Calabar, Nigeria Population 1950-2020

Chart and table of population level and growth rate for the Calabar, Nigeria metro area from 1950 to 2020. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current population of Calabar in 2020 is 579,000, a 4.32% increase from 2019.
  • The population of Calabar in 2019 was 555,000, a 4.52% increase from 2018.
  • The population of Calabar in 2018 was 531,000, a 4.32% increase from 2017.
  • The population of Calabar in 2017 was 509,000, a 4.52% 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
Calabar - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2020 579,000 4.32%
2019 555,000 4.52%
2018 531,000 4.32%
2017 509,000 4.52%
2016 487,000 4.28%
2015 467,000 4.47%
2014 447,000 4.44%
2013 428,000 4.39%
2012 410,000 4.33%
2011 393,000 4.52%
2010 376,000 4.44%
2009 360,000 4.35%
2008 345,000 4.55%
2007 330,000 4.43%
2006 316,000 4.29%
2005 303,000 4.48%
2004 290,000 4.32%
2003 278,000 4.51%
2002 266,000 4.31%
2001 255,000 4.51%
2000 244,000 4.27%
1999 234,000 4.46%
1998 224,000 4.67%
1997 214,000 4.39%
1996 205,000 4.59%
1995 196,000 4.26%
1994 188,000 4.44%
1993 180,000 4.65%
1992 172,000 4.24%
1991 165,000 4.43%
1990 158,000 2.60%
1989 154,000 2.67%
1988 150,000 2.74%
1987 146,000 2.82%
1986 142,000 2.90%
1985 138,000 2.22%
1984 135,000 3.05%
1983 131,000 2.34%
1982 128,000 3.23%
1981 124,000 2.48%
1980 121,000 2.54%
1979 118,000 2.61%
1978 115,000 2.68%
1977 112,000 2.75%
1976 109,000 2.83%
1975 106,000 2.91%
1974 103,000 1.98%
1973 101,000 3.06%
1972 98,000 3.16%
1971 95,000 2.15%
1970 93,000 4.49%
1969 89,000 3.49%
1968 86,000 3.61%
1967 83,000 5.06%
1966 79,000 3.95%
1965 76,000 4.11%
1964 73,000 2.82%
1963 71,000 4.41%
1962 68,000 4.62%
1961 65,000 3.17%
1960 63,000 5.00%
1959 60,000 3.45%
1958 58,000 3.57%
1957 56,000 3.70%
1956 54,000 5.88%
1955 51,000 4.08%
1954 49,000 2.08%
1953 48,000 4.35%
1952 46,000 2.22%
1951 45,000 2.27%
1950 44,000 0.00%