Aba, Nigeria Metro Area Population 1950-2021

Chart and table of population level and growth rate for the Aba, Nigeria metro area from 1950 to 2021. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current metro area population of Aba in 2021 is 1,114,000, a 3.05% increase from 2020.
  • The metro area population of Aba in 2020 was 1,081,000, a 2.85% increase from 2019.
  • The metro area population of Aba in 2019 was 1,051,000, a 2.74% increase from 2018.
  • The metro area population of Aba in 2018 was 1,023,000, a 2.81% 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
Aba - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2021 1,114,000 3.05%
2020 1,081,000 2.85%
2019 1,051,000 2.74%
2018 1,023,000 2.81%
2017 995,000 2.68%
2016 969,000 2.76%
2015 943,000 2.72%
2014 918,000 2.68%
2013 894,000 2.76%
2012 870,000 2.72%
2011 847,000 2.67%
2010 825,000 2.74%
2009 803,000 2.82%
2008 781,000 2.63%
2007 761,000 2.70%
2006 741,000 2.77%
2005 721,000 2.71%
2004 702,000 2.78%
2003 683,000 2.71%
2002 665,000 2.78%
2001 647,000 2.70%
2000 630,000 2.77%
1999 613,000 2.68%
1998 597,000 2.75%
1997 581,000 2.65%
1996 566,000 2.72%
1995 551,000 2.80%
1994 536,000 2.68%
1993 522,000 2.76%
1992 508,000 2.63%
1991 495,000 2.27%
1990 484,000 2.54%
1989 472,000 2.39%
1988 461,000 2.44%
1987 450,000 2.27%
1986 440,000 2.33%
1985 430,000 2.63%
1984 419,000 2.20%
1983 410,000 6.22%
1982 386,000 5.75%
1981 365,000 6.10%
1980 344,000 5.85%
1979 325,000 6.21%
1978 306,000 5.88%
1977 289,000 5.86%
1976 273,000 5.81%
1975 258,000 6.17%
1974 243,000 6.11%
1973 229,000 6.02%
1972 216,000 5.88%
1971 204,000 5.70%
1970 193,000 6.04%
1969 182,000 5.81%
1968 172,000 6.17%
1967 162,000 5.88%
1966 153,000 6.25%
1965 144,000 5.88%
1964 136,000 6.25%
1963 128,000 8.47%
1962 118,000 7.27%
1961 110,000 7.84%
1960 102,000 8.51%
1959 94,000 8.05%
1958 87,000 7.41%
1957 81,000 8.00%
1956 75,000 7.14%
1955 70,000 7.69%
1954 65,000 8.33%
1953 60,000 7.14%
1952 56,000 7.69%
1951 52,000 8.33%
1950 48,000 0.00%