Nigeria Population

Population now

202,459,474
Male:102,640,780(50.69 %)
Female:99,819,988(49.31 %)
Births in 2019:5,955,482
Deaths in 2019:1,845,405

Life expectancy & Rates (2019)

Male:53.94 years
Female:55.62 years
Total:54.77 years
Median Age:17.00 years
Birth Rate:37.50
Death Rate:11.62
Growth Rate:2.23 %
Fertility Rate:5.32

Population Data Graphs

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  • Birth & Death rate
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  • Population structure (mid 2019)
  • 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

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
2020206M105M102M1.032.27%37.0311.335.2555.2154.3656.0917.0751.96%223.17
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
1Lagos14,033,8189,000,000
2Kano3,931,3163,626,068
3Ibadan3,487,8443,464,000
4Abuja3,146,810590,400
5Port Harcourt2,914,8011,148,665
6Benin City1,690,1301,125,058
7Onitsha1,367,840561,066
8Kaduna1,101,1211,097,000
9Uyo1,090,957436,606
10Aba1,059,242897,560
11Nnewi1,006,368193,987
12Ilorin934,887814,192
13Ikorodu901,424535,619
14Jos881,299816,824
15Owerri848,714215,038
16Warri825,775536,023
17Maiduguri775,532772,000
18Enugu757,593688,862
19Umuahia744,069264,662
20Zaria720,472719,000
21Oshogbo702,827156,694
22Lokoja656,54160,579
23Akure648,771420,594
24Sokoto627,593563,861
25Bauchi582,182316,149
26Calabar562,065461,796
27Abakaliki551,242134,102
28Ogbomosho533,771-
29Abeokuta526,355524,000
30Gombe494,593250,258
31Ado-Ekiti467,710424,340
32Katsina457,416432,149
33Okene455,532452,000
34Igbidu443,944-
35Minna437,827291,905
36Gboko431,532-
37Ondo423,238257,005
38Okpogho425,182-
39Oyo418,532415,000
40Potiskum405,94886,002
41Makurdi396,827292,645
42Gwagwalada387,126-
43Effon Alaiye374,238-
44Ikot Ekpene371,121254,806
45Ife367,649-
46Saki363,004178,677
47Birnin Kebbi355,827108,164
48Ilesha347,827277,904
49Ijebu-Ode336,649209,175
50Lafia328,238127,236

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