Average Number Of Text Messages In A Day – Adults Vs. Teens

In any discussion about the growth and usage of text messaging, it is always the teenage population that dominate the discussions. However, according to a recent study by Pew Internet, the adults are not too distant either. The study found that close to 8% of adult users sent more than 100 text messages on any […]

In any discussion about the growth and usage of text messaging, it is always the teenage population that dominate the discussions. However, according to a recent study by Pew Internet, the adults are not too distant either. The study found that close to 8% of adult users sent more than 100 text messages on any average day. More than a quarter of adults users in fact sent more than 20 text messages in a day.

However teenagers are still some way ahead. The Pew Internet study reports that 29% of teenagers send more than 100 text messages in a day and close to half the teens send more than 50 SMS messages on an average day.

Here is how the numbers spread out.

Adults
Zero : 8%
1-10 : 51%
11-20 : 13%
21-50 : 13%
51-100 : 7%
101+ : 8%

Teenagers
Zero : 2%
1-10 : 22%
11-20 : 11%
21-50 : 18%
51-100 : 18%
101+ : 29%