Lagos, Nigeria Population 1950-2019

Chart and table of population level and growth rate for the Lagos, Nigeria metro area from 1950 to 2019. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current population of Lagos in 2019 is 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.
  • The population of Lagos in 2016 was 12,634,000, a 3.23% increase from 2015.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

MLA Citation:
Other Cities in Nigeria
City Name Population
Lagos 13,904,000
Kano 3,906,000
Ibadan 3,464,000
Abuja 3,095,000
Port Harcourt 2,873,000
Benin City 1,676,000
Onitsha 1,349,000
Kaduna 1,097,000
Uyo 1,073,000
Aba 1,051,000
Nnewi 989,000
Ilorin 929,000
Ikorodu 887,000
Jos 876,000
Owerri 839,000
Warri 814,000
Maiduguri 772,000
Enugu 752,000
Umuahia 732,000
Zaria 719,000
Oshogbo 699,000
Lokoja 643,000
Akure 642,000
Sokoto 622,000
Bauchi 576,000
Calabar 555,000
Abakaliki 543,000
Ogbomosho 527,000
Abeokuta 524,000
Gombe 489,000
Ado-Ekiti 463,000
Katsina 453,000
Okene 452,000
Igbidu 441,000
Minna 434,000
Gboko 428,000
Ondo 420,000
Okpogho 419,000
Oyo 415,000
Potiskum 398,000
Makurdi 393,000
Gwagwalada 378,000
Effon Alaiye 371,000
Ikot Ekpene 367,000
Ife 365,000
Saki 358,000
Birnin Kebbi 352,000
Ilesha 344,000
Ijebu-Ode 334,000
Lafia 325,000
Lagos - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
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%