Makurdi, Nigeria Metro Area Population 1950-2020

NOTE: All data from 2020 and beyond are UN projections and DO NOT include any impacts of the COVID-19 virus.
Chart and table of population level and growth rate for the Makurdi, Nigeria metro area from 1950 to 2020. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current metro area population of Makurdi in 2020 is 407,000, a 3.56% increase from 2019.
  • The metro area population of Makurdi in 2019 was 393,000, a 3.42% increase from 2018.
  • The metro area population of Makurdi in 2018 was 380,000, a 3.54% increase from 2017.
  • The metro area population of Makurdi in 2017 was 367,000, a 3.67% 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
Makurdi - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2020 407,000 3.56%
2019 393,000 3.42%
2018 380,000 3.54%
2017 367,000 3.67%
2016 354,000 3.51%
2015 342,000 3.32%
2014 331,000 3.76%
2013 319,000 3.24%
2012 309,000 3.69%
2011 298,000 3.47%
2010 288,000 3.60%
2009 278,000 3.35%
2008 269,000 3.46%
2007 260,000 3.59%
2006 251,000 3.72%
2005 242,000 3.42%
2004 234,000 3.54%
2003 226,000 3.67%
2002 218,000 3.32%
2001 211,000 3.43%
2000 204,000 3.55%
1999 197,000 3.68%
1998 190,000 3.26%
1997 184,000 3.37%
1996 178,000 3.49%
1995 172,000 3.61%
1994 166,000 3.75%
1993 160,000 3.23%
1992 155,000 4.03%
1991 149,000 3.47%
1990 144,000 3.60%
1989 139,000 3.73%
1988 134,000 3.88%
1987 129,000 4.03%
1986 124,000 3.33%
1985 120,000 4.35%
1984 115,000 3.60%
1983 111,000 3.74%
1982 107,000 3.88%
1981 103,000 3.00%
1980 100,000 4.17%
1979 96,000 3.23%
1978 93,000 4.49%
1977 89,000 3.49%
1976 86,000 3.61%
1975 83,000 3.75%
1974 80,000 3.90%
1973 77,000 4.05%
1972 74,000 2.78%
1971 72,000 4.35%
1970 69,000 4.55%
1969 66,000 3.13%
1968 64,000 3.23%
1967 62,000 3.33%
1966 60,000 5.26%
1965 57,000 3.64%
1964 55,000 3.77%
1963 53,000 3.92%
1962 51,000 2.00%
1961 50,000 4.17%
1960 48,000 4.35%
1959 46,000 4.55%
1958 44,000 2.33%
1957 43,000 4.88%
1956 41,000 2.50%
1955 40,000 5.26%
1954 38,000 2.70%
1953 37,000 2.78%
1952 36,000 5.88%
1951 34,000 3.03%
1950 33,000 0.00%