Nigeria population 214,478,192 (live)

The population of Nigeria is expected to grow by 5,294,000 in 2021 and reach 216,844,000 in 2022. Migration (including immigration and emigration) decreases population by 60,000 people yearly. The population density of Nigeria has changed from 80.7 in 1980 to 220.7 in 2019.

Current population 214,478,192 people at present (Saturday 24th of July 2021)
Median Age 22.6 years
Population density 232.2 per km2
Population of Nigeria from 1960 to 2021 (historical)
Year Population Year change Migrants Median age Fertility rate Density (Ppl/km2) Urban population
2021 211,447,000 5,294,000 (2.5%) -60,000 22.6 232 110,946,000 (52.5%)
2020 206,153,000 5,191,000 (2.5%) -60,000 22.5 5.25 226 106,639,000 (51.7%)
2019 0 0 (0.0%) -60,000 22.5 5.32 221 102,429,000 (51.0%)
2018 0 0 (0.0%) -60,000 22.4 5.39 215 98,318,000 (50.2%)
2017 0 0 (0.0%) -60,000 22.4 5.45 210 94,304,000 (49.4%)
2016 0 0 (0.0%) -60,000 22.3 5.52 204 90,385,385 (48.6%)
2015 181,181,744 4,721,242 (2.6%) -60,000 22.3 5.59 199 86,561,390 (47.8%)
2010 158,578,261 4,176,080 (2.6%) -60,000 22.3 5.84 174 68,949,828 (43.5%)
2005 138,939,478 3,545,862 (2.6%) -60,000 22.3 5.99 153 54,289,212 (39.1%)
2000 122,352,009 3,024,936 (2.5%) -34,000 22.4 6.11 134 42,627,440 (34.8%)
1995 108,011,465 2,655,682 (2.5%) -19,005 22.4 6.26 119 34,785,092 (32.2%)
1990 95,269,988 2,425,635 (2.6%) -19,154 22.3 6.49 105 28,276,132 (29.7%)
1985 83,613,300 2,115,561 (2.5%) -18,281 22.4 6.70 92 21,434,269 (25.6%)
1980 73,460,724 2,069,434 (2.8%) -134,328 22.6 6.78 81 16,139,321 (22.0%)
1975 63,373,572 1,700,013 (2.7%) 170,930 22.8 6.71 70 12,535,293 (19.8%)
1970 55,981,400 1,264,665 (2.3%) -7,705 23.1 6.47 61 9,942,297 (17.8%)
1965 50,127,214 1,061,155 (2.1%) -8,669 23.2 6.34 55 8,296,555 (16.6%)
1960 45,137,812 925,093 (2.0%) 204 23.3 6.35 50 6,955,737 (15.4%)

In 2020 the population of Nigeria was 206,153,000 and the average age decreased from 23.3 in 1960 to 22.5. Urban population has increased from 42,627,440 (34.8%) in 2000 to 110,946,000 (52.5%) in the current year. The population density of Nigeria has changed from 80.7 in 1980 to 220.7 in 2019.

Estimated Population 2020-2050
Year Population Year change Migrants Median age Fertility rate Density (Ppl/km2) Urban population
2020 0 0 (0.0%) -60,000 22.5 5.25 226 106,639,000 (51.7%)
2025 233,692,000 5,729,000 (2.5%) -60,000 22.9 4.91 257 129,131,000 (55.3%)
2030 264,068,000 6,309,000 (2.4%) -60,000 23.4 4.57 290 153,962,000 (58.3%)
2035 297,323,000 6,871,000 (2.3%) -60,000 23.9 4.25 327 180,826,000 (60.8%)
2040 333,172,000 7,354,000 (2.2%) -60,000 24.5 3.95 366 209,775,000 (63.0%)
2045 371,119,000 7,730,000 (2.1%) -60,000 25.2 3.68 408 241,450,000 (65.1%)
2050 410,638,000 8,010,000 (2.0%) -60,000 26.0 3.44 451 275,538,000 (67.1%)

The life expectancy at birth should reach 66.5 (64.9 years for male and 68.1 years for females). Population density will go up to 450.9 people per square kilometer.

Nigeria demographics 2020

The population growth rate is 2.57% (5,191,000 residents, including 2,334,616 deaths). The demographics of Nigeria constitutes of 104,221,000 women and 107,226,000 men, which means there are 1,029 men per 1000 women. As far as age distribution goes, 54.0% of population (114,075,657) is 19 or younger, 43.3% of population (91,514,262) is between age 20 and 64 and 2.8% of population (5,835,937) is over 65.

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