Benin City, Nigeria Metro Area Population 1950-2022

Chart and table of population level and growth rate for the Benin City, Nigeria metro area from 1950 to 2022. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current metro area population of Benin City in 2022 is 1,841,000, a 3.31% increase from 2021.
  • The metro area population of Benin City in 2021 was 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.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

MLA Citation:
Other Cities in Nigeria
City Name Population
Lagos 15,388,000
Kano 4,219,000
Ibadan 3,756,000
Abuja 3,652,000
Port Harcourt 3,325,000
Benin City 1,841,000
Onitsha 1,553,000
Uyo 1,265,000
Nnewi 1,177,000
Kaduna 1,158,000
Aba 1,150,000
Ikorodu 1,041,000
Ilorin 1,000,000
Owerri 945,000
Warri 943,000
Jos 942,000
Umuahia 861,000
Maiduguri 822,000
Enugu 820,000
Lokoja 791,000
Oshogbo 750,000
Zaria 749,000
Akure 717,000
Sokoto 685,000
Bauchi 645,000
Abakaliki 632,000
Calabar 631,000
Ogbomosho 602,000
Abeokuta 557,000
Gombe 551,000
Ado-Ekiti 516,000
Katsina 505,000
Okene 494,000
Okpogho 484,000
Potiskum 483,000
Igbidu 479,000
Minna 479,000
Gwagwalada 475,000
Gboko 472,000
Ondo 460,000
Oyo 456,000
Makurdi 438,000
Ikot Ekpene 415,000
Saki 414,000
Effon Alaiye 410,000
Ife 397,000
Birnin Kebbi 396,000
Ilesha 385,000
Ijebu-Ode 368,000
Lafia 361,000
Benin City - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2022 1,841,000 3.31%
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%