The number of words that fit on a double-spaced page varies depending on the font, font size and margin widths. Assuming the font is Arial size 12, approximately 261 to 287 words fit on one double-spaced page.
The number of words that fit on a typed page also varies based on the paragraph spacing, number of paragraphs and average word length. Double-spacing a piece of text leaves rooms for editing marks and comments between the lines. Double-spacing is the norm for essay assignments. Two double-spaced pages hold between 534 and 561 words. Five double-spaced pages hold between 1,355 and 1,382 words.