Nigeria Rural Population 1960-2021

Rural population refers to people living in rural areas as defined by national statistical offices. It is calculated as the difference between total population and urban population. Aggregation of urban and rural population may not add up to total population because of different country coverages.
  • Nigeria rural population for 2019 was 98,156,651, a 0.92% increase from 2018.
  • Nigeria rural population for 2018 was 97,263,561, a 0.94% increase from 2017.
  • Nigeria rural population for 2017 was 96,354,756, a 0.97% increase from 2016.
  • Nigeria rural population for 2016 was 95,429,242, a 1% increase from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Rural Population
India 895,386,226
Pakistan 136,637,556
Indonesia 119,115,844
Bangladesh 102,058,744
Nigeria 98,156,651
Vietnam 61,129,966
Egypt 57,492,249
Philippines 57,140,712
Kenya 38,112,450
Myanmar 37,371,327
Sudan 27,856,005
Sri Lanka 17,750,912
Uzbekistan 16,644,921
Ukraine 13,549,456
Morocco 13,496,743
Ghana 13,168,802
Cambodia 12,561,921
Cameroon 11,135,124
Angola 10,764,270
Zambia 9,989,317
Papua New Guinea 7,613,275
Lao PDR 4,613,903
Honduras 4,119,684
Kyrgyz Republic 4,094,256
Tunisia 3,595,658
Bolivia 3,480,065
Nicaragua 2,699,365
Mauritania 2,058,875
El Salvador 1,758,851
Congo, Rep. 1,755,498
Georgia 1,523,906
Moldova 1,522,135
Lesotho 1,517,760
West Bank and Gaza 1,103,858
Mongolia 1,014,541
Timor-Leste 892,937
Eswatini 872,797
Solomon Islands 507,659
Bhutan 445,554
Vanuatu 223,730
Djibouti 215,011
Cabo Verde 185,906
Micronesia 87,852
Sao Tome and Principe 56,779
Kiribati 53,117
Nigeria Rural Population - Historical Data
Year Population % of Total Change
2019 98,156,651 48.84 0.91%
2018 97,263,561 49.66 0.94%
2017 96,354,756 50.48 0.97%
2016 95,429,242 51.32 0.99%
2015 94,484,916 52.16 1.02%
2014 93,526,351 53.02 1.05%
2013 92,550,832 53.88 1.07%
2012 91,564,439 54.75 1.09%
2011 90,574,973 55.63 1.10%
2010 89,586,007 56.52 1.11%
2009 88,601,031 57.41 1.13%
2008 87,604,185 58.30 1.15%
2007 86,605,462 59.18 1.16%
2006 85,604,232 60.06 1.17%
2005 84,604,900 60.93 1.18%
2004 83,611,782 61.79 1.18%
2003 82,627,831 62.64 1.19%
2002 81,648,221 63.49 1.21%
2001 80,667,244 64.33 1.23%
2000 79,680,157 65.16 1.68%
1999 78,349,091 65.70 1.69%
1998 77,035,087 66.23 1.70%
1997 75,736,394 66.75 1.71%
1996 74,452,431 67.28 1.72%
1995 73,183,574 67.80 1.73%
1994 71,925,074 68.31 1.75%
1993 70,676,604 68.82 1.77%
1992 69,435,102 69.32 1.80%
1991 68,195,447 69.82 1.84%
1990 66,953,395 70.32 1.39%
1989 66,026,104 71.16 1.46%
1988 65,067,420 71.98 1.51%
1987 64,091,043 72.79 1.54%
1986 63,112,062 73.59 1.55%
1985 62,141,465 74.37 1.54%
1984 61,190,821 75.13 1.54%
1983 60,258,392 75.88 1.57%
1982 59,318,017 76.61 1.67%
1981 58,337,386 77.33 1.81%
1980 57,292,461 78.03 2.27%
1979 56,005,643 78.48 2.41%
1978 54,673,553 78.93 2.48%
1977 53,335,091 79.36 2.45%
1976 52,043,399 79.80 2.34%
1975 50,838,862 80.22 2.20%
1974 49,734,625 80.64 2.06%
1973 48,721,701 81.05 1.94%
1972 47,783,887 81.45 1.87%
1971 46,897,008 81.85 1.84%
1970 46,039,715 82.24 1.99%
1969 45,134,444 82.49 1.94%
1968 44,266,211 82.73 1.91%
1967 43,429,921 82.97 1.88%
1966 42,619,500 83.21 1.87%
1965 41,831,249 83.45 1.86%
1964 41,060,046 83.68 1.85%
1963 40,305,876 83.91 1.84%
1962 39,571,833 84.14 1.81%
1961 38,862,446 84.37 1.76%
1960 38,182,622 84.59 %