Port Harcourt, Nigeria Metro Area Population 1950-2021

Chart and table of population level and growth rate for the Port Harcourt, Nigeria metro area from 1950 to 2021. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current metro area population of Port Harcourt in 2021 is 3,171,000, a 5% increase from 2020.
  • The metro area population of Port Harcourt in 2020 was 3,020,000, a 5.12% increase from 2019.
  • The metro area population of Port Harcourt in 2019 was 2,873,000, a 5.2% increase from 2018.
  • The metro area population of Port Harcourt in 2018 was 2,731,000, a 5.2% 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
Port Harcourt - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2021 3,171,000 5.00%
2020 3,020,000 5.12%
2019 2,873,000 5.20%
2018 2,731,000 5.20%
2017 2,596,000 5.23%
2016 2,467,000 5.25%
2015 2,344,000 5.25%
2014 2,227,000 5.20%
2013 2,117,000 5.27%
2012 2,011,000 5.23%
2011 1,911,000 5.23%
2010 1,816,000 5.21%
2009 1,726,000 5.24%
2008 1,640,000 5.26%
2007 1,558,000 5.20%
2006 1,481,000 5.26%
2005 1,407,000 5.24%
2004 1,337,000 5.19%
2003 1,271,000 5.22%
2002 1,208,000 5.23%
2001 1,148,000 5.22%
2000 1,091,000 5.31%
1999 1,036,000 5.18%
1998 985,000 5.24%
1997 936,000 5.29%
1996 889,000 5.21%
1995 845,000 5.23%
1994 803,000 5.24%
1993 763,000 5.24%
1992 725,000 4.02%
1991 697,000 2.50%
1990 680,000 2.41%
1989 664,000 2.31%
1988 649,000 2.53%
1987 633,000 2.26%
1986 619,000 2.48%
1985 604,000 2.37%
1984 590,000 2.43%
1983 576,000 6.08%
1982 543,000 6.26%
1981 511,000 6.02%
1980 482,000 6.17%
1979 454,000 6.07%
1978 428,000 6.20%
1977 403,000 6.05%
1976 380,000 6.15%
1975 358,000 5.92%
1974 338,000 6.29%
1973 318,000 6.00%
1972 300,000 6.01%
1971 283,000 6.39%
1970 266,000 5.98%
1969 251,000 5.91%
1968 237,000 6.28%
1967 223,000 6.19%
1966 210,000 6.06%
1965 198,000 5.88%
1964 187,000 7.47%
1963 174,000 8.75%
1962 160,000 8.84%
1961 147,000 8.89%
1960 135,000 8.87%
1959 124,000 8.77%
1958 114,000 8.57%
1957 105,000 9.38%
1956 96,000 9.09%
1955 88,000 8.64%
1954 81,000 9.46%
1953 74,000 7.25%
1952 69,000 7.81%
1951 64,000 6.67%
1950 60,000 0.00%