Zaria, Nigeria Metro Area Population 1950-2021

Chart and table of population level and growth rate for the Zaria, Nigeria metro area from 1950 to 2021. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current metro area population of Zaria in 2021 is 736,000, a 1.38% increase from 2020.
  • The metro area population of Zaria in 2020 was 726,000, a 0.97% increase from 2019.
  • The metro area population of Zaria in 2019 was 719,000, a 0.7% increase from 2018.
  • The metro area population of Zaria in 2018 was 714,000, a 0.56% 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
Zaria - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2021 736,000 1.38%
2020 726,000 0.97%
2019 719,000 0.70%
2018 714,000 0.56%
2017 710,000 0.57%
2016 706,000 0.57%
2015 702,000 0.57%
2014 698,000 0.58%
2013 694,000 0.58%
2012 690,000 0.58%
2011 686,000 0.59%
2010 682,000 0.59%
2009 678,000 0.59%
2008 674,000 0.60%
2007 670,000 0.60%
2006 666,000 0.60%
2005 662,000 0.61%
2004 658,000 0.46%
2003 655,000 0.61%
2002 651,000 0.62%
2001 647,000 0.62%
2000 643,000 0.47%
1999 640,000 0.63%
1998 636,000 0.63%
1997 632,000 0.48%
1996 629,000 0.64%
1995 625,000 0.64%
1994 621,000 0.49%
1993 618,000 0.65%
1992 614,000 1.32%
1991 606,000 2.36%
1990 592,000 2.42%
1989 578,000 2.48%
1988 564,000 2.36%
1987 551,000 2.42%
1986 538,000 2.48%
1985 525,000 2.34%
1984 513,000 2.40%
1983 501,000 5.92%
1982 473,000 5.58%
1981 448,000 5.91%
1980 423,000 5.75%
1979 400,000 5.82%
1978 378,000 5.59%
1977 358,000 5.92%
1976 338,000 5.62%
1975 320,000 5.96%
1974 302,000 5.59%
1973 286,000 5.93%
1972 270,000 5.88%
1971 255,000 5.81%
1970 241,000 5.70%
1969 228,000 5.56%
1968 216,000 5.88%
1967 204,000 5.70%
1966 193,000 6.04%
1965 182,000 5.81%
1964 172,000 7.50%
1963 160,000 11.11%
1962 144,000 10.77%
1961 130,000 11.11%
1960 117,000 10.38%
1959 106,000 11.58%
1958 95,000 10.47%
1957 86,000 11.69%
1956 77,000 10.00%
1955 70,000 11.11%
1954 63,000 10.53%
1953 57,000 7.55%
1952 53,000 1.92%
1951 52,000 4.00%
1950 50,000 0.00%