Ilorin, Nigeria Population 1950-2020

Chart and table of population level and growth rate for the Ilorin, Nigeria metro area from 1950 to 2020. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current population of Ilorin in 2020 is 950,000, a 2.26% increase from 2019.
  • The population of Ilorin in 2019 was 929,000, a 2.2% increase from 2018.
  • The population of Ilorin in 2018 was 909,000, a 2.02% increase from 2017.
  • The population of Ilorin in 2017 was 891,000, a 2.06% 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
Ilorin - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
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%