Kenya Population 1950-2022

Chart and table of Kenya population from 1950 to 2022. United Nations projections are also included through the year 2100.
  • The current population of Kenya in 2022 is 56,215,221, a 2.24% increase from 2021.
  • The population of Kenya in 2021 was 54,985,698, a 2.26% increase from 2020.
  • The population of Kenya in 2020 was 53,771,296, a 2.28% increase from 2019.
  • The population of Kenya in 2019 was 52,573,973, a 2.3% increase from 2018.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

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Similar Countries Ranked by Population
Country Name 2022 Population
India 1,406,631,776
Indonesia 279,134,505
Pakistan 229,488,994
Nigeria 216,746,934
Bangladesh 167,885,689
Philippines 112,508,994
Egypt 106,156,692
Vietnam 98,953,541
Kenya 56,215,221
Myanmar 55,227,143
Sudan 45,992,020
Ukraine 43,192,122
Morocco 37,772,756
Angola 35,027,343
Uzbekistan 34,382,084
Ghana 32,395,450
Cameroon 27,911,548
Sri Lanka 21,575,842
Zambia 19,470,234
Cambodia 17,168,639
Tunisia 12,046,656
Bolivia 11,992,656
Honduras 10,221,247
Papua New Guinea 9,292,169
Nicaragua 6,779,100
El Salvador 6,550,389
Mauritania 4,901,981
Moldova 4,013,171
Georgia 3,968,738
Mongolia 3,378,078
Lesotho 2,175,699
Timor-Leste 1,369,429
Eswatini 1,184,817
Djibouti 1,016,097
Bhutan 787,941
Solomon Islands 721,159
Cabo Verde 567,678
Micronesia 559,889
Vanuatu 321,832
Sao Tome and Principe 227,679
Kiribati 123,419
Kenya - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2022 56,215,221 2.24%
2021 54,985,698 2.26%
2020 53,771,296 2.28%
2019 52,573,973 2.30%
2018 51,392,565 2.33%
2017 50,221,142 2.38%
2016 49,051,534 2.45%
2015 47,878,336 2.52%
2014 46,700,055 2.59%
2013 45,519,981 2.65%
2012 44,343,467 2.70%
2011 43,178,274 2.73%
2010 42,030,676 2.76%
2009 40,901,792 2.79%
2008 39,791,981 2.81%
2007 38,705,932 2.81%
2006 37,649,033 2.80%
2005 36,624,895 2.78%
2004 35,635,271 2.76%
2003 34,678,779 2.75%
2002 33,751,739 2.75%
2001 32,848,564 2.77%
2000 31,964,557 2.78%
1999 31,098,757 2.80%
1998 30,250,488 2.84%
1997 29,415,659 2.89%
1996 28,589,451 2.96%
1995 27,768,296 3.03%
1994 26,950,513 3.12%
1993 26,136,216 3.20%
1992 25,326,078 3.28%
1991 24,521,703 3.36%
1990 23,724,579 3.44%
1989 22,935,092 3.53%
1988 22,153,676 3.61%
1987 21,382,112 3.68%
1986 20,622,560 3.75%
1985 19,877,083 3.82%
1984 19,146,400 3.88%
1983 18,431,761 3.92%
1982 17,736,326 3.94%
1981 17,063,876 3.94%
1980 16,417,197 3.92%
1979 15,797,776 3.90%
1978 15,205,374 3.87%
1977 14,638,890 3.85%
1976 14,096,263 3.83%
1975 13,575,907 3.81%
1974 13,077,341 3.78%
1973 12,600,797 3.74%
1972 12,146,068 3.70%
1971 11,713,048 3.64%
1970 11,301,394 3.58%
1969 10,910,675 3.52%
1968 10,539,894 3.46%
1967 10,187,478 3.41%
1966 9,851,444 3.37%
1965 9,530,173 3.33%
1964 9,222,692 3.29%
1963 8,928,511 3.26%
1962 8,647,011 3.21%
1961 8,377,696 3.17%
1960 8,120,080 3.13%
1959 7,873,623 3.09%
1958 7,637,713 3.05%
1957 7,411,765 3.01%
1956 7,195,226 2.97%
1955 6,987,658 2.93%
1954 6,788,707 2.89%
1953 6,598,170 2.84%
1952 6,415,961 2.79%
1951 6,242,098 2.72%
1950 6,076,758 0.00%