Ilorin, Nigeria Metro Area Population 1950-2022

Chart and table of population level and growth rate for the Ilorin, Nigeria metro area from 1950 to 2022. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current metro area population of Ilorin in 2022 is 1,000,000, a 2.67% increase from 2021.
  • The metro area population of Ilorin in 2021 was 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.
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
Ilorin - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2022 1,000,000 2.67%
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%