Nigeria Population

Population now

203,947,357
Male:103,399,446(50.70 %)
Female:100,548,335(49.30 %)
Births in 2020:552,463
Deaths in 2020:169,036

Life expectancy & Rates (2020)

Male:54.36 years
Female:56.09 years
Total:55.21 years
Median Age:17.07 years
Birth Rate:37.03
Death Rate:11.33
Growth Rate:2.27 %
Fertility Rate:5.25

Population Data Graphs

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  • Birth & Death rate
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  • Population structure (mid 2020)
  • Urbanization

Nigeria Population History

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YearTotalMaleFemaleSex RatioGrowth rateBirth rateDeath rateFerti­lity rate
Life exp., total
Life expectancy
Life exp., maleLife exp., femaleMedian AgeUrbani­zation
Density, people / km2
Density, people/km2
196045M23M23M10.76%46.3426.386.3536.9835.5838.4518.0515.41%48.86
196146M23M23M10.78%46.2925.946.3537.4336.0438.8917.9915.63%49.86
196247M23M24M10.81%46.2225.526.3537.8736.4939.3217.9615.86%50.91
196348M24M24M10.84%46.1225.126.3438.2936.9239.7217.9516.09%52.00
196449M25M25M10.86%46.0324.746.3438.6937.3340.1117.9516.32%53.12
196550M25M25M10.88%45.9424.396.3439.0737.7240.4817.9616.55%54.26
196651M26M26M10.91%45.9024.066.3439.4438.1040.8417.8916.79%55.44
196752M26M26M10.93%45.9123.746.3639.8138.4741.2017.8417.03%56.66
196854M27M27M10.96%45.9923.436.3940.1838.8641.5717.8117.27%57.92
196955M27M27M11.00%46.1323.126.4340.5739.2541.9417.7717.51%59.23
197056M28M28M11.03%46.3222.816.4740.9739.6642.3417.7417.76%60.60
197157M29M29M11.07%46.5522.496.5241.3940.0942.7517.6318.15%62.02
197259M29M29M11.11%46.7722.166.5841.8340.5443.1717.5318.55%63.50
197360M30M30M11.15%46.9721.836.6342.2840.9943.6117.4418.95%65.07
197462M31M31M11.19%47.1321.486.6742.7341.4544.0617.3619.36%66.76
197563M32M32M11.24%47.2421.136.7143.1941.9244.5117.2919.78%68.60
197665M33M33M11.28%47.2820.776.7443.6542.3844.9617.1720.21%70.61
197767M34M34M1.011.32%47.2720.406.7644.1042.8545.4117.0920.64%72.76
197869M35M35M1.011.35%47.2120.056.7744.5543.2945.8517.0421.07%75.01
197971M36M36M1.011.39%47.1019.716.7844.9643.7246.2617.0021.52%77.28
198073M37M37M1.011.42%46.9519.416.7845.3344.0946.6316.9821.97%79.52
198175M38M38M1.011.44%46.7519.156.7845.6444.4046.9316.8422.67%81.71
198277M39M39M1.011.46%46.5118.946.7745.8744.6347.1516.7223.39%83.87
198379M40M40M1.011.46%46.2518.796.7546.0244.7947.3116.6324.12%86.02
198481M41M41M1.011.46%45.9718.696.7346.1044.8847.3916.5524.87%88.22
198584M42M42M1.011.45%45.6718.636.7046.1344.9047.4016.5025.64%90.51
198686M43M43M1.011.44%45.3818.616.6646.1044.8747.3816.4226.41%92.90
198788M44M44M1.011.42%45.0818.606.6346.0544.8247.3316.3827.21%95.37
198890M45M45M1.011.41%44.7918.606.5845.9944.7647.2716.3728.02%97.91
198993M47M46M1.011.39%44.5118.606.5445.9444.7047.2316.3828.84%100.51
199095M48M47M1.011.38%44.2618.586.4945.9044.6647.1916.4329.68%103.13
199198M49M49M1.011.37%44.0418.556.4445.8744.6447.1616.4330.18%105.79
1992100M50M50M1.011.37%43.8518.526.4045.8644.6447.1316.4530.68%108.49
1993103M52M51M1.011.36%43.6918.496.3545.8444.6547.0916.5131.18%111.24
1994105M53M52M1.011.36%43.5518.456.3045.8444.6947.0516.5831.69%114.05
1995108M54M54M1.011.36%43.4418.416.2645.8544.7447.0116.6632.21%116.92
1996111M56M55M1.011.36%43.3618.356.2245.8844.8246.9916.6932.73%119.87
1997114M57M56M1.011.37%43.3018.286.1945.9244.9146.9816.7433.25%122.89
1998116M59M58M1.021.38%43.2518.186.1645.9945.0347.0016.8033.77%125.99
1999119M60M59M1.021.39%43.2118.066.1346.1045.1847.0716.8734.30%129.17
2000122M62M61M1.021.41%43.1517.896.1146.2745.3847.1916.9434.84%132.45
2001125M63M62M1.021.44%43.0817.686.0846.5145.6647.4016.9435.67%135.82
2002129M65M64M1.021.47%42.9917.406.0646.8346.0147.6916.9536.51%139.28
2003132M67M65M1.021.51%42.8617.066.0447.2446.4448.0716.9737.36%142.86
2004135M68M67M1.021.56%42.7116.686.0147.7246.9448.5216.9938.21%146.57
2005139M70M69M1.021.61%42.5416.275.9948.2547.4949.0217.0139.07%150.41
2006143M72M71M1.021.67%42.3315.845.9648.8048.0749.5616.9739.94%154.38
2007146M74M72M1.021.73%42.1115.425.9349.3648.6450.0916.9540.82%158.50
2008150M76M74M1.021.79%41.8815.025.9049.8949.1850.6116.9441.70%162.75
2009154M78M76M1.021.84%41.6214.655.8750.3949.6951.1016.9342.59%167.14
2010159M80M78M1.021.89%41.3414.315.8450.8550.1551.5616.9243.48%171.66
2011163M82M80M1.021.93%41.0313.995.8051.2850.5852.0016.8944.37%176.32
2012167M85M83M1.021.97%40.6713.685.7651.7050.9952.4316.8645.25%181.10
2013172M87M85M1.032.01%40.2813.385.7152.1251.4052.8616.8446.12%186.01
2014176M89M87M1.032.05%39.8413.075.6552.5551.8253.3016.8446.98%191.02
2015181M92M89M1.032.08%39.3712.775.5952.9952.2453.7616.8647.84%196.13
2016186M94M92M1.032.12%38.8912.465.5353.4352.6654.2216.8648.68%201.34
2017191M97M94M1.032.15%38.4312.195.4553.8853.0954.6916.8949.52%206.64
2018196M99M97M1.032.19%37.9711.915.3954.3253.5155.1616.9450.34%212.04
2019201M102M99M1.032.23%37.5011.625.3254.7753.9455.6217.0051.16%217.55
2020206M105M102M1.032.27%37.0311.335.2555.2154.3656.0917.0751.96%223.17

Nigeria Population Projections

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YearTotalMaleFemaleSex RatioGrowth rateBirth rateDeath rateFerti­lity rate
Life exp., total
Life expectancy
Life exp., maleLife exp., femaleMedian AgeUrbani­zation
Density, people / km2
Density, people/km2
2021211M107M104M1.032.30%36.6511.095.1855.6554.7856.5517.1552.75%228.90
2022217M110M107M1.032.34%36.2610.855.1156.0955.1957.0117.2353.52%234.74
2023222M113M110M1.032.38%35.8810.605.0556.5255.6157.4817.3254.28%240.70
2024228M116M112M1.032.43%35.4910.364.9856.9656.0257.9417.4355.03%246.78
2025234M119M115M1.032.47%35.1110.124.9157.4056.4458.4017.5555.76%252.98
2026240M122M118M1.032.51%34.779.924.8457.8256.8458.8517.6556.48%259.30
2027245M125M121M1.032.55%34.439.714.7758.2557.2559.2917.7757.18%265.75
2028252M128M124M1.032.58%34.089.514.7158.6757.6559.7417.8957.87%272.33
2029258M131M127M1.032.63%33.749.304.6459.1058.0660.1818.0358.54%279.03
2030264M134M130M1.032.67%33.409.104.5759.5258.4660.6318.1759.19%285.86
2031270M137M133M1.032.70%33.068.934.5159.9258.8461.0518.3059.83%292.81
2032277M141M136M1.032.74%32.728.764.4460.3259.2261.4818.4460.44%299.90
2033284M144M140M1.032.77%32.398.604.3860.7259.5961.9018.5861.04%307.10
2034290M147M143M1.032.80%32.058.434.3161.1259.9762.3318.7361.62%314.42
2035297M151M146M1.032.84%31.718.264.2561.5260.3562.7518.8862.18%321.86
2036304M154M150M1.032.86%31.368.134.1961.8960.6963.1419.0262.72%329.41
2037311M158M153M1.032.88%31.018.004.1362.2561.0363.5319.1863.26%337.07
2038319M162M157M1.032.90%30.657.864.0762.6261.3863.9319.3563.80%344.84
2039326M165M160M1.032.92%30.307.734.0162.9861.7264.3219.5164.33%352.71
2040333M169M164M1.032.94%29.957.603.9563.3562.0664.7119.6964.86%360.67
2041341M173M168M1.032.95%29.597.503.9063.6862.3765.0619.8465.38%368.72
2042348M177M171M1.032.95%29.247.403.8464.0162.6765.4120.0165.90%376.86
2043356M181M175M1.032.95%28.887.313.7964.3362.9865.7720.1866.42%385.08
2044363M184M179M1.032.96%28.537.213.7364.6663.2866.1220.3566.93%393.38
2045371M188M183M1.032.96%28.177.113.6864.9963.5966.4720.5367.44%401.74
2046379M192M187M1.032.95%27.837.043.6365.2863.8666.7920.7067.95%410.18
2047387M196M191M1.032.94%27.496.973.5865.5764.1367.1020.8768.45%418.68
2048395M200M194M1.032.93%27.156.913.5465.8764.4067.4221.0568.94%427.24
2049403M204M198M1.032.92%26.816.843.4966.1664.6767.7321.2369.44%435.85
2050411M208M202M1.032.91%26.476.773.4466.4564.9468.0521.4269.92%444.53

Highest City Populations in Nigeria

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RankCityPopulation, Urban AreaPopulation, City
1Lagos14,170,8489,000,000
2Kano3,959,4853,626,068
3Ibadan3,514,6093,552,000
4Abuja3,200,244590,400
5Port Harcourt2,957,5401,148,665
6Benin City1,705,3301,125,058
7Onitsha1,386,957561,066
8Uyo1,109,231436,606
9Kaduna1,106,2021,113,000
10Aba1,068,253897,560
11Nnewi1,024,656193,987
12Ilorin941,077814,192
13Ikorodu916,330535,619
14Jos886,927816,824
15Owerri858,553215,038
16Warri838,154536,023
17Maiduguri780,051786,000
18Umuahia756,154264,662
19Enugu764,077688,862
20Zaria723,026726,000
21Oshogbo707,627156,694
22Lokoja671,18060,579
23Akure655,802420,594
24Sokoto632,927563,861
25Bauchi588,652316,149
26Calabar568,802461,796
27Abakaliki559,678134,102
28Ogbomosho540,802-
29Abeokuta529,176533,000
30Gombe500,502250,258
31Ado-Ekiti472,777424,340
32Katsina462,777432,149
33Okene459,476465,000
34Igbidu447,901-
35Minna442,051291,905
36Gboko436,051-
37Okpogho431,077-
38Ondo426,901257,005
39Oyo422,476428,000
40Potiskum414,10386,002
41Gwagwalada396,403-
42Makurdi401,051292,645
43Effon Alaiye378,476-
44Ikot Ekpene376,202254,806
45Saki368,352178,677
46Ife370,176-
47Birnin Kebbi360,051108,164
48Ilesha351,476277,904
49Ijebu-Ode340,326209,175
50Lafia331,326127,236

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