For a page with standardized formatting of 1-inch margins and 12-point monospaced font and minimal use of headings or graphics, an average word count is 250. The actual range is 175 to 300 words per page. A 2,500-word document would be about 10 pages long.
The standard format resembles a typewriter's lettering, roughly 60 characters per line, six characters per word and 25 lines per page. It helps writers and editors estimate the length of a paper or a book. The monospaced fonts are typically Courier or Times New Roman. Teachers and editors may allow different formatting for more words on the page.