There are 47,564,296 people in Kenya, according to the official 2019 population Census figures released on Monday.
Out of these, 23,548,056 are male and 24,014,716 female.
Releasing the results at State House Nairobi, KNBS director Zachary Mwangi on Monday said the most populous counties are Nairobi (4.3 million), followed by Kiambu (2.4 million), Nakuru (2.1million), Kakamega (1.8 million) and Bungoma (1.6 million).
The least popolous counties are Lamu (143,920), Isiolo (268,002), Samburu (310,327), Tana River (315,943) and Taita Taveta (340,671).
President Uhuru Kenyatta thanked KNBS for conducting a successful Census.
On Monday, he said Kenya is the first country in Africa to release the results two months after the counting exercise was completed.
He said this was the first Census to be conducted under the 2010 Constitution, fully funded by his administration.
“I would also like to thank the security team. I am happy to note that this is the first Census which was fully funded by my administration,” Uhuru said after releasing the results.
Uhuru said that the Census results will help in realigning the developmental strategies.
The Population per county in Kenya for the year 2019 has been summarized by the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics through the Census exercise. There are a total of 47 counties where the most populous county is Nairobi with a total of 4.4 million people. According to KNBS, which released the 2019 census result, there are more women than men in almost every county.
The statistics show that Kiambu and Nakuru counties are the second and third most populous counties in Kenya with each boasting of over 2 million people.
Census 2019 Results Figures
The 2019 Census results which were released on Monday 4th November 2019 by Kenya National Bureau of statistics indicate that Kenya’s population stands at 47,564,296 people. A population increase of about 10 million compared the 2009 census population of 37.7 million people.
- Census 2019 Male Population: 23,548,056
- Census 2019 Female Population: 24,014,716
- Intersex population: 1,524
Most Populated Counties in Kenya
The most populated counties in Kenya according to official KNBS 2019 census results are :
- Nairobi County has 4.3 million people
- Kiambu County has 2.4 million persons
- Nakuru County has 2.1million persons
- Kakamega County has 1.8 million people
- Bungoma County has 1.6 million people
Counties with the lowest population
Counties with the least population are:
- Lamu County: 143,920
- Isiolo County: 268,002
- Samburu County: 310,327
- Tana River County: 315,943
- Taita Taveta County: 340,671
List of Census 2019 Population Per County in Kenya
elow is a list of census 2019 population for all counties released by KNBS:
- Mombasa County Population: 1208333
- Kwale County: 866820
- Kilifi County: 1453787
- Tana River County: 315943
- Lamu County: 143920
- Taita Taveta County: 340671
- Garissa County: 841353
- Wajir County: 781263
- Mandera County: 867457
- Marsabit County: 459785
- Isiolo County: 268002
- Meru County: 1545714
- Tharaka Nithi: 393177
- Embu County: 608599
- Kitui: 1136187
- Machakos County: 1421932
- Makueni County: 987:653
- Nyandarua County: 6382894
- Nyeri County: 759164
- Kirinyaga County: 610411
- Muranga County: 1056640
- Kiambu County Population: 2417735
- Turkana County: 926976
- West Pokot County: 621231
- Samburu County: 310327
- Transa Nzoia County: 990341
- Uasin Gishu County: 1163186
- Elgeyo Marakwet: 454480
- Nandi County: 885711
- Baringo County: 666763
- Laikipia County: 518560
- Nakuru County: 2162202
- Narok County: 1157873
- Kajiado County: 1117840
- Kericho County: 901777
- Bomet County: 875689
- Kakamega County: 1867579
- Vihiga County: 590013
- Bungoma County: 1670570
- Busia County: 893183
- Siaya County: 993183
- Kisumu County: 1155574
- Homa Bay County: 1131950
- Migori County: 1116436
- Kisii County: 1266860
- Nyamira County: 605576
- Nairobi County Population: 4397073
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