You can use the following formulas to find the most frequently occurring value in a list in Excel:

**Method 1: Find Most Frequently Occurring Number**

=MODE.MULT(A2:A11)

**Method 2: Find Most Frequently Occurring Text**

=INDEX(A2:A11,MODE.MULT(MATCH(A2:A11,A2:A11,0)))

Both methods use the **MODE.MULT** function, which will return multiple values if there are multiple values that occur most frequently.

The following examples show how to use each method in practice.

**Example 1: Find Most Frequently Occurring Number in Excel**

Suppose we have the following list of numbers in Excel:

We can use the following formula to find the most frequently occurring number in the list:

=MODE.MULT(A2:A11)

The following screenshot shows how to use this formula in practice:

The formula returns two numbers: **4 **and **8**.

These are the two numbers that occur most frequently in the list.

**Example 2: Find Most Frequently Occurring Text in Excel**

Suppose we have the following list of cities in Excel:

We can use the following formula to find the most frequently occurring city name(s) in the list:

=INDEX(A2:A11,MODE.MULT(MATCH(A2:A11,A2:A11,0)))

The following screenshot shows how to use this formula in practice:

The formula returns the text **Houston**.

This is the text that occurs most frequently in the list.

**Additional Resources**

The following tutorials offer additional information on how to count frequencies in Excel:

How to Create a Frequency Distribution in Excel

How to Calculate Relative Frequency in Excel

How to Calculate Cumulative Frequency in Excel