Characters to Words Conversion
Estimate the number of words with our characters to words conversion calculator above. Simply type the number of characters to find the estimated range of words.
On average, text contains between 5 and 6.5 characters per word including spaces and punctuation.
For example, The Great Gatsby averages 5.44 characters per word.
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone averages 5.55 characters per word.
A typical New York Times article averages 6.05 characters per word.
Keep in mind that the estimate it gives you includes spaces. To get an estimate without spaces simply subtract one from the estimation.
How the estimate is calculated
As mentioned earlier, most text contains between 5 and 6.5 characters per word. Our estimator tool will divide your number of characters by 6.5 to get the first number in the range and divide your number of characters by 5 to get the ending number in the range.
For example, if you type in 1000 characters above, you will get an estimated range of 154 to 200 words. The first number in the range (154 words) is achieved by dividing 1000 by 6.5. The last number in the range (200 words) is achieved by dividing 1000 by 5.
If you type anything in the box above that is not a number, for example a letter or symbol, you will receive a response that says "Invalid number". If this happens, simply delete what you typed and try again making sure to type only numbers this time.
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For most people, it's hard to picture how long something is just by looking at the character count. That's why it's important to convert it to a word count or page count to better get an idea of how long it is.
If you have ever wondered how many characters are in x amount of words, you've come to the right place. The characters to words calculator above will provide you with the characters to words conversion you are looking for.
If you want to find out the exact number of words in your text, you can copy and paste your text into the character counter on our home page here.