Port Harcourt, Nigeria Metro Area Population 1950-2022

Chart and table of population level and growth rate for the Port Harcourt, Nigeria metro area from 1950 to 2022. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current metro area population of Port Harcourt in 2022 is 3,325,000, a 4.86% increase from 2021.
  • The metro area population of Port Harcourt in 2021 was 3,171,000, a 5% increase from 2020.
  • The metro area population of Port Harcourt in 2020 was 3,020,000, a 5.12% increase from 2019.
  • The metro area population of Port Harcourt in 2019 was 2,873,000, a 5.2% 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
Port Harcourt - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2022 3,325,000 4.86%
2021 3,171,000 5.00%
2020 3,020,000 5.12%
2019 2,873,000 5.20%
2018 2,731,000 5.20%
2017 2,596,000 5.23%
2016 2,467,000 5.25%
2015 2,344,000 5.25%
2014 2,227,000 5.20%
2013 2,117,000 5.27%
2012 2,011,000 5.23%
2011 1,911,000 5.23%
2010 1,816,000 5.21%
2009 1,726,000 5.24%
2008 1,640,000 5.26%
2007 1,558,000 5.20%
2006 1,481,000 5.26%
2005 1,407,000 5.24%
2004 1,337,000 5.19%
2003 1,271,000 5.22%
2002 1,208,000 5.23%
2001 1,148,000 5.22%
2000 1,091,000 5.31%
1999 1,036,000 5.18%
1998 985,000 5.24%
1997 936,000 5.29%
1996 889,000 5.21%
1995 845,000 5.23%
1994 803,000 5.24%
1993 763,000 5.24%
1992 725,000 4.02%
1991 697,000 2.50%
1990 680,000 2.41%
1989 664,000 2.31%
1988 649,000 2.53%
1987 633,000 2.26%
1986 619,000 2.48%
1985 604,000 2.37%
1984 590,000 2.43%
1983 576,000 6.08%
1982 543,000 6.26%
1981 511,000 6.02%
1980 482,000 6.17%
1979 454,000 6.07%
1978 428,000 6.20%
1977 403,000 6.05%
1976 380,000 6.15%
1975 358,000 5.92%
1974 338,000 6.29%
1973 318,000 6.00%
1972 300,000 6.01%
1971 283,000 6.39%
1970 266,000 5.98%
1969 251,000 5.91%
1968 237,000 6.28%
1967 223,000 6.19%
1966 210,000 6.06%
1965 198,000 5.88%
1964 187,000 7.47%
1963 174,000 8.75%
1962 160,000 8.84%
1961 147,000 8.89%
1960 135,000 8.87%
1959 124,000 8.77%
1958 114,000 8.57%
1957 105,000 9.38%
1956 96,000 9.09%
1955 88,000 8.64%
1954 81,000 9.46%
1953 74,000 7.25%
1952 69,000 7.81%
1951 64,000 6.67%
1950 60,000 0.00%