Nigeria Rural Population 1960-2024

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 2022 was 101,575,770, a 0.73% increase from 2021.
  • Nigeria rural population for 2021 was 100,840,661, a 0.76% increase from 2020.
  • Nigeria rural population for 2020 was 100,084,652, a 0.79% increase from 2019.
  • Nigeria rural population for 2019 was 99,300,013, a 0.8% increase from 2018.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Rural Population
India 908,804,812
Pakistan 146,845,783
Indonesia 115,892,393
Bangladesh 103,206,552
Nigeria 101,575,770
Egypt 63,300,985
Vietnam 60,123,739
Philippines 60,117,263
Kenya 38,358,435
Myanmar 36,965,999
Sudan 30,020,115
Sri Lanka 17,960,843
Uzbekistan 17,657,930
Ghana 13,853,989
Morocco 13,261,620
Cambodia 12,556,766
Cameroon 11,519,492
Ukraine 11,430,780
Angola 11,359,649
Zambia 10,857,387
Papua New Guinea 8,765,048
Lao PDR 4,698,995
Kyrgyz Republic 4,254,716
Honduras 4,214,875
Tunisia 3,680,393
Bolivia 3,565,773
Nicaragua 2,810,208
Mauritania 2,040,187
Republic of Congo 1,866,593
Lesotho 1,615,392
El Salvador 1,598,862
Georgia 1,473,975
Moldova 1,473,227
West Bank and Gaza 1,145,354
Mongolia 1,055,872
Timor-Leste 911,089
Eswatini 906,348
Solomon Islands 538,975
Bhutan 440,632
Vanuatu 242,389
Djibouti 242,328
Cabo Verde 192,507
Micronesia 87,659
Kiribati 56,354
Sao Tome and Principe 55,128
Nigeria Rural Population - Historical Data
Year Population % of Total Change
2022 101,575,770 46.48 0.73%
2021 100,840,661 47.25 0.75%
2020 100,084,652 48.04 0.79%
2019 99,300,013 48.84 0.80%
2018 98,511,358 49.66 0.85%
2017 97,678,669 50.48 0.88%
2016 96,818,209 51.32 0.87%
2015 95,975,881 52.16 0.91%
2014 95,103,167 53.02 1.01%
2013 94,145,930 53.88 1.09%
2012 93,123,376 54.75 1.15%
2011 92,054,100 55.63 1.18%
2010 90,970,553 56.52 1.18%
2009 89,904,757 57.41 1.20%
2008 88,835,953 58.30 1.22%
2007 87,761,889 59.18 1.24%
2006 86,680,126 60.06 1.26%
2005 85,595,377 60.93 1.29%
2004 84,499,321 61.79 1.32%
2003 83,391,568 62.64 1.35%
2002 82,274,855 63.49 1.37%
2001 81,155,279 64.33 1.37%
2000 80,050,353 65.16 1.78%
1999 78,635,198 65.70 1.74%
1998 77,280,635 66.23 1.72%
1997 75,959,027 66.75 1.74%
1996 74,645,772 67.28 1.76%
1995 73,345,790 67.80 1.80%
1994 72,036,022 68.31 1.83%
1993 70,728,020 68.82 1.82%
1992 69,449,199 69.32 1.80%
1991 68,207,826 69.82 1.85%
1990 66,954,666 70.32 1.44%
1989 65,994,821 71.16 1.46%
1988 65,035,889 71.98 1.47%
1987 64,088,244 72.79 1.49%
1986 63,139,868 73.59 1.57%
1985 62,158,172 74.37 1.71%
1984 61,107,277 75.13 1.48%
1983 60,210,396 75.88 1.54%
1982 59,287,772 76.61 1.97%
1981 58,132,375 77.33 2.10%
1980 56,924,008 78.03 2.49%
1979 55,526,256 78.48 2.47%
1978 54,169,553 78.93 2.47%
1977 52,848,214 79.36 2.40%
1976 51,594,102 79.80 2.30%
1975 50,419,322 80.22 2.21%
1974 49,315,921 80.64 2.06%
1973 48,309,022 81.05 1.94%
1972 47,383,170 81.45 1.84%
1971 46,521,019 81.85 1.78%
1970 45,700,163 82.24 1.90%
1969 44,840,552 82.49 1.84%
1968 44,021,264 82.73 1.80%
1967 43,234,476 82.97 1.82%
1966 42,455,009 83.21 1.88%
1965 41,662,580 83.45 1.89%
1964 40,883,956 83.68 1.86%
1963 40,129,352 83.91 1.84%
1962 39,396,837 84.14 1.82%
1961 38,686,916 84.37 1.78%
1960 38,004,884 84.59 %