Nigeria Population (LIVE)

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Nigeria Population (1950 - 2016)
Yearly Population Growth Rate (%)
  • The current population of Nigeria is 186,951,847 as of Saturday, July 2, 2016, based on the latest United Nations estimates.
  • Nigeria population is equivalent to 2.48% of the total world population.
  • Nigeria ranks number 7 in the list of countries by population.
  • The population density in Nigeria is 205 per Km2 (532 people per mi2).
  • The total land area is 910,802 Km2 (351,662 sq. miles)
  • 48.1 % of the population is urban (91,668,667 people in 2016)
  • The median age in Nigeria is 18 years.

Population of Nigeria (2016 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
2016 186,987,563 2.63 % 4,785,601 -60,000 18 5.67 205 49 % 91,668,667 2.52 % 7,432,663,275 7
2015 182,201,962 2.71 % 4,555,444 -60,000 18 5.74 200 48.1 % 87,680,500 2.63 % 7,349,472,099 7
2010 159,424,742 2.69 % 3,962,688 -60,000 18 5.91 175 43.6 % 69,440,943 2.45 % 6,929,725,043 7
2005 139,611,303 2.59 % 3,346,916 -34,000 18 6.05 153 39.1 % 54,541,496 2.28 % 6,519,635,850 9
2000 122,876,723 2.53 % 2,890,380 -19,000 18 6.17 135 34.8 % 42,810,252 2.14 % 6,126,622,121 10
1995 108,424,822 2.55 % 2,561,495 -19,200 18 6.37 119 32.2 % 34,918,670 2.04 % 5,735,123,084 10
1990 95,617,345 2.65 % 2,343,155 -18,300 18 6.6 105 29.7 % 28,379,229 1.97 % 5,309,667,699 10
1985 83,901,570 2.63 % 2,040,695 -134,300 18 6.76 92 25.6 % 21,508,164 1.89 % 4,852,540,569 10
1980 73,698,096 3 % 2,026,500 170,900 18 6.76 81 22 % 16,191,472 1.81 % 4,439,632,465 11
1975 63,565,598 2.52 % 1,486,751 -7,700 18 6.61 70 19.8 % 12,573,568 1.73 % 4,061,399,228 11
1970 56,131,844 2.24 % 1,178,655 -8,700 19 6.35 62 17.8 % 9,969,016 1.69 % 3,682,487,691 11
1965 50,238,569 2.13 % 1,005,391 700 19 6.35 45 9 % 4,541,081 1.66 % 3,322,495,121 13
1960 45,211,614 1.91 % 817,856 500 19 6.35 50 15.4 % 6,967,110 1.64 % 3,018,343,828 13
1955 41,122,333 1.67 % 652,518 700 19 6.35 45 11 % 4,541,081 1.63 % 2,758,314,525 13
Source: Worldometers (www.Worldometers.info)
Elaboration of data by United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2015 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 206,830,983 2.57 % 4,925,804 -60,000 18 5.41 227 52.6 % 108,711,170 2.81 % 7,758,156,792 7
2025 233,557,691 2.46 % 5,345,342 -60,000 19 5.07 256 56.8 % 132,547,150 3.01 % 8,141,661,007 5
2030 262,599,107 2.37 % 5,808,283 -56,000 19 4.74 288 60.6 % 159,240,806 3.23 % 8,500,766,052 5
2035 293,965,225 2.28 % 6,273,224 -60,000 20 4.42 323 64.2 % 188,612,714 3.46 % 8,838,907,877 5
2040 327,405,603 2.18 % 6,688,076 -60,000 21 4.12 360 67.4 % 220,824,256 3.7 % 9,157,233,976 4
2045 362,395,941 2.05 % 6,998,068 -60,000 22 3.84 398 70.8 % 256,584,400 3.96 % 9,453,891,780 4
2050 398,507,704 1.92 % 7,222,353 -60,000 23 3.59 438 74.1 % 295,479,827 4.22 % 9,725,147,994 3
Source: Worldometers (www.Worldometers.info)
Elaboration of data by United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2015 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).

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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 - 2016) chart plots the total population count as of July 1 of each year, from 1950 to 2016.

The Yearly Population Growth Rate chart plots the annual percentage changes in population registered on July 1 of each year, from 1951 to 2016. 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 2015 Revision. For forecasted years, the U.N. medium-fertility variant is used.


Yearly % Change: For 2016: percentage change in total population over the last year (from July 1, 2015 to June 30 2016). 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 2016: absolute change in total population (increase or decrease in number of people) over the last year (from July 1, 2015 to June 30 2016). 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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