Calabar, Nigeria Metro Area Population 1950-2021

Chart and table of population level and growth rate for the Calabar, Nigeria metro area from 1950 to 2021. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current metro area population of Calabar in 2021 is 605,000, a 4.49% increase from 2020.
  • The metro area population of Calabar in 2020 was 579,000, a 4.32% increase from 2019.
  • The metro area population of Calabar in 2019 was 555,000, a 4.52% increase from 2018.
  • The metro area population of Calabar in 2018 was 531,000, a 4.32% 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
Calabar - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2021 605,000 4.49%
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%