Akure, 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 Akure, Nigeria metro area from 1950 to 2020. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current metro area population of Akure in 2020 is 666,000, a 3.74% increase from 2019.
  • The metro area population of Akure in 2019 was 642,000, a 3.72% increase from 2018.
  • The metro area population of Akure in 2018 was 619,000, a 3.69% increase from 2017.
  • The metro area population of Akure in 2017 was 597,000, a 3.65% 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
Akure - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2020 666,000 3.74%
2019 642,000 3.72%
2018 619,000 3.69%
2017 597,000 3.65%
2016 576,000 3.60%
2015 556,000 3.54%
2014 537,000 3.67%
2013 518,000 3.60%
2012 500,000 3.73%
2011 482,000 3.66%
2010 465,000 3.56%
2009 449,000 3.70%
2008 433,000 3.59%
2007 418,000 3.72%
2006 403,000 3.60%
2005 389,000 3.73%
2004 375,000 3.59%
2003 362,000 3.72%
2002 349,000 3.56%
2001 337,000 3.69%
2000 325,000 3.50%
1999 314,000 3.63%
1998 303,000 3.77%
1997 292,000 3.55%
1996 282,000 3.68%
1995 272,000 3.82%
1994 262,000 3.56%
1993 253,000 3.69%
1992 244,000 3.83%
1991 235,000 4.44%
1990 225,000 4.17%
1989 216,000 4.85%
1988 206,000 4.04%
1987 198,000 4.76%
1986 189,000 4.42%
1985 181,000 4.02%
1984 174,000 4.82%
1983 166,000 4.40%
1982 159,000 3.92%
1981 153,000 4.79%
1980 146,000 4.29%
1979 140,000 4.48%
1978 134,000 4.69%
1977 128,000 4.07%
1976 123,000 4.24%
1975 118,000 4.42%
1974 113,000 4.63%
1973 108,000 4.85%
1972 103,000 4.04%
1971 99,000 4.21%
1970 95,000 4.40%
1969 91,000 4.60%
1968 87,000 4.82%
1967 83,000 3.75%
1966 80,000 5.26%
1965 76,000 4.11%
1964 73,000 4.29%
1963 70,000 6.06%
1962 66,000 6.45%
1961 62,000 5.08%
1960 59,000 5.36%
1959 56,000 5.66%
1958 53,000 6.00%
1957 50,000 6.38%
1956 47,000 4.44%
1955 45,000 7.14%
1954 42,000 5.00%
1953 40,000 5.26%
1952 38,000 5.56%
1951 36,000 5.88%
1950 34,000 0.00%