Nigeria Urban Population 1960-2024

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 2022 was 116,965,442, a 3.91% increase from 2021.
  • Nigeria urban population for 2021 was 112,560,662, a 3.99% increase from 2020.
  • Nigeria urban population for 2020 was 108,242,753, a 4.08% increase from 2019.
  • Nigeria urban population for 2019 was 104,004,479, a 4.13% increase from 2018.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Urban Population
India 508,368,361
Indonesia 159,608,946
Nigeria 116,965,442
Pakistan 88,979,079
Bangladesh 67,979,820
Philippines 55,441,746
Egypt 47,689,118
Vietnam 38,063,117
Ukraine 26,569,220
Angola 24,229,338
Morocco 24,196,351
Ghana 19,621,881
Uzbekistan 17,990,170
Myanmar 17,213,307
Sudan 16,854,089
Cameroon 16,395,044
Kenya 15,669,052
Zambia 9,160,288
Tunisia 8,675,724
Bolivia 8,658,337
Honduras 6,217,985
El Salvador 4,737,530
Sri Lanka 4,220,157
Cambodia 4,211,076
Nicaragua 4,138,184
Republic of Congo 4,103,831
West Bank and Gaza 3,898,258
Lao PDR 2,830,480
Mauritania 2,695,952
Kyrgyz Republic 2,548,584
Mongolia 2,342,494
Georgia 2,238,527
Papua New Guinea 1,377,571
Moldova 1,119,250
Djibouti 878,521
Lesotho 690,433
Timor-Leste 430,207
Cabo Verde 400,642
Bhutan 341,823
Eswatini 295,322
Solomon Islands 185,298
Sao Tome and Principe 172,252
Vanuatu 84,351
Kiribati 74,878
Micronesia 26,505
Nigeria Urban Population - Historical Data
Year Population % of Total Change
2022 116,965,442 53.52 3.84%
2021 112,560,662 52.75 3.91%
2020 108,242,753 51.96 3.99%
2019 104,004,479 51.16 4.05%
2018 99,876,265 50.34 4.15%
2017 95,817,238 49.52 4.23%
2016 91,848,722 48.68 4.26%
2015 88,019,904 47.84 4.35%
2014 84,275,849 46.98 4.48%
2013 80,580,193 46.12 4.61%
2012 76,952,556 45.25 4.71%
2011 73,409,645 44.37 4.78%
2010 69,982,300 43.48 4.82%
2009 66,691,001 42.59 4.83%
2008 63,546,553 41.70 4.86%
2007 60,532,139 40.82 4.88%
2006 57,649,638 39.94 4.90%
2005 54,895,345 39.07 4.92%
2004 52,257,527 38.21 4.96%
2003 49,728,233 37.36 4.99%
2002 47,308,171 36.51 5.01%
2001 44,997,399 35.67 5.00%
2000 42,801,631 34.84 4.15%
1999 41,060,367 34.30 4.10%
1998 39,409,892 33.77 4.09%
1997 37,832,154 33.25 4.11%
1996 36,310,411 32.73 4.13%
1995 34,841,820 32.21 4.17%
1994 33,420,099 31.69 4.19%
1993 32,047,445 31.18 4.19%
1992 30,732,846 30.68 4.17%
1991 29,477,534 30.18 4.22%
1990 28,259,591 29.68 5.49%
1989 26,749,243 28.84 5.51%
1988 25,315,578 28.02 5.52%
1987 23,955,943 27.21 5.54%
1986 22,664,317 26.41 5.61%
1985 21,427,079 25.64 5.75%
1984 20,230,276 24.87 5.53%
1983 19,141,190 24.12 5.59%
1982 18,100,295 23.39 6.02%
1981 17,043,012 22.67 6.14%
1980 16,027,431 21.97 5.14%
1979 15,224,051 21.52 5.12%
1978 14,463,791 21.07 5.12%
1977 13,741,441 20.64 5.05%
1976 13,064,213 20.21 4.96%
1975 12,431,990 19.78 4.86%
1974 11,842,010 19.36 4.72%
1973 11,296,424 18.95 4.58%
1972 10,790,664 18.55 4.49%
1971 10,316,595 18.15 4.43%
1970 9,869,101 17.76 3.60%
1969 9,520,198 17.51 3.54%
1968 9,188,855 17.27 3.51%
1967 8,872,205 17.03 3.52%
1966 8,565,287 16.79 3.59%
1965 8,263,219 16.55 3.58%
1964 7,972,376 16.32 3.56%
1963 7,693,217 16.09 3.55%
1962 7,425,008 15.86 3.51%
1961 7,168,591 15.63 3.48%
1960 6,923,458 15.41 %