Gwagwalada, Nigeria Metro Area Population 1950-2021

Chart and table of population level and growth rate for the Gwagwalada, Nigeria metro area from 1950 to 2021. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current metro area population of Gwagwalada in 2021 is 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.
  • The metro area population of Gwagwalada in 2018 was 347,000, a 9.12% 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
Gwagwalada - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
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%