Population of Nigeria

Source UN (World Population Prospects 2019)
Date23 Aug 2021

The current population of Nigeria is 218,170,507 as of October 06, 2022, based on interpolation of the latest United Nations data. The population of Nigeria is projected at 211,400,708 or 211.401 million as of July 1, 2021. The total population in Nigeria is projected at 206,139,589 or 206.140 million people for the year 2020. Nigeria ranks number 7th in the world by population in the list of 235 countries/territories. Nigeria is ranked 1st among 58 countries in Africa.

Nigeria's population will be increased year by year. The Nigeria population is projected to reach 262.98 million in 2030 and increase further to 401.32 million in 2050 and 732.94 million by 2100. Nigeria accounts for 2.7 percent of the world population. However, its global share will be increasing by 1.5% in 1950 and is projected to increase at 6.7% by 2100.

Nigeria was at 13th position globally in 1950, and its rank is projected to decline at 3rd in 2100.

  • Population
  • Growth rate
  • Net change

Nigeria population projections

Year Population Growth Share (%)
Net Changerate (%)to World
2020206,139,5895,175,9902.582.6
2021211,400,7085,261,1192.552.7
2022216,746,9345,346,2262.532.7
2023222,182,3965,435,4622.512.8
2024227,713,0245,530,6282.492.8
2025233,343,1125,630,0882.472.9
2026239,073,2985,730,1862.462.9
2027244,902,2125,828,9142.442.9
2028250,829,7065,927,4942.423.0
2029256,855,0826,025,3762.403.0
2030262,977,3376,122,2552.383.1
2031269,195,3726,218,0352.363.1
2032275,507,6796,312,3072.343.2
2033281,912,0466,404,3672.323.2
2034288,405,8176,493,7712.303.3
2035294,986,0516,580,2342.283.3
2036301,649,9826,663,9312.263.4
2037308,394,3936,744,4112.243.4
2038315,215,0866,820,6932.213.5
2039322,107,3786,892,2922.193.5
2040329,066,6156,959,2372.163.6
2041336,089,7277,023,1122.133.6
2042343,172,7627,083,0352.113.7
2043350,308,9957,136,2332.083.7
2044357,490,7777,181,7822.053.8
2045364,711,8077,221,0302.023.8
2046371,966,8677,255,0601.993.9
2047379,253,7097,286,8421.964.0
2048386,572,8097,319,1001.934.0
2049393,926,3897,353,5801.904.1
2050401,315,0007,388,6111.884.1
2051408,736,9507,421,9501.854.2
2052416,187,3497,450,3991.824.2
2053423,659,6487,472,2991.804.3
2054431,145,7727,486,1241.774.3
2055438,639,1147,493,3421.744.4
2056446,135,2457,496,1311.714.5
2057453,632,5007,497,2551.684.5
2058461,130,4147,497,9141.654.6
2059468,629,8137,499,3991.634.6
2060476,130,3987,500,5851.604.7
2061483,629,6627,499,2641.584.7
2062491,123,3617,493,6991.554.8
2063498,607,3937,484,0321.524.9
2064506,076,9967,469,6031.504.9
2065513,527,7387,450,7421.475.0
2066520,955,8297,428,0911.455.0
2067528,358,0157,402,1861.425.1
2068535,730,8577,372,8421.405.1
2069543,071,0357,340,1781.375.2
2070550,374,9557,303,9201.345.3
2071557,638,5237,263,5681.325.3
2072564,857,3667,218,8431.295.4
2073572,027,2537,169,8871.275.4
2074579,143,8317,116,5781.245.5
2075586,202,5987,058,7671.225.5
2076593,199,9756,997,3771.195.6
2077600,131,2736,931,2981.175.7
2078606,989,5496,858,2761.145.7
2079613,766,8786,777,3291.125.8
2080620,456,6756,689,7971.095.8
2081627,054,6886,598,0131.065.9
2082633,558,4816,503,7931.045.9
2083639,965,6806,407,1991.016.0
2084646,274,7006,309,0200.996.0
2085652,484,0556,209,3550.966.1
2086658,591,3346,107,2790.946.1
2087664,594,5176,003,1830.916.2
2088670,493,2115,898,6940.896.2
2089676,287,5965,794,3850.866.3
2090681,977,6235,690,0270.846.3
2091687,562,6195,584,9960.826.4
2092693,041,4565,478,8370.806.4
2093698,412,7515,371,2950.786.4
2094703,675,2075,262,4560.756.5
2095708,827,8455,152,6380.736.5
2096713,870,1185,042,2730.716.6
2097718,801,9694,931,8510.696.6
2098723,623,8044,821,8350.676.7
2099728,336,5514,712,7470.656.7
2100732,941,5974,605,0460.636.7

Nigeria population estimates

Year Population Growth Share (%)
Net Changerate (%)to World
195037,859,748--1.5
195138,424,141564,3931.491.5
195239,035,444611,3031.591.5
195339,686,163650,7191.671.5
195440,370,852684,6891.731.5
195541,086,100715,2481.771.5
195641,830,614744,5141.811.5
195742,605,124774,5101.851.5
195843,412,097806,9731.891.5
195944,255,330843,2331.941.5
196045,138,458883,1282.001.5
196146,063,563925,1052.051.5
196247,029,822966,2592.101.5
196348,032,9341,003,1122.131.5
196449,066,7601,033,8262.151.5
196550,127,9211,061,1612.161.5
196651,217,9731,090,0522.171.5
196752,342,2331,124,2602.201.5
196853,506,1961,163,9632.221.5
196954,717,0391,210,8432.261.5
197055,982,1441,265,1052.311.5
197157,296,9831,314,8392.351.5
197258,665,8081,368,8252.391.5
197360,114,6251,448,8172.471.5
197461,677,1771,562,5522.601.5
197563,374,2981,697,1212.751.6
197665,221,3781,847,0802.911.6
197767,203,1281,981,7503.041.6
197869,271,9172,068,7893.081.6
197971,361,1312,089,2143.021.6
198073,423,6332,062,5022.891.6
198175,440,5022,016,8692.751.7
198277,427,5461,987,0442.631.7
198379,414,8401,987,2942.571.7
198481,448,7552,033,9152.561.7
198583,562,7852,114,0302.601.7
198685,766,3992,203,6142.641.7
198788,048,0322,281,6332.661.7
198890,395,2712,347,2392.671.8
198992,788,0272,392,7562.651.8
199095,212,4502,424,4232.611.8
199197,667,6322,455,1822.581.8
1992100,161,7102,494,0782.551.8
1993102,700,7532,539,0432.531.8
1994105,293,7002,592,9472.521.9
1995107,948,3352,654,6352.521.9
1996110,668,7942,720,4592.521.9
1997113,457,6632,788,8692.521.9
1998116,319,7592,862,0962.521.9
1999119,260,0632,940,3042.532.0
2000122,283,8503,023,7872.542.0
2001125,394,0463,110,1962.542.0
2002128,596,0763,202,0302.552.0
2003131,900,6313,304,5552.572.1
2004135,320,4223,419,7912.592.1
2005138,865,0163,544,5942.622.1
2006142,538,3083,673,2922.652.2
2007146,339,9773,801,6692.672.2
2008150,269,6233,929,6462.692.2
2009154,324,9334,055,3102.702.2
2010158,503,1974,178,2642.712.3
2011162,805,0774,301,8802.712.3
2012167,228,7944,423,7172.722.3
2013171,765,8164,537,0222.712.4
2014176,404,9344,639,1182.702.4
2015181,137,4484,732,5142.682.5
2016185,960,2414,822,7932.662.5
2017190,873,2444,913,0032.642.5
2018195,874,6835,001,4392.622.6
2019200,963,5995,088,9162.602.6