Lokoja, Nigeria Metro Area Population 1950-2022

Chart and table of population level and growth rate for the Lokoja, Nigeria metro area from 1950 to 2022. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current metro area population of Lokoja in 2022 is 791,000, a 6.75% increase from 2021.
  • The metro area population of Lokoja in 2021 was 741,000, a 7.08% increase from 2020.
  • The metro area population of Lokoja in 2020 was 692,000, a 7.62% increase from 2019.
  • The metro area population of Lokoja in 2019 was 643,000, a 7.71% increase from 2018.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

MLA Citation:
Other Cities in Nigeria
City Name Population
Lagos 15,388,000
Kano 4,219,000
Ibadan 3,756,000
Abuja 3,652,000
Port Harcourt 3,325,000
Benin City 1,841,000
Onitsha 1,553,000
Uyo 1,265,000
Nnewi 1,177,000
Kaduna 1,158,000
Aba 1,150,000
Ikorodu 1,041,000
Ilorin 1,000,000
Owerri 945,000
Warri 943,000
Jos 942,000
Umuahia 861,000
Maiduguri 822,000
Enugu 820,000
Lokoja 791,000
Oshogbo 750,000
Zaria 749,000
Akure 717,000
Sokoto 685,000
Bauchi 645,000
Abakaliki 632,000
Calabar 631,000
Ogbomosho 602,000
Abeokuta 557,000
Gombe 551,000
Ado-Ekiti 516,000
Katsina 505,000
Okene 494,000
Okpogho 484,000
Potiskum 483,000
Igbidu 479,000
Minna 479,000
Gwagwalada 475,000
Gboko 472,000
Ondo 460,000
Oyo 456,000
Makurdi 438,000
Ikot Ekpene 415,000
Saki 414,000
Effon Alaiye 410,000
Ife 397,000
Birnin Kebbi 396,000
Ilesha 385,000
Ijebu-Ode 368,000
Lafia 361,000
Lokoja - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2022 791,000 6.75%
2021 741,000 7.08%
2020 692,000 7.62%
2019 643,000 7.71%
2018 597,000 8.15%
2017 552,000 8.02%
2016 511,000 8.03%
2015 473,000 7.99%
2014 438,000 7.88%
2013 406,000 7.98%
2012 376,000 8.05%
2011 348,000 8.07%
2010 322,000 8.05%
2009 298,000 7.97%
2008 276,000 7.81%
2007 256,000 8.02%
2006 237,000 8.22%
2005 219,000 7.88%
2004 203,000 7.98%
2003 188,000 8.05%
2002 174,000 8.07%
2001 161,000 8.05%
2000 149,000 7.97%
1999 138,000 7.81%
1998 128,000 8.47%
1997 118,000 7.27%
1996 110,000 7.84%
1995 102,000 8.51%
1994 94,000 8.05%
1993 87,000 7.41%
1992 81,000 8.00%
1991 75,000 8.70%
1990 69,000 4.55%
1989 66,000 4.76%
1988 63,000 5.00%
1987 60,000 5.26%
1986 57,000 3.64%
1985 55,000 5.77%
1984 52,000 4.00%
1983 50,000 6.38%
1982 47,000 4.44%
1981 45,000 4.65%
1980 43,000 4.88%
1979 41,000 5.13%
1978 39,000 5.41%
1977 37,000 2.78%
1976 36,000 5.88%
1975 34,000 3.03%
1974 33,000 6.45%
1973 31,000 3.33%
1972 30,000 7.14%
1971 28,000 3.70%
1970 27,000 3.85%
1969 26,000 8.33%
1968 24,000 4.35%
1967 23,000 4.55%
1966 22,000 4.76%
1965 21,000 5.00%
1964 20,000 5.26%
1963 19,000 5.56%
1962 18,000 5.88%
1961 17,000 0.00%
1960 17,000 6.25%
1959 16,000 0.00%
1958 16,000 6.67%
1957 15,000 0.00%
1956 15,000 7.14%
1955 14,000 0.00%
1954 14,000 7.69%
1953 13,000 0.00%
1952 13,000 8.33%
1951 12,000 0.00%
1950 12,000 0.00%