Nigeria Population (LIVE)

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Nigeria Population (1950 - 2018)
Yearly Population Growth Rate (%)
  • The current population of Nigeria is 193,166,663 as of Sunday, December 17, 2017, based on the latest United Nations estimates.
  • Nigeria population is equivalent to 2.53% of the total world population.
  • Nigeria ranks number 7 in the list of countries (and dependencies) by population.
  • The population density in Nigeria is 210 per Km2 (543 people per mi2).
  • The total land area is 910,770 Km2 (351,650 sq. miles)
  • 50.2 % of the population is urban (95,764,092 people in 2017)
  • The median age in Nigeria is 17.9 years.

Population of Nigeria (2018 and historical)

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationNigeria
Global Rank
2018 195,875,237 2.61 % 4,988,926 -60,000 17.9 5.67 215 48.9 % 99,967,871 2.57 % 7,632,819,325 7
2017 190,886,311 2.63 % 4,896,671 -60,000 17.9 5.67 210 50.2 % 95,764,092 2.53 % 7,550,262,101 7
2016 185,989,640 2.65 % 4,807,896 -60,000 17.9 5.67 204 49.3 % 91,668,667 2.49 % 7,466,964,280 7
2015 181,181,744 2.70 % 4,520,697 -60,000 17.9 5.74 199 48.4 % 87,680,500 2.45 % 7,383,008,820 7
2010 158,578,261 2.68 % 3,927,757 -60,000 17.9 5.91 174 43.8 % 69,440,943 2.28 % 6,958,169,159 7
2005 138,939,478 2.58 % 3,317,494 -34,000 18.0 6.05 153 39.3 % 54,541,496 2.12 % 6,542,159,383 9
2000 122,352,009 2.52 % 2,868,109-19,005 17.9 6.17 134 35.0 % 42,810,252 1.99 % 6,145,006,989 10
1995 108,011,465 2.54 % 2,548,295 -19,154 17.7 6.37 119 32.3 % 34,918,670 1.88 % 5,751,474,416 10
1990 95,269,988 2.64 % 2,331,338 -18,281 17.4 6.60 105 29.8 % 28,379,229 1.79 % 5,330,943,460 10
1985 83,613,300 2.62 % 2,030,515 -134,328 17.5 6.76 92 25.7 % 21,508,164 1.72 % 4,873,781,796 10
1980 73,460,724 3.00 % 2,017,430 170,930 18.0 6.76 81 22.0 % 16,191,472 1.65 % 4,458,411,534 11
1975 63,373,572 2.51 % 1,478,434 -7,705 18.3 6.61 70 19.8 % 12,573,568 1.55 % 4,079,087,198 11
1970 55,981,400 2.23 % 1,170,837 -8,669 18.7 6.35 61 17.8 % 9,969,016 1.51 % 3,700,577,650 11
1965 50,127,214 2.12 % 997,880 674 19.1 6.35 55 16.6 % 8,315,202 1.50 % 3,339,592,688 13
1960 45,137,812 1.90 % 810,450 541 19.1 6.35 50 15.4 % 6,967,110 1.49 % 3,033,212,527 13
1955 41,085,563 1.65 % 645,164 674 19.1 6.35 45 11.1 % 4,541,081 1.48 % 2,772,242,535 13
Source: Worldometers (www.Worldometers.info)
Elaboration of data by United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2017 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).
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Nigeria Population Forecast

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationNigeria
Global Rank
2020 206,152,701 2.62 % 4,994,191 -60,000 18.1 5.42 226 52.7 % 108,711,170 2.64 % 7,795,482,309 7
2025 233,691,888 2.54 % 5,507,837 -60,000 18.5 5.08 257 56.7 % 132,547,150 2.85 % 8,185,613,757 5
2030 264,067,527 2.47 % 6,075,128 -60,000 19.2 4.74 290 60.3 % 159,240,806 3.09 % 8,551,198,644 5
2035 297,323,173 2.40 % 6,651,129 -60,000 19.9 4.41 326 63.4 % 188,612,714 3.34 % 8,892,701,940 5
2040 333,172,092 2.30 % 7,169,784 -60,000 20.7 4.10 366 66.3 % 220,824,256 3.62 % 9,210,337,004 4
2045 371,119,359 2.18 % 7,589,453 -60,000 21.5 3.81 407 69.1 % 256,584,400 3.90 % 9,504,209,572 4
2050 410,637,868 2.04 % 7,903,702 -60,000 22.4 3.55 451 72.0 % 295,479,827 4.20 % 9,771,822,753 3
Source: Worldometers (www.Worldometers.info)
Elaboration of data by United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2017 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).

See also

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Notes

The Nigeria Population (Live) counter shows a continuously updated estimate of the current population of Nigeria delivered by Worldometers' RTS algorithm, which processes data collected from the United Nations Population Division.

The Population of Nigeria (1950 - 2017) chart plots the total population count as of July 1 of each year, from 1950 to 2017.

The Yearly Population Growth Rate chart plots the annual percentage changes in population registered on July 1 of each year, from 1951 to 2017. This value can differ from the Yearly % Change shown in the historical table, which shows the last year equivalent percentage change assuming homogeneous change in the preceding five year period.

Definitions

Year: as of July 1 of the year indicated.

Population: Overall total population (both sexes and all ages) in the country as of July 1 of the year indicated, as estimated by the United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2017 Revision. For forecasted years, the U.N. medium-fertility variant is used.


Yearly % Change: For 2017: percentage change in total population over the last year (from July 1, 2016 to June 30 2017). For all other years: latest year annual percentage change equivalent assuming homogeneous change in the preceding five year period, calculated through reverse compounding.

Yearly Change: For 2017: absolute change in total population (increase or decrease in number of people) over the last year (from July 1, 2016 to June 30 2017). For all other years: average annual numerical change over the preceding five year period.

Migrants (net): The average annual number of immigrants minus the number of emigrants over the preceding five year period (running from July 1 to June 30 of the initial and final years), or subsequent five year period (for 2016 data). A negative number means that there are more emigrants than immigrants.

Median Age: age that divides the population into two numerically equal groups: half of the people are older than the median age indicated and half are younger. This parameter provides an indication of age distribution.

Fertility Rate: (Total Fertility Rate, or TFR), it is expressed as children per woman. It is calculated as the average number of children an average woman will have during her reproductive period (15 to 49 years old) based on the current fertility rates of every age group in the country, and assuming she is not subject to mortality.

Density (P/Km²): (Population Density) Population per square Kilometer (Km²).

Urban Pop % : Urban population as a percentage of total population.

Urban Population: Population living in areas classified as urban according to the criteria used by each country.

Country's Share of World Pop: Total population in the country as a percentage of total World Population as of July 1 of the year indicated.

World Population: Total World Population as of July 1 of the year indicated.

Global Rank: Position held by Nigeria in the list of all countries worldwide ranked by population (from the highest population to the lowest population) as of July 1 of the year indicated.

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