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 2021 was 111,505,415, a 4.11% increase from 2020.
  • 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.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Urban Population
India 493,169,259
Indonesia 158,327,668
Nigeria 111,505,415
Pakistan 84,314,853
Bangladesh 64,768,559
Philippines 52,951,609
Egypt 44,687,204
Vietnam 37,355,203
Ukraine 30,563,737
Morocco 23,924,938
Angola 22,891,614
Ghana 18,399,874
Uzbekistan 17,606,637
Myanmar 17,235,395
Sudan 15,984,585
Cameroon 15,830,364
Kenya 15,667,076
Zambia 8,550,623
Tunisia 8,341,667
Bolivia 8,339,262
Honduras 5,935,355
El Salvador 4,831,382
Cambodia 4,180,349
Sri Lanka 4,178,622
Nicaragua 3,972,969
Republic of Congo 3,862,781
West Bank and Gaza 3,790,664
Lao PDR 2,725,861
Mauritania 2,680,412
Kyrgyz Republic 2,486,628
Mongolia 2,290,047
Georgia 2,220,419
Papua New Guinea 1,227,053
Moldova 1,106,738
Djibouti 783,888
Lesotho 636,493
Timor-Leste 425,941
Cabo Verde 377,047
Bhutan 335,419
Eswatini 285,695
Solomon Islands 176,900
Sao Tome and Principe 167,686
Vanuatu 80,707
Kiribati 68,384
Micronesia 26,818
Nigeria Urban Population - Historical Data
Year Population % of Total Change
2021 111,505,415 52.75 4.03%
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 %