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Nigeria population evolution and future prospects

Related article: World population evolution - past, present, future

The chart bellow shows how the population of Nigeria has evolved from 1950 until now. It also contains the future prospects of Nigeria population. Data is groupped in several categories depending how the future projection was made: no change in evolution (the growth rate follows the trend of the last period), constant fertility, low fertility, medium fertility and high fertility. The data has been prepared by the United Nations Population Division. Please note that these numbers might be slightly different then those present in the country profiles.

Please click on the legend below the chart to show or hide projection categories.

Here's the raw data based on which the Nigeria population evolution and future prospects chart was generated:

Year No change Constant fertility Low fertility Medium fertility High fertility
1950 37,860,000
1951 38,431,000
1952 39,050,000
1953 39,708,000
1954 40,400,000
1955 41,122,000
1956 41,874,000
1957 42,656,000
1958 43,470,000
1959 44,321,000
1960 45,212,000
1961 46,144,000
1962 47,118,000
1963 48,128,000
1964 49,170,000
1965 50,239,000
1966 51,336,000
1967 52,469,000
1968 53,641,000
1969 54,859,000
1970 56,132,000
1971 57,454,000
1972 58,829,000
1973 60,285,000
1974 61,857,000
1975 63,566,000
1976 65,427,000
1977 67,425,000
1978 69,512,000
1979 71,619,000
1980 73,698,000
1981 75,730,000
1982 77,730,000
1983 79,729,000
1984 81,775,000
1985 83,902,000
1986 86,118,000
1987 88,413,000
1988 90,774,000
1989 93,180,000
1990 95,617,000
1991 98,085,000
1992 100,592,000
1993 103,145,000
1994 105,753,000
1995 108,425,000
1996 111,166,000
1997 113,979,000
1998 116,867,000
1999 119,832,000
2000 122,877,000
2001 126,005,000
2002 129,225,000
2003 132,550,000
2004 135,999,000
2005 139,586,000
2006 143,315,000
2007 147,187,000
2008 151,208,000
2009 155,381,000
2010 159,708,000
2011 164,193,000
2012 168,834,000
2013 173,615,000
2014 177,934,000 178,572,000 177,542,000 178,517,000 179,492,000
2015 182,790,000 183,700,000 182,184,000 183,523,000 184,863,000
2016 187,766,000 189,003,000 186,890,000 188,630,000 190,371,000
2017 192,864,000 194,486,000 191,661,000 193,842,000 196,023,000
2018 198,090,000 200,158,000 196,498,000 199,162,000 201,827,000
2019 203,450,000 206,027,000 201,406,000 204,599,000 207,792,000
2020 208,953,000 212,101,000 206,391,000 210,159,000 213,927,000
2021 214,601,000 218,389,000 211,451,000 215,843,000 220,235,000
2022 220,399,000 224,900,000 216,589,000 221,651,000 226,713,000
2023 226,352,000 231,646,000 221,818,000 227,588,000 233,359,000
2024 232,466,000 238,636,000 227,154,000 233,661,000 240,168,000
2025 238,748,000 245,885,000 232,609,000 239,874,000 247,140,000
2026 245,203,000 253,402,000 238,187,000 246,230,000 254,274,000
2027 251,835,000 261,200,000 243,886,000 252,730,000 261,577,000
2028 258,649,000 269,289,000 249,703,000 259,376,000 269,058,000
2029 265,651,000 277,682,000 255,633,000 266,173,000 276,727,000
2030 272,845,000 286,392,000 261,671,000 273,120,000 284,594,000
2031 280,237,000 295,433,000 267,815,000 280,220,000 292,664,000
2032 287,832,000 304,816,000 274,063,000 287,472,000 300,938,000
2033 295,633,000 314,555,000 280,409,000 294,875,000 309,421,000
2034 303,646,000 324,665,000 286,844,000 302,427,000 318,120,000
2035 311,874,000 335,158,000 293,364,000 310,125,000 327,037,000
2036 320,324,000 346,049,000 299,961,000 317,969,000 336,176,000
2037 329,000,000 357,355,000 306,630,000 325,955,000 345,536,000
2038 337,908,000 369,090,000 313,364,000 334,079,000 355,119,000
2039 347,051,000 381,269,000 320,153,000 342,335,000 364,924,000
2040 356,436,000 393,907,000 326,990,000 350,720,000 374,952,000
2041 366,068,000 407,022,000 333,869,000 359,229,000 385,201,000
2042 375,954,000 420,634,000 340,783,000 367,859,000 395,671,000
2043 386,101,000 434,760,000 347,725,000 376,600,000 406,352,000
2044 396,513,000 449,418,000 354,684,000 385,443,000 417,237,000
2045 407,199,000 464,627,000 361,653,000 394,381,000 428,317,000
2046 418,166,000 480,410,000 368,625,000 403,407,000 439,589,000
2047 429,421,000 496,789,000 375,597,000 412,518,000 451,051,000
2048 440,973,000 513,789,000 382,568,000 421,714,000 462,701,000
2049 452,830,000 531,436,000 389,538,000 430,993,000 474,537,000
2050 465,000,000 549,756,000 396,509,000 440,355,000 486,559,000
2051 477,493,000 568,775,000 403,476,000 449,796,000 498,764,000
2052 490,318,000 588,522,000 410,435,000 459,313,000 511,149,000
2053 503,485,000 609,025,000 417,381,000 468,901,000 523,711,000
2054 517,003,000 630,314,000 424,313,000 478,557,000 536,449,000
2055 530,884,000 652,420,000 431,225,000 488,278,000 549,360,000
2056 545,137,000 675,374,000 438,114,000 498,059,000 562,441,000
2057 559,773,000 699,212,000 444,976,000 507,898,000 575,692,000
2058 574,803,000 723,967,000 451,806,000 517,791,000 589,114,000
2059 590,238,000 749,674,000 458,601,000 527,738,000 602,710,000
2060 606,090,000 776,370,000 465,356,000 537,735,000 616,482,000
2061 622,371,000 804,094,000 472,067,000 547,779,000 630,428,000
2062 639,091,000 832,885,000 478,730,000 557,866,000 644,547,000
2063 656,263,000 862,786,000 485,334,000 567,987,000 658,835,000
2064 673,898,000 893,836,000 491,872,000 578,137,000 673,290,000
2065 692,009,000 926,080,000 498,334,000 588,307,000 687,908,000
2066 710,608,000 959,565,000 504,715,000 598,492,000 702,686,000
2067 729,708,000 994,337,000 511,010,000 608,686,000 717,620,000
2068 749,323,000 1,030,442,000 517,215,000 618,887,000 732,710,000
2069 769,464,000 1,067,928,000 523,330,000 629,093,000 747,957,000
2070 790,145,000 1,106,845,000 529,351,000 639,301,000 763,357,000
2071 811,380,000 1,147,247,000 535,274,000 649,505,000 778,908,000
2072 833,184,000 1,189,191,000 541,093,000 659,699,000 794,602,000
2073 855,571,000 1,232,733,000 546,800,000 669,871,000 810,428,000
2074 878,557,000 1,277,932,000 552,384,000 680,008,000 826,371,000
2075 902,157,000 1,324,848,000 557,836,000 690,100,000 842,418,000
2076 926,387,000 1,373,548,000 563,152,000 700,139,000 858,562,000
2077 951,265,000 1,424,097,000 568,328,000 710,121,000 874,799,000
2078 976,807,000 1,476,565,000 573,364,000 720,041,000 891,123,000
2079 1,003,032,000 1,531,020,000 578,258,000 729,898,000 907,531,000
2080 1,029,958,000 1,587,536,000 583,011,000 739,689,000 924,020,000
2081 1,057,604,000 1,646,191,000 587,619,000 749,409,000 940,584,000
2082 1,085,990,000 1,707,066,000 592,080,000 759,052,000 957,217,000
2083 1,115,136,000 1,770,243,000 596,388,000 768,611,000 973,911,000
2084 1,145,064,000 1,835,804,000 600,538,000 778,078,000 990,658,000
2085 1,175,794,000 1,903,839,000 604,528,000 787,446,000 1,007,449,000
2086 1,207,349,000 1,974,440,000 608,352,000 796,711,000 1,024,278,000
2087 1,239,752,000 2,047,707,000 612,011,000 805,868,000 1,041,143,000
2088 1,273,025,000 2,123,738,000 615,505,000 814,916,000 1,058,043,000
2089 1,307,192,000 2,202,633,000 618,833,000 823,855,000 1,074,979,000
2090 1,342,277,000 2,284,501,000 621,998,000 832,684,000 1,091,951,000
2091 1,378,306,000 2,369,451,000 624,996,000 841,398,000 1,108,956,000
2092 1,415,303,000 2,457,603,000 627,827,000 849,994,000 1,125,988,000
2093 1,453,295,000 2,549,078,000 630,488,000 858,465,000 1,143,039,000
2094 1,492,309,000 2,644,002,000 632,974,000 866,805,000 1,160,103,000
2095 1,532,372,000 2,742,507,000 635,284,000 875,008,000 1,177,173,000
2096 1,573,512,000 2,844,724,000 637,416,000 883,069,000 1,194,242,000
2097 1,615,757,000 2,950,791,000 639,368,000 890,985,000 1,211,307,000
2098 1,659,137,000 3,060,848,000 641,141,000 898,753,000 1,228,364,000
2099 1,703,681,000 3,175,036,000 642,733,000 906,369,000 1,245,412,000
2100 1,749,419,000 3,293,503,000 644,146,000 913,834,000 1,262,449,000
Year No change Constant fertility Low fertility Medium fertility High fertility