Jos, Nigeria Metro Area Population 1950-2021

Chart and table of population level and growth rate for the Jos, Nigeria metro area from 1950 to 2021. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current metro area population of Jos in 2021 is 917,000, a 2.46% increase from 2020.
  • The metro area population of Jos in 2020 was 895,000, a 2.17% increase from 2019.
  • The metro area population of Jos in 2019 was 876,000, a 2.1% increase from 2018.
  • The metro area population of Jos in 2018 was 858,000, 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
Jos - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2021 917,000 2.46%
2020 895,000 2.17%
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%