Enugu, Nigeria Population 1950-2019

Chart and table of population level and growth rate for the Enugu, Nigeria metro area from 1950 to 2019. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current population of Enugu in 2019 is 752,000, a 2.59% increase from 2018.
  • The population of Enugu in 2018 was 733,000, a 2.52% increase from 2017.
  • The population of Enugu in 2017 was 715,000, a 2.58% increase from 2016.
  • The population of Enugu in 2016 was 697,000, a 2.5% increase from 2015.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

MLA Citation:
Other Cities in Nigeria
City Name Population
Lagos 13,904,000
Kano 3,906,000
Ibadan 3,464,000
Abuja 3,095,000
Port Harcourt 2,873,000
Benin City 1,676,000
Onitsha 1,349,000
Kaduna 1,097,000
Uyo 1,073,000
Aba 1,051,000
Nnewi 989,000
Ilorin 929,000
Ikorodu 887,000
Jos 876,000
Owerri 839,000
Warri 814,000
Maiduguri 772,000
Enugu 752,000
Umuahia 732,000
Zaria 719,000
Oshogbo 699,000
Lokoja 643,000
Akure 642,000
Sokoto 622,000
Bauchi 576,000
Calabar 555,000
Abakaliki 543,000
Ogbomosho 527,000
Abeokuta 524,000
Gombe 489,000
Ado-Ekiti 463,000
Katsina 453,000
Okene 452,000
Igbidu 441,000
Minna 434,000
Gboko 428,000
Ondo 420,000
Okpogho 419,000
Oyo 415,000
Potiskum 398,000
Makurdi 393,000
Gwagwalada 378,000
Effon Alaiye 371,000
Ikot Ekpene 367,000
Ife 365,000
Saki 358,000
Birnin Kebbi 352,000
Ilesha 344,000
Ijebu-Ode 334,000
Lafia 325,000
Enugu - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2019 752,000 2.59%
2018 733,000 2.52%
2017 715,000 2.58%
2016 697,000 2.50%
2015 680,000 2.56%
2014 663,000 2.47%
2013 647,000 2.54%
2012 631,000 2.60%
2011 615,000 2.50%
2010 600,000 2.56%
2009 585,000 2.45%
2008 571,000 2.51%
2007 557,000 2.58%
2006 543,000 2.65%
2005 529,000 2.52%
2004 516,000 2.58%
2003 503,000 2.44%
2002 491,000 2.51%
2001 479,000 2.57%
2000 467,000 2.64%
1999 455,000 2.48%
1998 444,000 2.54%
1997 433,000 2.61%
1996 422,000 2.43%
1995 412,000 2.74%
1994 401,000 2.56%
1993 391,000 2.36%
1992 382,000 2.69%
1991 372,000 2.48%
1990 363,000 4.31%
1989 348,000 4.19%
1988 334,000 4.05%
1987 321,000 4.22%
1986 308,000 4.41%
1985 295,000 4.24%
1984 283,000 4.04%
1983 272,000 4.21%
1982 261,000 4.40%
1981 250,000 4.17%
1980 240,000 4.35%
1979 230,000 4.07%
1978 221,000 4.25%
1977 212,000 3.92%
1976 204,000 4.62%
1975 195,000 4.28%
1974 187,000 3.89%
1973 180,000 4.05%
1972 173,000 4.22%
1971 166,000 4.40%
1970 159,000 5.30%
1969 151,000 5.59%
1968 143,000 5.15%
1967 136,000 5.43%
1966 129,000 5.74%
1965 122,000 5.17%
1964 116,000 5.45%
1963 110,000 5.77%
1962 104,000 6.12%
1961 98,000 5.38%
1960 93,000 4.49%
1959 89,000 5.95%
1958 84,000 5.00%
1957 80,000 6.67%
1956 75,000 4.17%
1955 72,000 5.88%
1954 68,000 6.25%
1953 64,000 3.23%
1952 62,000 1.64%
1951 61,000 1.67%
1950 60,000 0.00%