Gombe, Nigeria Metro Area Population 1950-2020

NOTE: All data from 2020 and beyond are UN projections and DO NOT include any impacts of the COVID-19 virus.
Chart and table of population level and growth rate for the Gombe, Nigeria metro area from 1950 to 2020. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current metro area population of Gombe in 2020 is 509,000, a 4.09% increase from 2019.
  • The metro area population of Gombe in 2019 was 489,000, a 4.04% increase from 2018.
  • The metro area population of Gombe in 2018 was 470,000, a 4.21% increase from 2017.
  • The metro area population of Gombe in 2017 was 451,000, a 3.92% 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
Gombe - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2020 509,000 4.09%
2019 489,000 4.04%
2018 470,000 4.21%
2017 451,000 3.92%
2016 434,000 4.08%
2015 417,000 3.99%
2014 401,000 4.16%
2013 385,000 4.05%
2012 370,000 3.93%
2011 356,000 4.09%
2010 342,000 3.95%
2009 329,000 4.11%
2008 316,000 3.95%
2007 304,000 4.11%
2006 292,000 4.29%
2005 280,000 3.70%
2004 270,000 4.25%
2003 259,000 4.02%
2002 249,000 4.18%
2001 239,000 3.91%
2000 230,000 4.07%
1999 221,000 3.76%
1998 213,000 4.41%
1997 204,000 4.08%
1996 196,000 3.70%
1995 189,000 4.42%
1994 181,000 4.02%
1993 174,000 3.57%
1992 168,000 4.35%
1991 161,000 4.55%
1990 154,000 4.76%
1989 147,000 4.26%
1988 141,000 4.44%
1987 135,000 4.65%
1986 129,000 4.88%
1985 123,000 4.24%
1984 118,000 4.42%
1983 113,000 4.63%
1982 108,000 4.85%
1981 103,000 4.04%
1980 99,000 4.21%
1979 95,000 5.56%
1978 90,000 3.45%
1977 87,000 4.82%
1976 83,000 5.06%
1975 79,000 3.95%
1974 76,000 5.56%
1973 72,000 4.35%
1972 69,000 4.55%
1971 66,000 4.76%
1970 63,000 3.28%
1969 61,000 5.17%
1968 58,000 3.57%
1967 56,000 5.66%
1966 53,000 3.92%
1965 51,000 4.08%
1964 49,000 4.26%
1963 47,000 4.44%
1962 45,000 4.65%
1961 43,000 4.88%
1960 41,000 5.13%
1959 39,000 5.41%
1958 37,000 2.78%
1957 36,000 5.88%
1956 34,000 3.03%
1955 33,000 6.45%
1954 31,000 3.33%
1953 30,000 3.45%
1952 29,000 7.41%
1951 27,000 3.85%
1950 26,000 0.00%