Nigeria - Urban population as a share of total population

54.3 (%) in 2023

In 2023, urban population for Nigeria was 54.3 %. Over the last 50 years, urban population of Nigeria grew substantially from 19.4 to 54.3 % rising at an increasing annual rate that reached a maximum of 3.19% in 1981 and then decreased to 1.42% in 2023.

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What is urban population?

Urban population refers to people living in urban areas as defined by national statistical offices. It is calculated using World Bank population estimates and urban ratios from the United Nations World Urbanization Prospects.

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