Nigeria - Rural population

Rural population

The value for Rural population in Nigeria was 95,604,260 as of 2016. As the graph below shows, over the past 56 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 95,604,260 in 2016 and a minimum value of 38,182,080 in 1960.

Definition: Rural population refers to people living in rural areas as defined by national statistical offices. It is calculated as the difference between total population and urban population. Aggregation of urban and rural population may not add up to total population because of different country coverages.

Source: World Bank staff estimates based on the United Nations Population Division's World Urbanization Prospects.

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Year Value
1960 38,182,080
1961 38,861,890
1962 39,571,260
1963 40,305,300
1964 41,059,460
1965 41,830,660
1966 42,618,990
1967 43,429,590
1968 44,266,030
1969 45,134,190
1970 46,039,100
1971 46,895,560
1972 47,781,280
1973 48,718,300
1974 49,731,710
1975 50,838,280
1976 52,047,270
1977 53,345,150
1978 54,690,630
1979 56,029,310
1980 57,321,400
1981 58,369,900
1982 59,352,770
1983 60,294,390
1984 61,227,620
1985 62,179,030
1986 63,150,400
1987 64,130,060
1988 65,107,020
1989 66,066,180
1990 66,993,860
1991 68,236,430
1992 69,476,590
1993 70,718,580
1994 71,967,480
1995 73,226,380
1996 74,495,560
1997 75,779,810
1998 77,078,790
1999 78,393,110
2000 79,724,570
2001 80,711,880
2002 81,693,070
2003 82,672,870
2004 83,657,010
2005 84,650,260
2006 85,649,740
2007 86,651,060
2008 87,649,520
2009 88,645,380
2010 89,628,430
2011 90,621,550
2012 91,622,030
2013 92,626,300
2014 93,626,420
2015 94,620,350
2016 95,604,260

Rural population (% of total population)

Rural population (% of total population) in Nigeria was 51.40 as of 2016. Its highest value over the past 56 years was 84.59 in 1960, while its lowest value was 51.40 in 2016.

Definition: Rural population refers to people living in rural areas as defined by national statistical offices. It is calculated as the difference between total population and urban population.

Source: World Bank staff estimates based on the United Nations Population Division's World Urbanization Prospects.

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Year Value
1960 84.59
1961 84.37
1962 84.14
1963 83.91
1964 83.68
1965 83.45
1966 83.21
1967 82.97
1968 82.73
1969 82.49
1970 82.24
1971 81.85
1972 81.45
1973 81.05
1974 80.64
1975 80.22
1976 79.80
1977 79.36
1978 78.93
1979 78.48
1980 78.03
1981 77.33
1982 76.61
1983 75.88
1984 75.13
1985 74.37
1986 73.59
1987 72.79
1988 71.98
1989 71.16
1990 70.32
1991 69.82
1992 69.32
1993 68.82
1994 68.31
1995 67.80
1996 67.28
1997 66.75
1998 66.23
1999 65.70
2000 65.16
2001 64.33
2002 63.49
2003 62.64
2004 61.79
2005 60.93
2006 60.06
2007 59.18
2008 58.30
2009 57.41
2010 56.52
2011 55.64
2012 54.77
2013 53.91
2014 53.06
2015 52.22
2016 51.40

Classification

Topic: Environment Indicators

Sub-Topic: Density & urbanization