Nigeria Rural Population 1960-2022

Rural population refers to people living in rural areas as defined by national statistical offices. It is calculated as the difference between total population and urban population. Aggregation of urban and rural population may not add up to total population because of different country coverages.
  • Nigeria rural population for 2021 was 99,895,289, a 0.87% increase from 2020.
  • Nigeria rural population for 2020 was 99,033,580, a 0.89% increase from 2019.
  • Nigeria rural population for 2019 was 98,156,653, a 0.92% increase from 2018.
  • Nigeria rural population for 2018 was 97,263,534, a 0.94% increase from 2017.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Rural Population
India 900,239,774
Pakistan 140,885,076
Indonesia 118,034,120
Bangladesh 101,534,935
Nigeria 99,895,289
Vietnam 60,813,626
Egypt 59,571,123
Philippines 58,095,301
Kenya 39,318,626
Myanmar 37,570,619
Sudan 28,924,766
Sri Lanka 17,977,378
Uzbekistan 17,308,463
Morocco 13,419,849
Ghana 13,332,254
Ukraine 13,250,844
Cambodia 12,766,097
Cameroon 11,393,898
Angola 11,041,997
Zambia 10,370,034
Papua New Guinea 7,891,952
Lao PDR 4,653,497
Kyrgyz Republic 4,207,572
Honduras 4,127,639
Tunisia 3,594,097
Bolivia 3,493,674
Nicaragua 2,729,410
Mauritania 2,094,698
Republic of Congo 1,794,236
El Salvador 1,687,118
Lesotho 1,522,574
Georgia 1,488,191
Moldova 1,467,190
West Bank and Gaza 1,132,085
Mongolia 1,039,235
Timor-Leste 917,934
Eswatini 886,674
Solomon Islands 527,095
Bhutan 444,481
Vanuatu 233,757
Djibouti 218,309
Cabo Verde 184,854
Micronesia 89,437
Sao Tome and Principe 55,678
Kiribati 53,004
Nigeria Rural Population - Historical Data
Year Population % of Total Change
2021 99,895,289 47.25 0.87%
2020 99,033,580 48.04 0.89%
2019 98,156,653 48.84 0.91%
2018 97,263,534 49.66 0.94%
2017 96,354,724 50.48 0.97%
2016 95,429,218 51.32 0.99%
2015 94,484,919 52.16 1.02%
2014 93,526,366 53.02 1.05%
2013 92,550,859 53.88 1.07%
2012 91,564,459 54.75 1.09%
2011 90,574,978 55.63 1.10%
2010 89,586,010 56.52 1.11%
2009 88,601,034 57.41 1.13%
2008 87,604,184 58.30 1.15%
2007 86,605,458 59.18 1.16%
2006 85,604,230 60.06 1.17%
2005 84,604,898 60.93 1.18%
2004 83,611,781 61.79 1.18%
2003 82,627,833 62.64 1.19%
2002 81,648,222 63.49 1.21%
2001 80,667,244 64.33 1.23%
2000 79,680,159 65.16 1.68%
1999 78,349,086 65.70 1.69%
1998 77,035,089 66.23 1.70%
1997 75,736,392 66.75 1.71%
1996 74,452,424 67.28 1.72%
1995 73,183,576 67.80 1.73%
1994 71,925,074 68.31 1.75%
1993 70,676,603 68.82 1.77%
1992 69,435,101 69.32 1.80%
1991 68,195,447 69.82 1.84%
1990 66,953,398 70.32 1.39%
1989 66,026,113 71.16 1.46%
1988 65,067,425 71.98 1.51%
1987 64,091,041 72.79 1.54%
1986 63,112,060 73.59 1.55%
1985 62,141,458 74.37 1.54%
1984 61,190,822 75.13 1.54%
1983 60,258,393 75.88 1.57%
1982 59,318,012 76.61 1.67%
1981 58,337,388 77.33 1.81%
1980 57,292,471 78.03 2.27%
1979 56,005,651 78.48 2.41%
1978 54,673,552 78.93 2.48%
1977 53,335,095 79.36 2.45%
1976 52,043,399 79.80 2.34%
1975 50,838,855 80.22 2.20%
1974 49,734,617 80.64 2.06%
1973 48,721,693 81.05 1.94%
1972 47,783,891 81.45 1.87%
1971 46,897,012 81.85 1.85%
1970 46,039,714 82.24 1.99%
1969 45,134,441 82.49 1.94%
1968 44,266,215 82.73 1.91%
1967 43,429,919 82.97 1.88%
1966 42,619,496 83.21 1.87%
1965 41,831,248 83.45 1.86%
1964 41,060,048 83.68 1.85%
1963 40,305,874 83.91 1.84%
1962 39,571,829 84.14 1.81%
1961 38,862,452 84.37 1.76%
1960 38,182,623 84.59 %