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Nigeria Population


Highlights of Analysis:

  • Nigeria Population is increasing
  • Nigeria Population Density is increasing
  • Nigeria Life Expectancy is increasing
  • Nigeria Fertility Rate is decreasing
Every year Nigeria population is expected to increase by 7059600 people. Nigeria contributes 3.67% of world's total population. Average Life Expectancy in Nigeria is 55.21 and is expected to Increase in upcoming next 50 years.Life Expectancy is below average when compared to global average (Currently Hong Kong Ranks 1st for Life Expectancy of 85 years). How the world population is changing is of great importance for humanity’s impact on the Earth’s natural environment, but it also gives reasons to hope for a good future. Nigeria owns 0.00612% of land i.e. 910770 Sq Kms of land and Ranks 30 when compared to other Global Countries Land area

Nigeria Population, Density, Fertility Rate and Life Expectancy Overview
Nigeria Population Analysis Year 2010 Year 2020 Year 2030
Nigeria Population (in million) 158.57 206.15 264.06
Nigeria Global Rank 7th 7th 5th
Nigeria Global Population Share 2.27% 2.64% 3.08%
Nigeria Global Population Density 174.12 212.62 249.36
Nigeria Global Population Density Rank 210th 212th 214th
Nigeria Average Life Expectancy 50.84 55.21 59.52
Nigeria Average Life Expectancy Global Rank 196th 198th 198th
Nigeria Fertility Rate 5.83 5.25 4.57
Nigeria Fertility Rate Global Rank 11th 8th 8th
Note : Population Density means number of people staying per kilometer and Fertility rate means number of kids born per women

What is the Population trend of ?

  • Every year Nigeria population is expected to increase by 7059600 people. 
  • Nigeria population overall trend is expected to be Decreasing for next 50 years and expected to be in Decreasing trend for next 100 years. 
  • Nigeria will see more birth rate than death rate for next 100 years. 
  • Nigeria Global Population Rank for next 50 years is expected to be in Range of 7th-3rd. 

What is the Population growth rate of ?

  • Nigeria population average growth rate for next 50 years is increasing at Rate of 2.09%. 
  • Overall population growth rate of Nigeria is expected to be decreasing. 

What percentage of lives in ?

  • Nigeria contributes 3.67% of world's total population. 

Nigeria
 Population Fact

Nigeria
 Total Population Trend

Nigeria
 Population Growth Rate

Nigeria
 Birth and Death Rate

Table : Past and Expected Future Population & Global Rank

Year Count(in Millions) Global Rank
2010 158.57 Million 7th
2020 206.15 Million 7th
2030 264.06 Million 5th
2040 333.17 Million 4th
2050 410.63 Million 3rd
2060 492.64 Million 3rd
2070 576.06 Million 3rd
2080 656.68 Million 3rd
2090 730.32 Million 3rd
2100 793.94 Million 3rd

Table : Past and Expected Future Population Growth Rate

Year Count(in Millions) Growth Rate
2010 158.57 Million 2.7%
2020 206.15 Million 2.51%
2030 264.06 Million 2.33%
2040 333.17 Million 2.13%
2050 410.63 Million 1.86%
2060 492.64 Million 1.62%
2070 576.06 Million 1.39%
2080 656.68 Million 1.16%
2090 730.32 Million 0.95%
2100 793.94 Million 0.77%

Table : Past and Expected Future   Population Share in world

Year Count(in Millions) Share
2010 158.57 Million 2.27%
2020 206.15 Million 2.64%
2030 264.06 Million 3.08%
2040 333.17 Million 3.61%
2050 410.63 Million 4.2%
2060 492.64 Million 4.81%
2070 576.06 Million 5.44%
2080 656.68 Million 6.05%
2090 730.32 Million 6.6%
2100 793.94 Million 7.09%

Nigeria Population Density


What is the Population Density of 

  • Nigeria population density is 282.07 per sq. km and is expected to be Decreasing for next 50 years. 
  • Nigeria Ranks in range of 212th-220th in term of population density around the world. 
  • As per trend, their will be decrease in population density of Nigeria. 

Nigeria
 Population Density (people per sq. km.)

Table : Past and Expected Future Population Density (people per sq. km.)

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Year Population Density Rank
2010 174.12 210th
2020 212.62 212th
2030 249.36 214th
2040 285.38 216th
2050 318.05 218th
2060 344.97 220th
2070 364.59 222nd
2080 375.45 224th
2090 376.7 226th
2100 368.22 228th

Nigeria Average Life Expectancy

  • Average Life Expectancy in Nigeria is 55.21 and is expected to Increase in upcoming next 50 years. 
  • Life Expectancy is below average when compared to global average (Currently Hong Kong Ranks 1st for Life Expectancy of 85 years).  
  • Nigeria ranks 198th in terms of average life expectancy around the world. 

Nigeria
 Avg Life Expectancy

Table : Past and Expected Average Life Expectancy (Age) ()

Year Average Life Expectancy Rank
2010 50.84 196th
2020 55.21 198th
2030 59.52 198th
2040 63.35 198th
2050 66.45 197th
2060 68.87 193rd
2070 70.78 192nd
2080 72.39 192nd
2090 73.88 191st
2100 0

Nigeria Average Fertility Rate

  • In Nigeria, Women gives birth to 5.25 (average) children every year and this fertility rate is expected to be in decreasing trend. 
  • Nigeria rank is in range of 8th-8th in term of average fertility rate around the world. 

Nigeria
 Fertility Rate kids per women

Table : Past and Expected Average Fertility Rate

Year Average Fertility Rate Rank
2010 5.83 11th
2020 5.25 8th
2030 4.57 8th
2040 3.95 6th
2050 3.43 6th
2060 3.02 8th
2070 2.72 8th
2080 2.49 11th
2090 2.31 11th
2100 2.18 11th

Conclusion of Analysis :


In 1950, Nigeria population was 37859744 and this continuously increasing at growth rate of average 0.02%.Currently Nigeria population is around 158578261 and by year 2030 its expected to be 264067527 .Nigeria ranks 7th when compared to other countries population. Average Life Expectancy of Nigeria in 2010 was 50.847, in 2020 its 55.21 and by 2050 it will be 66.45.As mentioned in Highlight's Nigeria population is increasing, population density is increasing, average life expectancy is increasing and average fertility rate is decreasing.

Reference (Source) :


  • https://population.un.org/wpp/
  • https://population.un.org/wpp/DataSources/
  • https://www.wikipedia.org/
Historical population data on a sub-national level – including their administrative divisions and principal towns – is collected by Jan Lahmeyer and published at his website www.populstat.info.
The Minnesota Population Center publishes various high-quality datasets based on census data beginning in 1790. At the time of writing this source was online at www.pop.umn.edu/index.php. It focuses on North America and Europe.
The Data & Information Services Center (DISC) Archive at University of Wisconsin-Madison provides access to census data and population datasets (mostly for the Americas). At the time of writing this source was online at http://www.disc.wisc.edu.
The International Database published by the U.S. Census Bureau provides data for the time 1950-2100. At the time of writing this source was online at https://www.census.gov/data-tools/demo/idb/informationGateway.php.
The Atlas of the Biosphere publishes data on Population Density. At the time of writing this source was online at www.sage.wisc.edu/atlas/maps.

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