Owerri, Nigeria Population 1950-2019

Chart and table of population level and growth rate for the Owerri, Nigeria metro area from 1950 to 2019. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current population of Owerri in 2019 is 839,000, a 4.09% increase from 2018.
  • The population of Owerri in 2018 was 806,000, a 4% increase from 2017.
  • The population of Owerri in 2017 was 775,000, a 4.03% increase from 2016.
  • The population of Owerri in 2016 was 745,000, a 4.05% 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
Owerri - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2019 839,000 4.09%
2018 806,000 4.00%
2017 775,000 4.03%
2016 745,000 4.05%
2015 716,000 4.07%
2014 688,000 4.08%
2013 661,000 4.09%
2012 635,000 3.93%
2011 611,000 4.09%
2010 587,000 4.08%
2009 564,000 4.06%
2008 542,000 4.03%
2007 521,000 3.99%
2006 501,000 3.94%
2005 482,000 4.10%
2004 463,000 4.04%
2003 445,000 3.97%
2002 428,000 4.14%
2001 411,000 4.05%
2000 395,000 3.95%
1999 380,000 4.11%
1998 365,000 3.99%
1997 351,000 4.15%
1996 337,000 4.01%
1995 324,000 3.85%
1994 312,000 4.35%
1993 299,000 3.82%
1992 288,000 3.97%
1991 277,000 4.14%
1990 266,000 8.13%
1989 246,000 7.89%
1988 228,000 8.06%
1987 211,000 8.21%
1986 195,000 8.33%
1985 180,000 7.78%
1984 167,000 8.44%
1983 154,000 7.69%
1982 143,000 8.33%
1981 132,000 8.20%
1980 122,000 7.96%
1979 113,000 8.65%
1978 104,000 7.22%
1977 97,000 8.99%
1976 89,000 7.23%
1975 83,000 9.21%
1974 76,000 7.04%
1973 71,000 9.23%
1972 65,000 6.56%
1971 61,000 8.93%
1970 56,000 7.69%
1969 52,000 8.33%
1968 48,000 9.09%
1967 44,000 7.32%
1966 41,000 7.89%
1965 38,000 8.57%
1964 35,000 9.38%
1963 32,000 6.67%
1962 30,000 11.11%
1961 27,000 8.00%
1960 25,000 8.70%
1959 23,000 4.55%
1958 22,000 10.00%
1957 20,000 5.26%
1956 19,000 11.76%
1955 17,000 6.25%
1954 16,000 6.67%
1953 15,000 15.38%
1952 13,000 8.33%
1951 12,000 0.00%
1950 12,000 0.00%