Nigeria Population Growth Rate 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 216,746,934, a 2.53% increase from 2021.
  • The population of Nigeria in 2021 was 211,400,708, a 2.55% increase from 2020.
  • The population of Nigeria in 2020 was 206,139,589, a 2.58% increase from 2019.
  • The population of Nigeria in 2019 was 200,963,599, a 2.6% increase from 2018.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

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Similar Countries Ranked by Population Growth Rate
Country Name 2022 Population Growth Rate
India 1,406,631,776
Indonesia 279,134,505
Pakistan 229,488,994
Nigeria 216,746,934
Bangladesh 167,885,689
Philippines 112,508,994
Egypt 106,156,692
Vietnam 98,953,541
Kenya 56,215,221
Myanmar 55,227,143
Sudan 45,992,020
Ukraine 43,192,122
Morocco 37,772,756
Angola 35,027,343
Uzbekistan 34,382,084
Ghana 32,395,450
Cameroon 27,911,548
Sri Lanka 21,575,842
Zambia 19,470,234
Cambodia 17,168,639
Tunisia 12,046,656
Bolivia 11,992,656
Honduras 10,221,247
Papua New Guinea 9,292,169
Nicaragua 6,779,100
El Salvador 6,550,389
Mauritania 4,901,981
Moldova 4,013,171
Georgia 3,968,738
Mongolia 3,378,078
Lesotho 2,175,699
Timor-Leste 1,369,429
Eswatini 1,184,817
Djibouti 1,016,097
Bhutan 787,941
Solomon Islands 721,159
Cabo Verde 567,678
Micronesia 559,889
Vanuatu 321,832
Sao Tome and Principe 227,679
Kiribati 123,419
Nigeria - Historical Population Growth Rate Data
Year Population Growth Rate Growth Rate
2022 216,746,934 2.53%
2021 211,400,708 2.55%
2020 206,139,589 2.58%
2019 200,963,599 2.60%
2018 195,874,683 2.62%
2017 190,873,244 2.64%
2016 185,960,241 2.66%
2015 181,137,448 2.68%
2014 176,404,934 2.70%
2013 171,765,816 2.71%
2012 167,228,794 2.72%
2011 162,805,077 2.71%
2010 158,503,197 2.71%
2009 154,324,933 2.70%
2008 150,269,623 2.69%
2007 146,339,977 2.67%
2006 142,538,308 2.65%
2005 138,865,016 2.62%
2004 135,320,422 2.59%
2003 131,900,631 2.57%
2002 128,596,076 2.55%
2001 125,394,046 2.54%
2000 122,283,850 2.54%
1999 119,260,063 2.53%
1998 116,319,759 2.52%
1997 113,457,663 2.52%
1996 110,668,794 2.52%
1995 107,948,335 2.52%
1994 105,293,700 2.52%
1993 102,700,753 2.53%
1992 100,161,710 2.55%
1991 97,667,632 2.58%
1990 95,212,450 2.61%
1989 92,788,027 2.65%
1988 90,395,271 2.67%
1987 88,048,032 2.66%
1986 85,766,399 2.64%
1985 83,562,785 2.60%
1984 81,448,755 2.56%
1983 79,414,840 2.57%
1982 77,427,546 2.63%
1981 75,440,502 2.75%
1980 73,423,633 2.89%
1979 71,361,131 3.02%
1978 69,271,917 3.08%
1977 67,203,128 3.04%
1976 65,221,378 2.91%
1975 63,374,298 2.75%
1974 61,677,177 2.60%
1973 60,114,625 2.47%
1972 58,665,808 2.39%
1971 57,296,983 2.35%
1970 55,982,144 2.31%
1969 54,717,039 2.26%
1968 53,506,196 2.22%
1967 52,342,233 2.20%
1966 51,217,973 2.17%
1965 50,127,921 2.16%
1964 49,066,760 2.15%
1963 48,032,934 2.13%
1962 47,029,822 2.10%
1961 46,063,563 2.05%
1960 45,138,458 2.00%
1959 44,255,330 1.94%
1958 43,412,097 1.89%
1957 42,605,124 1.85%
1956 41,830,614 1.81%
1955 41,086,100 1.77%
1954 40,370,852 1.73%
1953 39,686,163 1.67%
1952 39,035,444 1.59%
1951 38,424,141 1.49%
1950 37,859,748 0.00%