Nigeria Population 1950-2022

Chart and table of Nigeria population from 1950 to 2022. United Nations projections are also included through the year 2100.
  • The current population of Nigeria in 2022 is 218,541,212, a 2.41% increase from 2021.
  • The population of Nigeria in 2021 was 213,401,323, a 2.44% increase from 2020.
  • The population of Nigeria in 2020 was 208,327,405, a 2.47% increase from 2019.
  • The population of Nigeria in 2019 was 203,304,492, a 2.48% increase from 2018.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

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Similar Countries Ranked by Population
Country Name 2022 Population
India 1,417,173,173
Indonesia 275,501,339
Pakistan 235,824,862
Nigeria 218,541,212
Bangladesh 171,186,372
Philippines 115,559,009
Egypt 110,990,103
Vietnam 98,186,856
Myanmar 54,179,306
Kenya 54,027,487
Sudan 46,874,204
Ukraine 39,701,739
Morocco 37,457,971
Angola 35,588,987
Uzbekistan 34,627,652
Ghana 33,475,870
Cameroon 27,914,536
Sri Lanka 21,832,143
Zambia 20,017,675
Cambodia 16,767,842
Tunisia 12,356,117
Bolivia 12,224,110
Honduras 10,432,860
Papua New Guinea 10,142,619
Nicaragua 6,948,392
El Salvador 6,336,392
Republic of Congo 5,970,424
Mauritania 4,736,139
Georgia 3,744,385
Mongolia 3,398,366
Moldova 3,272,996
Lesotho 2,305,825
Timor-Leste 1,341,296
Eswatini 1,201,670
Djibouti 1,120,849
Bhutan 782,455
Solomon Islands 724,273
Cabo Verde 593,149
Micronesia 539,013
Vanuatu 326,740
Sao Tome and Principe 227,380
Kiribati 131,232
Nigeria - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2022 218,541,212 2.41%
2021 213,401,323 2.44%
2020 208,327,405 2.47%
2019 203,304,492 2.48%
2018 198,387,623 2.53%
2017 193,495,907 2.56%
2016 188,666,931 2.54%
2015 183,995,785 2.57%
2014 179,379,016 2.66%
2013 174,726,123 2.73%
2012 170,075,932 2.79%
2011 165,463,745 2.80%
2010 160,952,853 2.78%
2009 156,595,758 2.76%
2008 152,382,506 2.76%
2007 148,294,028 2.75%
2006 144,329,764 2.73%
2005 140,490,722 2.73%
2004 136,756,848 2.73%
2003 133,119,801 2.73%
2002 129,583,026 2.72%
2001 126,152,678 2.69%
2000 122,851,984 2.64%
1999 119,695,565 2.58%
1998 116,690,527 2.55%
1997 113,791,181 2.56%
1996 110,956,183 2.56%
1995 108,187,610 2.59%
1994 105,456,121 2.61%
1993 102,775,465 2.59%
1992 100,182,045 2.56%
1991 97,685,360 2.60%
1990 95,214,257 2.66%
1989 92,744,064 2.65%
1988 90,351,467 2.62%
1987 88,044,187 2.61%
1986 85,804,185 2.65%
1985 83,585,251 2.76%
1984 81,337,553 2.50%
1983 79,351,586 2.54%
1982 77,388,067 2.94%
1981 75,175,387 3.05%
1980 72,951,439 3.11%
1979 70,750,307 3.08%
1978 68,633,344 3.07%
1977 66,589,655 2.99%
1976 64,658,315 2.88%
1975 62,851,312 2.77%
1974 61,157,931 2.60%
1973 59,605,446 2.46%
1972 58,173,834 2.35%
1971 56,837,614 2.28%
1970 55,569,264 2.22%
1969 54,360,750 2.16%
1968 53,210,119 2.12%
1967 52,106,681 2.13%
1966 51,020,296 2.19%
1965 49,925,799 2.19%
1964 48,856,332 2.16%
1963 47,822,569 2.14%
1962 46,821,845 2.11%
1961 45,855,507 2.06%
1960 44,928,342 2.01%
1959 44,044,231 1.92%
1958 43,214,753 1.89%
1957 42,413,359 1.91%
1956 41,616,571 1.90%
1955 40,839,223 1.89%
1954 40,082,479 1.87%
1953 39,347,719 1.87%
1952 38,624,425 1.90%
1951 37,903,171 1.92%
1950 37,189,369 0.00%