Kenya Population 2022


Kenya map
  • The current population of Kenya is estimated at 56,208,137 people as of October, 2022, according to the latest population growth rate and projections.
  • Population of Kenya represent 0.71% of the total world population.
  • The population density of Kenya is 78 inhabitants per km2.
  • Kenya is located in Africa.
  • Kenya ranks number 27 in the list of countries ordered by population.
  • The latitudinal point of Kenya is 0.0198° S. The longitudinal coordinate of the country is 37.9121° E.
  • The median age in Kenya is 20.1 years.
  • Minimum Wages in Kenya is 15,120 KES per month, around USD $128.79 per month, in 2022.
  • The countries that Kenya shares its land boundary with are South Sudan and Ethiopia to the north, Somalia and the Indian Ocean to the east, Tanzania to the south, and Uganda and Lake Victoria to the west.

Kenya

Official name Republic of Kenya
Location Africa
Capital Nairobi
Population 55,839,697 (as of June, 2022)
Population density 78/km2
Population growth rate 2.31% (in 2022)
Area 580,367 km2 (224,080.86 sq mi)
Official language Swahili
Currency Kenyan shilling (KES)
Life expectancy 67.20 years
Internet TLD .ke
Call code +254

Kenya Population Graph

Kenya Population History (1960-2020)

Year Population Male Population Female Population Male (%) Female (%) Urban Population Urban (%)
2020 53,774,526 26,720,562 27,053,964 49.69% 50.31% 15,056,867 28%
2019 52,577,121 26,125,571 26,451,550 49.69% 50.31% 14,463,966 27.51%
2018 51,395,654 25,533,361 25,862,293 49.68% 50.32% 13,892,245 27.03%
2017 50,224,159 24,951,362 25,272,797 49.68% 50.32% 13,339,537 26.56%
2016 49,060,360 24,373,187 24,687,173 49.68% 50.32% 12,809,660 26.11%
2015 47,886,957 23,785,452 24,101,505 49.67% 50.33% 12,287,793 25.66%
2014 46,708,469 23,200,097 23,508,372 49.67% 50.33% 11,779,876 25.22%
2013 45,528,180 22,613,847 22,914,333 49.67% 50.33% 11,286,436 24.79%
2012 44,351,451 22,024,931 22,326,520 49.66% 50.34% 10,812,884 24.38%
2011 43,186,042 21,446,188 21,739,854 49.66% 50.34% 10,351,694 23.97%
2010 42,038,250 20,871,991 21,166,259 49.65% 50.35% 9,908,416 23.57%
2009 40,909,160 20,307,307 20,601,853 49.64% 50.36% 9,482,743 23.18%
2008 39,799,147 19,756,297 20,042,850 49.64% 50.36% 9,074,206 22.8%
2007 38,712,901 19,213,213 19,499,688 49.63% 50.37% 8,679,432 22.42%
2006 37,655,816 18,684,816 18,971,000 49.62% 50.38% 8,303,107 22.05%
2005 36,631,489 18,176,545 18,454,944 49.62% 50.38% 7,941,707 21.68%
2004 35,641,681 17,681,838 17,959,843 49.61% 50.39% 7,595,242 21.31%
2003 34,685,023 17,210,708 17,474,315 49.62% 50.38% 7,266,512 20.95%
2002 33,757,821 16,750,631 17,007,190 49.62% 50.38% 6,950,735 20.59%
2001 32,854,482 16,305,679 16,548,803 49.63% 50.37% 6,649,747 20.24%
2000 31,970,311 15,870,062 16,100,249 49.64% 50.36% 6,358,895 19.89%
1999 31,104,361 15,443,315 15,661,046 49.65% 50.35% 6,080,903 19.55%
1998 30,255,933 15,028,122 15,227,811 49.67% 50.33% 5,815,190 19.22%
1997 29,420,955 14,619,273 14,801,682 49.69% 50.31% 5,560,560 18.9%
1996 28,594,602 14,214,377 14,380,225 49.71% 50.29% 5,312,877 18.58%
1995 27,773,295 13,814,437 13,958,858 49.74% 50.26% 5,071,404 18.26%
1994 26,955,359 13,412,987 13,542,372 49.76% 50.24% 4,838,487 17.95%
1993 26,140,922 13,010,337 13,130,585 49.77% 50.23% 4,613,873 17.65%
1992 25,330,639 12,612,125 12,718,514 49.79% 50.21% 4,392,333 17.34%
1991 24,526,618 12,216,708 12,309,910 49.81% 50.19% 4,179,336 17.04%
1990 23,729,319 11,821,947 11,907,372 49.82% 50.18% 3,974,661 16.75%
1989 22,939,675 11,430,840 11,508,835 49.83% 50.17% 3,782,752 16.49%
1988 22,158,116 11,043,605 11,114,511 49.84% 50.16% 3,629,499 16.38%
1987 21,386,387 10,661,114 10,725,273 49.85% 50.15% 3,481,704 16.28%
1986 20,626,685 10,282,402 10,344,283 49.85% 50.15% 3,337,398 16.18%
1985 19,881,053 9,910,705 9,970,348 49.85% 50.15% 3,196,873 16.08%
1984 19,150,232 9,546,391 9,603,841 49.85% 50.15% 3,060,207 15.98%
1983 18,435,446 9,190,070 9,245,376 49.85% 50.15% 2,927,549 15.88%
1982 17,739,873 8,843,327 8,896,546 49.85% 50.15% 2,799,352 15.78%
1981 17,067,283 8,506,334 8,560,949 49.84% 50.16% 2,676,150 15.68%
1980 16,420,486 8,183,970 8,236,516 49.84% 50.16% 2,558,312 15.58%
1979 15,800,931 7,875,184 7,925,747 49.84% 50.16% 2,433,343 15.4%
1978 15,208,422 7,579,878 7,628,544 49.84% 50.16% 2,243,242 14.75%
1977 14,641,815 7,297,481 7,344,334 49.84% 50.16% 2,065,960 14.11%
1976 14,099,077 7,028,390 7,070,687 49.85% 50.15% 1,903,375 13.5%
1975 13,578,613 6,768,939 6,809,674 49.85% 50.15% 1,752,999 12.91%
1974 13,079,956 6,521,666 6,558,290 49.86% 50.14% 1,615,375 12.35%
1973 12,603,319 6,285,275 6,318,044 49.87% 50.13% 1,488,452 11.81%
1972 12,148,985 6,061,129 6,087,856 49.89% 50.11% 1,370,406 11.28%
1971 11,715,857 5,846,213 5,869,644 49.9% 50.1% 1,262,969 10.78%
1970 11,304,106 5,643,010 5,661,096 49.92% 50.08% 1,164,323 10.3%
1969 10,913,296 5,450,100 5,463,196 49.94% 50.06% 1,074,960 9.85%
1968 10,542,439 5,267,003 5,275,436 49.96% 50.04% 1,004,694 9.53%
1967 10,189,932 5,092,928 5,097,004 49.98% 50.02% 938,493 9.21%
1966 9,853,817 4,927,894 4,925,923 50.01% 49.99% 876,990 8.9%
1965 9,532,450 4,769,085 4,763,365 50.03% 49.97% 820,744 8.61%
1964 9,224,905 4,617,987 4,606,918 50.06% 49.94% 767,512 8.32%
1963 8,930,653 4,473,364 4,457,289 50.09% 49.91% 718,025 8.04%
1962 8,649,077 4,335,782 4,313,295 50.13% 49.87% 672,033 7.77%
1961 8,379,704 4,203,260 4,176,444 50.16% 49.84% 634,344 7.57%
1960 8,122,031 4,076,447 4,045,584 50.19% 49.81% 597,781 7.36%
Source: Worldbank Open Data | Some data could be adjusted by Pediaglobe.

Cities in Kenya ordered by Population

The list offered below features the biggest cities of Kenya. Besides, in the table you will find information regarding the population size in these cities. Cities are ordered by population (largest to smallest).

Kenya

# City Population 2022
1 Nairobi 2,753,298
2 Mombasa 800,788
3 Ruiru 494,531
4 Kikuyu 326,666
5 Nakuru 261,047
6 Eldoret 220,019
7 Kisumu 217,432
8 Thika 201,580
9 Limuru 160,397
10 Malindi 119,105
11 Kitale 75,754
12 Garissa 68,370
13 Kakamega 63,946
14 Kapenguria 56,582
15 Bungoma 56,460
16 Busia 52,553
17 Nyeri 51,472
18 Ol Kalou 48,263
19 Meru 47,694
20 Kilifi 46,584
21 Wajir 46,114
22 Voi 45,874
23 Mumias 45,812
24 Iten 42,336
25 Lugulu 41,266
26 Homa Bay 40,750
27 Naivasha 38,757
28 Nanyuki 36,471
29 Mandera 36,422
30 Narok 36,393
31 Kericho 36,034
32 Migori 35,575
33 Embu 35,289
34 Moyale 34,582
35 Isiolo 33,519
36 Machakos 32,316
37 Nyahururu 32,211
38 Rongai 30,730
39 Pumwani 29,883
40 Kisii 28,798
41 Molo 28,141
42 Kabarnet 24,917
43 Athi River 24,704
44 Lamu 24,704
45 Webuye 22,721
46 Karuri 21,682
47 Kiambu 21,434
48 Maralal 21,004
49 Makueni Boma 20,826
50 Lodwar 20,435
51 Ogembo 20,172
52 Kitui 16,112
53 Siaya 15,514
54 Marsabit 15,473
55 Kerugoya 15,411
56 Muhoroni 15,349
57 Magadi 14,682
58 Taveta 13,507
59 Kihancha 13,257
60 Sagana 13,103
61 Sawa Sawa 13,087
62 Mariakani 12,904
63 Eldama Ravine 12,619
64 Wundanyi 12,605
65 Murang'a 12,103
66 Mwingi 11,339
67 Butere 11,310
68 Kajiado 11,280
69 Maua 10,898
70 Takaungu 10,843
71 Oyugis 10,209
72 Kangundo 10,196
73 Luanda 10,158
74 Nyamira 10,089
75 Ngong 9,645
76 Chuka 9,445
77 Kapsowar 9,282
78 Naro Moru 9,124
79 Ahero 8,917
80 Bondo 8,838
81 Malaba 8,520
82 Kinango 8,194
83 Baringo 7,743
84 Hola 7,054
85 Port Victoria 6,913
86 Wote 6,256
87 Witu 5,476
88 Sotik Post 5,327
89 Gazi 5,288
90 Kwale 4,941
91 Mtito Andei 4,842
92 Londiani 4,813
93 Kijabe 4,762
94 Maragua 4,724
95 Rumuruti 4,553
96 Othaya 4,520
97 Malikisi 4,394
98 Kangema 4,389
99 Nandi Hills 4,322
100 Keroka 4,191

Other Countries from Africa Ranked by Population

Country Name Population 2022 Population density
Nigeria 216,850,785 218/km2
Ethiopia 119,814,176 93/km2
Democratic Republic of the Congo 105,404,210 46/km2
Egypt 105,191,099 102/km2
Tanzania 63,582,799 47.5/km2
South Africa 60,839,972 42/km2
Kenya 55,839,697 78/km2
Uganda 49,130,208 161.1/km2
Sudan 46,010,693 21/km2
Algeria 45,433,964 17.9/km2
Morocco 37,722,619 50.1/km2
Angola 33,103,620 25/km2
Mozambique 33,099,311 28.9/km2
Ghana 32,257,331 102/km2
Madagascar 29,098,694 35.6/km2
Ivory Coast 27,485,355 64/km2
Cameroon 27,395,781 39.9/km2
Niger 26,010,912 12.2/km2
Burkina Faso 22,081,135 65/km2
Mali 21,396,790 11.8/km2