# How to find Average in Python

In this article, we will see how to find average of list in Python.

An **average **is a value that represents a whole set of data items or elements. Average can be found using the following formula:

`Average = summation of numbers/total count`

**Method 1: **

The `statistics module`

contains an in-built function to calculate the mean or average of numbers. The `statistics.mean() function`

is used to calculate the **mean/average of input values or data set**. The **mean() function** accepts the list, tuple or data-set containing numeric values as a parameter and returns the average of the data-items.

>>> from statistics import mean >>> li = [11, 54, 76, 33, 13, 87] >>> li_avg = mean(li) >>> print(li_avg) 45.666666666666664

**Method 2:**

Using sum() and len() function. Python `sum()`

function can also be used to find the average of data values in Python list. The` len()`

function is used to calculate the length of the list i.e. the count of data items present in the list.

>>> li = [11, 54, 76, 33, 13, 87] >>> li_sum = sum(li) >>> li_len = len(li) >>> li_avg = li_sum / li_len >>> print(li_avg) 45.666666666666664