Sokoto, Nigeria Metro Area Population 1950-2021

Chart and table of population level and growth rate for the Sokoto, Nigeria metro area from 1950 to 2021. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current metro area population of Sokoto in 2021 is 662,000, a 3.28% increase from 2020.
  • The metro area population of Sokoto in 2020 was 641,000, a 3.05% increase from 2019.
  • The metro area population of Sokoto in 2019 was 622,000, a 3.15% increase from 2018.
  • The metro area population of Sokoto in 2018 was 603,000, a 2.9% 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
Sokoto - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2021 662,000 3.28%
2020 641,000 3.05%
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%