Ilorin, Nigeria Population 1950-2019

Chart and table of population level and growth rate for the Ilorin, Nigeria metro area from 1950 to 2019. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current population of Ilorin in 2019 is 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.
  • The population of Ilorin in 2016 was 873,000, a 1.99% increase from 2015.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

MLA Citation:
Other Cities in Nigeria
City Name Population
Lagos 13,904,000
Kano 3,906,000
Ibadan 3,464,000
Abuja 3,095,000
Port Harcourt 2,873,000
Benin City 1,676,000
Onitsha 1,349,000
Kaduna 1,097,000
Uyo 1,073,000
Aba 1,051,000
Nnewi 989,000
Ilorin 929,000
Ikorodu 887,000
Jos 876,000
Owerri 839,000
Warri 814,000
Maiduguri 772,000
Enugu 752,000
Umuahia 732,000
Zaria 719,000
Oshogbo 699,000
Lokoja 643,000
Akure 642,000
Sokoto 622,000
Bauchi 576,000
Calabar 555,000
Abakaliki 543,000
Ogbomosho 527,000
Abeokuta 524,000
Gombe 489,000
Ado-Ekiti 463,000
Katsina 453,000
Okene 452,000
Igbidu 441,000
Minna 434,000
Gboko 428,000
Ondo 420,000
Okpogho 419,000
Oyo 415,000
Potiskum 398,000
Makurdi 393,000
Gwagwalada 378,000
Effon Alaiye 371,000
Ikot Ekpene 367,000
Ife 365,000
Saki 358,000
Birnin Kebbi 352,000
Ilesha 344,000
Ijebu-Ode 334,000
Lafia 325,000
Ilorin - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
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%