Jos, Nigeria Population 1950-2019

Chart and table of population level and growth rate for the Jos, Nigeria metro area from 1950 to 2019. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current population of Jos in 2019 is 876,000, a 2.1% increase from 2018.
  • The population of Jos in 2018 was 858,000, a 2.02% increase from 2017.
  • The population of Jos in 2017 was 841,000, a 1.94% increase from 2016.
  • The population of Jos in 2016 was 825,000, a 1.98% 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
Jos - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2019 876,000 2.10%
2018 858,000 2.02%
2017 841,000 1.94%
2016 825,000 1.98%
2015 809,000 1.89%
2014 794,000 2.06%
2013 778,000 1.97%
2012 763,000 2.01%
2011 748,000 1.91%
2010 734,000 1.94%
2009 720,000 1.98%
2008 706,000 2.02%
2007 692,000 1.91%
2006 679,000 1.95%
2005 666,000 1.99%
2004 653,000 2.03%
2003 640,000 1.91%
2002 628,000 1.95%
2001 616,000 1.99%
2000 604,000 2.03%
1999 592,000 2.07%
1998 580,000 1.93%
1997 569,000 1.97%
1996 558,000 2.01%
1995 547,000 1.86%
1994 537,000 2.09%
1993 526,000 1.94%
1992 516,000 2.18%
1991 505,000 2.43%
1990 493,000 2.28%
1989 482,000 2.55%
1988 470,000 2.40%
1987 459,000 2.23%
1986 449,000 2.51%
1985 438,000 2.34%
1984 428,000 2.39%
1983 418,000 8.29%
1982 386,000 8.12%
1981 357,000 7.85%
1980 331,000 8.17%
1979 306,000 8.13%
1978 283,000 8.02%
1977 262,000 8.26%
1976 242,000 8.04%
1975 224,000 8.21%
1974 207,000 7.81%
1973 192,000 8.47%
1972 177,000 7.93%
1971 164,000 7.89%
1970 152,000 8.57%
1969 140,000 7.69%
1968 130,000 8.33%
1967 120,000 8.11%
1966 111,000 7.77%
1965 103,000 8.42%
1964 95,000 7.95%
1963 88,000 8.64%
1962 81,000 8.00%
1961 75,000 8.70%
1960 69,000 7.81%
1959 64,000 8.47%
1958 59,000 7.27%
1957 55,000 7.84%
1956 51,000 8.51%
1955 47,000 9.30%
1954 43,000 7.50%
1953 40,000 8.11%
1952 37,000 8.82%
1951 34,000 9.68%
1950 31,000 0.00%