Urban Population in Nigeria

Urban population reached 94.5 mil in 2017 in Nigeria, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 4.4 % more than in the previous year.

Historically, urban population in Nigeria reached an all time high of 94.5 mil in 2017 and an all time low of 6.96 mil in 1960. When compared to Nigeria's main peers, urban population in Benin amounted to 5.23 mil, 13.4 mil in Cameroon, 3.41 mil in Chad and 3.51 mil in Niger in 2017.

Nigeria has been ranked 11th within the group of 178 countries we follow in terms of urban population, 1 places above the position seen 10 years ago.

Urban population refers to people living in urban areas as defined by national statistical offices.


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