Abuja, Nigeria Metro Area Population 1950-2022

Chart and table of population level and growth rate for the Abuja, Nigeria metro area from 1950 to 2022. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current metro area population of Abuja in 2022 is 3,652,000, a 5.43% increase from 2021.
  • The metro area population of Abuja in 2021 was 3,464,000, a 5.67% increase from 2020.
  • The metro area population of Abuja in 2020 was 3,278,000, a 5.91% increase from 2019.
  • The metro area population of Abuja in 2019 was 3,095,000, a 6.03% increase from 2018.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

MLA Citation:
Other Cities in Nigeria
City Name Population
Lagos 15,388,000
Kano 4,219,000
Ibadan 3,756,000
Abuja 3,652,000
Port Harcourt 3,325,000
Benin City 1,841,000
Onitsha 1,553,000
Uyo 1,265,000
Nnewi 1,177,000
Kaduna 1,158,000
Aba 1,150,000
Ikorodu 1,041,000
Ilorin 1,000,000
Owerri 945,000
Warri 943,000
Jos 942,000
Umuahia 861,000
Maiduguri 822,000
Enugu 820,000
Lokoja 791,000
Oshogbo 750,000
Zaria 749,000
Akure 717,000
Sokoto 685,000
Bauchi 645,000
Abakaliki 632,000
Calabar 631,000
Ogbomosho 602,000
Abeokuta 557,000
Gombe 551,000
Ado-Ekiti 516,000
Katsina 505,000
Okene 494,000
Okpogho 484,000
Potiskum 483,000
Igbidu 479,000
Minna 479,000
Gwagwalada 475,000
Gboko 472,000
Ondo 460,000
Oyo 456,000
Makurdi 438,000
Ikot Ekpene 415,000
Saki 414,000
Effon Alaiye 410,000
Ife 397,000
Birnin Kebbi 396,000
Ilesha 385,000
Ijebu-Ode 368,000
Lafia 361,000
Abuja - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2022 3,652,000 5.43%
2021 3,464,000 5.67%
2020 3,278,000 5.91%
2019 3,095,000 6.03%
2018 2,919,000 6.15%
2017 2,750,000 6.14%
2016 2,591,000 6.10%
2015 2,442,000 6.13%
2014 2,301,000 6.13%
2013 2,168,000 6.12%
2012 2,043,000 6.13%
2011 1,925,000 6.12%
2010 1,814,000 6.14%
2009 1,709,000 6.15%
2008 1,610,000 6.13%
2007 1,517,000 6.08%
2006 1,430,000 8.66%
2005 1,316,000 9.58%
2004 1,201,000 9.58%
2003 1,096,000 9.60%
2002 1,000,000 9.65%
2001 912,000 9.48%
2000 833,000 9.61%
1999 760,000 9.67%
1998 693,000 9.65%
1997 632,000 9.53%
1996 577,000 9.70%
1995 526,000 9.58%
1994 480,000 9.59%
1993 438,000 9.50%
1992 400,000 9.89%
1991 364,000 10.30%
1990 330,000 10.00%
1989 300,000 10.29%
1988 272,000 10.12%
1987 247,000 10.27%
1986 224,000 9.80%
1985 204,000 10.27%
1984 185,000 10.12%
1983 168,000 10.53%
1982 152,000 10.14%
1981 138,000 10.40%
1980 125,000 9.65%
1979 114,000 10.68%
1978 103,000 9.57%
1977 94,000 10.59%
1976 85,000 10.39%
1975 77,000 10.00%
1974 70,000 9.38%
1973 64,000 10.34%
1972 58,000 11.54%
1971 52,000 8.33%
1970 48,000 11.63%
1969 43,000 10.26%
1968 39,000 8.33%
1967 36,000 12.50%
1966 32,000 10.34%
1965 29,000 7.41%
1964 27,000 8.00%
1963 25,000 4.17%
1962 24,000 0.00%
1961 24,000 4.35%
1960 23,000 0.00%
1959 23,000 4.55%
1958 22,000 0.00%
1957 22,000 4.76%
1956 21,000 0.00%
1955 21,000 0.00%
1954 21,000 5.00%
1953 20,000 0.00%
1952 20,000 5.26%
1951 19,000 0.00%
1950 19,000 0.00%