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Nigeria - Population density

209.6
(people per sq. km)
in 2017

In 2017, population density for Nigeria was 209.6 people per sq. km. Over the last 50 years, population density of Nigeria grew substantially from 58.7 to 209.6 people per sq. km 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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Population density is midyear population divided by land area in square kilometers.

Date Value Change, %
2017 209.6 2.63 %
2016 204.2 2.65 %
2015 198.9 2.68 %
2014 193.7 2.70 %
2013 188.7 2.71 %
2012 183.7 2.71 %
2011 178.8 2.71 %
2010 174.1 2.70 %
2009 169.5 2.70 %
2008 165.1 2.68 %
2007 160.8 2.67 %
2006 156.6