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.The description is composed by Yodatai, our digital data assistant. Have a question? Ask Yodatai ›
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.