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Nigeria - Urban population as a share of total population

49.4 (%) in 2017

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.

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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.

Date Value Change, %
2017 49.4 1.66 %
2016 48.6 1.72 %
2015 47.8 1.78 %
2014 46.9 1.84 %
2013 46.1 1.90 %
2012 45.2 1.97 %
2011 44.4 2.03 %
2010 43.5 2.09 %
2009 42.6 2.12 %
2008 41.7 2.16 %
2007 40.8 2.19 %
2006 39.9