Nigeria Rural Population 1960-2022

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 2020 was 99,033,580, a 0.89% increase from 2019.
  • Nigeria rural population for 2019 was 98,156,653, a 0.92% increase from 2018.
  • Nigeria rural population for 2018 was 97,263,534, a 0.94% increase from 2017.
  • Nigeria rural population for 2017 was 96,354,724, a 0.97% increase from 2016.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Rural Population
India 898,024,053
Pakistan 138,797,696
Indonesia 118,597,107
Bangladesh 101,815,917
Nigeria 99,033,580
Vietnam 60,992,356
Egypt 58,552,675
Philippines 57,630,884
Kenya 38,718,025
Myanmar 37,466,040
Sudan 28,391,086
Sri Lanka 17,817,298
Uzbekistan 16,973,620
Morocco 13,460,542
Ukraine 13,413,416
Ghana 13,252,922
Cambodia 12,667,630
Cameroon 11,266,065
Angola 10,903,384
Zambia 10,179,380
Papua New Guinea 7,753,046
Lao PDR 4,635,257
Kyrgyz Republic 4,162,200
Honduras 4,124,378
Tunisia 3,596,642
Bolivia 3,487,551
Nicaragua 2,715,272
Mauritania 2,077,143
Congo, Rep. 1,775,225
El Salvador 1,722,476
Lesotho 1,520,399
Georgia 1,505,916
Moldova 1,496,110
West Bank and Gaza 1,118,249
Mongolia 1,027,515
Timor-Leste 905,506
Eswatini 879,741
Solomon Islands 517,425
Bhutan 445,097
Vanuatu 228,750
Djibouti 216,748
Cabo Verde 185,411
Micronesia 88,643
Sao Tome and Principe 56,206
Kiribati 53,041
Nigeria Rural Population - Historical Data
Year Population % of Total Change
2020 99,033,580 48.04 0.89%
2019 98,156,653 48.84 0.91%
2018 97,263,534 49.66 0.94%
2017 96,354,724 50.48 0.97%
2016 95,429,218 51.32 0.99%
2015 94,484,919 52.16 1.02%
2014 93,526,366 53.02 1.05%
2013 92,550,859 53.88 1.07%
2012 91,564,459 54.75 1.09%
2011 90,574,978 55.63 1.10%
2010 89,586,010 56.52 1.11%
2009 88,601,034 57.41 1.13%
2008 87,604,184 58.30 1.15%
2007 86,605,458 59.18 1.16%
2006 85,604,230 60.06 1.17%
2005 84,604,898 60.93 1.18%
2004 83,611,781 61.79 1.18%
2003 82,627,833 62.64 1.19%
2002 81,648,222 63.49 1.21%
2001 80,667,244 64.33 1.23%
2000 79,680,159 65.16 1.68%
1999 78,349,086 65.70 1.69%
1998 77,035,089 66.23 1.70%
1997 75,736,392 66.75 1.71%
1996 74,452,424 67.28 1.72%
1995 73,183,576 67.80 1.73%
1994 71,925,074 68.31 1.75%
1993 70,676,603 68.82 1.77%
1992 69,435,101 69.32 1.80%
1991 68,195,447 69.82 1.84%
1990 66,953,398 70.32 1.39%
1989 66,026,113 71.16 1.46%
1988 65,067,425 71.98 1.51%
1987 64,091,041 72.79 1.54%
1986 63,112,060 73.59 1.55%
1985 62,141,458 74.37 1.54%
1984 61,190,822 75.13 1.54%
1983 60,258,393 75.88 1.57%
1982 59,318,012 76.61 1.67%
1981 58,337,388 77.33 1.81%
1980 57,292,471 78.03 2.27%
1979 56,005,651 78.48 2.41%
1978 54,673,552 78.93 2.48%
1977 53,335,095 79.36 2.45%
1976 52,043,399 79.80 2.34%
1975 50,838,855 80.22 2.20%
1974 49,734,617 80.64 2.06%
1973 48,721,693 81.05 1.94%
1972 47,783,891 81.45 1.87%
1971 46,897,012 81.85 1.85%
1970 46,039,714 82.24 1.99%
1969 45,134,441 82.49 1.94%
1968 44,266,215 82.73 1.91%
1967 43,429,919 82.97 1.88%
1966 42,619,496 83.21 1.87%
1965 41,831,248 83.45 1.86%
1964 41,060,048 83.68 1.85%
1963 40,305,874 83.91 1.84%
1962 39,571,829 84.14 1.81%
1961 38,862,452 84.37 1.76%
1960 38,182,623 84.59 %