Nigeria Population 1950-2019

Chart and table of Nigeria population from 1950 to 2019. United Nations projections are also included through the year 2100.
  • The current population of Nigeria in 2019 is 200,963,599, a 2.6% increase from 2018.
  • The population of Nigeria in 2018 was 195,874,683, a 2.62% increase from 2017.
  • The population of Nigeria in 2017 was 190,873,244, a 2.64% increase from 2016.
  • The population of Nigeria in 2016 was 185,960,241, a 2.66% increase from 2015.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

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Similar Countries Ranked by Population
Country Name 2019 Population
India 1,366,417,754
Indonesia 270,625,568
Pakistan 216,565,318
Nigeria 200,963,599
Bangladesh 163,046,161
Philippines 108,116,615
Egypt 100,388,073
Vietnam 96,462,106
Myanmar 54,045,420
Kenya 52,573,973
Ukraine 43,993,638
Sudan 42,813,238
Morocco 36,471,769
Uzbekistan 32,981,716
Angola 31,825,295
Ghana 30,417,856
Cameroon 25,876,380
Sri Lanka 21,323,733
Zambia 17,861,030
Cambodia 16,486,542
Tunisia 11,694,719
Bolivia 11,513,100
Honduras 9,746,117
Papua New Guinea 8,776,109
Nicaragua 6,545,502
El Salvador 6,453,553
Mauritania 4,525,696
Moldova 4,043,263
Georgia 3,996,765
Mongolia 3,225,167
Lesotho 2,125,268
Timor-Leste 1,293,119
Eswatini 1,148,130
Djibouti 973,560
Bhutan 763,092
Solomon Islands 669,823
Cabo Verde 549,935
Micronesia 543,486
Vanuatu 299,882
Sao Tome and Principe 215,056
Kiribati 117,606
Nigeria - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2019 200,963,599 2.60%
2018 195,874,683 2.62%
2017 190,873,244 2.64%
2016 185,960,241 2.66%
2015 181,137,448 2.68%
2014 176,404,934 2.70%
2013 171,765,816 2.71%
2012 167,228,794 2.72%
2011 162,805,077 2.71%
2010 158,503,197 2.71%
2009 154,324,933 2.70%
2008 150,269,623 2.69%
2007 146,339,977 2.67%
2006 142,538,308 2.65%
2005 138,865,016 2.62%
2004 135,320,422 2.59%
2003 131,900,631 2.57%
2002 128,596,076 2.55%
2001 125,394,046 2.54%
2000 122,283,850 2.54%
1999 119,260,063 2.53%
1998 116,319,759 2.52%
1997 113,457,663 2.52%
1996 110,668,794 2.52%
1995 107,948,335 2.52%
1994 105,293,700 2.52%
1993 102,700,753 2.53%
1992 100,161,710 2.55%
1991 97,667,632 2.58%
1990 95,212,450 2.61%
1989 92,788,027 2.65%
1988 90,395,271 2.67%
1987 88,048,032 2.66%
1986 85,766,399 2.64%
1985 83,562,785 2.60%
1984 81,448,755 2.56%
1983 79,414,840 2.57%
1982 77,427,546 2.63%
1981 75,440,502 2.75%
1980 73,423,633 2.89%
1979 71,361,131 3.02%
1978 69,271,917 3.08%
1977 67,203,128 3.04%
1976 65,221,378 2.91%
1975 63,374,298 2.75%
1974 61,677,177 2.60%
1973 60,114,625 2.47%
1972 58,665,808 2.39%
1971 57,296,983 2.35%
1970 55,982,144 2.31%
1969 54,717,039 2.26%
1968 53,506,196 2.22%
1967 52,342,233 2.20%
1966 51,217,973 2.17%
1965 50,127,921 2.16%
1964 49,066,760 2.15%
1963 48,032,934 2.13%
1962 47,029,822 2.10%
1961 46,063,563 2.05%
1960 45,138,458 2.00%
1959 44,255,330 1.94%
1958 43,412,097 1.89%
1957 42,605,124 1.85%
1956 41,830,614 1.81%
1955 41,086,100 1.77%
1954 40,370,852 1.73%
1953 39,686,163 1.67%
1952 39,035,444 1.59%
1951 38,424,141 1.49%
1950 37,859,748 0.00%