How Many Pages is 3,000 Words?

On average, 3,000 words is equivalent to 6 pages of A4 single-spaced or 12 pages if double-spaced. This takes into account a font size of 12pt using a standard font, such as Times New Roman or Ariel, as well as normal page margins of around 1 inch.

Knowing roughly how many pages 3,000 words is can be useful, especially if you’re writing an essay or other assignment with a strict page count or word limit. It’s also important to bear in mind that the actual number of pages can be impacted significantly by other elements.

What impacts the number of pages?

Word count is only one factor that influences page count. Depending on what you’re writing, there may be other aspects of the text to take into consideration.

Formatting elements

Elements such as tables, images, bullet points, and other formatting options will also impact how many pages are needed for 3,000 words, so the length can vary depending on the topic and style of the content being written. 

A scientific essay, for example, may require more pages due to using diagrams and tables compared to a short story of the same word count.

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Double-spaced text means that, unsurprisingly, twice as many pages are needed for 3,000 words. In some cases, you may use 1.5 times spacing as an alternative.

Spacing depends on the requirements of what you’re writing (some assignments in school or university are strict on having double-spaced text) whereas on other occasions you may choose the one that looks best for what you’re writing.


While Ariel and Times New Roman are two of the most common fonts, other options can be viable depending on what content you’re writing. Some of these other fonts can be bigger or smaller, even if they use the same 12pt size.

How many pages is a 3,000-word essay?

A 3,000-essay will be around 6 pages long at a minimum, although as they will often need to be double-spaced they are more likely to be around 12 pages.

If you’re writing an essay, you may be given a page limit as an alternative to or addition to a word count. So, don’t try to extend the number of pages by changing the formatting too much, especially if there’s a limit to stay within.

If you are worried about how long it takes to write a 3,000-word essay, you can break the process down into pages. Think about it as only 6 pages. You just need to write 3 pages of content and you’re halfway through.

Pages per word count

Knowing how many pages is needed for 3,000 words is a useful guideline, as this word count is common for essays, some short stories and flash fiction, as well as longer blog posts. For more average page numbers per word count, see this table:

Word CountPages (single spaced)Pages (double spaced)Font Size
250 Words½ Page1 Page12 Point
300 Words⅔ Page1⅓ Pages12 Point
400 Words⅘ Page1⅗ Pages12 Point
500 Words1 Page2 Pages12 Point
600 Words1⅓ Page2⅔ Pages12 Point
750 Words1½ Pages3 Pages12 Point
800 Words1⅗ Pages3⅕ Pages12 Point
1000 Words2 Pages4 Pages12 Point
1200 Words2⅖ Pages4⅘ Pages12 Point
1500 Words3 Pages6 Pages12 Point
2000 Words4 Pages8 Pages12 Point
2500 Words5 Pages10 Pages12 Point
3000 Words6 Pages12 Pages12 Point
3500 Words7 Pages14 Pages12 Point
4000 Words8 Pages16 Pages12 Point
5000 Words10 Pages20 Pages12 Point
6000 Words12 Pages24 Pages12 Point
7500 Words15 Pages30 Pages12 Point
8000 Words16 Pages32 Pages12 Point
10000 Words20 Pages40 Pages12 Point

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How many pages is 3,000 words handwritten?

Handwriting varies considerably from individual to individual, so there’s no set page number of pages for 3,000 words. However, handwriting on average is around twice the size of 12pt Ariel or Times New Roman. Therefore, 3,000 words handwritten is approximately 12 pages single-spaced.

How many paragraphs is 3,000 words?

The length of a paragraph varies massively based on what type of content is being written. In an essay, paragraphs can generally be longer to help develop arguments, so there could be anywhere between 15-30 paragraphs in a 3,000-word essay. Other types of writing, such as blogs, will have shorter paragraphs, meaning there may be up to 60 paragraphs in 3,000 words.

How long does it take to write 3,000 words?

It takes approximately 1.5 hours to write 3,000 words, although this depends on various factors. You can find out more in this blog.

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