Demographics of Kenya

Source UN (World Population Prospects 2019)
Date04 Nov 2021

As of 2021, the population of Kenya is projected at 54.99 million, up by 2.26% compared with 53.77 million in 2020. Kenya is ranked 26th in terms of population and 43th in terms of population growth rate.

There are 1.52 million births in Kenya in 2021. That is 4,174 per day, which is ranked 18th. The crude birth rate is 27.64 per 1000 people. There are 0.29 million deaths in Kenya in 2021. That is 804 per day, which is ranked 35th. The crude death rate is 5.32 per 1000 people.

15.61 million people are living in urban areas, which is 28.49% of Kenya population. Kenya is ranked 206th in terms of urbanization.

The Sex Ratio in Kenya in 2021 is 98.77 males per 100 females. There are 27.32 million males and 27.66 million females in Kenya. The percentage of female population is 50.31% compare to 49.69% male population. Kenya has 0.34 million more females than males. Kenya is at 101st position out of 201 countries/territories in terms of female to male ratio.

  • Population
  • Growth rate

Kenya population

Year Population Growth (%)
19506,076,757-
19556,987,6582.93
19608,120,0823.13
19659,530,1633.33
197011,301,3943.58
197513,575,8983.81
198016,417,2033.92
198519,877,0783.82
199023,724,5743.44
199527,768,2973.03
200031,964,5572.78
200536,624,8972.78
201042,030,6842.76
201547,878,3392.52
201649,051,5312.45
201750,221,1462.38
201851,392,5702.33
201952,573,9672.3
202053,771,3002.28
202154,985,7022.26
  • Total
  • Crude

Kenya death and birth rate

Year Total Crude(per 1000)
DeathBirthCrude deathCrude birth
1950146,543314,89323.8250.98
1955157,845359,65122.4751.34
1960162,544416,53019.9551.16
1965166,223485,09417.3550.75
1970172,707578,01215.1950.89
1975179,534691,56213.1550.73
1980185,133817,93411.2449.56
1985200,621939,87110.0747.17
1990241,7121,008,16810.1942.56
1995322,1581,119,32911.5640.20
2000405,0741,281,85012.6240.04
2005385,4681,410,41810.5438.37
2010314,9711,477,7597.4735.13
2015284,1261,468,4295.9330.69
2020288,3351,505,6295.3427.94
2021293,3951,523,5015.3227.64
  • Population
  • Urbanization

Urban and rural population of Kenya

Year Population Urbanization
UrbanRuralgrowth rate (%)Urban (%)
1950339,6675,737,091-5.590
1955448,0516,531,8805.796.419
1960596,7577,508,6835.977.362
1965817,9088,686,7956.888.605
19701,158,46510,094,0278.2210.295
19751,741,72911,744,9008.5212.914
19802,535,25813,733,7325.1015.583
19853,159,73216,491,4934.4216.079
19903,919,43719,483,0705.0516.748
19954,994,29922,352,1574.7918.263
20006,256,18525,194,2984.5819.892
20057,813,45428,234,8344.5421.675
20109,746,66931,603,4834.4923.571
201512,119,75635,116,5034.4125.658
202014,975,05938,516,6384.2627.995
202115,608,84439,172,0084.2328.493
  • Population pyramid
  • Gender ratio

Kenya population by Age Group (2011)

Age group Male Female Total M per 100 F
PersonsShare (%)
00-04 3,582,468 3,502,153 7,084,621 12.88 102.293
05-09 3,514,891 3,468,187 6,983,078 12.70 101.347
10-14 3,436,201 3,383,335 6,819,536 12.40 101.563
15-19 3,099,630 3,062,907 6,162,537 11.21 101.199
20-24 2,701,163 2,695,257 5,396,420 9.81 100.219
25-29 2,230,681 2,251,466 4,482,147 8.15 99.077
30-34 2,020,792 2,058,610 4,079,402 7.42 98.163
35-39 1,760,146 1,801,758 3,561,904 6.48 97.690
40-44 1,420,124 1,458,424 2,878,548 5.24 97.374
45-49 1,103,915 1,140,242 2,244,157 4.08 96.814
50-54 821,535 862,878 1,684,413 3.06 95.209
55-59 600,509 655,166 1,255,675 2.28 91.658
60-64 429,267 496,639 925,906 1.68 86.434
65-69 293,207 366,939 660,146 1.20 79.906
70-74 172,525 235,050 407,575 0.74 73.399
75-79 82,349 124,713 207,062 0.38 66.031
80-84 37,754 66,449 104,203 0.19 56.817
85-89 13,237 26,920 40,157 0.07 49.172
90-94 2,286 5,399 7,685 0.01 42.341
95-99 146 374 520 0.00 39.037
100+ 2 8 10 0.00 25.000
Total 27,322,828 27,662,874 54,985,702 98.771