Abuja, Nigeria Population 1950-2020

Chart and table of population level and growth rate for the Abuja, Nigeria metro area from 1950 to 2020. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current population of Abuja in 2020 is 3,278,000, a 5.91% increase from 2019.
  • The population of Abuja in 2019 was 3,095,000, a 6.03% increase from 2018.
  • The population of Abuja in 2018 was 2,919,000, a 6.15% increase from 2017.
  • The population of Abuja in 2017 was 2,750,000, a 6.14% 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
Abuja - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
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%