Jos · Population

Question: What is the population of Jos? Answer: Jos, Nigeria (Administrative unit: Plateau) - last known population is ≈ 810 100 (year 2015). This was 0.445% of total Nigeria population. If population growth rate would be same as in period 2006-2015 (+0.98%/year), Jos population in 2017 would be: 826 026*.

Population history [1]

Annual population change

[1971-1981] +8.1 %/year
[1981-1991] +3.63 %/year
[1991-2006] +2.53 %/year
[2006-2015] +0.98 %/year

Location

GPS coordinates: 9.928, 8.892

Local time in Jos: 18:24 Friday GMT+1.

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Jos on city and population density map

City density [2]population density [3]Legend (Click on marker to hide it)

Population for places near Jos

Kano 234 km, 349°
Abuja 180 km, 237°
Kaduna 171 km, 292°
Zaria 183 km, 315°
Gombe 251 km, 80°
Gboko 288 km, 177°
Makurdi 247 km, 189°
Bauchi 112 km, 67°
Minna 257 km, 262°
Gusau 347 km, 315°

Sources, Notices

1971e, 1981e, 1991c, 2006e, 2015e. Legend: e-estimate, c-census, o-other, ..
* Unofficial, calculated population.
** In some cases boundaries changes also influence the comparability of the population data. Data is provided "as is" without warranty or any representation of accuracy, timeliness or completeness. Terms of use.
[1] Sources
National Population Commission of Nigeria
2006 Population and Housing Census - PDF PRIORITY TABLE, Volume IV, POPULATION DISTRIBUTION BY AGE & SEX, (STATE & LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA)
ANNUAL ABSTRACT OF STATISTICS, Nigeria, 2010 Census 1991, 2006 Local Government Area. Page 23+
World Gazetteer - Nigeria
World Urbanization Prospects: The 2014 Revision, CD-ROM Edition. United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division (2014).
[2] City density map, generated by population.city using data provided to us by 1km.net website. Every circle is city with population over 5000. Link
[3] Population density map generated by instructions from daysleeperrr on reddig. Link1. Used data source is the Gridded Population of the World (GPW), v3 online at the the Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center (SEDAC) at Columbia University. Link2. Additional urban land cover: Extracted from Global Land Cover Characteristics Data Base Version 2.0 and Binary MOD12Q1 data on shadedrelief.com. Link3 (PNG,0.5Mb).