Kaduna, Nigeria Metro Area Population 1950-2020

NOTE: All data from 2020 and beyond are UN projections and DO NOT include any impacts of the COVID-19 virus.
Chart and table of population level and growth rate for the Kaduna, Nigeria metro area from 1950 to 2020. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current metro area population of Kaduna in 2020 is 1,113,000, a 1.46% increase from 2019.
  • The metro area population of Kaduna in 2019 was 1,097,000, a 1.29% increase from 2018.
  • The metro area population of Kaduna in 2018 was 1,083,000, a 1.12% increase from 2017.
  • The metro area population of Kaduna in 2017 was 1,071,000, a 1.23% 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
Kaduna - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2020 1,113,000 1.46%
2019 1,097,000 1.29%
2018 1,083,000 1.12%
2017 1,071,000 1.23%
2016 1,058,000 1.15%
2015 1,046,000 1.16%
2014 1,034,000 1.08%
2013 1,023,000 1.19%
2012 1,011,000 1.20%
2011 999,000 1.11%
2010 988,000 1.13%
2009 977,000 1.14%
2008 966,000 1.15%
2007 955,000 1.17%
2006 944,000 1.18%
2005 933,000 1.19%
2004 922,000 1.10%
2003 912,000 1.22%
2002 901,000 1.12%
2001 891,000 1.14%
2000 881,000 1.15%
1999 871,000 1.16%
1998 861,000 1.18%
1997 851,000 1.19%
1996 841,000 1.08%
1995 832,000 1.22%
1994 822,000 1.11%
1993 813,000 1.25%
1992 803,000 1.13%
1991 794,000 1.15%
1990 785,000 6.80%
1989 735,000 6.83%
1988 688,000 6.67%
1987 645,000 6.79%
1986 604,000 6.90%
1985 565,000 6.81%
1984 529,000 6.65%
1983 496,000 6.90%
1982 464,000 6.67%
1981 435,000 6.88%
1980 407,000 6.82%
1979 381,000 6.72%
1978 357,000 6.89%
1977 334,000 6.71%
1976 313,000 6.83%
1975 293,000 6.93%
1974 274,000 6.61%
1973 257,000 6.64%
1972 241,000 7.11%
1971 225,000 6.64%
1970 211,000 5.50%
1969 200,000 5.26%
1968 190,000 4.97%
1967 181,000 5.23%
1966 172,000 5.52%
1965 163,000 5.16%
1964 155,000 7.64%
1963 144,000 13.39%
1962 127,000 13.39%
1961 112,000 13.13%
1960 99,000 13.79%
1959 87,000 12.99%
1958 77,000 13.24%
1957 68,000 13.33%
1956 60,000 13.21%
1955 53,000 12.77%
1954 47,000 14.63%
1953 41,000 7.89%
1952 38,000 5.56%
1951 36,000 2.86%
1950 35,000 0.00%