Nigeria Population

Population now

203,296,704
Male:103,068,365(50.69 %)
Female:100,229,798(49.31 %)
Births in 2019:7,195,786
Deaths in 2019:2,229,734

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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  • 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
1Lagos14,106,3999,000,000
2Kano3,945,4703,626,068
3Ibadan3,501,1753,464,000
4Abuja3,175,776590,400
5Port Harcourt2,938,1721,148,665
6Benin City1,698,0301,125,058
7Onitsha1,378,373561,066
8Kaduna1,103,4251,097,000
9Uyo1,100,996436,606
10Aba1,063,851897,560
11Nnewi1,016,078193,987
12Ilorin938,179814,192
13Ikorodu909,489535,619
14Jos884,261816,824
15Owerri854,146215,038
16Warri832,358536,023
17Maiduguri777,507772,000
18Enugu760,720688,862
19Umuahia750,817264,662
20Zaria721,295719,000
21Oshogbo704,966156,694
22Lokoja664,11260,579
23Akure652,556420,594
24Sokoto630,720563,861
25Bauchi585,638316,149
26Calabar566,015461,796
27Abakaliki555,851134,102
28Ogbomosho537,556-
29Abeokuta527,672524,000
30Gombe497,720250,258
31Ado-Ekiti470,343424,340
32Katsina459,884432,149
33Okene457,507452,000
34Igbidu445,590-
35Minna439,966291,905
36Gboko433,507-
37Ondo425,049257,005
38Okpogho428,638-
39Oyo420,507415,000
40Potiskum410,39286,002
41Makurdi398,966292,645
42Gwagwalada392,228-
43Effon Alaiye376,049-
44Ikot Ekpene373,425254,806
45Ife369,131-
46Saki365,802178,677
47Birnin Kebbi357,966108,164
48Ilesha349,966277,904
49Ijebu-Ode338,131209,175
50Lafia330,049127,236

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