Maiduguri, Nigeria Population 1950-2019

Chart and table of population level and growth rate for the Maiduguri, Nigeria metro area from 1950 to 2019. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current population of Maiduguri in 2019 is 772,000, a 1.58% increase from 2018.
  • The population of Maiduguri in 2018 was 760,000, a 1.47% increase from 2017.
  • The population of Maiduguri in 2017 was 749,000, a 1.49% increase from 2016.
  • The population of Maiduguri in 2016 was 738,000, a 1.51% 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
Maiduguri - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
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%