Nigeria Urban Population 1960-2022

Urban population refers to people living in urban areas as defined by national statistical offices. It is calculated using World Bank population estimates and urban ratios from the United Nations World Urbanization Prospects. Aggregation of urban and rural population may not add up to total population because of different country coverages.
  • Nigeria urban population for 2020 was 107,106,007, a 4.18% increase from 2019.
  • Nigeria urban population for 2019 was 102,806,950, a 4.25% increase from 2018.
  • Nigeria urban population for 2018 was 98,611,151, a 4.33% increase from 2017.
  • Nigeria urban population for 2017 was 94,518,523, a 4.4% increase from 2016.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Urban Population
India 481,980,332
Indonesia 154,926,514
Nigeria 107,106,007
Pakistan 82,094,635
Bangladesh 62,873,466
Philippines 51,950,201
Egypt 43,781,728
Vietnam 36,346,227
Ukraine 30,721,277
Morocco 23,450,016
Angola 21,962,884
Ghana 17,820,023
Uzbekistan 17,258,430
Myanmar 16,943,754
Sudan 15,458,183
Cameroon 15,279,799
Kenya 15,053,275
Tunisia 8,221,976
Zambia 8,204,576
Bolivia 8,185,478
Honduras 5,780,230
El Salvador 4,763,725
Sri Lanka 4,101,702
Cambodia 4,051,341
Nicaragua 3,909,282
Congo, Rep. 3,742,867
West Bank and Gaza 3,685,020
Lao PDR 2,640,299
Mauritania 2,572,517
Kyrgyz Republic 2,429,400
Mongolia 2,250,777
Georgia 2,208,084
Papua New Guinea 1,193,981
Moldova 1,121,710
Djibouti 771,254
Lesotho 621,853
Timor-Leste 412,936
Cabo Verde 370,577
Bhutan 326,515
Eswatini 280,423
Solomon Islands 169,453
Sao Tome and Principe 162,955
Vanuatu 78,400
Kiribati 66,405
Micronesia 26,378
Nigeria Urban Population - Historical Data
Year Population % of Total Change
2020 107,106,007 51.96 4.10%
2019 102,806,950 51.16 4.17%
2018 98,611,151 50.34 4.24%
2017 94,518,523 49.52 4.31%
2016 90,531,026 48.68 4.38%
2015 86,652,535 47.84 4.45%
2014 82,878,565 46.98 4.52%
2013 79,214,960 46.12 4.59%
2012 75,664,344 45.25 4.65%
2011 72,230,102 44.37 4.70%
2010 68,917,193 43.48 4.74%
2009 65,723,905 42.59 4.77%
2008 62,665,438 41.70 4.79%
2007 59,734,513 40.82 4.80%
2006 56,934,075 39.94 4.81%
2005 54,260,116 39.07 4.82%
2004 51,708,639 38.21 4.83%
2003 49,272,801 37.36 4.83%
2002 46,947,857 36.51 4.85%
2001 44,726,802 35.67 4.86%
2000 42,603,694 34.84 4.05%
1999 40,910,969 34.30 4.06%
1998 39,284,674 33.77 4.06%
1997 37,721,269 33.25 4.07%
1996 36,216,360 32.73 4.09%
1995 34,764,763 32.21 4.10%
1994 33,368,627 31.69 4.11%
1993 32,024,148 31.18 4.14%
1992 30,726,607 30.68 4.17%
1991 29,472,185 30.18 4.20%
1990 28,259,056 29.68 5.44%
1989 26,761,926 28.84 5.51%
1988 25,327,853 28.02 5.56%
1987 23,956,988 27.21 5.59%
1986 22,654,336 26.41 5.60%
1985 21,421,318 25.64 5.58%
1984 20,257,935 24.87 5.59%
1983 19,156,448 24.12 5.62%
1982 18,109,527 23.39 5.72%
1981 17,103,117 22.67 5.85%
1980 16,131,175 21.97 4.93%
1979 15,355,490 21.52 5.06%
1978 14,598,363 21.07 5.13%
1977 13,868,039 20.64 5.10%
1976 13,177,980 20.21 5.00%
1975 12,535,434 19.78 4.85%
1974 11,942,550 19.36 4.71%
1973 11,392,922 18.95 4.59%
1972 10,881,922 18.55 4.53%
1971 10,399,976 18.15 4.50%
1970 9,942,428 17.76 3.69%
1969 9,582,594 17.51 3.64%
1968 9,239,986 17.27 3.61%
1967 8,912,312 17.03 3.58%
1966 8,598,473 16.79 3.57%
1965 8,296,672 16.55 3.56%
1964 8,006,714 16.32 3.56%
1963 7,727,058 16.09 3.54%
1962 7,457,989 15.86 3.51%
1961 7,201,118 15.63 3.47%
1960 6,955,837 15.41 %