Excel COUNT() Function

Excel COUNT() Function

The COUNT() function counts the number of cells in a range that contain numbers.


COUNT([value1], [value [2], ...)


value1(required)- This parameter represents the first cell in the range.

value2, …(optional)- It represents the second, third, and so on cells in the range.




This function returns the count of the number of cells, which consist of numbers.

Example 1

Objective: Use the COUNT function to find the number of numeric values

List of Numbers Result Formula
13 11 50 3  =COUNT(A1:C1)
191 A 1 2  =COUNT(A2:C2)
82   20 2  =COUNT(A3:C3)
-82.5   B 1  =COUNT(A4:C4)

Example 2

Rows/Columns B C D E F
90 Emp_ID Employee Name City/State Department Salary
91 E001 Beena Singh New York Marketing
92 E002 Ritu Sisodia   Sales Executive  
93 E003 Gajni Seth Texas   $115,550
94 E004 Ram nath Kovind Texas Customer Support $99,500
95 E005 Ram nath Kovind Texas Customer Support $35,000

Objective: To get the count of numerical values in the above data

Result Formula
13   =COUNT(B90:F95)