Enugu, Nigeria Metro Area Population 1950-2022

Chart and table of population level and growth rate for the Enugu, Nigeria metro area from 1950 to 2022. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current metro area population of Enugu in 2022 is 820,000, a 3.14% increase from 2021.
  • The metro area population of Enugu in 2021 was 795,000, a 2.85% increase from 2020.
  • The metro area population of Enugu in 2020 was 773,000, a 2.79% increase from 2019.
  • The metro area population of Enugu in 2019 was 752,000, a 2.59% 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
Enugu - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2022 820,000 3.14%
2021 795,000 2.85%
2020 773,000 2.79%
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%