Nigeria population 200,766,882 (live)

The population of Nigeria is expected to grow by 4,989,000 in 2018 and reach 200,962,000 in 2019. Migration (including immigration and emigration) decreases population by 60,000 people yearly. On average there are 7,436,277 births and 2,331,774 deaths in Nigeria per year. Rate of natural increase is approximately 2.61 percent per year. The population density of Nigeria has changed from 80.7 in 1980 to 204.2 in 2016.

Current population 200,766,882 people at present (Monday 17th of December 2018)
Median Age 22.4 years
Life expectancy 54.3 years
Population density 215.1 per km2
Population of Nigeria from 1960 to 2018 (historical)
Year Population Year change Migrants Median age Fertility rate Density (Ppl/km2) Urban population
2018 195,875,000 4,989,000 (2.6%) -60,000 22.4 5.39 215 98,318,000 (50.2%)
2017 190,886,000 4,896,360 (2.6%) -60,000 22.4 5.45 210 94,304,000 (49.4%)
2016 185,989,640 4,807,896 (2.6%) -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 2017 the population of Nigeria was 190,886,000 and the average age decreased from 23.3 in 1960 to 22.4. Urban population has increased from 42,627,440 (34.8%) in 2000 to 98,318,000 (50.2%) in the current year. The population density of Nigeria has changed from 80.7 in 1980 to 204.2 in 2016.

Estimated Population 2020-2050
Year Population Year change Migrants Median age Fertility rate Density (Ppl/km2) Urban population
2020 206,153,000 5,191,000 (2.5%) -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%)

Total Nigeria population should reach 206,153,000 by 2020 and should increase to 410,638,000 people by year 2050. 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 2017

The population growth rate is 2.61% (4,896,360 residents, including 2,320,928 deaths). The demographics of Nigeria constitutes of 96,597,000 women and 99,278,000 men, which means there are 1,028 men per 1000 women. As far as age distribution goes, 54.3% of population (106,418,888) is 19 or younger, 42.9% of population (84,108,725) is between age 20 and 64 and 2.8% of population (5,386,563) is over 65.

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