Aba, Nigeria Metro Area Population 1950-2020

NOTE: All data from 2020 and beyond are UN projections and DO NOT include any impacts of the COVID-19 virus.
Chart and table of population level and growth rate for the Aba, Nigeria metro area from 1950 to 2020. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current metro area population of Aba in 2020 is 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.
  • The metro area population of Aba in 2017 was 995,000, a 2.68% increase from 2016.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

MLA Citation:
Other Cities in Nigeria
City Name Population
Lagos 14,368,000
Kano 3,999,000
Ibadan 3,552,000
Abuja 3,278,000
Port Harcourt 3,020,000
Benin City 1,727,000
Onitsha 1,415,000
Uyo 1,136,000
Kaduna 1,113,000
Aba 1,081,000
Nnewi 1,051,000
Ilorin 950,000
Ikorodu 938,000
Jos 895,000
Owerri 873,000
Warri 856,000
Maiduguri 786,000
Umuahia 774,000
Enugu 773,000
Zaria 726,000
Oshogbo 714,000
Lokoja 692,000
Akure 666,000
Sokoto 641,000
Bauchi 598,000
Calabar 579,000
Abakaliki 572,000
Ogbomosho 551,000
Abeokuta 533,000
Gombe 509,000
Ado-Ekiti 480,000
Katsina 470,000
Okene 465,000
Igbidu 453,000
Minna 448,000
Gboko 442,000
Okpogho 440,000
Ondo 432,000
Oyo 428,000
Potiskum 426,000
Gwagwalada 410,000
Makurdi 407,000
Effon Alaiye 384,000
Ikot Ekpene 383,000
Saki 376,000
Ife 374,000
Birnin Kebbi 366,000
Ilesha 357,000
Ijebu-Ode 345,000
Lafia 336,000
Aba - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
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%