Abakaliki, Nigeria Metro Area Population 1950-2021

Chart and table of population level and growth rate for the Abakaliki, Nigeria metro area from 1950 to 2021. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current metro area population of Abakaliki in 2021 is 602,000, a 5.24% increase from 2020.
  • The metro area population of Abakaliki in 2020 was 572,000, a 5.34% increase from 2019.
  • The metro area population of Abakaliki in 2019 was 543,000, a 5.44% increase from 2018.
  • The metro area population of Abakaliki in 2018 was 515,000, a 5.53% increase from 2017.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

MLA Citation:
Other Cities in Nigeria
City Name Population
Lagos 14,862,000
Kano 4,103,000
Ibadan 3,649,000
Abuja 3,464,000
Port Harcourt 3,171,000
Benin City 1,782,000
Onitsha 1,483,000
Uyo 1,200,000
Kaduna 1,133,000
Aba 1,114,000
Nnewi 1,114,000
Ikorodu 989,000
Ilorin 974,000
Jos 917,000
Owerri 908,000
Warri 899,000
Umuahia 817,000
Maiduguri 803,000
Enugu 795,000
Lokoja 741,000
Zaria 736,000
Oshogbo 731,000
Akure 691,000
Sokoto 662,000
Bauchi 621,000
Calabar 605,000
Abakaliki 602,000
Ogbomosho 577,000
Abeokuta 544,000
Gombe 529,000
Ado-Ekiti 497,000
Katsina 487,000
Okene 478,000
Igbidu 465,000
Minna 463,000
Okpogho 461,000
Gboko 456,000
Potiskum 455,000
Ondo 445,000
Gwagwalada 443,000
Oyo 441,000
Makurdi 422,000
Ikot Ekpene 398,000
Effon Alaiye 396,000
Saki 395,000
Ife 385,000
Birnin Kebbi 381,000
Ilesha 371,000
Ijebu-Ode 356,000
Lafia 348,000
Abakaliki - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2021 602,000 5.24%
2020 572,000 5.34%
2019 543,000 5.44%
2018 515,000 5.53%
2017 488,000 5.40%
2016 463,000 5.47%
2015 439,000 5.53%
2014 416,000 5.58%
2013 394,000 5.35%
2012 374,000 5.65%
2011 354,000 5.36%
2010 336,000 5.33%
2009 319,000 5.63%
2008 302,000 5.59%
2007 286,000 5.54%
2006 271,000 5.45%
2005 257,000 5.33%
2004 244,000 5.63%
2003 231,000 5.48%
2002 219,000 5.29%
2001 208,000 5.58%
2000 197,000 5.35%
1999 187,000 5.65%
1998 177,000 5.36%
1997 168,000 5.66%
1996 159,000 5.30%
1995 151,000 5.59%
1994 143,000 5.93%
1993 135,000 5.47%
1992 128,000 5.79%
1991 121,000 5.22%
1990 115,000 4.55%
1989 110,000 4.76%
1988 105,000 5.00%
1987 100,000 5.26%
1986 95,000 4.40%
1985 91,000 4.60%
1984 87,000 4.82%
1983 83,000 5.06%
1982 79,000 5.33%
1981 75,000 4.17%
1980 72,000 4.35%
1979 69,000 4.55%
1978 66,000 4.76%
1977 63,000 5.00%
1976 60,000 5.26%
1975 57,000 5.56%
1974 54,000 3.85%
1973 52,000 6.12%
1972 49,000 4.26%
1971 47,000 4.44%
1970 45,000 4.65%
1969 43,000 4.88%
1968 41,000 5.13%
1967 39,000 5.41%
1966 37,000 2.78%
1965 36,000 5.88%
1964 34,000 6.25%
1963 32,000 3.23%
1962 31,000 3.33%
1961 30,000 7.14%
1960 28,000 12.00%
1959 25,000 8.70%
1958 23,000 15.00%
1957 20,000 11.11%
1956 18,000 12.50%
1955 16,000 14.29%
1954 14,000 7.69%
1953 13,000 8.33%
1952 12,000 20.00%
1951 10,000 11.11%
1950 9,000 0.00%