Abuja, Nigeria Metro Area Population 1950-2021

Chart and table of population level and growth rate for the Abuja, Nigeria metro area from 1950 to 2021. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current metro area population of Abuja in 2021 is 3,464,000, a 5.67% increase from 2020.
  • The metro area population of Abuja in 2020 was 3,278,000, a 5.91% increase from 2019.
  • The metro area population of Abuja in 2019 was 3,095,000, a 6.03% increase from 2018.
  • The metro area population of Abuja in 2018 was 2,919,000, a 6.15% 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
Abuja - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2021 3,464,000 5.67%
2020 3,278,000 5.91%
2019 3,095,000 6.03%
2018 2,919,000 6.15%
2017 2,750,000 6.14%
2016 2,591,000 6.10%
2015 2,442,000 6.13%
2014 2,301,000 6.13%
2013 2,168,000 6.12%
2012 2,043,000 6.13%
2011 1,925,000 6.12%
2010 1,814,000 6.14%
2009 1,709,000 6.15%
2008 1,610,000 6.13%
2007 1,517,000 6.08%
2006 1,430,000 8.66%
2005 1,316,000 9.58%
2004 1,201,000 9.58%
2003 1,096,000 9.60%
2002 1,000,000 9.65%
2001 912,000 9.48%
2000 833,000 9.61%
1999 760,000 9.67%
1998 693,000 9.65%
1997 632,000 9.53%
1996 577,000 9.70%
1995 526,000 9.58%
1994 480,000 9.59%
1993 438,000 9.50%
1992 400,000 9.89%
1991 364,000 10.30%
1990 330,000 10.00%
1989 300,000 10.29%
1988 272,000 10.12%
1987 247,000 10.27%
1986 224,000 9.80%
1985 204,000 10.27%
1984 185,000 10.12%
1983 168,000 10.53%
1982 152,000 10.14%
1981 138,000 10.40%
1980 125,000 9.65%
1979 114,000 10.68%
1978 103,000 9.57%
1977 94,000 10.59%
1976 85,000 10.39%
1975 77,000 10.00%
1974 70,000 9.38%
1973 64,000 10.34%
1972 58,000 11.54%
1971 52,000 8.33%
1970 48,000 11.63%
1969 43,000 10.26%
1968 39,000 8.33%
1967 36,000 12.50%
1966 32,000 10.34%
1965 29,000 7.41%
1964 27,000 8.00%
1963 25,000 4.17%
1962 24,000 0.00%
1961 24,000 4.35%
1960 23,000 0.00%
1959 23,000 4.55%
1958 22,000 0.00%
1957 22,000 4.76%
1956 21,000 0.00%
1955 21,000 0.00%
1954 21,000 5.00%
1953 20,000 0.00%
1952 20,000 5.26%
1951 19,000 0.00%
1950 19,000 0.00%