Benin City, Nigeria Metro Area Population 1950-2021

Chart and table of population level and growth rate for the Benin City, Nigeria metro area from 1950 to 2021. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current metro area population of Benin City in 2021 is 1,782,000, a 3.18% increase from 2020.
  • The metro area population of Benin City in 2020 was 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.
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
Benin City - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2021 1,782,000 3.18%
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%