Nigeria Population 2022


Nigeria map
  • The current population of Nigeria is estimated at 217,546,488 people as of August, 2022, according to the latest population growth rate and projections.
  • Population of Nigeria represent 2.74% of the total world population.
  • The population density of Nigeria is 218 inhabitants per km2.
  • Nigeria is located in Africa.
  • Nigeria ranks number 7 in the list of countries ordered by population.
  • The latitudinal point of Nigeria is 9.0916° N. The longitudinal coordinate of the country is 8.6744° E.
  • The median age in Nigeria is 18.1 years.
  • Minimum Wages in Nigeria is 30,000 NGN per month, around USD $72.29 per month, in 2022.
  • The countries that Nigeria shares its land boundary with are Niger to the north, Cameroon and Chad to the east, and Benin to the west. The Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Guinea lies to the south.

Nigeria

Official name Federal Republic of Nigeria
Location Africa
Capital Abuja
Population 216,850,785 (as of June, 2022)
Population density 218/km2
Population growth rate 2.57% (in 2022)
Area 923,769 km2 (356,669.06 sq mi)
Official language English (Nigerian)
Currency Naira (NGN)
Life expectancy 55.44 years
Internet TLD .ng
Call code +234

Nigeria Population Graph

Nigeria Population History (1960-2020)

Year Population Male Population Female Population Male (%) Female (%) Urban Population Urban (%)
2020 206,160,201 104,481,990 101,678,211 50.68% 49.32% 107,120,840 51.96%
2019 200,983,699 101,838,440 99,145,259 50.67% 49.33% 102,823,260 51.16%
2018 195,894,272 99,240,038 96,654,234 50.66% 49.34% 98,613,177 50.34%
2017 190,892,334 96,706,056 94,186,278 50.66% 49.34% 94,529,884 49.52%
2016 185,978,840 94,198,282 91,780,558 50.65% 49.35% 90,534,499 48.68%
2015 181,155,568 91,737,180 89,418,388 50.64% 49.36% 86,664,824 47.84%
2014 176,422,571 89,322,748 87,099,823 50.63% 49.37% 82,883,324 46.98%
2013 171,782,996 86,939,374 84,843,622 50.61% 49.39% 79,226,318 46.12%
2012 167,245,526 84,626,236 82,619,290 50.6% 49.4% 75,678,601 45.25%
2011 162,821,361 82,371,327 80,450,034 50.59% 49.41% 72,243,838 44.37%
2010 158,519,053 80,163,085 78,355,968 50.57% 49.43% 68,924,084 43.48%
2009 154,340,371 78,034,492 76,305,879 50.56% 49.44% 65,733,564 42.59%
2008 150,284,649 75,953,862 74,330,787 50.54% 49.46% 62,668,699 41.7%
2007 146,354,605 73,952,982 72,401,623 50.53% 49.47% 59,741,950 40.82%
2006 142,552,559 72,003,298 70,549,261 50.51% 49.49% 56,935,492 39.94%
2005 138,878,901 70,133,845 68,745,056 50.5% 49.5% 54,259,987 39.07%
2004 135,333,952 68,316,579 67,017,373 50.48% 49.52% 51,711,103 38.21%
2003 131,913,824 66,563,716 65,350,108 50.46% 49.54% 49,283,005 37.36%
2002 128,608,939 64,883,210 63,725,729 50.45% 49.55% 46,955,124 36.51%
2001 125,406,585 63,242,541 62,164,044 50.43% 49.57% 44,732,529 35.67%
2000 122,296,081 61,649,454 60,646,627 50.41% 49.59% 42,607,955 34.84%
1999 119,271,981 60,113,078 59,158,903 50.4% 49.6% 40,910,289 34.3%
1998 116,331,395 58,607,757 57,723,638 50.38% 49.62% 39,285,112 33.77%
1997 113,469,007 57,154,339 56,314,668 50.37% 49.63% 37,728,445 33.25%
1996 110,679,851 55,738,373 54,941,478 50.36% 49.64% 36,225,515 32.73%
1995 107,959,134 54,346,628 53,612,506 50.34% 49.66% 34,773,637 32.21%
1994 105,304,230 52,999,619 52,304,611 50.33% 49.67% 33,370,910 31.69%
1993 102,711,021 51,694,457 51,016,564 50.33% 49.67% 32,025,296 31.18%
1992 100,171,724 50,406,412 49,765,312 50.32% 49.68% 30,732,685 30.68%
1991 97,687,166 49,146,413 48,540,753 50.31% 49.69% 29,481,987 30.18%
1990 95,231,496 47,910,966 47,320,530 50.31% 49.69% 28,264,708 29.68%
1989 92,806,597 46,672,438 46,134,159 50.29% 49.71% 26,765,423 28.84%
1988 90,413,357 45,459,836 44,953,521 50.28% 49.72% 25,333,823 28.02%
1987 88,065,639 44,270,597 43,795,042 50.27% 49.73% 23,962,660 27.21%
1986 85,783,549 43,114,812 42,668,737 50.26% 49.74% 22,655,435 26.41%
1985 83,579,489 41,998,693 41,580,796 50.25% 49.75% 21,429,781 25.64%
1984 81,465,047 40,944,333 40,520,714 50.26% 49.74% 20,260,357 24.87%
1983 79,430,724 39,921,882 39,508,842 50.26% 49.74% 19,158,691 24.12%
1982 77,443,025 38,930,609 38,512,416 50.27% 49.73% 18,113,924 23.39%
1981 75,455,593 37,939,072 37,516,521 50.28% 49.72% 17,105,783 22.67%
1980 73,438,331 36,917,449 36,520,882 50.27% 49.73% 16,134,401 21.97%
1979 71,375,413 35,859,007 35,516,406 50.24% 49.76% 15,359,989 21.52%
1978 69,285,769 34,781,456 34,504,313 50.2% 49.8% 14,598,512 21.07%
1977 67,216,575 33,715,834 33,500,741 50.16% 49.84% 13,873,501 20.64%
1976 65,234,423 32,688,969 32,545,454 50.11% 49.89% 13,183,877 20.21%
1975 63,386,964 31,737,853 31,649,111 50.07% 49.93% 12,537,941 19.78%
1974 61,689,502 30,875,596 30,813,906 50.05% 49.95% 11,943,088 19.36%
1973 60,126,638 30,081,357 30,045,281 50.03% 49.97% 11,393,998 18.95%
1972 58,677,546 29,350,509 29,327,037 50.02% 49.98% 10,884,685 18.55%
1971 57,308,447 28,659,954 28,648,493 50.01% 49.99% 10,401,483 18.15%
1970 55,993,338 28,002,268 27,991,070 50.01% 49.99% 9,944,417 17.76%
1969 54,727,978 27,363,989 27,363,989 50% 50% 9,582,869 17.51%
1968 53,516,902 26,753,099 26,763,803 49.99% 50.01% 9,242,369 17.27%
1967 52,352,699 26,165,879 26,186,820 49.98% 50.02% 8,915,665 17.03%
1966 51,228,213 25,598,738 25,629,475 49.97% 50.03% 8,601,217 16.79%
1965 50,137,946 25,048,918 25,089,028 49.96% 50.04% 8,297,830 16.55%
1964 49,081,482 24,516,200 24,565,282 49.95% 50.05% 8,010,098 16.32%
1963 48,047,342 23,994,843 24,052,499 49.94% 50.06% 7,730,817 16.09%
1962 47,043,927 23,489,033 23,554,894 49.93% 50.07% 7,461,167 15.86%
1961 46,077,389 23,001,833 23,075,556 49.92% 50.08% 7,201,896 15.63%
1960 45,152,002 22,535,364 22,616,638 49.91% 50.09% 6,957,924 15.41%
Source: Worldbank Open Data | Some data could be adjusted by Pediaglobe.

Cities in Nigeria ordered by Population

The list offered below features the biggest cities of Nigeria. Besides, in the table you will find information regarding the population size in these cities. Cities are ordered by population (largest to smallest).

Nigeria

# City Population 2022
1 Lagos 15,406,466
2 Kano 4,108,334
3 Ibadan 3,569,386
4 Port Harcourt 1,866,865
5 Benin City 1,783,782
6 Kaduna 1,583,842
7 Abuja 1,237,487
8 Maiduguri 1,113,561
9 Zaria 976,128
10 Aba 898,547
11 Jos 817,723
12 Ilorin 815,169
13 Oyo 737,029
14 Enugu 689,758
15 Abeokuta 593,930
16 Sokoto 564,650
17 Onitsha 561,851
18 Warri 536,613
19 Ebute Ikorodu 536,315
20 Okene 482,628
21 Calabar 465,398
22 Uyo 439,488
23 Katsina 435,001
24 Ado-Ekiti 427,353
25 Akure 423,538
26 Lekki 403,599
27 Bauchi 318,267
28 Ikeja 315,608
29 Makurdi 293,962
30 Minna 293,540
31 Efon-Alaaye 280,604
32 Ilesa 279,043
33 Owo 278,455
34 Umuahia 265,879
35 Ondo 258,624
36 Ikot Ekpene 256,819
37 Iwo 252,447
38 Gombe 252,385
39 Jimeta 249,984
40 Atani 231,219
41 Gusau 228,332
42 Mubi 227,082
43 Ikire 223,493
44 Shagamu 216,489
45 Owerri 216,049
46 Ijebu-Ode 210,409
47 Chakwama 201,340
48 Ugep 201,317
49 Nnewi 194,976
50 Ise-Ekiti 191,641
51 Ila Orangun 180,608
52 Saki 179,963
53 Bida 172,737
54 Awka 168,845
55 Ijero-Ekiti 168,437
56 Inisa 165,261
57 Suleja 163,043
58 Sapele 162,705
59 Osogbo 157,415
60 Kisi 156,288
61 Gbongan 140,726
62 Ejigbo 139,478
63 Funtua 138,029
64 Igboho 137,680
65 Buguma 136,447
66 Ikirun 135,341
67 Abakaliki 135,108
68 Okrika 134,337
69 Amaigbo 128,280
70 Lafia 127,859
71 Gashua 126,924
72 Modakeke 120,091
73 Bama 119,137
74 Jalingo 118,734
75 Ilobu 118,703
76 Okigwe 116,354
77 Offa 114,604
78 Esuk Oron 112,504
79 Nsukka 111,794
80 Nguru 111,458
81 Hadejia 111,418
82 Ijebu-Igbo 109,807
83 Uromi 109,553
84 Birnin Kebbi 108,759
85 Pindiga 107,204
86 Azare 106,437
87 Nkpor 104,221
88 Ikere-Ekiti 103,961
89 Lafiagi 103,683
90 Kontagora 99,416
91 Kuje 97,893
92 Yola 96,534
93 Olupona 95,762
94 Biu 95,642
95 Lere 93,663
96 Wukari 93,481
97 Igbo-Ora 93,220
98 Emure-Ekiti 91,270
99 Isieke 90,629
100 Ifo 89,005

Other Countries from Africa Ranked by Population

Country Name Population 2022 Population density
Nigeria 216,850,785 218/km2
Ethiopia 119,814,176 93/km2
Democratic Republic of the Congo 105,404,210 46/km2
Egypt 105,191,099 102/km2
South Africa 60,839,972 42/km2
Kenya 55,839,697 78/km2
Sudan 46,010,693 21/km2
Algeria 45,433,964 17.9/km2
Morocco 37,722,619 50.1/km2
Angola 33,103,620 25/km2
Mozambique 33,099,311 28.9/km2
Ghana 32,257,331 102/km2
Madagascar 29,098,694 35.6/km2
Ivory Coast 27,485,355 64/km2
Cameroon 27,395,781 39.9/km2
Niger 26,010,912 12.2/km2
Burkina Faso 22,081,135 65/km2
Mali 21,396,790 11.8/km2
Malawi 20,091,635 153.3/km2
Senegal 17,518,022 70/km2