Nigeria's Total population(Comparison Chart)

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Nigeria's Total population (Transition,Comparison)

Let's get to know "Nigeria's Total population" using Graphs and Charts.

What does "Total population" mean?Total population is based on the de facto definition of population, which counts all residents regardless of legal status or citizenship. The values shown are midyear estimates.

Nigeria's Total population(2020)

Nigeria's latest "Total population" is 206,139,587.(2020's Research)

Nigeria's latest Total population(2020)
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The newest updated about survey by for 2020.
(Confirmed on December 18, 2021, 12:00 am.)
Statistical data for 2021 and 2022 will be reflected immediately upon release.

Transition Chart Of Nigeria's Total population(1960 - current year)

So how has the current "206,139,587" Total population in Nigeria changed compared to the past?

The following transition graph(line chart) shows "Total population" in Nigeria from 1960 to 2020.

Animation Chart showing the yearly change

*Here is a chart that shows the transition from 1960 to 2020 as a moving year-by-year graph. It is also comparable to the GDP.

*If you choose to view Other Statistics, you will be able to compare "Total population" with over 270 statistics for Nigeria.

Changes in the global ranking of Nigeria's "Total population" (full history)

The following Bar Chart Race shows the changes in the global ranking of Nigeria's "Total population".

The entire history of Nigeria's world ranking from 1960 to 2020 is visualized in Bar Chart Race.

*How to see the graph
Nigeria is marked with a red frame, and an UP arrow is displayed on the right side when the ranking goes up, and a DOWN arrow is displayed when it goes down.

You can see where Nigeria's "Total population" has been ranked in the world.


Overall view of the chart (still image)

This is the overall chart of the Nigeria' Total population graph above.

Transition Chart Of Nigeria's Total population(1960 - 2020)

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Line 1:Years, Line 2:Total population

Also below is a list of "Nigeria's Total population" from 1960 to 2020. 👆Scrollable horizontally.

A list of data on Nigeria's Total population(1960 to 2020) 👆Scrollable horizontally
Total population45,138,458.0046,063,563.0047,029,822.0048,032,934.0049,066,760.0050,127,921.0051,217,973.0052,342,233.0053,506,196.0054,717,039.0055,982,144.0057,296,983.0058,665,808.0060,114,625.0061,677,177.0063,374,298.0065,221,378.0067,203,128.0069,271,917.0071,361,131.0073,423,633.0075,440,502.0077,427,546.0079,414,840.0081,448,755.0083,562,785.0085,766,399.0088,048,032.0090,395,271.0092,788,027.0095,212,450.0097,667,632.00100,161,710.00102,700,753.00105,293,700.00107,948,335.00110,668,794.00113,457,663.00116,319,759.00119,260,063.00122,283,850.00125,394,046.00128,596,076.00131,900,631.00135,320,422.00138,865,016.00142,538,308.00146,339,977.00150,269,623.00154,324,933.00158,503,197.00162,805,071.00167,228,767.00171,765,769.00176,404,902.00181,137,448.00185,960,289.00190,873,311.00195,874,740.00200,963,603.00206,139,587.00

Looking at the above graph of "Nigeria's Total population", we can see that the data for 2020, the latest year available, is the highest.

In addition,it is 5175984 more than the previous year, 2019, which means "Total population" is going up.

In particular, when comparing the latest data with 1960, the year with the lowest data "Total population", there is a 4.57-fold difference, showing how "Total population" has increased.

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Comparison Bar Graph(Hight or Low? Nigeria vs USA )

How high or low is "Nigeria's Total population"?

Comparing Total population in Nigeria, Brazil and Bangladesh

First, let's compare "Total population" in Brazil and Bangladesh, which have the world's closest populations to Nigeria.

Comparison Bar Graph Of Total population(Nigeria vs Brazil vs Bangladesh )

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A chart comparing Total population in Brazil and Bangladesh, which have similar populations to Nigeria.
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Looking at the table above comparing Total population, we see that

Nigeria VS USA vs China vs Japan

Next, we will compare "Total population" in Nigeria with that in USA and China and Japan.

Bar graph showing "Total population" in Nigeria compared to USA and China and Japan

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A chart comparing "Total population" in USA and China and Japan and Nigeria.
CountryTotal population
United States of America329,484,123

From the above bar graph, we can see that "Nigeria's Total population" data is lower than that of China and United States of America.

In addition, when compared to China, the difference is only 6.8 times that of Nigeria, indicating that China and Nigeria are very close countries in terms of "Total population" data.

Compare Nigeria more with other countries

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Where does Nigeria rank in the world in terms of the "Total population"?

Here is an easy-to-understand explanation, using tables and graphs, of where Nigeria ranks in the world's "Total population".

Nigeria ranks 7th in the world in "Total population"

First, let's take a look at "Nigeria's Total population" and see how high it is in the world, using the world "Total population" ranking chart.

The world Total population ranking chart:Nigeria ranks 7th
RankCountryTotal population
3United States of America329,484,123
9Russian Federation144,104,080

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Ranking of the world's highest "Total population"

In this ranking table of the world's highest "Total population", Nigeria ranks 7th out of 214 countries for which statistics are available, indicating that Nigeria is one of the top ten countries in the world with a very high level of "Total population".

Below is a graph that shows the yearly changes in the World ranking of "Total population" and which cities or prefectures are in the top 10.

Top 10 Countries by "Total population"

For more detailed ranking of the world's highest "Total population", please refer to the entire list here.
➡ Ranking of the world's highest "Total population"

World Average vs Nigeria vs Global Median

The following bar chart compares the average and median of the global ranking of "Total population" with Nigeria.

Comparison Bar Chart Of Total population(World Average vs Nigeria vs Global Median)

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Chart comparing Total population in Nigeria with the world median (6,724,998) and average (36,133,368)
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From the table here, we can see that "Nigeria's Total population" is 5.7 times higher than the average.

Moreover, when compared to the median of 6,724,998, we can see that Nigeria's Total population "206139587" is higher (30.65 times) than the median.

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Title"Nigeria's Total population"
Period1960 to 2020
LicenseCC BY 4.0 - ( 1 ) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects: 2019 Revision. ( 2 ) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, ( 3 ) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, ( 4 ) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Reprot ( various years ), ( 5 ) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database, and ( 6 ) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme. - "Population, total". Published online at

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Frequently Asked Questions about "Nigeria's Total population"

What is the latest data on "Total population" in Nigeria?The latest "Total population" in Nigeria that we can find in 2022 is 206,139,587. This data is from the 2020 survey and is in unit of People. More details.
By what percentage did "Total population" in Nigeria increase from the previous year?It has increased by 2.58% from the previous year (2019). And "Total population" in the previous year is 200,963,603.00 Show the trend graph from 1960 to 2020.
When was the last year that Nigeria's "Total population" was at its highest?The year 2020 was the highest year. (206,139,587.00)
When was the last year that Nigeria's "Total population" was at its lowest?The year 1960 was the lowest year. (45,138,458.00)
How many times higher is "Nigeria's Total population" than in Japan?"Nigeria's Total population" is 1.64 times that of Japan.Show graph
What is Nigeria's ranking in the world for "Total population"?Nigeria is ranked 7th in the world.View the world ranking table of "Total population".
Which countries have a similar "Total population" to Nigeria?Brazil (212,559,409) and Bangladesh (164,689,383) have very similar data.
How many times is "Total population" in Nigeria compared to the world average?It is 5.7 times higher than the world average.Find out more.
Is Nigeria's Total population higher than the world median? It is 30.65 times higher than the world median.