Kano, Nigeria Population 1950-2020

Chart and table of population level and growth rate for the Kano, Nigeria metro area from 1950 to 2020. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current population of Kano in 2020 is 3,999,000, a 2.38% increase from 2019.
  • The population of Kano in 2019 was 3,906,000, a 2.25% increase from 2018.
  • The population of Kano in 2018 was 3,820,000, a 2.17% increase from 2017.
  • The population of Kano in 2017 was 3,739,000, a 2.13% 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
Kano - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2020 3,999,000 2.38%
2019 3,906,000 2.25%
2018 3,820,000 2.17%
2017 3,739,000 2.13%
2016 3,661,000 2.18%
2015 3,583,000 2.14%
2014 3,508,000 2.15%
2013 3,434,000 2.17%
2012 3,361,000 2.16%
2011 3,290,000 2.14%
2010 3,221,000 2.16%
2009 3,153,000 2.14%
2008 3,087,000 2.18%
2007 3,021,000 2.13%
2006 2,958,000 2.18%
2005 2,895,000 2.15%
2004 2,834,000 2.16%
2003 2,774,000 2.14%
2002 2,716,000 2.18%
2001 2,658,000 2.15%
2000 2,602,000 2.16%
1999 2,547,000 2.13%
1998 2,494,000 2.17%
1997 2,441,000 2.13%
1996 2,390,000 2.18%
1995 2,339,000 2.14%
1994 2,290,000 2.19%
1993 2,241,000 2.14%
1992 2,194,000 2.24%
1991 2,146,000 2.43%
1990 2,095,000 2.39%
1989 2,046,000 2.40%
1988 1,998,000 2.41%
1987 1,951,000 2.41%
1986 1,905,000 2.36%
1985 1,861,000 2.42%
1984 1,817,000 2.42%
1983 1,774,000 9.51%
1982 1,620,000 9.61%
1981 1,478,000 9.48%
1980 1,350,000 9.58%
1979 1,232,000 9.61%
1978 1,124,000 9.55%
1977 1,026,000 9.50%
1976 937,000 9.59%
1975 855,000 9.48%
1974 781,000 9.54%
1973 713,000 9.52%
1972 651,000 9.60%
1971 594,000 9.59%
1970 542,000 9.49%
1969 495,000 9.51%
1968 452,000 9.71%
1967 412,000 9.57%
1966 376,000 9.62%
1965 343,000 9.24%
1964 314,000 9.03%
1963 288,000 7.87%
1962 267,000 8.10%
1961 247,000 7.86%
1960 229,000 8.02%
1959 212,000 7.61%
1958 197,000 7.65%
1957 183,000 8.28%
1956 169,000 7.64%
1955 157,000 8.28%
1954 145,000 7.41%
1953 135,000 4.65%
1952 129,000 2.38%
1951 126,000 2.44%
1950 123,000 0.00%