Nigeria - Rural population

Rural population

The value for Rural population in Nigeria was 97,263,560 as of 2018. As the graph below shows, over the past 58 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 97,263,560 in 2018 and a minimum value of 38,182,620 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: 2018 Revision.

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Year Value
1960 38,182,620
1961 38,862,450
1962 39,571,830
1963 40,305,880
1964 41,060,050
1965 41,831,250
1966 42,619,500
1967 43,429,920
1968 44,266,210
1969 45,134,440
1970 46,039,720
1971 46,897,010
1972 47,783,890
1973 48,721,700
1974 49,734,620
1975 50,838,860
1976 52,043,400
1977 53,335,090
1978 54,673,550
1979 56,005,640
1980 57,292,460
1981 58,337,380
1982 59,318,020
1983 60,258,390
1984 61,190,820
1985 62,141,460
1986 63,112,060
1987 64,091,040
1988 65,067,420
1989 66,026,100
1990 66,953,400
1991 68,195,450
1992 69,435,100
1993 70,676,610
1994 71,925,070
1995 73,183,580
1996 74,452,430
1997 75,736,390
1998 77,035,090
1999 78,349,090
2000 79,680,160
2001 80,667,250
2002 81,648,220
2003 82,627,830
2004 83,611,780
2005 84,604,900
2006 85,604,230
2007 86,605,460
2008 87,604,180
2009 88,601,030
2010 89,586,010
2011 90,574,980
2012 91,564,440
2013 92,550,830
2014 93,526,350
2015 94,484,910
2016 95,429,240
2017 96,354,750
2018 97,263,560

Rural population (% of total population)

Rural population (% of total population) in Nigeria was 49.66 as of 2018. Its highest value over the past 58 years was 84.59 in 1960, while its lowest value was 49.66 in 2018.

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: 2018 Revision.

See also:

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 55.63
2012 54.75
2013 53.88
2014 53.02
2015 52.16
2016 51.32
2017 50.48
2018 49.66

Classification

Topic: Environment Indicators

Sub-Topic: Density & urbanization