Aba, Nigeria Population 1950-2019

Chart and table of population level and growth rate for the Aba, Nigeria metro area from 1950 to 2019. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current population of Aba in 2019 is 1,051,000, a 2.74% increase from 2018.
  • The population of Aba in 2018 was 1,023,000, a 2.81% increase from 2017.
  • The population of Aba in 2017 was 995,000, a 2.68% increase from 2016.
  • The population of Aba in 2016 was 969,000, a 2.76% increase from 2015.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

MLA Citation:
Other Cities in Nigeria
City Name Population
Lagos 13,904,000
Kano 3,906,000
Ibadan 3,464,000
Abuja 3,095,000
Port Harcourt 2,873,000
Benin City 1,676,000
Onitsha 1,349,000
Kaduna 1,097,000
Uyo 1,073,000
Aba 1,051,000
Nnewi 989,000
Ilorin 929,000
Ikorodu 887,000
Jos 876,000
Owerri 839,000
Warri 814,000
Maiduguri 772,000
Enugu 752,000
Umuahia 732,000
Zaria 719,000
Oshogbo 699,000
Lokoja 643,000
Akure 642,000
Sokoto 622,000
Bauchi 576,000
Calabar 555,000
Abakaliki 543,000
Ogbomosho 527,000
Abeokuta 524,000
Gombe 489,000
Ado-Ekiti 463,000
Katsina 453,000
Okene 452,000
Igbidu 441,000
Minna 434,000
Gboko 428,000
Ondo 420,000
Okpogho 419,000
Oyo 415,000
Potiskum 398,000
Makurdi 393,000
Gwagwalada 378,000
Effon Alaiye 371,000
Ikot Ekpene 367,000
Ife 365,000
Saki 358,000
Birnin Kebbi 352,000
Ilesha 344,000
Ijebu-Ode 334,000
Lafia 325,000
Aba - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
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%