Kenya Population (LIVE)

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Kenya Population (1950 - 2018)
Yearly Population Growth Rate (%)
  • The current population of Kenya is 50,082,382 as of Sunday, October 22, 2017, based on the latest United Nations estimates.
  • Kenya population is equivalent to 0.66% of the total world population.
  • Kenya ranks number 28 in the list of countries (and dependencies) by population.
  • The population density in Kenya is 87 per Km2 (226 people per mi2).
  • The total land area is 569,140 Km2 (219,746 sq. miles)
  • 26.2 % of the population is urban (13,029,800 people in 2017)
  • The median age in Kenya is 19.2 years.

Population of Kenya (2018 and historical)

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationKenya
Global Rank
2018 50,950,879 2.52 % 1,251,017 -10,000 19.2 4.03 90 25.6 % 13,580,934 0.67 % 7,632,819,325 28
2017 49,699,862 2.56 % 1,238,295 -10,000 19.2 4.03 87 26.2 % 13,029,800 0.66 % 7,550,262,101 28
2016 48,461,567 2.59 % 1,225,308 -10,000 19.2 4.03 85 25.8 % 12,495,709 0.65 % 7,466,964,280 29
2015 47,236,259 2.70 % 1,177,221 -10,000 19.0 4.10 83 25.4 % 11,978,118 0.64 % 7,383,008,820 29
2010 41,350,152 2.78 % 1,060,373 -37,866 18.2 4.65 73 23.3 % 9,642,731 0.59 % 6,958,169,159 31
2005 36,048,288 2.77 % 919,561 5,029 17.6 5.00 63 21.5 % 7,756,542 0.55 % 6,542,159,383 33
2000 31,450,483 2.84 % 820,805-4,277 17.0 5.35 55 19.8 % 6,223,277 0.51 % 6,145,006,989 33
1995 27,346,456 3.16 % 788,790 44,314 16.4 5.65 48 18.3 % 5,007,379 0.48 % 5,751,474,416 35
1990 23,402,507 3.56 % 750,256 1,005 15.5 6.54 41 16.8 % 3,926,795 0.44 % 5,330,943,460 37
1985 19,651,225 3.85 % 676,447 761 15.0 7.22 35 16.1 % 3,161,146 0.40 % 4,873,781,796 37
1980 16,268,990 3.82 % 556,472 -586 15.0 7.64 29 15.6 % 2,535,089 0.36 % 4,458,411,534 40
1975 13,486,629 3.69 % 446,827 -3,583 15.2 7.99 24 12.9 % 1,741,678 0.33 % 4,079,087,198 45
1970 11,252,492 3.43 % 349,558 -3,907 15.5 8.11 20 10.3 % 1,158,462 0.30 % 3,700,577,650 47
1965 9,504,703 3.24 % 279,853 0 18.9 7.48 17 8.6 % 817,908 0.28 % 3,339,592,688 57
1960 8,105,440 3.04 % 225,102 0 17.2 7.79 14 7.4 % 596,757 0.27 % 3,033,212,527 55
1955 6,979,931 2.81 % 180,635 0 18.9 7.48 12 6.4 % 448,051 0.25 % 2,772,242,535 57
Source: Worldometers (www.Worldometers.info)
Elaboration of data by United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2017 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).
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Kenya Population Forecast

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationKenya
Global Rank
2020 53,491,697 2.52 % 1,251,088 -10,000 20.0 3.77 94 27.6 % 14,737,720 0.69 % 7,795,482,309 27
2025 60,063,158 2.34 % 1,314,292 -10,000 21.2 3.49 106 29.9 % 17,973,485 0.73 % 8,185,613,757 25
2030 66,959,993 2.20 % 1,379,367 -10,000 22.5 3.26 118 32.5 % 21,766,907 0.78 % 8,551,198,644 24
2035 74,086,106 2.04 % 1,425,223 -10,000 23.7 3.06 130 35.3 % 26,148,088 0.83 % 8,892,701,940 21
2040 81,286,865 1.87 % 1,440,152 -10,000 24.9 2.89 143 38.2 % 31,090,842 0.88 % 9,210,337,004 21
2045 88,434,154 1.70 % 1,429,458 -10,000 26.2 2.74 155 41.4 % 36,595,049 0.93 % 9,504,209,572 21
2050 95,467,137 1.54 % 1,406,597 -10,000 27.4 2.61 168 44.7 % 42,636,284 0.98 % 9,771,822,753 20
Source: Worldometers (www.Worldometers.info)
Elaboration of data by United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2017 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).

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Notes

The Kenya Population (Live) counter shows a continuously updated estimate of the current population of Kenya delivered by Worldometers' RTS algorithm, which processes data collected from the United Nations Population Division.

The Population of Kenya (1950 - 2017) chart plots the total population count as of July 1 of each year, from 1950 to 2017.

The Yearly Population Growth Rate chart plots the annual percentage changes in population registered on July 1 of each year, from 1951 to 2017. This value can differ from the Yearly % Change shown in the historical table, which shows the last year equivalent percentage change assuming homogeneous change in the preceding five year period.

Definitions

Year: as of July 1 of the year indicated.

Population: Overall total population (both sexes and all ages) in the country as of July 1 of the year indicated, as estimated by the United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2017 Revision. For forecasted years, the U.N. medium-fertility variant is used.


Yearly % Change: For 2017: percentage change in total population over the last year (from July 1, 2016 to June 30 2017). For all other years: latest year annual percentage change equivalent assuming homogeneous change in the preceding five year period, calculated through reverse compounding.

Yearly Change: For 2017: absolute change in total population (increase or decrease in number of people) over the last year (from July 1, 2016 to June 30 2017). For all other years: average annual numerical change over the preceding five year period.

Migrants (net): The average annual number of immigrants minus the number of emigrants over the preceding five year period (running from July 1 to June 30 of the initial and final years), or subsequent five year period (for 2016 data). A negative number means that there are more emigrants than immigrants.

Median Age: age that divides the population into two numerically equal groups: half of the people are older than the median age indicated and half are younger. This parameter provides an indication of age distribution.

Fertility Rate: (Total Fertility Rate, or TFR), it is expressed as children per woman. It is calculated as the average number of children an average woman will have during her reproductive period (15 to 49 years old) based on the current fertility rates of every age group in the country, and assuming she is not subject to mortality.

Density (P/Km²): (Population Density) Population per square Kilometer (Km²).

Urban Pop % : Urban population as a percentage of total population.

Urban Population: Population living in areas classified as urban according to the criteria used by each country.

Country's Share of World Pop: Total population in the country as a percentage of total World Population as of July 1 of the year indicated.

World Population: Total World Population as of July 1 of the year indicated.

Global Rank: Position held by Kenya in the list of all countries worldwide ranked by population (from the highest population to the lowest population) as of July 1 of the year indicated.


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