Owerri, Nigeria Metro Area Population 1950-2021

Chart and table of population level and growth rate for the Owerri, Nigeria metro area from 1950 to 2021. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current metro area population of Owerri in 2021 is 908,000, a 4.01% increase from 2020.
  • The metro area population of Owerri in 2020 was 873,000, a 4.05% increase from 2019.
  • The metro area population of Owerri in 2019 was 839,000, a 4.09% increase from 2018.
  • The metro area population of Owerri in 2018 was 806,000, a 4% 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
Owerri - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2021 908,000 4.01%
2020 873,000 4.05%
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%