Nigeria: Percent urban population

* indicates monthly or quarterly data series

Percent urban population

 Latest value 53.52
 Year 2022
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1960 - 2022
 Average 30.98
 Min - Max 15.41 - 53.52
 Source United Nations Population Division
For that indicator, we provide data for Nigeria from 1960 to 2022. The average value for Nigeria during that period was 30.98 percent with a minimum of 15.41 percent in 1960 and a maximum of 53.52 percent in 2022. The latest value from 2022 is 53.52 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2022 based on 196 countries is 61.03 percent. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Nigeria - Percent urban population - Recent values chart

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Nigeria - Percent urban population - historical chart - 1960-2022

The data show the percent of the total population that lives in urban areas for Nigeria and other countries.
Definition: Urban population refers to people living in urban areas as defined by national statistical offices. The data are collected and smoothed by United Nations Population Division.

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 Related indicators Latest value Reference Measure
 Population size 218.54 2022 million
 Percent urban population 53.52 2022 percent
 Population density 234 2021 people per square km
 Population ages 65 and above 2.99 2023 percent
 Percent children 42.76 2023 percent
 Percent female population 49.45 2023 percent
 Rural population, percent 45.72 2023 percent
 Age dependency ratio 85.25 2022 percent
 Refugee population 91,275 2022 refugees
 Migrant population 1 2015 percent
 Population growth 2.38 2022 percent
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