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Number of 9/11 Deaths

More people are added to the list of fallen every day as a result of their efforts at Ground Zero during the weeks and months following the attacks.



At least 2,985 people died in the September 11, 2001, attacks, including:
  • As many as 10 of the reported 19 terrorists
  • 2,966 victims [2,998 as of Spring 2009]



All but 13 people died on that day. The remaining 13 later died of their wounds. One person has died since the attacks, of lung cancer. It is suspected to have been caused by all the debris from the Twin Towers.


There were 266 people on the four planes:
  • American Airlines Flight 11 (crashed into the WTC): 92 (including five terrorists)
  • United Airlines Flight 175 (crashed into the WTC): 65 (including five terrorists)
  • American Airlines Flight 77 (crashed into the Pentagon): 64 (including five terrorists)
  • United Flight 93 (downed in Shanksville, PA): 45 (including four terrorists)



There were 2,595 people in the World Trade Center and near it, including:
  • 343 NYFD firefighters and paramedics
  • 23 NYPD police officers
  • 37 Port Authority police officers
  • 1,402 people in Tower 1
  • 614 people in Tower 2
  • 658 people at one company, Cantor Fitzgerald
  • 1,762 New York residents
  • 674 New Jersey residents
  • 1 NYFD firefighter killed by a man jumping off the top floors of the Twin Towers



There were 125 civilians and military personnel at the Pentagon.
1,609 people lost a spouse or partner on 9/11. More than 3,051 children lost parents.
While it was mostly Americans who were killed in this horrific attack, there were also 327 foreign nationals. Here is the breakdown, according to country:
Argentina: 4
Australia: 11
Bangladesh: 6
Belarus: 1
Belgium: 1
Bermuda: 1
Brazil: 3
Canada: 27
Chile: 2
China: 4
Cote d'Ivoire: 1
Colombia: 17
Democratic Republic of the Congo: 2
Dominican Republic: 1
El Salvador: 1
Ecuador: 3
France: 1
Germany: 11
Ghana: 2
Guyana: 3
Haiti: 2
Honduras: 1
India: 1
Indonesia: 1
Ireland: 6
Israel: 5
Italy: 4
Jamaica: 16
Japan: 26
Jordan: 2
Lebanon: 3
Lithuania: 1
Malaysia: 7
Mexico: 16
Moldova: 1
Netherlands: 1
New Zealand: 2
Nigeria: 1
Panama: 2
Peru: 5
Philippines: 16
Portugal: 3
Poland: 1
Russia: 1
South Africa: 2
South Korea: 28
Spain: 1
Sweden: 1
Taiwan: 1
Ukraine: 1
Uzbekistan: 1
United Kingdom: 67
Venezuela: 1

Updated Answer from Another Contributor: In total 3,497 people died in the attacks on September 11, 2001.
  • 2,735 civilians in the World Trade Center died
  • 87 passengers and crew members aboard American Airlines Flight 11 that hit the North Tower
  • 60 passengers and crew aboard United Flight 175 that hit the South Tower
  • 343 New York City firefighters and rescue workers and 23 New York City law enforcement officers, 47 Port Authority workers and 37 Port Authority Police Officers, lost their lives when they rushed in to save the victims in the World Trade Center
  • 36 passengers and crew aboard United Flight 93, who gave their lives stopping four hijackers over Pennsylvania
  • 64 passengers and crew aboard American Airlines Flight 77 that crashed into the Pentagon, killing them and 125 people in the building.

In addition 19 cowards - the terrorists who hijacked four airliners and murdered 3,497 people - also died.

(See the Related questions and Related links for more information.)
On September 11 2001, the United States experienced the largest terrorist attack to occur on American soil. Many people were injured on 9/11, and approximately 3000 people were killed.
2,996 people died on 9/11. 246 on the four planes, 2,606 in New York City, and 125 at the Pentagon.
The official figure as it stands today is 2,976 total but there is some level of variability (but no much).


Of this number there are several figures that make up the total:
2,740 were American Citizens, 236 were visiting from other nations.

In the Pentagon 125 people lost their lives.
In New York in the towers and on the ground 2,605 people were killed.
Among the fatalities in New York were 343 were with the New York City Fire Department. 23 were officers with the New York Police Department. 37 were Port Authority Police Officers.


Additionally, 24 individuals thought to possibly have died on 9/11 are missing and have not been included in the total.


The total number also does not include injuries that did not result in fatality.
One answer
My textbook said 2,774 people including those aboard the planes and all suicide bombers.

Another answer
Nearly 3,000 people died in the attacks, including all 227 civilians and 19 hijackers aboard the four planes. The death toll continues to rise due to toxin exposure from the crashes.
The death toll reached approximately 3,000 people (including 19 hijackers). There were more than 6,000 injuries.

The locations include New York City; Arlington County, Virginia; and near Shanks-ville, Pennsylvania.
3497 people died in the 911 attacks.
Number of 9/11 Deaths
More people are added to the list of fallen every day as a result of their efforts at Ground Zero during the weeks and months following the attacks.

At least 2,985 people died in the September 11, 2001, attacks, including:
  • 19 terrorists
  • 2,966 victims [2,998 as of Spring 2009]

All but 13 people died on that day. The remaining 13 later died of their wounds. One person has died since the attacks, of lung cancer. It is suspected to have been caused by all the debris from the Twin Towers.

There were 266 people on the four planes:
  • American Airlines Flight 11 (crashed into the WTC): 92 (including five terrorists)
  • United Airlines Flight 175 (crashed into the WTC): 65 (including five terrorists)
  • American Airlines Flight 77 (crashed into the Pentagon): 64 (including five terrorists)
  • United Flight 93 (downed in Shanksville, PA): 45 (including four terrorists)


There were 2,595 people in the World Trade Center and near it, including:
  • 343 NYFD firefighters and paramedics
  • 23 NYPD police officers
  • 37 Port Authority police officers
  • 1,402 people in Tower 1
  • 614 people in Tower 2
  • 658 people at one company, Cantor Fitzgerald
  • 1,762 New York residents
  • 674 New Jersey residents
  • 1 NYFD firefighter killed by a man jumping off the top floors of the Twin Towers


There were 125 civilians and military personnel at the Pentagon.
1,609 people lost a spouse or partner on 9/11. More than 3,051 children lost parents.
While it was mostly Americans who were killed in this horrific attack, there were also 327 foreign nationals. Here is the breakdown, according to country:
Argentina: 4
Australia: 11
Bangladesh: 6
Belarus: 1
Belgium: 1
Bermuda: 1
Brazil: 3
Canada: 27
Chile: 2
China: 4
Cote d'Ivoire: 1
Colombia: 17
Democratic Republic of the Congo: 2
Dominican Republic: 1
El Salvador: 1
Ecuador: 3
France: 1
Germany: 11
Ghana: 2
Guyana: 3
Haiti: 2
Honduras: 1
India: 1
Indonesia: 1
Ireland: 6
Israel: 5
Italy: 4
Jamaica: 16
Japan: 26
Jordan: 2
Lebanon: 3
Lithuania: 1
Malaysia: 7
Mexico: 16
Moldova: 1
Netherlands: 1
New Zealand: 2
Nigeria: 1
Panama: 2
Peru: 5
Philippines: 16
Portugal: 3
Poland: 1
Russia: 1
South Africa: 2
South Korea: 28
Spain: 1
Sweden: 1
Taiwan: 1
Ukraine: 1
Uzbekistan: 1
United Kingdom: 67
Venezuela: 1
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