Lagos, Nigeria Metro Area Population 1950-2022

Chart and table of population level and growth rate for the Lagos, Nigeria metro area from 1950 to 2022. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current metro area population of Lagos in 2022 is 15,388,000, a 3.54% increase from 2021.
  • The metro area population of Lagos in 2021 was 14,862,000, a 3.44% increase from 2020.
  • The metro area population of Lagos in 2020 was 14,368,000, a 3.34% increase from 2019.
  • The metro area population of Lagos in 2019 was 13,904,000, a 3.28% 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
Lagos - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2022 15,388,000 3.54%
2021 14,862,000 3.44%
2020 14,368,000 3.34%
2019 13,904,000 3.28%
2018 13,463,000 3.23%
2017 13,042,000 3.23%
2016 12,634,000 3.23%
2015 12,239,000 3.23%
2014 11,856,000 3.22%
2013 11,486,000 3.23%
2012 11,127,000 3.24%
2011 10,778,000 3.23%
2010 10,441,000 3.22%
2009 10,115,000 3.22%
2008 9,799,000 3.23%
2007 9,492,000 3.23%
2006 9,195,000 3.79%
2005 8,859,000 3.99%
2004 8,519,000 4.02%
2003 8,190,000 4.00%
2002 7,875,000 4.00%
2001 7,572,000 4.00%
2000 7,281,000 4.01%
1999 7,000,000 4.00%
1998 6,731,000 4.02%
1997 6,471,000 3.99%
1996 6,223,000 4.01%
1995 5,983,000 4.02%
1994 5,752,000 4.00%
1993 5,531,000 4.01%
1992 5,318,000 4.95%
1991 5,067,000 6.36%
1990 4,764,000 6.36%
1989 4,479,000 6.34%
1988 4,212,000 6.36%
1987 3,960,000 6.37%
1986 3,723,000 6.37%
1985 3,500,000 6.35%
1984 3,291,000 6.37%
1983 3,094,000 6.36%
1982 2,909,000 6.32%
1981 2,736,000 6.38%
1980 2,572,000 6.37%
1979 2,418,000 6.33%
1978 2,274,000 6.36%
1977 2,138,000 6.37%
1976 2,010,000 6.35%
1975 1,890,000 6.36%
1974 1,777,000 6.34%
1973 1,671,000 6.37%
1972 1,571,000 6.36%
1971 1,477,000 4.46%
1970 1,414,000 4.51%
1969 1,353,000 4.48%
1968 1,295,000 4.52%
1967 1,239,000 4.47%
1966 1,186,000 4.49%
1965 1,135,000 4.42%
1964 1,087,000 6.46%
1963 1,021,000 10.26%
1962 926,000 10.24%
1961 840,000 10.24%
1960 762,000 10.12%
1959 692,000 10.37%
1958 627,000 10.19%
1957 569,000 10.27%
1956 516,000 10.26%
1955 468,000 10.12%
1954 425,000 10.10%
1953 386,000 7.52%
1952 359,000 4.97%
1951 342,000 5.23%
1950 325,000 0.00%