Kenya population 57,071,247 (live)

The population of Kenya is expected to grow by 1,301,000 in 2022 and reach 57,395,000 in 2023. Migration (including immigration and emigration) decreases population by 10,000 people yearly. The population density of Kenya has changed from 28.6 in 1980 to 94.0 in 2020.

Current population 57,071,247 people at present (Sunday 2nd of October 2022)
Median Age 24.1 years
Population density 98.5 per km2
Population of Kenya from 1960 to 2022 (historical)
Year Population Year change Migrants Median age Fertility rate Density (Ppl/km2) Urban population
2022 56,082,000 1,301,000 (2.3%) -10,000 24.1 99 16,152,000 (28.8%)
2021 54,781,000 1,289,000 (2.4%) -10,000 23.9 96 15,517,000 (28.3%)
2020 53,492,000 1,277,000 (2.4%) -10,000 23.7 3.63 94 14,901,000 (27.9%)
2019 0 0 (0.0%) -10,000 23.5 3.68 92 14,304,000 (27.4%)
2018 0 0 (0.0%) -10,000 23.3 3.74 90 13,727,000 (26.9%)
2017 0 0 (0.0%) -10,000 23.1 3.80 87 13,167,000 (26.5%)
2016 0 0 (0.0%) -10,000 22.9 3.86 85 12,626,661 (26.1%)
2015 47,236,259 1,212,009 (2.6%) -10,000 22.7 3.92 83 12,102,874 (25.6%)
2010 41,350,152 1,112,948 (2.7%) -10,000 21.9 4.37 73 9,746,644 (23.6%)
2005 36,048,288 973,357 (2.7%) -37,866 21.4 4.84 63 7,813,466 (21.7%)
2000 31,450,483 850,086 (2.7%) 5,029 21.1 5.18 55 6,256,130 (19.9%)
1995 27,346,456 797,970 (2.9%) -4,277 20.8 5.46 48 4,994,283 (18.3%)
1990 23,402,507 769,485 (3.3%) 44,314 20.3 6.07 41 3,919,452 (16.7%)
1985 19,651,225 713,487 (3.6%) 1,005 20.2 6.91 35 3,159,720 (16.1%)
1980 16,268,990 606,138 (3.7%) 761 20.4 7.46 29 2,535,197 (15.6%)
1975 13,486,629 489,034 (3.6%) -586 20.7 7.84 24 1,741,663 (12.9%)
1970 11,252,492 384,776 (3.4%) -3,583 21.3 8.08 20 1,158,444 (10.3%)
1965 9,504,703 304,546 (3.2%) -3,907 21.9 8.12 17 817,880 (8.6%)
1960 8,105,440 256,001 (3.1%) -4,000 22.7 7.95 14 596,722 (7.4%)

In 2021 the population of Kenya was 54,781,000 and the average age increased from 22.7 in 1960 to 23.9. Urban population has increased from 6,256,130 (19.9%) in 2000 to 16,152,000 (28.8%) in the current year. The population density of Kenya has changed from 28.6 in 1980 to 94.0 in 2020.

Estimated Population 2020-2050
Year Population Year change Migrants Median age Fertility rate Density (Ppl/km2) Urban population
2020 0 0 (0.0%) -10,000 23.7 3.63 94 14,901,000 (27.9%)
2025 60,063,000 1,341,000 (2.2%) -10,000 24.7 3.37 106 18,179,000 (30.3%)
2030 66,960,000 1,402,000 (2.1%) -10,000 25.8 3.16 118 21,982,000 (32.8%)
2035 74,086,000 1,436,000 (1.9%) -10,000 26.9 2.98 130 26,297,000 (35.5%)
2040 81,287,000 1,439,000 (1.8%) -10,000 28.0 2.81 143 31,065,000 (38.2%)
2045 88,434,000 1,422,000 (1.6%) -10,000 29.2 2.67 155 36,273,000 (41.0%)
2050 95,467,000 1,394,000 (1.5%) -10,000 30.4 2.55 168 41,888,000 (43.9%)

The life expectancy at birth should reach 74.6 (72.7 years for male and 76.7 years for females). Population density will go up to 167.7 people per square kilometer.

Kenya demographics 2021

The population growth rate is 2.37% (1,289,000 residents, including 294,901 deaths). The demographics of Kenya constitutes of 28,209,000 women and 27,872,000 men, which means there are 988 men per 1000 women. As far as age distribution goes, 49.2% of population (27,597,952) is 19 or younger, 47.8% of population (26,801,588) is between age 20 and 64 and 3.0% of population (1,682,460) is over 65.

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