Zaria, Nigeria Population 1950-2020

Chart and table of population level and growth rate for the Zaria, Nigeria metro area from 1950 to 2020. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current population of Zaria in 2020 is 726,000, a 0.97% increase from 2019.
  • The population of Zaria in 2019 was 719,000, a 0.7% increase from 2018.
  • The population of Zaria in 2018 was 714,000, a 0.56% increase from 2017.
  • The population of Zaria in 2017 was 710,000, a 0.57% 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
Zaria - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
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%