Port Harcourt, Nigeria Population 1950-2019

Chart and table of population level and growth rate for the Port Harcourt, Nigeria metro area from 1950 to 2019. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current population of Port Harcourt in 2019 is 2,873,000, a 5.2% increase from 2018.
  • The population of Port Harcourt in 2018 was 2,731,000, a 5.2% increase from 2017.
  • The population of Port Harcourt in 2017 was 2,596,000, a 5.23% increase from 2016.
  • The population of Port Harcourt in 2016 was 2,467,000, a 5.25% 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
Port Harcourt - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
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%