Lagos Population 2022
Lagos population is currently estimated at 14,862,111. This makes Lagos most populous city in Nigeria and Africa.
It is the only state in Nigeria that is all round urban. Emigration into Lagos is the largest in Nigeria among all states emigration.
Population of Lagos has grown on an aveage of 3.44% annually since 2015. These data of Lagos Population projections are from the latest UN World Urbanization Prospects.
Lagos is the commercial capital of Nigeria and this leaves the city with thousands of visitors everyday.
It is also the most built up city in West Africa. Lagos is Port city and it houses the highest number of multinationals and businesses in Nigeria and West Africa.
These are some of the factors that contributes significantly to the population growth of Lagos.
Lagos state government puts the estimated population of Lagos at 17.5 million a figure that has been disputed and faulted by Nigeria’s federal government and country’s official population agency, National Population Commission which puts Lagos population at over 21 million thereby surpassing the population of Egypt capital, Cairo.
Ethnic Tribes in Lagos
Studies has shown that Lagos was originally occupied by Aworis, a Yoruba people. Hence Lagos is today known as Yorubaland.
However, presently, Lagos has diverse population of different ethnic and cultural background as a result of movement of people in search of greener pasture and opportunities.
Yoruba remain the major ethnic group found in Lagos, but Igbos, Hausa-Fulani and other minority tribes of Nigeria like Efik, Ijaws ans Ibibio are well found in Lagos.
Also, expartriates from some top countries of world like US, UK, Lebanese, China, Indian, Zimbabwe are found in their numbers in the city.
This is a result of heavy business activities and commercization of the city. All these contribute to the population growth and explosion of Lagos.
Lagos Size & Population Density
According to verified online reports, Lagos covers an immense areas totalling 1,171.28 square kilometers (452.23 square miles).
Lagos Population density is Pegged at about 6,871 residents per square kilometer for an estimate population of over 17 million. Greater part of Lagos is surround by oceans.
Most parts of Lagos are Islands. Nevertheless, there are mainland parts of the city like Ikeja which is the capital of Lagos.
Lagos Population Growth
Lagos is enjoying a stellar population growth. Experts are projecting that Lagos will be one of the top three (3) largest and most populous cities in the world by the year 2050.
It is no surprise that 25% of Nigeria’s GDP are generated in Lagos. At 3.44%growth rate, Lagos is estimated to have a population of about 24,418,768 by 2035.
It is however not so good for the city that about 70% population of Lagos lives in slums.
Millions of population living in Lagos live in and around lagoon without access to basic amenities such electricity, clean water, access roads etc.
This development moved world Bank to approve loan of $200 million for upgrade of nine (9) largest slums in Lagos city.
Local Government in Lagos & Population
Below is the list all local council in Lagos and their population as obtained from some online sources.
Lagos has 20 Local government areas. These local councils are recognized by Nigeria Local Government Systems.
Lagos LGA Population
Lagos Mainland 317,980
Lagos Island 209,665