Facebook’s global portfolio of data centers power the company’s apps and services, including Facebook, Instagram, Messenger, and WhatsApp, enabling communications and sharing between billions of people around the world. To understand the company’s portfolio in-depth, Dgtl Infra answers the questions: How Many Data Centers Does Facebook Have? and Where Are Facebook Data Centers Located?

In total, Facebook owns and operates 18 data center campuses globally, comprising 40 million sqft and investment of over $20bn. In the United States, Facebook owns and operates 14 data center campuses spanning 34.2 million sqft and investment of over $16bn. While in Europe and Asia-Pacific, Facebook owns and operates 4 data center campuses encompassing 5.4 million sqft and investment of over $4bn.

How Many Data Centers Does Facebook Have?

Below is a summary of Facebook’s 18 data center campuses, which are also individually detailed further along in this analysis.

Data CenterOnlineBuildingsSqFt (m)Investment ($bn)
Dekalb, Illinois202220.9$0.8
Altoona, Iowa2014104.1$2.0
Papillion (Sarpy), Nebraska201983.6$1.5
New Albany, Ohio202052.5$1.0
Huntsville, Alabama202142.5$1.0
Newton, Georgia202352.5$1.0
Forest City, North Carolina201241.3$0.8
Gallatin, Tennessee202321.0$0.8
Henrico, Virginia202072.5$1.0
Mesa, ArizonaQ4 202321.0$0.8
Los Lunas, New Mexico201962.8$1.0
Fort Worth, Texas201752.6$1.5
Prineville, Oregon2011114.6$2.0
Eagle Mountain, Utah202152.4$1.0
Odense, Denmark201920.9$1.6
Clonee, Ireland201831.6$0.4
Luleå, Sweden201331.0$1.0
Tanjong Kling, Singapore202211.8$1.0
Total8539.6$20.1

Overall, Facebook’s 18 campuses comprise 85 data center buildings, implying an average building size of ~475k sqft per data center. Additionally, the company’s total investment per data center indicates a median cost to build of ~$460 per sqft.

Facebook Data Centers – Background

Facebook’s data center site selection is a multi-year process, which takes a number of factors into account. The company seeks “shovel-ready” sites, access to strong fiber optic connectivity, renewable energy resources, employees for both construction and operation of the data center, as well as tax incentives from local governments.

Economic Impact

In the United States, Facebook’s direct investments from 2017 through 2019 in data center construction and operations contributed a cumulative $18.6bn to the U.S. gross domestic product (GDP) and supported 178k+ jobs.

Moreover, every $1m in capital expenditures by Facebook supports 14 jobs, and every $1m in operating expenditures supports 18 jobs. During the construction of a data center, Facebook has 1.0k+ construction workers on-site at peak. Subsequently, once completed, a Facebook location typically supports 100+ jobs to manage the facility and site operations.

In Europe, Facebook’s data center spending in Ireland from 2015 to 2018 resulted in a total of €721m (~$875m) of sales activity and €188m (~$228m) of GDP in the country’s construction sector.

Sustainability

Facebook’s data centers operate on 100% renewable energy (i.e., solar and wind). Additionally, the company uses energy efficiency technologies that resulted in it achieving an average data center power usage effectiveness (PUE) of 1.10 in 2020. As a reference point, the industry average for data center PUE was 1.50 in 2020.

Also, Facebook minimizes or optimizes its overall water consumption, achieving annual data center water usage effectiveness (WUE) of 0.30 in 2020. Similarly, the company is significantly below the industry average for data center WUE, which was 1.80 in 2020.

Where Are Facebook Data Centers Located?

United States

United States Facebook Data Centers Map

Midwest

Dekalb, Illinois – Data Center

In 2020, Facebook broke ground on its Dekalb, Illinois data center campus located at the ChicagoWest Business Center, with its initial buildings expected to come on-line in 2022. In aggregate, the company is building 2 data centers at this campus as part of an $800m+ investment, which will span a total of 907k sqft. Indeed, this implies a cost of $882 per sqft to develop this data center campus.

Dekalb, Illinois Facebook Data Center
Overall Location: ChicagoWest Business Center

Finally, the company’s site in Dekalb, Illinois can ultimately hold up to five data center buildings, enabling further expansion capacity.

Altoona, Iowa – Data Center

In 2013, Facebook broke ground on its Altoona, Iowa data center campus located at 100 Share Way, with its initial buildings coming on-line in 2014. In total, the company is building 10 data centers at this campus as part of a $2.0bn investment, which will span a total of 4.1 million sqft. Indeed, this implies a cost of $488 per sqft to develop this data center campus.

Altoona, Iowa Facebook Data Center
Overall Location: 100 Share Way NW, Altoona, IA 50009

Finally, in 2020, the Altoona, Iowa data center campus used 980k megawatt-hours (MWh) of electricity.

Papillion (Sarpy), Nebraska – Data Center

In 2017, Facebook broke ground on its Papillion (Sarpy), Nebraska data center campus located at S 144th St, (Springfield), with its initial buildings coming on-line in 2019. Cumulatively, the company is building 8 data centers at this campus as part of a $1.5bn+ investment, which will span a total of 3.6 million sqft. Indeed, this implies a cost of $417 per sqft to develop this data center campus.

Sarpy, Nebraska Facebook Data Center
Overall Location: S 144th St, Springfield, Nebraska

Finally, in 2020, the Papillion (Sarpy), Nebraska data center campus used 519k megawatt-hours (MWh) of electricity.

New Albany, Ohio – Data Center

In 2017, Facebook broke ground on its New Albany, Ohio data center campus located at 1 Community Circle, with its initial buildings coming on-line in 2020. Collectively, the company is building 5 data centers at this campus as part of a $1.0bn+ investment, which will span a total of 2.5 million sqft. Indeed, this implies a cost of $400 per sqft to develop this data center campus.

New Albany, Ohio Facebook Data Center
Overall Location: 1 Community Circle, New Albany, OH 43054

Finally, in 2020, the New Albany, Ohio data center campus used 270k megawatt-hours (MWh) of electricity.

Southeast

Huntsville, Alabama – Data Center

In 2018, Facebook broke ground on its Huntsville, Alabama data center campus located at 100 South Profile Place NW, with its initial buildings coming on-line in 2021. Overall, the company is building 4 data centers at this campus as part of a $1.0bn+ investment, which will span a total of 2.5 million sqft. Indeed, this implies a cost of $400 per sqft to develop this data center campus.

Huntsville, Alabama Facebook Data Center
Overall Location: 100 South Profile Place NW, Huntsville, AL 35810
Newton, Georgia – Data Center

In 2018, Facebook broke ground on its Newton, Georgia data center campus located at 100 Move Fast Way (Social Circle), with its initial buildings expected to come on-line in 2023. In aggregate, the company is building 5 data centers at this campus as part of a $1.0bn+ investment, which will span a total of 2.5 million sqft. Indeed, this implies a cost of $400 per sqft to develop this data center campus.

Newton, Georgia Facebook Data Center
Overall Location: 100 Move Fast Way, Social Circle, GA 30025
Forest City, North Carolina – Data Center

In 2010, Facebook broke ground on its Forest City, North Carolina data center campus located at 404 Social Circle, with its initial buildings coming on-line in 2012. In total, the company is building 4 data centers at this campus as part of a $750m+ investment, which will span a total of 1.3 million sqft. Indeed, this implies a cost of $577 per sqft to develop this data center campus.

Forest City, North Carolina Facebook Data Center
Overall Location: 404 Social Circle, Forest City, NC 28043

Finally, in 2020, the Forest City, North Carolina data center campus used 595k megawatt-hours (MWh) of electricity.

Gallatin, Tennessee – Data Center

In 2020, Facebook broke ground on its Gallatin, Tennessee data center campus located at the Gallatin Industrial Park (Roundtree Drive and Brights Lane), with its initial buildings expected to come on-line in 2023. Cumulatively, the company is building 2 data centers at this campus as part of a $800m+ investment, which will span a total of 982k sqft. Indeed, this implies a cost of $815 per sqft to develop this data center campus.

Gallatin, Tennessee Facebook Data Center
Overall Location: Gallatin Industrial Park (Roundtree Drive and Brights Lane), Tennessee 37066
Henrico, Virginia – Data Center

In 2017, Facebook broke ground on its Henrico, Virginia data center campus located at 6200 Technology Blvd, with its initial buildings coming on-line in 2020. Collectively, the company is building 7 data centers at this campus as part of a $1.0bn+ investment, which will span a total of 2.5 million sqft. Indeed, this implies a cost of $400 per sqft to develop this data center campus.

Henrico, Virginia Facebook Data Center
Overall Location: 6200 Technology Blvd, Sandston, VA 23150

Finally, in 2020, the Henrico, Virginia data center campus used 204k megawatt-hours (MWh) of electricity.

Southwest

Mesa, Arizona – Data Center

In 2021, Facebook broke ground on its Mesa, Arizona data center campus located at 3841 S Ellsworth Road, with its initial buildings expected to come on-line in Q4 2023. Overall, the company is building 2 data centers at this campus as part of a $800m+ investment, which will span a total of 950k sqft. Indeed, this implies a cost of $842 per sqft to develop this data center campus.

Mesa, Arizona Facebook Data Center
Overall Location: 3841 S Ellsworth Road, Mesa, AZ 85212

Finally, the company’s site in Mesa, Arizona can ultimately hold up to five data center buildings, enabling further expansion capacity.

Los Lunas, New Mexico – Data Center

In 2016, Facebook broke ground on its Los Lunas, New Mexico data center campus located at 4250 Messenger Loop NW, with its initial buildings coming on-line in 2019. In aggregate, the company is building 6 data centers at this campus as part of a $1.0bn+ investment, which will span a total of 2.8 million sqft. Indeed, this implies a cost of $357 per sqft to develop this data center campus.

Los Lunas, New Mexico Facebook Data Center
Overall Location: 4250 Messenger Loop NW, Los Lunas, NM 87031

Finally, in 2020, the Los Lunas, New Mexico data center campus used 571k megawatt-hours (MWh) of electricity.

Fort Worth, Texas – Data Center

In 2015, Facebook broke ground on its Fort Worth, Texas data center campus located at 4500 Like Way, with its initial buildings coming on-line in 2017. In total, the company is building 5 data centers at this campus as part of a $1.5bn+ investment, which will span a total of 2.6 million sqft. Indeed, this implies a cost of $577 per sqft to develop this data center campus.

Fort Worth, Texas Facebook Data Center
Overall Location: 4500 Like Way, Fort Worth, TX 76177

Finally, in 2020, the Fort Worth, Texas data center campus used 941k megawatt-hours (MWh) of electricity.

West

Prineville, Oregon – Data Center

In 2010, Facebook broke ground on its Prineville, Oregon data center campus location at 735 S.W. Connect Way, with its initial buildings coming on-line in 2011. Cumulatively, the company is building 11 data centers at this campus as part of a $2.0bn+ investment, which will span a total of 4.6 million sqft. Indeed, this implies a cost of $435 per sqft to develop this data center campus.

Prineville, Oregon Facebook Data Center
Overall Location: 735 S.W. Connect Way, Prineville, OR 97754

Finally, in 2020, the Prineville, Oregon data center campus used 686k megawatt-hours (MWh) of electricity.

Eagle Mountain, Utah – Data Center

In 2018, Facebook broke ground on its Eagle Mountain, Utah data center campus location at 1275 North Community Circle, with its initial buildings coming on-line in 2021. Collectively, the company is building 5 data centers at this campus as part of a $1.0bn+ investment, which will span a total of 2.4 million sqft. Indeed, this implies a cost of $417 per sqft to develop this data center campus.

Eagle Mountain, Utah Facebook Data Center
Overall Location: 1275 North Community Circle, Eagle Mountain, UT 84005

International

Europe

Europe Facebook Data Centers Map
Odense (Syddanmark), Denmark – Data Center

In 2017, Facebook broke ground on its Odense, Denmark data center campus location at Krogslundvej 140 5220, with its initial buildings coming on-line in 2019. Overall, the company is building 2 data centers at this campus as part of a $1.6bn+ (10bn+ Danish Kroner) investment, which will span a total of 923k sqft (85.8k sqm). Indeed, this implies a cost of $1,709 per sqft to develop this data center campus.

Odense, Denmark Facebook Data Center
Overall Location: Krogslundvej 140 5220, Odense, Denmark

Finally, in 2020, the Odense, Denmark data center campus used 343k megawatt-hours (MWh) of electricity.

Clonee (Leinster), Ireland – Data Center

In 2016, Facebook broke ground on its Clonee, Ireland data center campus location at Sli Na Chairde Portan, with its initial buildings coming on-line in 2018. In aggregate, the company is building 3 data centers at this campus as part of a ~$350m (~€300m) investment, which will span a total of 1.6 million sqft (150k sqm). Indeed, this implies a cost of $218 per sqft to develop this data center campus.

Clonee, Ireland Facebook Data Center
Overall Location: Sli Na Chairde Portan, Clonee, Co. Meath, Ireland

Finally, in 2020, the Clonee, Ireland data center campus used 487k megawatt-hours (MWh) of electricity.

Luleå (Norrbotten), Sweden – Data Center

In 2011, Facebook broke ground on its Luleå, Sweden data center campus location at Datavägen 15, 977 54, with its initial buildings coming on-line in 2013. In total, the company is building 3 data centers at this campus as part of a $1.0bn+ (8.7bn+ Swedish Kronor) investment, which will span a total of 1.0 million sqft (94k sqm). Indeed, this implies a cost of $995 per sqft to develop this data center campus.

Luleå, Sweden Facebook Data Center
Overall Location: Datavägen 15, 977 54, Luleå, Sweden

Finally, in 2020, the Luleå, Sweden data center campus used 369k megawatt-hours (MWh) of electricity.

Asia-Pacific

Asia-Pacific Facebook Data Centers Map
Tanjong Kling, Singapore – Data Center

In 2018, Facebook broke ground on its Singapore data center campus location at the Tanjong Kling Data Center Park, with its initial buildings coming on-line in 2022. Cumulatively, the company is building one, 11-story data center at this campus as part of a $1.0bn+ (S$1.4bn+) investment, which will span a total of 1.8 million sqft (170k sqm). Indeed, this implies a cost of $565 per sqft to develop this data center campus.

Tanjong Kling, Singapore Facebook Data Center
Overall Location: Tanjong Kling Data Center Park, Singapore

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