Facts & FAQs


Prescriptions filled
Walgreens filled 287.6 million prescriptions (including immunizations) on a 30-day adjusted basis in fiscal 2020.

Total number of Walgreens employees
We employ more than 225,000 people.

Number of healthcare service providers
We have more than 85,000 healthcare service providers, including pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, nurse practitioners and other health-related professionals. 

Geography served 
As of August 2020, approximately 78 percent of the U.S. population lives within five miles of a Walgreens, Duane Reade store. 


What is Walgreens vision?
Click here to read our vision.

How many stores do you have?
As of August 31, 2020, Walgreens operates approximately 9,021  drugstores with a presence in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, along with its omnichannel business, Walgreens.com. See our store count by state.

How many customers does Walgreens interact with daily?
Walgreens interacts with approximately 8 million customers in its stores and online each day.

How big is a typical store?
Total size: approximately 13,500 square feet
Sales area: approximately 10,500 square feet
Employees: approximately 22

What year was Walgreens founded?
Charles R. Walgreen, Sr. founded Walgreens with a single store in Chicago in 1901.

Where can I learn about Walgreens history?
Visit the Our Past section on Walgreens.com.

When does Walgreens Boots Alliance fiscal year end?
Walgreens is included in the Retail Pharmacy USA Division of Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc., the first pharmacy-led, health and wellbeing enterprise. Walgreens Boots Alliance's fiscal year ends on August 31.

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