Kenya Population (LIVE)

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Kenya Population (1950 - 2017)
Yearly Population Growth Rate (%)
  • The current population of Kenya is 48,126,079 as of Friday, March 24, 2017, based on the latest United Nations estimates.
  • Kenya population is equivalent to 0.64% of the total world population.
  • Kenya ranks number 29 in the list of countries (and dependencies) by population.
  • The population density in Kenya is 85 per Km2 (221 people per mi2).
  • The total land area is 569,295 Km2 (219,806 sq. miles)
  • 26.9 % of the population is urban (13,029,800 people in 2017)
  • The median age in Kenya is 19 years.

Population of Kenya (2017 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
2017 48,466,928 2.57 % 1,215,479 -10,000 19 4.37 85 26.9 % 13,029,800 0.64 % 7,515,284,153 29
2016 47,251,449 2.61 % 1,201,147 -10,000 19 4.37 83 26.4 % 12,495,709 0.64 % 7,432,663,275 29
2015 46,050,302 2.69 % 1,144,398 -10,000 19 4.44 81 26 % 11,978,118 0.63 % 7,349,472,099 30
2010 40,328,313 2.67 % 995,855 -37,900 19 4.8 71 23.9 % 9,642,731 0.58 % 6,929,725,043 32
2005 35,349,040 2.62 % 856,644 5,000 18 5 62 21.9 % 7,756,542 0.54 % 6,519,635,850 33
2000 31,065,820 2.56 % 738,557 -4,300 17 5.07 55 20 % 6,223,277 0.51 % 6,126,622,121 34
1995 27,373,035 3.15 % 785,361 44,300 17 5.57 48 18.3 % 5,007,379 0.48 % 5,735,123,084 35
1990 23,446,229 3.58 % 757,103 1,000 16 6.54 41 16.7 % 3,926,795 0.44 % 5,309,667,699 37
1985 19,660,713 3.86 % 678,561 800 15 7.22 35 16.1 % 3,161,146 0.41 % 4,852,540,569 37
1980 16,267,906 3.82 % 556,333 -600 15 7.64 29 15.6 % 2,535,089 0.37 % 4,439,632,465 40
1975 13,486,241 3.69 % 446,755 -3,600 15 7.99 24 12.9 % 1,741,678 0.33 % 4,061,399,228 45
1970 11,252,466 3.43 % 349,553 -3,900 16 8.11 20 10.3 % 1,158,462 0.31 % 3,682,487,691 47
1965 9,504,702 3.24 % 279,852 0 19 7.48 12 8.6 % 817,908 0.29 % 3,322,495,121 57
1960 8,105,440 3.04 % 225,100 0 17 7.79 14 7.4 % 596,757 0.27 % 3,018,343,828 55
1955 6,979,939 2.81 % 180,636 0 19 7.48 12 6.4 % 448,051 0.25 % 2,758,314,525 57
Source: Worldometers (www.Worldometers.info)
Elaboration of data by United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2015 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 52,186,722 2.53 % 1,227,284 -10,000 20 4.1 92 28.2 % 14,737,720 0.67 % 7,758,156,792 27
2025 58,610,170 2.35 % 1,284,690 -10,000 21 3.81 103 30.7 % 17,973,485 0.72 % 8,141,661,007 25
2030 65,411,901 2.22 % 1,360,346 -10,000 22 3.56 115 33.3 % 21,766,907 0.77 % 8,500,766,052 24
2035 72,599,575 2.11 % 1,437,535 -10,000 23 3.34 128 36 % 26,148,088 0.82 % 8,838,907,877 21
2040 80,090,725 1.98 % 1,498,230 -10,000 24 3.16 141 38.8 % 31,090,842 0.87 % 9,157,233,976 21
2045 87,770,496 1.85 % 1,535,954 -10,000 25 3 154 41.7 % 36,595,049 0.93 % 9,453,891,780 21
2050 95,504,636 1.7 % 1,546,828 -10,000 26 2.85 168 44.6 % 42,636,284 0.98 % 9,725,147,994 20
Source: Worldometers (www.Worldometers.info)
Elaboration of data by United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2015 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 2015 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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