Potiskum, Nigeria Metro Area Population 1950-2021

Chart and table of population level and growth rate for the Potiskum, Nigeria metro area from 1950 to 2021. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current metro area population of Potiskum in 2021 is 455,000, a 6.81% increase from 2020.
  • The metro area population of Potiskum in 2020 was 426,000, a 7.04% increase from 2019.
  • The metro area population of Potiskum in 2019 was 398,000, a 7.28% increase from 2018.
  • The metro area population of Potiskum in 2018 was 371,000, a 7.54% 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
Potiskum - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2021 455,000 6.81%
2020 426,000 7.04%
2019 398,000 7.28%
2018 371,000 7.54%
2017 345,000 7.48%
2016 321,000 7.36%
2015 299,000 7.55%
2014 278,000 7.34%
2013 259,000 7.47%
2012 241,000 7.11%
2011 225,000 7.66%
2010 209,000 7.18%
2009 195,000 7.73%
2008 181,000 7.10%
2007 169,000 7.64%
2006 157,000 7.53%
2005 146,000 7.35%
2004 136,000 7.94%
2003 126,000 6.78%
2002 118,000 7.27%
2001 110,000 7.84%
2000 102,000 7.37%
1999 95,000 7.95%
1998 88,000 7.32%
1997 82,000 6.49%
1996 77,000 8.45%
1995 71,000 7.58%
1994 66,000 6.45%
1993 62,000 6.90%
1992 58,000 7.41%
1991 54,000 8.00%
1990 50,000 4.17%
1989 48,000 2.13%
1988 47,000 4.44%
1987 45,000 2.27%
1986 44,000 4.76%
1985 42,000 2.44%
1984 41,000 2.50%
1983 40,000 5.26%
1982 38,000 2.70%
1981 37,000 2.78%
1980 36,000 2.86%
1979 35,000 2.94%
1978 34,000 3.03%
1977 33,000 3.13%
1976 32,000 3.23%
1975 31,000 3.33%
1974 30,000 3.45%
1973 29,000 3.57%
1972 28,000 3.70%
1971 27,000 3.85%
1970 26,000 4.00%
1969 25,000 4.17%
1968 24,000 0.00%
1967 24,000 4.35%
1966 23,000 4.55%
1965 22,000 0.00%
1964 22,000 4.76%
1963 21,000 5.00%
1962 20,000 0.00%
1961 20,000 5.26%
1960 19,000 5.56%
1959 18,000 0.00%
1958 18,000 5.88%
1957 17,000 0.00%
1956 17,000 6.25%
1955 16,000 0.00%
1954 16,000 6.67%
1953 15,000 0.00%
1952 15,000 7.14%
1951 14,000 0.00%
1950 14,000 0.00%