Benin City, Nigeria Metro Area Population 1950-2020

Chart and table of population level and growth rate for the Benin City, Nigeria metro area from 1950 to 2020. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current metro area population of Benin City in 2020 is 1,727,000, a 3.04% increase from 2019.
  • The metro area population of Benin City in 2019 was 1,676,000, a 2.95% increase from 2018.
  • The metro area population of Benin City in 2018 was 1,628,000, a 2.91% increase from 2017.
  • The metro area population of Benin City in 2017 was 1,582,000, a 2.86% 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
Benin City - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2020 1,727,000 3.04%
2019 1,676,000 2.95%
2018 1,628,000 2.91%
2017 1,582,000 2.86%
2016 1,538,000 2.88%
2015 1,495,000 2.89%
2014 1,453,000 2.90%
2013 1,412,000 2.92%
2012 1,372,000 2.85%
2011 1,334,000 2.93%
2010 1,296,000 2.86%
2009 1,260,000 2.94%
2008 1,224,000 2.86%
2007 1,190,000 2.94%
2006 1,156,000 2.85%
2005 1,124,000 2.93%
2004 1,092,000 2.82%
2003 1,062,000 2.91%
2002 1,032,000 2.89%
2001 1,003,000 2.87%
2000 975,000 2.96%
1999 947,000 2.82%
1998 921,000 2.91%
1997 895,000 2.87%
1996 870,000 2.96%
1995 845,000 2.92%
1994 821,000 2.88%
1993 798,000 2.84%
1992 776,000 4.72%
1991 741,000 7.55%
1990 689,000 7.49%
1989 641,000 7.37%
1988 597,000 7.57%
1987 555,000 7.56%
1986 516,000 7.50%
1985 480,000 7.38%
1984 447,000 7.45%
1983 416,000 7.49%
1982 387,000 7.50%
1981 360,000 7.46%
1980 335,000 7.37%
1979 312,000 7.59%
1978 290,000 7.41%
1977 270,000 7.57%
1976 251,000 7.73%
1975 233,000 7.37%
1974 217,000 7.43%
1973 202,000 7.45%
1972 188,000 7.43%
1971 175,000 7.36%
1970 163,000 7.95%
1969 151,000 7.09%
1968 141,000 7.63%
1967 131,000 7.38%
1966 122,000 7.96%
1965 113,000 6.60%
1964 106,000 7.07%
1963 99,000 6.45%
1962 93,000 5.68%
1961 88,000 6.02%
1960 83,000 6.41%
1959 78,000 5.41%
1958 74,000 5.71%
1957 70,000 6.06%
1956 66,000 6.45%
1955 62,000 5.08%
1954 59,000 7.27%
1953 55,000 3.77%
1952 53,000 3.92%
1951 51,000 4.08%
1950 49,000 0.00%