Nigeria Population Density 1950-2022

Chart and table of Nigeria population density from 1950 to 2022. United Nations projections are also included through the year 2100.
  • The current population density of Nigeria in 2022 is 234.63 people per square kilometer, a 2.53% increase from 2021.
  • The population density of Nigeria in 2021 was 228.85 people per square kilometer, a 2.55% increase from 2020.
  • The population density of Nigeria in 2020 was 223.15 people per square kilometer, a 2.58% increase from 2019.
  • The population density of Nigeria in 2019 was 217.55 people per square kilometer, a 2.6% increase from 2018.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

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Similar Countries Ranked by Population Density
Country Name 2022 Population Density
Bangladesh 1,134.54
Micronesia 799.84
India 427.90
Philippines 375.03
Sri Lanka 328.85
El Salvador 311.33
Vietnam 298.75
Pakistan 288.27
Sao Tome and Principe 237.17
Nigeria 234.63
Kiribati 152.37
Indonesia 145.62
Cabo Verde 140.86
Ghana 135.81
Moldova 118.56
Egypt 106.00
Kenya 96.86
Cambodia 94.83
Timor-Leste 92.09
Honduras 90.86
Morocco 84.59
Myanmar 81.63
Uzbekistan 76.59
Tunisia 73.63
Lesotho 71.66
Ukraine 71.56
Eswatini 68.25
Cameroon 58.71
Georgia 56.94
Nicaragua 52.00
Djibouti 43.80
Angola 28.10
Vanuatu 26.40
Zambia 25.87
Solomon Islands 24.95
Sudan 24.81
Bhutan 20.52
Papua New Guinea 20.08
Bolivia 10.92
Mauritania 4.76
Mongolia 2.16
Nigeria - Historical Population Density Data
Year Population Density Growth Rate
2022 234.63 2.53%
2021 228.85 2.55%
2020 223.15 2.58%
2019 217.55 2.60%
2018 212.04 2.62%
2017 206.62 2.64%
2016 201.31 2.66%
2015 196.09 2.68%
2014 190.96 2.70%
2013 185.94 2.71%
2012 181.03 2.72%
2011 176.24 2.71%
2010 171.58 2.71%
2009 167.06 2.70%
2008 162.67 2.69%
2007 158.42 2.67%
2006 154.30 2.65%
2005 150.32 2.62%
2004 146.49 2.59%
2003 142.79 2.57%
2002 139.21 2.55%
2001 135.74 2.54%
2000 132.37 2.54%
1999 129.10 2.53%
1998 125.92 2.52%
1997 122.82 2.52%
1996 119.80 2.52%
1995 116.86 2.52%
1994 113.98 2.52%
1993 111.18 2.53%
1992 108.43 2.55%
1991 105.73 2.58%
1990 103.07 2.61%
1989 100.44 2.65%
1988 97.85 2.67%
1987 95.31 2.66%
1986 92.84 2.64%
1985 90.46 2.60%
1984 88.17 2.56%
1983 85.97 2.57%
1982 83.82 2.63%
1981 81.67 2.75%
1980 79.48 2.89%
1979 77.25 3.02%
1978 74.99 3.08%
1977 72.75 3.04%
1976 70.60 2.91%
1975 68.60 2.75%
1974 66.77 2.60%
1973 65.08 2.47%
1972 63.51 2.39%
1971 62.03 2.35%
1970 60.60 2.31%
1969 59.23 2.26%
1968 57.92 2.22%
1967 56.66 2.20%
1966 55.44 2.17%
1965 54.26 2.16%
1964 53.12 2.15%
1963 52.00 2.13%
1962 50.91 2.10%
1961 49.86 2.05%
1960 48.86 2.00%
1959 47.91 1.94%
1958 46.99 1.89%
1957 46.12 1.85%
1956 45.28 1.81%
1955 44.48 1.77%
1954 43.70 1.73%
1953 42.96 1.67%
1952 42.26 1.59%
1951 41.59 1.49%
1950 40.98 0.00%