The number of US women over age 55 using Facebook grew by 175.3% since September 2008, making mature females one of the fastest growing demographic groups on the social network, according to usage statistics released by independent blog Inside Facebook.
Key Facebook stats as of Feb. 1, 2009, from Inside Facebook:
* There are 45.3 million active US Facebook users.
* The number of Facebook users are growing in every age/gender demographic.
* Facebook use among women is growing faster than among men in nearly every age group.
* The fastest growing age group by total users is 26-34-year-olds; 45% of Facebook’s US audience is now 26 years old or older.
Key Facebook stats as of Feb. 1, 2009, from Inside Facebook
Nearly Half of Users over Age 26
Overall, 45% of Facebook’s 45.3 million active users in the US are now age 26 or older, and nearly a quarter are over age 35.
From The Rafraf stats girl.