Nigeria Population

Population now

200,475,523
Male:101,627,549(50.69 %)
Female:98,848,878(49.31 %)
Births in 2019:3,016,381
Deaths in 2019:934,676

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
1Lagos13,861,8279,000,000
2Kano3,897,7763,626,068
3Ibadan3,456,2543,464,000
4Abuja3,078,169590,400
5Port Harcourt2,859,4201,148,665
6Benin City1,671,4101,125,058
7Onitsha1,342,880561,066
8Kaduna1,095,6611,097,000
9Uyo1,067,166436,606
10Aba1,048,322897,560
11Nnewi983,358193,987
12Ilorin927,087814,192
13Ikorodu882,314535,619
14Jos874,279816,824
15Owerri835,844215,038
16Warri810,175536,023
17Maiduguri770,852772,000
18Enugu750,183688,862
19Umuahia728,079264,662
20Zaria718,522719,000
21Oshogbo697,757156,694
22Lokoja638,60160,579
23Akure639,800420,594
24Sokoto620,183563,861
25Bauchi573,992316,149
26Calabar552,705461,796
27Abakaliki540,322134,102
28Ogbomosho524,800-
29Abeokuta523,235524,000
30Gombe487,183250,258
31Ado-Ekiti461,470424,340
32Katsina451,566432,149
33Okene450,852452,000
34Igbidu440,044-
35Minna432,757291,905
36Gboko426,852-
37Ondo418,948257,005
38Okpogho416,992-
39Oyo413,852415,000
40Potiskum395,41886,002
41Makurdi391,757292,645
42Gwagwalada375,035-
43Effon Alaiye369,948-
44Ikot Ekpene365,661254,806
45Ife364,139-
46Saki356,374178,677
47Birnin Kebbi350,757108,164
48Ilesha342,757277,904
49Ijebu-Ode333,139209,175
50Lafia323,948127,236

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