Gwagwalada, Nigeria Metro Area Population 1950-2022

Chart and table of population level and growth rate for the Gwagwalada, Nigeria metro area from 1950 to 2022. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current metro area population of Gwagwalada in 2022 is 475,000, a 7.22% increase from 2021.
  • The metro area population of Gwagwalada in 2021 was 443,000, a 8.05% increase from 2020.
  • The metro area population of Gwagwalada in 2020 was 410,000, a 8.47% increase from 2019.
  • The metro area population of Gwagwalada in 2019 was 378,000, a 8.93% 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
Gwagwalada - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2022 475,000 7.22%
2021 443,000 8.05%
2020 410,000 8.47%
2019 378,000 8.93%
2018 347,000 9.12%
2017 318,000 8.90%
2016 292,000 9.36%
2015 267,000 8.98%
2014 245,000 8.89%
2013 225,000 9.22%
2012 206,000 8.99%
2011 189,000 9.25%
2010 173,000 8.81%
2009 159,000 9.66%
2008 145,000 9.02%
2007 133,000 9.02%
2006 122,000 8.93%
2005 112,000 8.74%
2004 103,000 9.57%
2003 94,000 9.30%
2002 86,000 8.86%
2001 79,000 8.22%
2000 73,000 10.61%
1999 66,000 8.20%
1998 61,000 8.93%
1997 56,000 9.80%
1996 51,000 8.51%
1995 47,000 9.30%
1994 43,000 10.26%
1993 39,000 8.33%
1992 36,000 9.09%
1991 33,000 10.00%
1990 30,000 3.45%
1989 29,000 7.41%
1988 27,000 3.85%
1987 26,000 8.33%
1986 24,000 4.35%
1985 23,000 4.55%
1984 22,000 4.76%
1983 21,000 5.00%
1982 20,000 5.26%
1981 19,000 5.56%
1980 18,000 5.88%
1979 17,000 6.25%
1978 16,000 6.67%
1977 15,000 7.14%
1976 14,000 0.00%
1975 14,000 7.69%
1974 13,000 8.33%
1973 12,000 9.09%
1972 11,000 0.00%
1971 11,000 10.00%
1970 10,000 0.00%
1969 10,000 11.11%
1968 9,000 0.00%
1967 9,000 12.50%
1966 8,000 0.00%
1965 8,000 14.29%
1964 7,000 0.00%
1963 7,000 0.00%
1962 7,000 16.67%
1961 6,000 0.00%
1960 6,000 0.00%
1959 6,000 20.00%
1958 5,000 0.00%
1957 5,000 0.00%
1956 5,000 0.00%
1955 5,000 25.00%
1954 4,000 0.00%
1953 4,000 0.00%
1952 4,000 0.00%
1951 4,000 33.33%
1950 3,000 0.00%