Maiduguri, Nigeria Metro Area Population 1950-2022

Chart and table of population level and growth rate for the Maiduguri, Nigeria metro area from 1950 to 2022. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current metro area population of Maiduguri in 2022 is 822,000, a 2.37% increase from 2021.
  • The metro area population of Maiduguri in 2021 was 803,000, a 2.16% increase from 2020.
  • The metro area population of Maiduguri in 2020 was 786,000, a 1.81% increase from 2019.
  • The metro area population of Maiduguri in 2019 was 772,000, a 1.58% increase from 2018.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

MLA Citation:
Other Cities in Nigeria
City Name Population
Lagos 15,388,000
Kano 4,219,000
Ibadan 3,756,000
Abuja 3,652,000
Port Harcourt 3,325,000
Benin City 1,841,000
Onitsha 1,553,000
Uyo 1,265,000
Nnewi 1,177,000
Kaduna 1,158,000
Aba 1,150,000
Ikorodu 1,041,000
Ilorin 1,000,000
Owerri 945,000
Warri 943,000
Jos 942,000
Umuahia 861,000
Maiduguri 822,000
Enugu 820,000
Lokoja 791,000
Oshogbo 750,000
Zaria 749,000
Akure 717,000
Sokoto 685,000
Bauchi 645,000
Abakaliki 632,000
Calabar 631,000
Ogbomosho 602,000
Abeokuta 557,000
Gombe 551,000
Ado-Ekiti 516,000
Katsina 505,000
Okene 494,000
Okpogho 484,000
Potiskum 483,000
Igbidu 479,000
Minna 479,000
Gwagwalada 475,000
Gboko 472,000
Ondo 460,000
Oyo 456,000
Makurdi 438,000
Ikot Ekpene 415,000
Saki 414,000
Effon Alaiye 410,000
Ife 397,000
Birnin Kebbi 396,000
Ilesha 385,000
Ijebu-Ode 368,000
Lafia 361,000
Maiduguri - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2022 822,000 2.37%
2021 803,000 2.16%
2020 786,000 1.81%
2019 772,000 1.58%
2018 760,000 1.47%
2017 749,000 1.49%
2016 738,000 1.51%
2015 727,000 1.54%
2014 716,000 1.56%
2013 705,000 1.44%
2012 695,000 1.61%
2011 684,000 1.48%
2010 674,000 1.51%
2009 664,000 1.53%
2008 654,000 1.55%
2007 644,000 1.42%
2006 635,000 1.60%
2005 625,000 1.46%
2004 616,000 1.48%
2003 607,000 1.51%
2002 598,000 1.53%
2001 589,000 1.55%
2000 580,000 1.58%
1999 571,000 1.42%
1998 563,000 1.62%
1997 554,000 1.47%
1996 546,000 1.49%
1995 538,000 1.51%
1994 530,000 1.53%
1993 522,000 1.56%
1992 514,000 1.38%
1991 507,000 1.60%
1990 499,000 5.72%
1989 472,000 5.59%
1988 447,000 5.67%
1987 423,000 5.75%
1986 400,000 5.82%
1985 378,000 5.59%
1984 358,000 5.60%
1983 339,000 5.61%
1982 321,000 5.94%
1981 303,000 5.57%
1980 287,000 5.51%
1979 272,000 5.84%
1978 257,000 5.33%
1977 244,000 5.63%
1976 231,000 5.96%
1975 218,000 5.31%
1974 207,000 5.61%
1973 196,000 5.95%
1972 185,000 5.71%
1971 175,000 5.42%
1970 166,000 6.41%
1969 156,000 6.85%
1968 146,000 6.57%
1967 137,000 6.20%
1966 129,000 6.61%
1965 121,000 7.08%
1964 113,000 6.60%
1963 106,000 6.00%
1962 100,000 6.38%
1961 94,000 6.82%
1960 88,000 7.32%
1959 82,000 6.49%
1958 77,000 5.48%
1957 73,000 7.35%
1956 68,000 6.25%
1955 64,000 6.67%
1954 60,000 7.14%
1953 56,000 3.70%
1952 54,000 3.85%
1951 52,000 4.00%
1950 50,000 0.00%