Onitsha Population 2021

1,482,971
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Onitsha's 2021 population is now estimated at 1,482,971. In 1950, the population of Onitsha was 74,437. Onitsha has grown by 68,181 since 2015, which represents a 4.82% 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 Onitsha, which typically includes Onitsha's population in addition to adjacent suburban areas.

Onitsha Population 2021

Year Population Growth Rate Growth
20352,535,6073.33%81,701
20342,453,9063.40%80,623
20332,373,2833.47%79,497
20322,293,7863.53%78,222
20312,215,5643.61%77,123
20302,138,4413.69%76,026
20292,062,4153.78%75,032
20281,987,3833.87%74,099
20271,913,2843.99%73,402
20261,839,8824.12%72,775
20251,767,1074.26%72,194
20241,694,9134.41%71,531
20231,623,3824.56%70,752
20221,552,6304.70%69,659
20211,482,9714.82%68,181
20201,414,7904.91%66,261
20191,348,5294.98%63,937
20181,284,5925.01%61,259
20171,223,3335.01%58,337
20161,164,9965.01%55,555
20151,109,4415.01%52,906
20141,056,5355.01%50,384
20131,006,1515.00%47,916
2012958,2355.01%45,758
2011912,4775.01%43,514
2010868,9635.01%41,438
2009827,5255.00%39,410
2008788,1155.01%37,634
2007750,4815.01%35,788
2006714,6935.01%34,082
2005680,6115.00%32,413
2004648,1985.01%30,953
2003617,2455.01%29,435
2002587,8105.01%28,031
2001559,7795.00%26,659
2000533,1205.01%25,457
1999507,6635.01%24,209
1998483,4545.01%23,055
1997460,3995.00%21,926
1996438,4735.01%20,938
1995417,5355.01%19,911
1994397,6245.01%18,962
1993378,6625.00%18,033
1992360,6294.10%14,199
1991346,4302.76%9,316
1990337,1142.76%9,064
1989328,0502.76%8,810
1988319,2402.77%8,595
1987310,6452.76%8,354
1986302,2912.76%8,128
1985294,1632.76%7,899
1984286,2642.77%7,708
1983278,5562.76%7,491
1982271,0652.76%7,288
1981263,7772.76%7,085
1980256,6922.77%6,910
1979249,7822.76%6,717
1978243,0652.76%6,536
1977236,5292.76%6,351
1976230,1782.77%6,198
1975223,9802.76%6,023
1974217,9572.76%5,861
1973212,0962.76%5,695
1972206,4012.77%5,558
1971200,8432.76%5,400
1970195,4432.76%5,256
1969190,1872.76%5,107
1968185,0802.77%4,983
1967180,0972.76%4,843
1966175,2542.76%4,713
1965170,5412.76%4,579
1964165,9624.29%6,826
1963159,1367.20%10,687
1962148,4497.20%9,969
1961138,4807.19%9,288
1960129,1927.21%8,687
1959120,5057.20%8,093
1958112,4127.20%7,549
1957104,8637.19%7,033
195697,8307.21%6,578
195591,2527.20%6,129
195485,1237.20%5,716
195379,4073.96%3,022
195276,3851.30%981
195175,4041.30%967
195074,4370.00%

Onitsha Population Data (Urban Area)

Name 2021 Population 2021 Growth
Lagos14,862,1113.44%
Kano4,103,0152.60%
Ibadan3,649,0232.73%
Abuja3,464,1235.69%
Port Harcourt3,171,0764.99%
Benin City1,781,9993.17%
Onitsha1,482,9714.82%
Uyo1,199,9295.65%
Kaduna1,133,4301.82%
Aba1,114,3883.04%
Nnewi1,113,5465.97%
Ikorodu989,1175.49%
Ilorin973,6712.51%
Jos917,2892.46%
Owerri908,1094.07%
Warri898,9275.02%
Umuahia816,9835.58%
Maiduguri802,9882.10%
Enugu795,2712.90%
Lokoja741,4827.14%

Other Cities in Nigeria

  1. World Urbanization Prospects - United Nations population estimates and projections of major Urban Agglomerations

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