Population of Nigeria 1950-2020

In 2020, Nigeria's population was estimated to amount to 206 million individuals. Between 1965 and 2020, the number of people living in Nigeria regularly increased at a rate above two percent. In 2020, the population grew by 2.58 percent compared to the previous year. Nigeria is the most populous country in Africa. In addition, the whole African continent records the highest growth rate in the world.

Population of Nigeria in selected years between 1950 and 2020

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Source

Release date

June 2020

Region

Nigeria

Survey time period

1950 to 2020

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