Kano, Nigeria Metro Area Population 1950-2022

Chart and table of population level and growth rate for the Kano, Nigeria metro area from 1950 to 2022. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current metro area population of Kano in 2022 is 4,219,000, a 2.83% increase from 2021.
  • The metro area population of Kano in 2021 was 4,103,000, a 2.6% increase from 2020.
  • The metro area population of Kano in 2020 was 3,999,000, a 2.38% increase from 2019.
  • The metro area population of Kano in 2019 was 3,906,000, a 2.25% 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
Kano - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2022 4,219,000 2.83%
2021 4,103,000 2.60%
2020 3,999,000 2.38%
2019 3,906,000 2.25%
2018 3,820,000 2.17%
2017 3,739,000 2.13%
2016 3,661,000 2.18%
2015 3,583,000 2.14%
2014 3,508,000 2.15%
2013 3,434,000 2.17%
2012 3,361,000 2.16%
2011 3,290,000 2.14%
2010 3,221,000 2.16%
2009 3,153,000 2.14%
2008 3,087,000 2.18%
2007 3,021,000 2.13%
2006 2,958,000 2.18%
2005 2,895,000 2.15%
2004 2,834,000 2.16%
2003 2,774,000 2.14%
2002 2,716,000 2.18%
2001 2,658,000 2.15%
2000 2,602,000 2.16%
1999 2,547,000 2.13%
1998 2,494,000 2.17%
1997 2,441,000 2.13%
1996 2,390,000 2.18%
1995 2,339,000 2.14%
1994 2,290,000 2.19%
1993 2,241,000 2.14%
1992 2,194,000 2.24%
1991 2,146,000 2.43%
1990 2,095,000 2.39%
1989 2,046,000 2.40%
1988 1,998,000 2.41%
1987 1,951,000 2.41%
1986 1,905,000 2.36%
1985 1,861,000 2.42%
1984 1,817,000 2.42%
1983 1,774,000 9.51%
1982 1,620,000 9.61%
1981 1,478,000 9.48%
1980 1,350,000 9.58%
1979 1,232,000 9.61%
1978 1,124,000 9.55%
1977 1,026,000 9.50%
1976 937,000 9.59%
1975 855,000 9.48%
1974 781,000 9.54%
1973 713,000 9.52%
1972 651,000 9.60%
1971 594,000 9.59%
1970 542,000 9.49%
1969 495,000 9.51%
1968 452,000 9.71%
1967 412,000 9.57%
1966 376,000 9.62%
1965 343,000 9.24%
1964 314,000 9.03%
1963 288,000 7.87%
1962 267,000 8.10%
1961 247,000 7.86%
1960 229,000 8.02%
1959 212,000 7.61%
1958 197,000 7.65%
1957 183,000 8.28%
1956 169,000 7.64%
1955 157,000 8.28%
1954 145,000 7.41%
1953 135,000 4.65%
1952 129,000 2.38%
1951 126,000 2.44%
1950 123,000 0.00%