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Kenya Population

Kenya Population

The current population of Kenya is 47,772,136 as of Monday, December 12, 2016, based on the latest United Nations estimates.

  • Kenya population is equivalent to 0.63% of the total world population.
  • Kenya ranks number 29 in the list of countries (and dependencies) by population.
  • The population density in Kenya is 83 per Km2 (215 people per mi2).
  • The total land area is 569,295 Km2 (219,806 sq. miles)
  • 26 % of the population is urban (12,495,709 people in 2016)
  • The median age in Kenya is 19 years.

Kenya Population Growth

With improved life expectancy and a drop in infant mortality, Kenya seems set to build on an ever increasing growth in population. By 2020, the UN predicts that the Kenyan population will have risen to 51.7 million.

YearPopulationYearly % YearlyMigrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)UrbanUrban PopulationCountry's Share ofWorld PopulationKenya
ChangeChangePop %World PopGlobal Rank
2016472514490.02611201147-10000194.37830.264124957090.0064743266327529
2015460503020.02691144398-10000194.44810.26119781180.0063734947209930
2010403283130.0267995855-37900194.8710.23996427310.0058692972504332
2005353490400.02628566445000185620.21977565420.0054651963585033
2000310658200.0256738557-4300175.07550.262232770.0051612662212134
1995273730350.031578536144300175.57480.18350073790.0048573512308435
1990234462290.03587571031000166.54410.16739267950.0044530966769937
1985196607130.0386678561800157.22350.16131611460.0041485254056937
1980162679060.0382556333-600157.64290.15625350890.0037443963246540
1975134862410.0369446755-3600157.99240.12917416780.0033406139922845
1970112524660.0343349553-3900168.11200.10311584620.0031368248769147
196595047020.03242798520197.48120.0868179080.0029332249512157
196081054400.03042251000177.79140.0745967570.0027301834382855
195569799390.02811806360197.48120.0644480510.0025275831452557

Kenya Population Indicators

Indicator Value World Ranking
Crude Birth Rate 33.544 births/thousand 32nd
Crude Death Rate 7.817 deaths/thousand 89th
Crude Net Migration Rate -0.204 people/thousand 85th
Life Expectancy (Both Sexes) 62.647 years 170th
Life Expectancy (Male) 60.66 years 173rd
Life Expectancy (Female) 64.677 years 170th
Total Fertility Rate 4.196 children/woman 36th
Net Reproduction Rate 1.788 surviving daughters/woman 38th
Sex Ratio At Birth 1.03 males per female 160th
Infant Mortality Rate 49.277 deaths/1,000 live births 32nd
Under Five Mortality 72.338 deaths/thousand 31st
Mean Age at Childbearing 28.571 years 128th
Rate of Natural Increase 25.19 29th
Death Before 40 Probability (Total) 17.825% 174th
Death Before 40 Probability (Male) 19.791% 179th
Death Before 40 Probability (Female) 15.782% 168th
Death Before 60 Probability (Total) 31.57% 174th
Death Before 60 Probability (Male) 34.914% 179th
Death Before 60 Probability (Female) 28.099% 168th
Crude Suicide Rate 10.8 suicides/thousand 60th
Median Age (Total) 19.5 years 185th
Median Age (Female) 19.6 years 187th
Median Age (Male) 19.4 years 179th