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Nigeria - Total population

190,886,000 (persons) in 2017

In 2017, population for Nigeria was 190 million persons. Over the last 50 years, population of Nigeria grew substantially from 53.5 million to 190 million persons rising at an increasing annual rate that reached a maximum of 3.09 % in 1978 and then decreased to 2.63 % in 2017.

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Total population is based on the de facto definition of population, which counts all residents regardless of legal status or citizenship--except for refugees not permanently settled in the country of asylum, who are generally considered part of the population of their country of origin. The values shown are midyear estimates.

Date Value Change, %
2017 190,886,000 2.63 %
2016 185,989,640 2.65 %
2015 181,181,744 2.68 %
2014 176,460,502 2.70 %
2013 171,829,303 2.71 %
2012 167,297,284 2.71 %
2011 162,877,076 2.71 %
2010 158,578,261 2.70 %
2009 154,402,181 2.70 %
2008 150,347,390 2.68 %
2007 146,417,024 2.67 %
2006 142,614,094