only around 100 million of them actively use it.

It just took 2 months for ChatGPT to reach the 100 million mark, and it is still going strong with the count. If we put things into perspective, It took Facebook four and a half years to reach the same mark.

ChatGPT was the fastest app to reach 100 million users before the launch of “Instagram Threads.”

The Therads app took just 2 days to reach the 100 million user mark, while ChatGPT took 2 months! Nevertheless, the usage of Threads has rapidly decreased while ChatGPT’s usage has skyrocketed.

Road To 100 Million Users For Various Platforms

Here is a table showing the time it took for various platforms to reach the 100 million user mark:

PlatformTime To Reach 100 Million UsersIndustry
Instagram Threads2 daysSocial Media
ChatGPT2 monthsChatbot
TikTok9 monthsSocial Media
Youtube18 monthsSocial Media
Instagram30 monthsSocial Media
Facebook54 monthsSocial Media
Twitter60 monthsSocial Media
Spotify132 monthsMusic Streaming
Netflix216 monthsEntertainment (SVOD)

2) ChatGPT crossed 1 million users within the first days of its launch.

ChatGPT is second in the race to acquire 1 million users in the shortest span. It took just five days for it to do so!

First on the list is Instagram Threads, which took just 1 hour to achieve this benchmark.

Here is a table showing the time it took for various platforms to reach the 1 million user mark:

PlatformYear of LaunchTime To Reach 1 Million Users. 
Instagram Threads20231 hour
ChatGPT20225 days
Instagram. 20102 months 
Spotify20085 months
Dropbox 20087 months
Facebook200410 months
FourSquare200913 months
Twitter 20062 years
Airbnb20082.5 years
Kickstarter20092.5 years
Netflix19993.5 years

3) ChatGPT’s website now has over 16 billion all-time views.

According to the most recent data, ChatGPT’s website gets around 1.7 billion monthly visits.

This is an increase of 170% in the visits compared to the 1 billion recorded in February 2023 and a six times increase than compared to 266 million visits recorded in December 2022.

ChatGPT Website Monthly Views

The highest engagement was recorded in May, when the website had 1.9 billion visits.

Over 88% of ChatGPT’s traffic comes from direct sources. This means people are directly typing “ChatGPT” on their search engines and entering the official website.

Here is a table showing ChatGPT’s website visits over time:

MonthMonthly ChatGPT Website Visits.
November 20231.7 billion
October 20231.7 billion
September 20231.5 billion
August 20231.4 billion
July 20231.5 billion
June 20231.6 billion
May 20231.9 billion
April 20231.7 billion
March 20231.6 billion
February 20231 billion
January 2023616 million
December 2022266 million
November 2022152.7 million

Source: Similarweb

ChatGPT User Demographics

People from across the globe are leveraging the power of AI through ChatGPT. But from where are these people accessing the chatbot? what is their gender split? Let me tell you everything about it in this section.

ChatGPT Gender Split

4) 55.06% of ChatGPT users are males, while 44.94% are females

The following table displays the age demographics of ChatGPT users:

GenderShare
Male55.06%
Female44.94%

5) 64.53% of ChatGPT users are from the 18 to 34 age group

The majority of ChatGPT users are 25 to 34 years old. ChatGPT users under the age of 34 years make up 60% of the user share.

Here is a detailed breakdown of the ChatGPT users based on their age group:

Age GroupShare of Users
18-2430.09%
25-3434.44%
35-4417.65%
45-549.37%
55-645.34%
65+3.11%

Source: Statista.

6) 14.4% of the ChatGPT users are from the United States, while 6.9% are from India

People in the United States are the most frequent users of the AI Chatbot. India Columbia follows the United States with a second and third-highest share of ChatGPT users.

Countries With Most ChatGPT Users

This data reveals that the majority of ChatGPT users are millennials.

Here is a table displaying the share of ChatGPT users from different countries:

CountryPercentage of ChatGPT users
United States14.4%
India6.9%
Columbia3.56%
Philippines3.49%
Japan2.96%
Other Countries68.69%

Source: Similar Web. 

7) ChatGPT is available in 161 countries around the Globe

This means ChatGPT is available in 82% of the countries worldwide.

Countries Where ChatGPT Is Banned

Some major countries still lack access to ChatGPT. Below is the table listing a few of them:

ChatGPT Banned Countries
China.
Russia.
Ukraine.
Belarus.
Venezuela.
Afghanistan.
Iran.

Apart from that, multiple people from Egypt complained that they could not access ChatGPT. 

ChatGPT Revenue Statistics

Let us take a sneak peek at ChatGPT’s revenue in this section:

8) ChatGPT Is Predicted To Generate A Revenue Of $1 Billion In 2024

There is no official data available about ChatGPT’s revenue yet. However, according to Fortune, OpenAI reportedly earns $80 million monthly. 

Hence, ChatGPT is closer to its estimates and is anticipated to cross the benchmark of $1 billion in revenue.

YearChatGPT Revenue
2022Less Than 10 million
2023$200 million
2024*$1 billion

* Values for these years are estimated/projected

ChatGPT mainly earns through selling its API, premium subscription plans (chatGPT Plus), and training data sets.

Source: Semafor, PCGuide, Fortune.

ChatGPT Web Traffic Statistics

The majority of users access ChatGPT via web browsers. Let us understand the insights into ChatGPT’s web traffic in this section.

  • ChatGPT has a bounce rate of 32.14%.
  • An average user spends 7 minutes and 46 seconds on ChatGPT.
  • Each ChatGPT visitor views an average of 5.65 pages per visit.

9) Over 90% of ChatGPT’s Traffic Comes From Direct Sources

The traffic to the ChatGPT websites comes from a different number of sources. However, 92.33% of the traffic on the website is direct traffic, while 6.21% of traffic is organic traffic.

Let us look at the percentage of traffic recorded from different sources.

Traffic sources to ChatGPTPercentage of Traffic
Direct92.33%
Referral0.95%
Organic Search6.21%
Paid SearchLess than 0.01%
Social0.38%
Mail0.12%
DisplayLess than 0.01%

Source: SimilarWeb. 

10) Majority Of Social Media Traffic To ChatGPT Comes From Youtube

48.86% of the Social media traffic on ChatGPT is from YouTube. Besides, 21.16% of the traffic on ChatGPT is from Twitter.

The following table displays the percentage of traffic to ChatGPT from different Social Media Platforms.  

Social Media PlatformPercentage of Traffic
YouTube48.86%
Twitter21.16%
LinkedIn8.4%
Facebook7.55%
WhatsApp Web4.55%
Others9.48%

Source: Similarweb. 

Did you know? The recently launched Character.AI app crossed 4.2 million active monthly users in the United States.

11) ChatGPT Application Statistics

ChatGPT application is available on both Android and iOS. Let us take some insights on the same:

  • ChatGPT’s Android application has over 10 million downloads, while the Apple App Store has 6.6 million downloads.
  • ChatGPT’s Android application has an average rating of 4.7/5 across 208,500+ reviews.
  • ChatGPT’s iOS application has an average rating of 4.8/5 across 56k reviews.

Did you know? The recently launched Character.AI app crossed 4.2 million active monthly users in the United States.

12) Pennsylvania Becomes the First State to Implement ChatGPT Enterprise

ChatGPT enterprise offers enterprise-grade security and privacy with the latest GPT-4 model. Users get longer context windows for processing longer inputs, advanced data analysis capabilities, customization options, and much more using the solution.

Starting in January 2024, Pennsylvania will use the ChatGPT enterprise in pilot programs to help state employees carry out administrative work.

13) How Hard Is It To Identify ChatGPT Written Content 

While there are many ChatGPT uses, it is mainly used for generating content.

Many AI writers have proven themselves even before the launch of ChatGPT. Now the question is, does ChatGPT work better than these AI Writers? Let us see what the facts have to say.

How Hard Is It To Identify ChatGPT Written Content
  • According to the research done by Tooltester, GPT-4 wrote content that convinced people that it was human-written. Readers said the content was 16.4% more human-like compared to GPT 3.5. 
  • Almost 53% of the people in a survey believed ChatGPT generated content in the fields of finance, health, technology, travel, and entertainment to be either written or edited by humans.

The following table displays the percentage of readers that think ChatGPT written text to be Human written. 

ChatGPT-generated textPercentage of readers 
Written by Humans16.7%
AI-written but edited by a Human36.3%
Written by ChatGPT46.9%

Source: Tooltester.

  • 56.1% of the readers identified ChatGPT health-related content to be human-written.

14) ChatGPT Plus costs $20 per month

ChatGPT has a free and a paid plan. 

The free version of ChatGPT includes the 3.5-GPT version. However, if you want to access the GPT-4 language model, you can opt for the ChatGPT Plus plan, which will cost you $20/month.

ChatGPT Plus Cost
Source: OpenAI

15) What Is The Cost Of Running ChatGPT For OpenAI

  • According to Sam Altman (Founder of ChatGPT), the average cost of a single chat with ChatGPT is in single-digit cents.
  • An AI professor at Maryland University has calculated the daily costs of running ChatGPT to be approximately $100,000. At the same time, the monthly costs are estimated to be $3 million. 

He calculated these numbers based on Azure Cloud costs. Also, these estimates were made on the fact that the ChatGPT model has 175 billion parameters and receives 10 million daily queries.

As per other sources, it costs around $700,000 to run ChatGPT.

16) ChatGPT Training Statistics

  • ChatGPT is trained on the model using reinforcement learning from Human Feedback.
  • The GPT 3 model is trained on 175 billion parameters while the GPT 4 model is trained on more than 1 trillion parameters.
  • ChatGPT is trained on 300 billion words. 
  • ChatGPT has 570 gigabytes of text data. 
  • It is trained using Reinforcement Learning from Human Feedback. 
  • The training data of ChatGPT includes man pages, information about internet phenomenon, bulletin board systems, and Python programming language.

17) Insights Into ChatGPT Features

  • ChatGPT can keep a note of what users have commanded earlier and can use that conversation to generate answers for the following question. 
  • ChatGPT clarifies users about the unclear prompts and asks them to deliver clear queries. 
  • ChatGPT is trained to deny inappropriate requests from users. 
  • It can fetch the latest information from the internet with the help of a web browser plugin. 
  • ChatGPT can generate codes for websites according to the prompts provided. It can also create video games as instructed by the users with the help of its coding language. 
  • ChatGPT has the ability to crack almost all standardized tests. 
  • You can translate text from one language into another using  ChatGPT. It can also help the users to learn a new language. 

18) History of ChatGPT

Here is the journey of ChatGPT after it was launched. 

DateEvent
November 30, 2022.ChatGPT was launched
February 1, 2023.ChatGPT Plus was launched.
March 1, 2023.API for ChatGPT was launched. 
March 9, 2023.ChaGPT was added to Azure services. 
March 14, 2023.GPT-4 was added in ChatGPT Plus. 
March 23, 2023.OpenAI launched Plugins
April 1, 2023.Italy blocked access to ChatGPT

19) GPT-4 vs. GPT-3.5 (In Numbers)

GPT-4 vs. GPT-3.5 (COMPARISION)

The free version of ChatGPT works on GPT-3.5 technology, while ChatGPT Plus works on GPT-4 technology. The plus version is reported to be ten times better than the free version of ChatGPT. 

Many tech enthusiasts have claimed that ChatGPT plus version has exceeded their expectations and can perform many tasks smoothly. At the same time, 30% of the ChatGPT users still prefer GPT-3.5. 

Let us take a brief look at the GPT-3.5 and GPT-4 comparison

Characteristics GPT-3.5GPT-4
Context length4,09632,768
Text length300024,000
Number of pages650
Input typeTextText and images
Safety and security.82% less likely to respond to disallowed content40% less likely to respond to harmful requests. 
Training data.Limited till September 2021.Limited till September 2021.
Style Can have a conversation in a human-like tone and can copy the dialect of any person or machine. Can converse like humans but lacks emotional responses. 
Reasoning3/55/5
Speed5/52/5
Conciseness2/54/5

20) GPT-4 Turbo Statistics — The latest model of ChatGPT!

A lot of things happened at OpenAI’s first in-person event in San Francisco (6th November 2023). Out of various interesting announcements, the introduction to GPT-4 Turbo was the most eye-catching!

GPT-4 Turbo is OpenAI’s latest model with data up to April 2023!

The model is currently only accesible to developers, but Open AI soon plans to release it to the regular public.

Here are some key highlights of GPT-4 Turbo:

  • GPT-4 Turbo accepts input equivalent to 300 pages in length.
  • Users can create custom chatbots using this technology.
  • GPT-4 supports DALL-E 3 AI-generated images and text-to-speech.
  • GPT-4 Turbo input tokens are 3 times cheaper than GPT-4 at ($0.01) and output tokens are 2 times cheaper ($0.03)

21) OpenAI Statistics (The Company Which Owns ChatGPT)

Open AI is continuously working on making ChatGPT better. Currently, It is spending around $700,000 to run ChatGPT every day.

Let us take a look at some other insights into OpenAI in this section:

Open AI

Let us take a look at the key Statistics related to ChatGPT. 

  • Open AI is reported to be valued at $86 billion as of 2024.
  • Microsoft has invested $10 billion in OpenAI. Forbes predict that ChatGPT could add $40 billion to Microsoft’s top line.
  • OpenAI’s losses doubled to $540 million ever since it started developing ChatGPT.
  • OpenAI has more than 300 employees in the company. 
  • OpenAI received 304 million views in the month after the launch of ChatGPT. 
  • Only 0.01% of OpenAI users are redirected through paid marketing methods. 
  • 79% of OpenAI traffic is from organic search results. 
  • In the year 2019, OpenAI transformed from non-profit to ‘capped’ for-profit. 
  • 21% of traffic on OpenAI is recorded from the US. 
  • Microsoft invested $10 billion in OpenAI in the year 2023. 
  • OpenAI charges approximately 2 cents to create an image just with the help of prompts provided by the users. 

Bonus read: Check out how to use ChatGPT for your business or start a new one with its help.

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