Nigeria Urban Population 1960-2021

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 2019 was 102,806,948, a 4.25% increase from 2018.
  • Nigeria urban population for 2018 was 98,611,179, a 4.33% increase from 2017.
  • Nigeria urban population for 2017 was 94,518,555, a 4.4% increase from 2016.
  • Nigeria urban population for 2016 was 90,531,047, a 4.48% increase from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Urban Population
India 471,031,528
Indonesia 151,509,724
Nigeria 102,806,948
Pakistan 79,927,762
Bangladesh 60,987,417
Philippines 50,975,903
Egypt 42,895,824
Vietnam 35,332,140
Ukraine 30,835,699
Morocco 22,975,026
Angola 21,061,025
Ghana 17,249,054
Uzbekistan 16,935,729
Myanmar 16,674,093
Sudan 14,957,233
Cameroon 14,741,256
Kenya 14,461,523
Tunisia 8,099,061
Bolivia 8,033,035
Zambia 7,871,713
Honduras 5,626,433
El Salvador 4,694,702
Sri Lanka 4,052,088
Cambodia 3,924,621
Nicaragua 3,846,137
Congo, Rep. 3,625,010
West Bank and Gaza 3,581,448
Lao PDR 2,555,552
Mauritania 2,466,821
Kyrgyz Republic 2,362,644
Mongolia 2,210,626
Georgia 2,196,476
Papua New Guinea 1,162,834
Moldova 1,135,502
Djibouti 758,549
Lesotho 607,508
Timor-Leste 400,182
Cabo Verde 364,029
Bhutan 317,538
Eswatini 275,333
Solomon Islands 162,164
Sao Tome and Principe 158,277
Vanuatu 76,152
Kiribati 64,489
Micronesia 25,963
Nigeria Urban Population - Historical Data
Year Population % of Total Change
2019 102,806,948 51.16 4.17%
2018 98,611,179 50.34 4.24%
2017 94,518,555 49.52 4.31%
2016 90,531,047 48.68 4.38%
2015 86,652,532 47.84 4.45%
2014 82,878,551 46.98 4.52%
2013 79,214,937 46.12 4.59%
2012 75,664,328 45.25 4.65%
2011 72,230,098 44.37 4.70%
2010 68,917,190 43.48 4.74%
2009 65,723,902 42.59 4.77%
2008 62,665,438 41.70 4.79%
2007 59,734,515 40.82 4.80%
2006 56,934,076 39.94 4.81%
2005 54,260,116 39.07 4.82%
2004 51,708,640 38.21 4.83%
2003 49,272,800 37.36 4.83%
2002 46,947,855 36.51 4.85%
2001 44,726,802 35.67 4.86%
2000 42,603,693 34.84 4.05%
1999 40,910,972 34.30 4.06%
1998 39,284,672 33.77 4.06%
1997 37,721,269 33.25 4.07%
1996 36,216,363 32.73 4.09%
1995 34,764,761 32.21 4.10%
1994 33,368,626 31.69 4.11%
1993 32,024,149 31.18 4.14%
1992 30,726,608 30.68 4.17%
1991 29,472,185 30.18 4.20%
1990 28,259,055 29.68 5.44%
1989 26,761,923 28.84 5.51%
1988 25,327,851 28.02 5.56%
1987 23,956,989 27.21 5.59%
1986 22,654,337 26.41 5.60%
1985 21,421,320 25.64 5.58%
1984 20,257,934 24.87 5.59%
1983 19,156,448 24.12 5.62%
1982 18,109,529 23.39 5.72%
1981 17,103,116 22.67 5.85%
1980 16,131,172 21.97 4.93%
1979 15,355,488 21.52 5.06%
1978 14,598,364 21.07 5.13%
1977 13,868,037 20.64 5.10%
1976 13,177,979 20.21 5.00%
1975 12,535,436 19.78 4.85%
1974 11,942,552 19.36 4.71%
1973 11,392,924 18.95 4.59%
1972 10,881,921 18.55 4.53%
1971 10,399,975 18.15 4.50%
1970 9,942,429 17.76 3.69%
1969 9,582,595 17.51 3.64%
1968 9,239,985 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 7,201,117 15.63 3.47%
1960 6,955,836 15.41 %