Nigeria Population (LIVE)

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Nigeria Population (1950 - 2019)
Yearly Population Grentity_mediumowth Rate (%)
  • The current population of Nigeria is 202,027,731 as of Sunday, September 15, 2019, based on the latest United Nations estimates.
  • Nigeria population is equivalent to 2.61% of the total world population.
  • Nigeria ranks number 7 in the list of countries (and dependencies) by population.
  • The population density in Nigeria is 221 per Km2 (571 people per mi2).
  • The total land area is 910,770 Km2 (351,650 sq. miles)
  • 51.2 % of the population is urban (102,805,995 people in 2019)
  • The median age in Nigeria is 17.9 years.

Population of Nigeria (2019 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
2019 200,963,599 2.60 % 5,088,916 -60,000 17.9 5.67 221 51.2 % 102,805,995 2.61 % 7,713,468,100 7
2018 195,874,683 2.62 % 5,001,439 -60,000 17.9 5.67 215 50.3 % 98,610,801 2.57 % 7,631,091,040 7
2017 190,873,244 2.64 % 4,913,003 -60,000 17.9 5.67 210 49.5 % 94,525,016 2.53 % 7,547,858,925 7
2016 185,960,241 2.66 % 4,822,793 -60,000 17.9 5.67 204 48.7 % 90,546,177 2.49 % 7,464,022,049 7
2015 181,137,448 2.71 % 4,526,850 -60,000 17.9 5.74 199 47.8 % 86,673,094 2.45 % 7,379,797,139 7
2010 158,503,197 2.68 % 3,927,636 -60,000 17.9 5.91 174 43.5 % 68,949,828 2.28 % 6,956,823,603 7
2005 138,865,016 2.58 % 3,316,233 -34,000 18.0 6.05 152 39.1 % 54,288,918 2.12 % 6,541,907,027 9
2000 122,283,850 2.53 % 2,867,103-19,005 17.9 6.17 134 34.9 % 42,627,440 1.99 % 6,143,493,823 10
1995 107,948,335 2.54 % 2,547,177 -19,154 17.7 6.37 119 32.2 % 34,785,545 1.88 % 5,744,212,979 10
1990 95,212,450 2.64 % 2,329,933 -18,281 17.4 6.60 105 29.7 % 28,276,132 1.79 % 5,327,231,061 10
1985 83,562,785 2.62 % 2,027,830 -135,413 17.5 6.76 92 25.7 % 21,434,266 1.72 % 4,870,921,740 10
1980 73,423,633 2.99 % 2,009,867 164,143 18.0 6.76 81 22.0 % 16,139,321 1.65 % 4,458,003,514 11
1975 63,374,298 2.51 % 1,478,431 -7,705 18.3 6.61 70 19.8 % 12,535,584 1.55 % 4,079,480,606 11
1970 55,982,144 2.23 % 1,170,845 -8,669 18.7 6.35 61 17.8 % 9,942,297 1.51 % 3,700,437,046 11
1965 50,127,921 2.12 % 997,893 674 19.1 6.35 55 16.6 % 8,296,771 1.50 % 3,339,583,597 13
1960 45,138,458 1.90 % 810,472 541 19.1 6.35 50 15.4 % 6,955,737 1.49 % 3,034,949,748 13
1955 41,086,100 1.65 % 645,270 674 19.1 6.35 45 12.1 % 4,952,844 1.48 % 2,773,019,936 13
: Worldometers (www.worldometers.info//)
, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2019 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 206,139,589 2.62 % 5,000,428 -60,000 18.1 5.42 226 52.0 % 107,112,526 2.64 % 7,794,798,739 229
2025 233,343,112 2.51 % 5,440,705 -60,000 18.5 5.42 256 55.8 % 130,312,056 2.85 % 8,184,437,460 6
2030 262,977,337 2.42 % 5,926,845 -60,000 19.1 5.42 289 59.4 % 156,299,881 3.08 % 8,548,487,400 6
2035 294,986,051 2.32 % 6,401,743 -62,360 19.9 5.42 324 62.7 % 184,887,647 3.32 % 8,887,524,213 5
2040 329,066,615 2.21 % 6,816,113 -62,360 20.7 5.42 361 65.7 % 216,083,536 3.58 % 9,198,847,240 4
2045 364,711,807 2.08 % 7,129,038 -62,216 21.5 5.42 400 68.6 % 250,285,391 3.85 % 9,481,803,274 4
2050 401,315,000 1.93 % 7,320,639 -62,016 22.4 5.42 441 71.5 % 287,130,349 4.12 % 9,735,033,990 3
: Worldometers (www.worldometers.info//)
, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2019 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 - 2019) chart plots the total population count as of July 1 of each year, from 1950 to 2019.

The Yearly Population Growth Rate chart plots the annual percentage changes in population registered on July 1 of each year, from 1951 to 2019. 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 2019 Revision. For forecasted years, the U.N. medium-fertility variant is used.


Yearly % Change: For 2019: percentage change in total population over the last year (from July 1, 2018 to June 30 2019). 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 2019: absolute change in total population (increase or decrease in number of people) over the last year (from July 1, 2018 to June 30 2019). 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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