Ilorin, Nigeria Metro Area Population 1950-2021

Chart and table of population level and growth rate for the Ilorin, Nigeria metro area from 1950 to 2021. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current metro area population of Ilorin in 2021 is 974,000, a 2.53% increase from 2020.
  • The metro area population of Ilorin in 2020 was 950,000, a 2.26% increase from 2019.
  • The metro area population of Ilorin in 2019 was 929,000, a 2.2% increase from 2018.
  • The metro area population of Ilorin in 2018 was 909,000, a 2.02% 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
Ilorin - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2021 974,000 2.53%
2020 950,000 2.26%
2019 929,000 2.20%
2018 909,000 2.02%
2017 891,000 2.06%
2016 873,000 1.99%
2015 856,000 2.03%
2014 839,000 2.07%
2013 822,000 1.99%
2012 806,000 2.03%
2011 790,000 2.07%
2010 774,000 1.98%
2009 759,000 2.15%
2008 743,000 1.92%
2007 729,000 2.10%
2006 714,000 2.00%
2005 700,000 2.04%
2004 686,000 2.08%
2003 672,000 1.97%
2002 659,000 2.01%
2001 646,000 2.05%
2000 633,000 2.10%
1999 620,000 1.97%
1998 608,000 2.01%
1997 596,000 2.05%
1996 584,000 2.10%
1995 572,000 1.96%
1994 561,000 2.19%
1993 549,000 1.86%
1992 539,000 2.28%
1991 527,000 2.33%
1990 515,000 2.39%
1989 503,000 2.44%
1988 491,000 2.51%
1987 479,000 2.35%
1986 468,000 2.41%
1985 457,000 2.47%
1984 446,000 2.29%
1983 436,000 3.81%
1982 420,000 3.96%
1981 404,000 3.86%
1980 389,000 3.73%
1979 375,000 3.88%
1978 361,000 3.74%
1977 348,000 3.88%
1976 335,000 3.72%
1975 323,000 3.86%
1974 311,000 4.01%
1973 299,000 3.82%
1972 288,000 3.60%
1971 278,000 3.73%
1970 268,000 3.88%
1969 258,000 4.03%
1968 248,000 3.77%
1967 239,000 3.91%
1966 230,000 3.60%
1965 222,000 3.74%
1964 214,000 4.39%
1963 205,000 4.59%
1962 196,000 4.81%
1961 187,000 4.47%
1960 179,000 4.68%
1959 171,000 4.91%
1958 163,000 4.49%
1957 156,000 4.70%
1956 149,000 4.20%
1955 143,000 5.15%
1954 136,000 4.62%
1953 130,000 4.84%
1952 124,000 4.20%
1951 119,000 4.39%
1950 114,000 0.00%