Owerri, Nigeria Metro Area Population 1950-2022

Chart and table of population level and growth rate for the Owerri, Nigeria metro area from 1950 to 2022. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current metro area population of Owerri in 2022 is 945,000, a 4.07% increase from 2021.
  • The metro area population of Owerri in 2021 was 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.
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
Owerri - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2022 945,000 4.07%
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%