Average Teenage Text Messaging Statistics

It has been a long established fact that text messaging is the most popular medium of communication among teenagers. This is primarily because it is always-on, provides sufficient privacy and is cheap. A recent study by Pew Internet looked into the text messaging behavior among American teenagers – the average text messages sent per day, and gender and age specific behavior. Here are some interesting stats

Number of text messages per day on average
Zero : 2%
1-10 : 22%
11-50 : 28%
51-100 : 16%
100+ : 31%

Gender-wise Text Messages Per Day (Mean)
Girls : 125
Boys : 101

Gender-wise Text Messages Per Day (Median)
Girls : 80
Boys : 30

Age-wise SMS Count Per Day (Mean)
12-13 : 83
14-17 : 123

Age-wise SMS Count Per Day (Median)
12-13 : 20
14-17 : 60