Nigeria Population

Population now

201,201,085
Male:101,998,104(50.69 %)
Female:99,204,028(49.31 %)
Births in 2019:4,091,257
Deaths in 2019:1,267,744

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
1Lagos13,924,7279,000,000
2Kano3,910,0423,626,068
3Ibadan3,467,8073,464,000
4Abuja3,103,272590,400
5Port Harcourt2,879,6741,148,665
6Benin City1,678,2561,125,058
7Onitsha1,352,008561,066
8Kaduna1,097,6581,097,000
9Uyo1,075,867436,606
10Aba1,052,316897,560
11Nnewi991,773193,987
12Ilorin929,940814,192
13Ikorodu889,303535,619
14Jos876,846816,824
15Owerri840,551215,038
16Warri815,880536,023
17Maiduguri772,564772,000
18Enugu752,893688,862
19Umuahia733,927264,662
20Zaria719,235719,000
21Oshogbo699,611156,694
22Lokoja645,16260,579
23Akure643,081420,594
24Sokoto622,893563,861
25Bauchi576,987316,149
26Calabar556,128461,796
27Abakaliki544,316134,102
28Ogbomosho528,081-
29Abeokuta524,376524,000
30Gombe489,893250,258
31Ado-Ekiti463,752424,340
32Katsina453,705432,149
33Okene452,564452,000
34Igbidu441,470-
35Minna434,611291,905
36Gboko428,564-
37Ondo420,517257,005
38Okpogho419,987-
39Oyo415,564415,000
40Potiskum399,26986,002
41Makurdi393,611292,645
42Gwagwalada379,457-
43Effon Alaiye371,517-
44Ikot Ekpene367,658254,806
45Ife365,423-
46Saki358,799178,677
47Birnin Kebbi352,611108,164
48Ilesha344,611277,904
49Ijebu-Ode334,423209,175
50Lafia325,517127,236

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