Maiduguri, Nigeria Metro Area Population 1950-2021

Chart and table of population level and growth rate for the Maiduguri, Nigeria metro area from 1950 to 2021. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current metro area population of Maiduguri in 2021 is 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.
  • The metro area population of Maiduguri in 2018 was 760,000, a 1.47% 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
Maiduguri - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
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%