Lagos, Nigeria Population 1950-2020

Chart and table of population level and growth rate for the Lagos, Nigeria metro area from 1950 to 2020. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current population of Lagos in 2020 is 14,368,000, a 3.34% increase from 2019.
  • The population of Lagos in 2019 was 13,904,000, a 3.28% increase from 2018.
  • The population of Lagos in 2018 was 13,463,000, a 3.23% increase from 2017.
  • The population of Lagos in 2017 was 13,042,000, a 3.23% 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
Lagos - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2020 14,368,000 3.34%
2019 13,904,000 3.28%
2018 13,463,000 3.23%
2017 13,042,000 3.23%
2016 12,634,000 3.23%
2015 12,239,000 3.23%
2014 11,856,000 3.22%
2013 11,486,000 3.23%
2012 11,127,000 3.24%
2011 10,778,000 3.23%
2010 10,441,000 3.22%
2009 10,115,000 3.22%
2008 9,799,000 3.23%
2007 9,492,000 3.23%
2006 9,195,000 3.79%
2005 8,859,000 3.99%
2004 8,519,000 4.02%
2003 8,190,000 4.00%
2002 7,875,000 4.00%
2001 7,572,000 4.00%
2000 7,281,000 4.01%
1999 7,000,000 4.00%
1998 6,731,000 4.02%
1997 6,471,000 3.99%
1996 6,223,000 4.01%
1995 5,983,000 4.02%
1994 5,752,000 4.00%
1993 5,531,000 4.01%
1992 5,318,000 4.95%
1991 5,067,000 6.36%
1990 4,764,000 6.36%
1989 4,479,000 6.34%
1988 4,212,000 6.36%
1987 3,960,000 6.37%
1986 3,723,000 6.37%
1985 3,500,000 6.35%
1984 3,291,000 6.37%
1983 3,094,000 6.36%
1982 2,909,000 6.32%
1981 2,736,000 6.38%
1980 2,572,000 6.37%
1979 2,418,000 6.33%
1978 2,274,000 6.36%
1977 2,138,000 6.37%
1976 2,010,000 6.35%
1975 1,890,000 6.36%
1974 1,777,000 6.34%
1973 1,671,000 6.37%
1972 1,571,000 6.36%
1971 1,477,000 4.46%
1970 1,414,000 4.51%
1969 1,353,000 4.48%
1968 1,295,000 4.52%
1967 1,239,000 4.47%
1966 1,186,000 4.49%
1965 1,135,000 4.42%
1964 1,087,000 6.46%
1963 1,021,000 10.26%
1962 926,000 10.24%
1961 840,000 10.24%
1960 762,000 10.12%
1959 692,000 10.37%
1958 627,000 10.19%
1957 569,000 10.27%
1956 516,000 10.26%
1955 468,000 10.12%
1954 425,000 10.10%
1953 386,000 7.52%
1952 359,000 4.97%
1951 342,000 5.23%
1950 325,000 0.00%