Warri, Nigeria Metro Area Population 1950-2021

Chart and table of population level and growth rate for the Warri, Nigeria metro area from 1950 to 2021. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current metro area population of Warri in 2021 is 899,000, a 5.02% increase from 2020.
  • The metro area population of Warri in 2020 was 856,000, a 5.16% increase from 2019.
  • The metro area population of Warri in 2019 was 814,000, a 5.17% increase from 2018.
  • The metro area population of Warri in 2018 was 774,000, a 5.31% 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
Warri - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2021 899,000 5.02%
2020 856,000 5.16%
2019 814,000 5.17%
2018 774,000 5.31%
2017 735,000 5.30%
2016 698,000 5.28%
2015 663,000 5.24%
2014 630,000 5.35%
2013 598,000 5.10%
2012 569,000 5.37%
2011 540,000 5.26%
2010 513,000 5.34%
2009 487,000 5.18%
2008 463,000 5.23%
2007 440,000 5.26%
2006 418,000 5.29%
2005 397,000 5.31%
2004 377,000 5.31%
2003 358,000 5.29%
2002 340,000 5.26%
2001 323,000 5.21%
2000 307,000 5.14%
1999 292,000 5.42%
1998 277,000 5.32%
1997 263,000 5.20%
1996 250,000 5.04%
1995 238,000 5.31%
1994 226,000 5.12%
1993 215,000 5.39%
1992 204,000 5.15%
1991 194,000 5.43%
1990 184,000 5.14%
1989 175,000 4.79%
1988 167,000 5.03%
1987 159,000 5.30%
1986 151,000 4.86%
1985 144,000 5.11%
1984 137,000 4.58%
1983 131,000 4.80%
1982 125,000 5.04%
1981 119,000 5.31%
1980 113,000 4.63%
1979 108,000 5.88%
1978 102,000 5.15%
1977 97,000 4.30%
1976 93,000 5.68%
1975 88,000 4.76%
1974 84,000 5.00%
1973 80,000 5.26%
1972 76,000 5.56%
1971 72,000 4.35%
1970 69,000 7.81%
1969 64,000 6.67%
1968 60,000 7.14%
1967 56,000 7.69%
1966 52,000 8.33%
1965 48,000 6.67%
1964 45,000 7.14%
1963 42,000 7.69%
1962 39,000 8.33%
1961 36,000 9.09%
1960 33,000 6.45%
1959 31,000 6.90%
1958 29,000 7.41%
1957 27,000 8.00%
1956 25,000 8.70%
1955 23,000 4.55%
1954 22,000 10.00%
1953 20,000 5.26%
1952 19,000 11.76%
1951 17,000 6.25%
1950 16,000 0.00%