In 2017, urban population for Nigeria was 49.4 %. Over the last 50 years, urban population of Nigeria grew substantially from 17.3 to 49.4 % rising at an increasing annual rate that reached a maximum of 3.19 % in 1981 and then decreased to 1.66 % in 2017.The description is composed by Yodatai, our digital data assistant. Have a question? Ask Yodatai ›
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.