Benin City's 2021 population is now estimated at 1,781,999. In 1950, the population of Benin City was 49,148. Benin City has grown by 54,830 since 2015, which represents a 3.17% annual change. These population estimates and projections come from the latest revision of the UN World Urbanization Prospects. These estimates represent the Urban agglomeration of Benin City, which typically includes Benin City's population in addition to adjacent suburban areas.