Nigeria Population Density 1950-2023

Chart and table of Nigeria population density from 1950 to 2023. United Nations projections are also included through the year 2100.
  • The current population density of Nigeria in 2023 is 242.27 people per square kilometer, a 2.41% increase from 2022.
  • The population density of Nigeria in 2022 was 236.58 people per square kilometer, a 2.41% increase from 2021.
  • The population density of Nigeria in 2021 was 231.01 people per square kilometer, a 2.44% increase from 2020.
  • The population density of Nigeria in 2020 was 225.52 people per square kilometer, a 2.47% increase from 2019.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

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Similar Countries Ranked by Population Density
Country Name 2023 Population Density
Bangladesh 1,168.79
Micronesia 777.60
India 434.60
Philippines 391.12
Sri Lanka 333.69
El Salvador 302.52
Pakistan 302.08
Vietnam 298.46
Nigeria 242.27
Sao Tome and Principe 241.52
Kiribati 164.83
Cabo Verde 148.56
Indonesia 144.79
Ghana 143.05
Egypt 112.55
Moldova 101.50
Kenya 94.94
Honduras 94.18
Cambodia 93.60
Timor-Leste 91.50
Morocco 84.74
Myanmar 80.67
Uzbekistan 78.33
Lesotho 76.76
Tunisia 76.15
Eswatini 69.75
Ukraine 60.88
Cameroon 60.25
Nicaragua 54.05
Georgia 53.49
Djibouti 48.99
Angola 29.43
Vanuatu 27.44
Zambia 27.33
Sudan 25.95
Solomon Islands 25.62
Papua New Guinea 22.32
Bhutan 20.51
Republic of Congo 17.86
Bolivia 11.28
Mauritania 4.72
Mongolia 2.20
Nigeria - Historical Population Density Data
Year Population Density Growth Rate
2023 242.27 2.41%
2022 236.58 2.41%
2021 231.01 2.44%
2020 225.52 2.47%
2019 220.08 2.48%
2018 214.76 2.53%
2017 209.46 2.56%
2016 204.24 2.54%
2015 199.18 2.57%
2014 194.18 2.66%
2013 189.14 2.73%
2012 184.11 2.79%
2011 179.12 2.80%
2010 174.23 2.78%
2009 169.52 2.76%
2008 164.96 2.76%
2007 160.53 2.75%
2006 156.24 2.73%
2005 152.08 2.73%
2004 148.04 2.73%
2003 144.10 2.73%
2002 140.28 2.72%
2001 136.56 2.69%
2000 132.99 2.64%
1999 129.57 2.58%
1998 126.32 2.55%
1997 123.18 2.56%
1996 120.11 2.56%
1995 117.12 2.59%
1994 114.16 2.61%
1993 111.26 2.59%
1992 108.45 2.56%
1991 105.75 2.60%
1990 103.07 2.66%
1989 100.40 2.65%
1988 97.81 2.62%
1987 95.31 2.61%
1986 92.88 2.65%
1985 90.48 2.76%
1984 88.05 2.50%
1983 85.90 2.54%
1982 83.77 2.94%
1981 81.38 3.05%
1980 78.97 3.11%
1979 76.59 3.08%
1978 74.30 3.07%
1977 72.08 2.99%
1976 69.99 2.88%
1975 68.04 2.77%
1974 66.20 2.60%
1973 64.52 2.46%
1972 62.97 2.35%
1971 61.53 2.28%
1970 60.15 2.22%
1969 58.85 2.16%
1968 57.60 2.12%
1967 56.41 2.13%
1966 55.23 2.19%
1965 54.05 2.19%
1964 52.89 2.16%
1963 51.77 2.14%
1962 50.69 2.11%
1961 49.64 2.06%
1960 48.64 2.01%
1959 47.68 1.92%
1958 46.78 1.89%
1957 45.91 1.91%
1956 45.05 1.90%
1955 44.21 1.89%
1954 43.39 1.87%
1953 42.59 1.87%
1952 41.81 1.90%
1951 41.03 1.92%
1950 40.26 0.00%