How Many Digital Nomads Are There, Exactly?
The digital nomad movement has been growing everywhere but…how many digital nomads are there? Here’s what you need to know.
Whether you’re a digital nomad or you’re thinking about becoming one, it’s only natural to wonder how many other people subscribe to the nomadic way of life. If you’re out there traveling, you’ve probably bumped into a digital nomad or two along the way. But, when you think about it, this is happening all over the world.
So, how many digital nomads are there, exactly?
Given how fast the digital nomad movement is growing and how fluid it is, it can be tricky to get an exact number on this. That said, there is some data out there that suggests there are way more digital nomads out there than most people realize.
Digital nomads, who are defined as a group of workers who are location independent, are working all over the world. And, according to data from enterprise solution company MBO Partners, there are approximately 4.8 million people who subscribe to the digital nomad way of life. It’s a movement that will likely grow, and quickly: MBO Partners also found that a whopping 17 million people say they want to become digital nomads.
More nomad data to keep in mind:
- Nomads tend to be young and male, with just one-third of them being female
- 54% of digital nomads are over the age of 38
- Most digital nomads are in creative, tech, or marketing fields
- One in six digital nomads earn more than $75,000 a year
- Nearly half (46 percent) of digital nomads work part-time
Basically, there are plenty of people who have been digital nomads and continue to follow the lifestyle. And, while many nomads tend to stop traveling at some point, many, many more people are taking up this way of life.
If you’re looking to find out more about the digital nomad lifestyle and how to connect with fellow nomads, you can always check out our blog (Blog.NomadX.com) and blogs like Alajode, FromHeretoSunday, and BecomeNomad.
NOMADX is a real estate technology platform developed to meet the needs of the rapidly growing global community of location-independent remote workers, or “Digital Nomads”.
As Digital Nomads ourselves, we know what the market is looking for: trusted, affordable accommodations in highly-attractive locations worldwide at 50% less than AirBNB. We also offer educational masterclasses to help master the lifestyle as well as community events to help foster new friendships.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Dave Williams is the CEO and Co-founder of NOMADX with his base in Lisbon, Portugal. Dave is a US pioneer in the digital marketing, advertising, and ad tech industries as a serial digital entrepreneur over the past 20+ years with multiple exits in the early formative stages of the search engine marketing, social media, and ad tech industries.