Kano, Nigeria Metro Area Population 1950-2021

Chart and table of population level and growth rate for the Kano, Nigeria metro area from 1950 to 2021. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current metro area population of Kano in 2021 is 4,103,000, a 2.6% increase from 2020.
  • The metro area population of Kano in 2020 was 3,999,000, a 2.38% increase from 2019.
  • The metro area population of Kano in 2019 was 3,906,000, a 2.25% increase from 2018.
  • The metro area population of Kano in 2018 was 3,820,000, a 2.17% 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
Kano - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2021 4,103,000 2.60%
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%