Sokoto, Nigeria Population 1950-2019

Chart and table of population level and growth rate for the Sokoto, Nigeria metro area from 1950 to 2019. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current population of Sokoto in 2019 is 622,000, a 3.15% increase from 2018.
  • The population of Sokoto in 2018 was 603,000, a 2.9% increase from 2017.
  • The population of Sokoto in 2017 was 586,000, a 2.99% increase from 2016.
  • The population of Sokoto in 2016 was 569,000, a 3.08% 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
Sokoto - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2019 622,000 3.15%
2018 603,000 2.90%
2017 586,000 2.99%
2016 569,000 3.08%
2015 552,000 2.99%
2014 536,000 3.08%
2013 520,000 2.97%
2012 505,000 3.06%
2011 490,000 2.94%
2010 476,000 3.03%
2009 462,000 2.90%
2008 449,000 2.98%
2007 436,000 3.07%
2006 423,000 3.17%
2005 410,000 2.76%
2004 399,000 3.10%
2003 387,000 2.93%
2002 376,000 3.01%
2001 365,000 3.11%
2000 354,000 2.91%
1999 344,000 2.99%
1998 334,000 3.09%
1997 324,000 2.86%
1996 315,000 2.94%
1995 306,000 3.03%
1994 297,000 3.13%
1993 288,000 2.86%
1992 280,000 2.94%
1991 272,000 3.03%
1990 264,000 4.76%
1989 252,000 4.56%
1988 241,000 4.33%
1987 231,000 4.52%
1986 221,000 4.74%
1985 211,000 4.46%
1984 202,000 4.66%
1983 193,000 4.32%
1982 185,000 4.52%
1981 177,000 4.73%
1980 169,000 4.32%
1979 162,000 4.52%
1978 155,000 4.73%
1977 148,000 4.96%
1976 141,000 4.44%
1975 135,000 4.65%
1974 129,000 4.03%
1973 124,000 5.08%
1972 118,000 4.42%
1971 113,000 4.63%
1970 108,000 4.85%
1969 103,000 5.10%
1968 98,000 4.26%
1967 94,000 4.44%
1966 90,000 5.88%
1965 85,000 3.66%
1964 82,000 5.13%
1963 78,000 5.41%
1962 74,000 4.23%
1961 71,000 4.41%
1960 68,000 6.25%
1959 64,000 4.92%
1958 61,000 3.39%
1957 59,000 5.36%
1956 56,000 5.66%
1955 53,000 3.92%
1954 51,000 4.08%
1953 49,000 4.26%
1952 47,000 4.44%
1951 45,000 4.65%
1950 43,000 0.00%