Nnewi, Nigeria Metro Area Population 1950-2022

Chart and table of population level and growth rate for the Nnewi, Nigeria metro area from 1950 to 2022. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current metro area population of Nnewi in 2022 is 1,177,000, a 5.66% increase from 2021.
  • The metro area population of Nnewi in 2021 was 1,114,000, a 5.99% increase from 2020.
  • The metro area population of Nnewi in 2020 was 1,051,000, a 6.27% increase from 2019.
  • The metro area population of Nnewi in 2019 was 989,000, a 6.34% increase from 2018.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

MLA Citation:
Other Cities in Nigeria
City Name Population
Lagos 15,388,000
Kano 4,219,000
Ibadan 3,756,000
Abuja 3,652,000
Port Harcourt 3,325,000
Benin City 1,841,000
Onitsha 1,553,000
Uyo 1,265,000
Nnewi 1,177,000
Kaduna 1,158,000
Aba 1,150,000
Ikorodu 1,041,000
Ilorin 1,000,000
Owerri 945,000
Warri 943,000
Jos 942,000
Umuahia 861,000
Maiduguri 822,000
Enugu 820,000
Lokoja 791,000
Oshogbo 750,000
Zaria 749,000
Akure 717,000
Sokoto 685,000
Bauchi 645,000
Abakaliki 632,000
Calabar 631,000
Ogbomosho 602,000
Abeokuta 557,000
Gombe 551,000
Ado-Ekiti 516,000
Katsina 505,000
Okene 494,000
Okpogho 484,000
Potiskum 483,000
Igbidu 479,000
Minna 479,000
Gwagwalada 475,000
Gboko 472,000
Ondo 460,000
Oyo 456,000
Makurdi 438,000
Ikot Ekpene 415,000
Saki 414,000
Effon Alaiye 410,000
Ife 397,000
Birnin Kebbi 396,000
Ilesha 385,000
Ijebu-Ode 368,000
Lafia 361,000
Nnewi - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2022 1,177,000 5.66%
2021 1,114,000 5.99%
2020 1,051,000 6.27%
2019 989,000 6.34%
2018 930,000 6.53%
2017 873,000 6.46%
2016 820,000 6.49%
2015 770,000 6.50%
2014 723,000 6.48%
2013 679,000 6.43%
2012 638,000 6.51%
2011 599,000 6.58%
2010 562,000 6.44%
2009 528,000 6.45%
2008 496,000 6.44%
2007 466,000 6.64%
2006 437,000 6.33%
2005 411,000 6.48%
2004 386,000 6.63%
2003 362,000 6.47%
2002 340,000 6.58%
2001 319,000 6.33%
2000 300,000 6.38%
1999 282,000 6.42%
1998 265,000 6.85%
1997 248,000 6.44%
1996 233,000 6.39%
1995 219,000 6.31%
1994 206,000 6.74%
1993 193,000 6.63%
1992 181,000 6.47%
1991 170,000 6.25%
1990 160,000 10.34%
1989 145,000 9.85%
1988 132,000 10.92%
1987 119,000 10.19%
1986 108,000 10.20%
1985 98,000 10.11%
1984 89,000 9.88%
1983 81,000 10.96%
1982 73,000 10.61%
1981 66,000 10.00%
1980 60,000 9.09%
1979 55,000 10.00%
1978 50,000 11.11%
1977 45,000 9.76%
1976 41,000 10.81%
1975 37,000 8.82%
1974 34,000 9.68%
1973 31,000 10.71%
1972 28,000 12.00%
1971 25,000 8.70%
1970 23,000 9.52%
1969 21,000 10.53%
1968 19,000 11.76%
1967 17,000 13.33%
1966 15,000 7.14%
1965 14,000 7.69%
1964 13,000 8.33%
1963 12,000 20.00%
1962 10,000 11.11%
1961 9,000 0.00%
1960 9,000 12.50%
1959 8,000 14.29%
1958 7,000 16.67%
1957 6,000 0.00%
1956 6,000 20.00%
1955 5,000 0.00%
1954 5,000 25.00%
1953 4,000 0.00%
1952 4,000 0.00%
1951 4,000 33.33%
1950 3,000 0.00%