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What % of stackoverflow users have over 10,000 rep?

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In the future, you might consider creating a query on data.stackexchange.com for this kind of information. – chb Aug 4 '12 at 19:50
@chb Here it is data.stackexchange.com/stackoverflow/query/76521/… – Chris S Aug 5 '12 at 9:49

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On Stack Overflow, there are 5177 pages of registered users at 35 per page, but the last page isn't full, so somewhere around 181180 give or take a few hundred. There are 17 full pages of users with >10k reputation, and 3 more past that, so 598. 598/181180 gives a bit over 0.3%.

In simpler numbers, there are ~600 10k users and ~180000 users in total, which is around 0.3%.

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600x10k users, that must be a lot of dollars worth of free components that Telerik have given out, if that is still running – Chris S May 28 '10 at 20:44
@Ile Telerik ceased their promotion already. meta.stackexchange.com/questions/50291 – Grace Note May 28 '10 at 20:46
When I run numbers like these, I always exclude all of the 1 rep users, on the premise that they're not really participatory members. Believe it or not, that includes about 50% of all users on the site, so your true figure would be about 0.6% – Robert Harvey May 28 '10 at 22:58

This is only useful as a measure of active users, and there's no real way to determine that outside of being on the dev team. But we can use reputation to make a guess and filter out users who don't have at least 103 rep (100 rep bonus for cross-registering + downvote/upvote trick for new users). That returns about 1.5%

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Comparing 1.5% to 0.3%... that means that ~4/5 of the ~180000 registered users have less than 103 reputation. That's a frighteningly larger number than I would've imagined. – Grace Note May 28 '10 at 20:02
Seems like you should also include users who have more than some small number of questions or answers. Lots of people could have a rep of 30-100 after answering a few questions, and just be new. – Zak May 28 '10 at 20:29

Refer to the "Total Reputation" table in the right sideboard about 1/4 of the way through the stackoverflow reputation leagues webpage. (Of course this resource was not available when the question was asked in early 2010; the leagues started a few months later, as noted in a 12 August 2010 blog entry.)

For the original question, "What % of stackoverflow users have over 10,000 rep?", as of 4 August 2012 it appears there are 2660 stackoverflow users with 10,000+ reputation, and 1,178,206 with 1+, giving a figure of 0.23%. (Versus the "~600 10k users and ~180000 users in total, which is around 0.3%" that GraceNote mentioned in May, 2010.) The 40005 users with 200+ reputation are 3.4% of all users. To see figures for other stackexchange sites, click the dropdown list at top of page. Also see some of the applications tagged reputation in stackapps.com.

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Interesting, the % of 10k rep users haven't changed all that much in 2 years – Ben Brocka Aug 4 '12 at 18:40

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