Census 2019 data reveal population stands at 47.6m

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Kenya’s population has expanded by nine million in the last decade, official 2019 census data released on Monday show.

There are 47,564,296 million people in the country compared to 38.6 million in 2010.

The figures show that there are more women at 24 million than men, who stand at 23.6 million.


The Kenya National Bureau of Statistics released the census report on Monday at State House Nairobi, where it was presented to President Uhuru Kenyatta.

According to the report the most populous counties are the capital Nairobi, Kiambu, Nakuru, Kakamega, Bungoma and Kilifi.

The intersex population stands at 1,524.

The average household size declined to 3.9 per cent in 2019 compared to 4.2 per cent as per the 2009 population results.

The outcome will be used by the government in distributing its resources countrywide.

President Uhuru Kenyatta received the data results, lauding the team for ending the exercise within three months since it was concluded.

Uhuru said Kenya became the first country to release the results in two months.


“This is another milestone for our country, that we are the first in Africa to release Census results in two months after conclusion,” he said.

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