Nigeria Population

Population now

204,848,113
Male:103,811,577(50.68 %)
Female:101,036,536(49.32 %)
Births in 2020:1,889,580
Deaths in 2020:583,059

Life expectancy & Rates (2020)

Male:54.10 years
Female:55.97 years
Total:55.02 years
Median Age:17.06 years
Birth Rate:37.01
Death Rate:11.42
Growth Rate:2.24 %
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%46.2925.946.3537.4336.0538.8917.9915.63%49.86
196247M23M24M10.81%46.2125.526.3537.8736.4939.3217.9615.86%50.91
196348M24M24M10.84%46.1225.126.3438.2936.9239.7217.9516.09%52.00
196449M25M25M10.86%46.0224.746.3438.6937.3340.1117.9516.32%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%62.03
197259M29M29M11.11%46.7722.166.5841.8340.5443.1717.5318.55%63.51
197360M30M30M11.15%46.9721.836.6342.2840.9943.6117.4418.95%65.08
197462M31M31M11.19%47.1321.486.6742.7341.4544.0617.3619.36%66.77
197563M32M32M11.24%47.2321.136.7143.1941.9244.5117.2919.78%68.60
197665M33M33M11.28%47.2820.776.7443.6542.3844.9617.1720.21%70.60
197767M34M33M1.011.32%47.2620.406.7644.1042.8545.4117.0920.64%72.75
197869M35M34M1.011.35%47.2020.056.7744.5543.3045.8517.0421.07%74.99
197971M36M36M1.011.39%47.0919.716.7844.9643.7246.2617.0021.52%77.25
198073M37M37M1.011.42%46.9419.416.7845.3344.1046.6316.9721.97%79.48
198175M38M38M1.011.44%46.7419.156.7845.6444.4146.9316.8322.67%81.67
198277M39M39M1.011.46%46.5118.946.7745.8744.6447.1516.7223.39%83.82
198379M40M39M1.011.46%46.2418.796.7546.0244.8047.3116.6224.12%85.97
198481M41M41M1.011.46%45.9618.696.7346.1144.8947.3916.5524.87%88.17
198584M42M42M1.011.45%45.6718.636.7046.1344.9147.4016.5025.64%90.46
198686M43M43M1.011.44%45.3818.616.6646.1044.8947.3816.4226.41%92.84
198788M44M44M1.011.42%45.0818.616.6346.0544.8347.3316.3827.21%95.31
198890M45M45M1.011.41%44.7918.606.5845.9944.7747.2716.3628.02%97.85
198993M47M46M1.011.39%44.5218.606.5445.9444.7147.2316.3828.84%100.45
199095M48M47M1.011.38%44.2718.586.4945.9044.6747.1916.4229.68%103.07
199198M49M49M1.011.37%44.0418.556.4445.8844.6547.1616.4230.18%105.73
1992100M50M50M1.011.37%43.8518.526.4045.8644.6547.1316.4530.68%108.43
1993103M52M51M1.011.36%43.6918.496.3545.8544.6647.0916.5131.18%111.18
1994105M53M52M1.011.36%43.5618.456.3045.8444.6947.0516.5831.69%113.98
1995108M54M54M1.011.36%43.4518.416.2645.8544.7547.0116.6632.21%116.86
1996111M56M55M1.011.36%43.3718.356.2245.8844.8246.9916.6932.73%119.80
1997113M57M56M1.011.37%43.3118.286.1945.9244.9246.9816.7433.25%122.82
1998116M59M58M1.021.38%43.2618.186.1645.9945.0347.0016.8033.77%125.92
1999119M60M59M1.021.39%43.2118.066.1346.1045.1847.0616.8734.30%129.10
2000122M62M61M1.021.41%43.1617.906.1146.2745.3947.1916.9434.84%132.38
2001125M63M62M1.021.44%43.0817.686.0846.5145.6647.4016.9435.67%135.74
2002129M65M64M1.021.47%42.9917.406.0646.8446.0247.6916.9536.51%139.21
2003132M67M65M1.021.51%42.8717.066.0447.2446.4548.0716.9737.36%142.79
2004135M68M67M1.021.56%42.7216.686.0147.7246.9548.5216.9938.21%146.49
2005139M70M69M1.021.61%42.5416.275.9948.2547.5049.0317.0139.07%150.32
2006143M72M71M1.021.67%42.3315.845.9648.8148.0849.5716.9739.94%154.30
2007146M74M72M1.021.73%42.1115.415.9349.3748.6550.1216.9540.82%158.42
2008150M76M74M1.021.79%41.8715.005.9049.9149.1950.6616.9441.70%162.67
2009154M78M76M1.021.85%41.6214.625.8750.4249.7051.1716.9342.59%167.06
2010159M80M78M1.021.90%41.3414.275.8450.9050.1651.6616.9243.48%171.58
2011163M82M80M1.021.94%41.0313.945.8051.3550.6052.1216.8844.37%176.24
2012167M85M83M1.021.99%40.6713.625.7651.7951.0252.5816.8545.25%181.03
2013172M87M85M1.022.03%40.2713.315.7152.2351.4453.0416.8446.12%185.94
2014176M89M87M1.032.07%39.8312.995.6552.6751.8753.5116.8346.98%190.96
2015181M92M89M1.032.10%39.3612.695.5953.1152.2953.9716.8547.84%196.09
2016186M94M92M1.032.14%38.8712.395.5353.5452.7054.4216.8548.68%201.31
2017191M97M94M1.032.17%38.3812.115.4653.9553.0954.8416.8849.52%206.62
2018196M99M97M1.032.18%37.9511.935.3954.2653.3855.1716.9350.34%212.04
2019201M102M99M1.032.21%37.4811.675.3254.6453.7455.5716.9951.16%217.55
2020206M104M102M1.032.24%37.0111.425.2555.0254.1055.9717.0651.96%223.15

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
2021211M107M104M1.032.26%36.6311.255.1855.3254.3956.2917.1352.75%228.85
2022217M110M107M1.032.27%36.2611.085.1155.6254.6756.6117.2253.52%234.63
2023222M113M110M1.032.29%35.8810.915.0555.9354.9656.9317.3154.28%240.52
2024228M115M112M1.032.31%35.5110.744.9856.2355.2457.2517.4155.03%246.50
2025233M118M115M1.032.32%35.1310.574.9156.5355.5357.5717.5355.76%252.60
2026239M121M118M1.032.34%34.8010.424.8456.8355.8157.8917.6356.48%258.80
2027245M124M121M1.032.35%34.4810.284.7857.1256.0958.2117.7557.18%265.11
2028251M127M124M1.032.37%34.1510.134.7157.4256.3658.5217.8757.87%271.53
2029257M130M127M1.032.39%33.839.994.6557.7156.6458.8418.0158.54%278.05
2030263M133M130M1.032.40%33.509.844.5858.0156.9259.1618.1559.19%284.68
2031269M137M133M1.032.41%33.179.724.5258.2957.1859.4618.2859.83%291.41
2032276M140M136M1.032.42%32.859.604.4558.5757.4559.7618.4160.44%298.24
2033282M143M139M1.032.43%32.529.484.3958.8657.7160.0718.5661.04%305.18
2034288M146M142M1.032.44%32.209.364.3259.1457.9860.3718.7161.62%312.21
2035295M150M145M1.032.45%31.879.244.2659.4258.2460.6718.8662.18%319.33
2036302M153M149M1.032.45%31.539.144.2059.6858.4860.9519.0062.72%326.54
2037308M156M152M1.032.45%31.199.054.1459.9458.7361.2319.1663.26%333.84
2038315M160M155M1.032.45%30.868.954.0860.2158.9761.5219.3363.80%341.23
2039322M163M159M1.032.44%30.528.864.0260.4759.2261.8019.5064.33%348.69
2040329M167M162M1.032.45%30.188.763.9660.7359.4662.0819.6764.86%356.22
2041336M170M166M1.032.43%29.838.693.9160.9759.6862.3419.8365.38%363.83
2042343M174M169M1.032.42%29.478.623.8561.2259.9162.6019.9965.90%371.49
2043350M178M173M1.032.41%29.128.553.8061.4660.1362.8720.1666.42%379.22
2044357M181M176M1.032.39%28.768.483.7461.7160.3663.1320.3366.93%386.99
2045365M185M180M1.032.38%28.418.413.6961.9560.5863.3920.5167.44%394.81
2046372M189M183M1.032.36%28.088.363.6462.1760.7863.6320.6867.95%402.66
2047379M192M187M1.032.34%27.758.313.5962.3960.9863.8720.8568.45%410.55
2048387M196M191M1.032.32%27.428.263.5562.6161.1964.1121.0468.94%418.47
2049394M200M194M1.032.30%27.098.213.5062.8361.3964.3521.2269.44%426.43
2050401M203M198M1.032.28%26.768.163.4563.0561.5964.5921.4169.92%434.43

Highest City Populations in Nigeria

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RankCityPopulation, Urban AreaPopulation, City
1Lagos14,252,1899,000,000
2Kano3,975,7883,626,068
3Ibadan3,530,0363,552,000
4Abuja3,232,325590,400
5Port Harcourt2,983,3101,148,665
6Benin City1,714,2711,125,058
7Onitsha1,398,527561,066
8Uyo1,120,276436,606
9Kaduna1,109,0071,113,000
10Aba1,073,512897,560
11Nnewi1,035,525193,987
12Ilorin944,759814,192
13Ikorodu925,271535,619
14Jos890,258816,824
15Owerri864,514215,038
16Warri845,517536,023
17Maiduguri782,506786,000
18Umuahia763,517264,662
19Enugu767,759688,862
20Zaria724,253726,000
21Oshogbo710,256156,694
22Lokoja679,77060,579
23Akure660,010420,594
24Sokoto636,258563,861
25Bauchi592,509316,149
26Calabar573,010461,796
27Abakaliki564,762134,102
28Ogbomosho545,010-
29Abeokuta530,754533,000
30Gombe504,008250,258
31Ado-Ekiti475,757424,340
32Katsina465,757432,149
33Okene461,755465,000
34Igbidu450,005-
35Minna444,506291,905
36Gboko438,506-
37Okpogho434,759-
38Ondo429,005257,005
39Oyo424,755428,000
40Potiskum419,01186,002
41Gwagwalada402,013-
42Makurdi403,506292,645
43Effon Alaiye380,755-
44Ikot Ekpene379,007254,806
45Saki371,507178,677
46Ife371,754-
47Birnin Kebbi362,506108,164
48Ilesha353,755277,904
49Ijebu-Ode342,254209,175
50Lafia333,254127,236

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