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Population (Total) rose 2.58% to 211 mil in Nigeria in 2021

Population (Total) (mil), 2021
Society | Nigeria | January 1, 2022
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Total population rose 2.58% to 211 mil in Nigeria in 2021, according to the National Statistical Office.

Historically, total population in Nigeria reached an all time high of 211 mil in 2021 and an all time low of 37.9 mil in 1950. When compared to Nigeria's main peers, total population in Benin amounted to 12.4 mil, 26.4 mil in Cameroon, 15.9 mil in Chad and 23.9 mil in Niger in 2021.

Nigeria has been ranked 5th within the group of 179 countries we follow in terms of total population, 2 places above the position seen 10 years ago.

Population (Total) Unit 2030 2031 2032 2033 2034 2035 2036 2037 2038 2039 2040 2041 2042 2043 2044 2045 2046 2047 2048 2049 2050
Algeria mil 47.5 47.6 47.6 47.6 47.6
Benin mil 18.3 18.5 18.8 19.0 19.2
Burkina Faso mil 33.3 33.8 34.4 34.9 35.4
Cameroon mil 39.6 40.2 40.7 41.3 41.8
Central African Republic mil 7.05 7.11 7.18 7.24 7.30
Chad mil 26.9 27.4 27.9 28.4 28.9
Gabon mil 2.72 2.75 2.78 2.81 2.84
Libya mil 7.28 7.28 7.28 7.28 7.27
Mali mil 35.9 36.7 37.6 38.4 39.2
Niger mil 53.1 54.7 56.4 58.1 59.8
Nigeria mil 355 362 369 376 383
Sudan mil 63.9 64.6 65.3 66.0 66.7
Togo mil 11.9 12.0 12.2 12.4 12.5