List of Nigerian states by population

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Map of Nigerian states by population density

The following table presents a listing of Nigeria's 36 states ranked in order of their total population based on the 2006 Census figures,[1] as well as their 2016 projected populations, which was published by the National Bureau of Statistics.[2]

Rank (2006) State Population (2006) Population (2016)
1 Kano State 9,401,288 13,076,892
2 Lagos State 9,113,605 12,550,598
3 Kaduna State 6,113,503 8,252,366
4 Katsina State 5,801,584 7,831,319
5 Oyo State 5,580,894 7,840,864
6 Rivers State 5,198,605 7,303,924
7 Bauchi State 4,653,066 6,537,314
8 Jigawa State 4,361,002 5,828,163
9 Benue State 4,253,641 5,741,815
10 Anambra State 4,177,828 5,527,809
11 Borno State 4,171,104 5,860,183
12 Delta State 4,112,445 5,663,362
13 Niger State 3,954,772 5,556,247
14 Imo State 3,927,563 5,408,756
15 Akwa Ibom State 3,178,950 5,482,177
16 Ogun State 3,751,140 5,217,716
17 Sokoto State 3,702,676 4,998,090
18 Ondo State 3,460,877 4,671,695
19 Osun State 3,416,959 4,705,589
20 Kogi State 3,314,043 4,473,490
21 Zamfara State 3,278,873 4,515,427
22 Enugu State 3,267,837 4,411,119
23 Kebbi State 3,256,541 4,440,050
24 Edo State 3,233,366 4,235,595
25 Plateau State 3,206,531 4,200,442
26 Adamawa State 3,178,950 4,248,436
27 Cross River State 2,892,988 3,866,269
28 Abia State 2,845,380 3,727,347
29 Ekiti State 2,398,957 3,270,798
30 Kwara State 2,365,353 3,192,893
31 Gombe State 2,365,040 3,256,962
32 Yobe State 2,321,339 3,294,137
33 Taraba State 2,294,800 3,066,834
34 Ebonyi State 2,176,947 2,880,383
35 Nasarawa State 1,869,377 2,523,395
36 Bayelsa State 1,704,515 2,277,961
Federal Capital Territory 1,405,201 3,564,126

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