Nigeria Population Density 1950-2019

Chart and table of Nigeria population density from 1950 to 2019. United Nations projections are also included through the year 2100.
  • The current population density of Nigeria in 2019 is 217.55 people per square kilometer, a 2.6% increase from 2018.
  • The population density of Nigeria in 2018 was 212.04 people per square kilometer, a 2.62% increase from 2017.
  • The population density of Nigeria in 2017 was 206.62 people per square kilometer, a 2.64% increase from 2016.
  • The population density of Nigeria in 2016 was 201.31 people per square kilometer, a 2.66% increase from 2015.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

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Similar Countries Ranked by Population Density
Country Name 2019 Population Density
Bangladesh 1,104.42
Micronesia 776.41
India 415.67
Philippines 360.39
Sri Lanka 325.01
El Salvador 306.73
Vietnam 291.22
Pakistan 272.03
Sao Tome and Principe 224.02
Nigeria 217.55
Kiribati 145.19
Indonesia 141.42
Cabo Verde 136.46
Ghana 127.52
Moldova 119.45
Egypt 100.24
Cambodia 91.07
Kenya 90.59
Timor-Leste 86.96
Honduras 86.64
Morocco 81.67
Myanmar 79.88
Uzbekistan 73.72
Ukraine 72.89
Tunisia 71.48
Lesotho 70.00
Eswatini 66.14
Georgia 57.34
Cameroon 54.43
Nicaragua 50.21
Djibouti 41.96
Angola 25.53
Vanuatu 24.60
Zambia 23.73
Solomon Islands 23.18
Bhutan 19.88
Papua New Guinea 18.96
Bolivia 10.48
Mauritania 4.39
Mongolia 2.06
Sudan 0.00
Nigeria - Historical Population Density Data
Year Population Density Growth Rate
2019 217.55 2.60%
2018 212.04 2.62%
2017 206.62 2.64%
2016 201.31 2.66%
2015 196.09 2.68%
2014 190.96 2.70%
2013 185.94 2.71%
2012 181.03 2.72%
2011 176.24 2.71%
2010 171.58 2.71%
2009 167.06 2.70%
2008 162.67 2.69%
2007 158.42 2.67%
2006 154.30 2.65%
2005 150.32 2.62%
2004 146.49 2.59%
2003 142.79 2.57%
2002 139.21 2.55%
2001 135.74 2.54%
2000 132.37 2.54%
1999 129.10 2.53%
1998 125.92 2.52%
1997 122.82 2.52%
1996 119.80 2.52%
1995 116.86 2.52%
1994 113.98 2.52%
1993 111.18 2.53%
1992 108.43 2.55%
1991 105.73 2.58%
1990 103.07 2.61%
1989 100.44 2.65%
1988 97.85 2.67%
1987 95.31 2.66%
1986 92.84 2.64%
1985 90.46 2.60%
1984 88.17 2.56%
1983 85.97 2.57%
1982 83.82 2.63%
1981 81.67 2.75%
1980 79.48 2.89%
1979 77.25 3.02%
1978 74.99 3.08%
1977 72.75 3.04%
1976 70.60 2.91%
1975 68.60 2.75%
1974 66.77 2.60%
1973 65.08 2.47%
1972 63.51 2.39%
1971 62.03 2.35%
1970 60.60 2.31%
1969 59.23 2.26%
1968 57.92 2.22%
1967 56.66 2.20%
1966 55.44 2.17%
1965 54.26 2.16%
1964 53.12 2.15%
1963 52.00 2.13%
1962 50.91 2.10%
1961 49.86 2.05%
1960 48.86 2.00%
1959 47.91 1.94%
1958 46.99 1.89%
1957 46.12 1.85%
1956 45.28 1.81%
1955 44.48 1.77%
1954 43.70 1.73%
1953 42.96 1.67%
1952 42.26 1.59%
1951 41.59 1.49%
1950 40.98 0.00%