Sokoto, Nigeria Metro Area Population 1950-2020

Chart and table of population level and growth rate for the Sokoto, Nigeria metro area from 1950 to 2020. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current metro area population of Sokoto in 2020 is 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.
  • The metro area population of Sokoto in 2017 was 586,000, a 2.99% increase from 2016.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

MLA Citation:
Other Cities in Nigeria
City Name Population
Lagos 14,368,000
Kano 3,999,000
Ibadan 3,552,000
Abuja 3,278,000
Port Harcourt 3,020,000
Benin City 1,727,000
Onitsha 1,415,000
Uyo 1,136,000
Kaduna 1,113,000
Aba 1,081,000
Nnewi 1,051,000
Ilorin 950,000
Ikorodu 938,000
Jos 895,000
Owerri 873,000
Warri 856,000
Maiduguri 786,000
Umuahia 774,000
Enugu 773,000
Zaria 726,000
Oshogbo 714,000
Lokoja 692,000
Akure 666,000
Sokoto 641,000
Bauchi 598,000
Calabar 579,000
Abakaliki 572,000
Ogbomosho 551,000
Abeokuta 533,000
Gombe 509,000
Ado-Ekiti 480,000
Katsina 470,000
Okene 465,000
Igbidu 453,000
Minna 448,000
Gboko 442,000
Okpogho 440,000
Ondo 432,000
Oyo 428,000
Potiskum 426,000
Gwagwalada 410,000
Makurdi 407,000
Effon Alaiye 384,000
Ikot Ekpene 383,000
Saki 376,000
Ife 374,000
Birnin Kebbi 366,000
Ilesha 357,000
Ijebu-Ode 345,000
Lafia 336,000
Sokoto - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
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%