Kenya Rural Population 1960-2022

Rural population refers to people living in rural areas as defined by national statistical offices. It is calculated as the difference between total population and urban population. Aggregation of urban and rural population may not add up to total population because of different country coverages.
  • Kenya rural population for 2021 was 39,318,626, a 1.55% increase from 2020.
  • Kenya rural population for 2020 was 38,718,025, a 1.59% increase from 2019.
  • Kenya rural population for 2019 was 38,112,446, a 1.63% increase from 2018.
  • Kenya rural population for 2018 was 37,501,158, a 1.68% increase from 2017.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Rural Population
India 900,239,774
Pakistan 140,885,076
Indonesia 118,034,120
Bangladesh 101,534,935
Nigeria 99,895,289
Vietnam 60,813,626
Egypt 59,571,123
Philippines 58,095,301
Kenya 39,318,626
Myanmar 37,570,619
Sudan 28,924,766
Sri Lanka 17,977,378
Uzbekistan 17,308,463
Morocco 13,419,849
Ghana 13,332,254
Ukraine 13,250,844
Cambodia 12,766,097
Cameroon 11,393,898
Angola 11,041,997
Zambia 10,370,034
Papua New Guinea 7,891,952
Lao PDR 4,653,497
Kyrgyz Republic 4,207,572
Honduras 4,127,639
Tunisia 3,594,097
Bolivia 3,493,674
Nicaragua 2,729,410
Mauritania 2,094,698
Republic of Congo 1,794,236
El Salvador 1,687,118
Lesotho 1,522,574
Georgia 1,488,191
Moldova 1,467,190
West Bank and Gaza 1,132,085
Mongolia 1,039,235
Timor-Leste 917,934
Eswatini 886,674
Solomon Islands 527,095
Bhutan 444,481
Vanuatu 233,757
Djibouti 218,309
Cabo Verde 184,854
Micronesia 89,437
Sao Tome and Principe 55,678
Kiribati 53,004
Kenya Rural Population - Historical Data
Year Population % of Total Change
2021 39,318,626 71.51 1.54%
2020 38,718,025 72.01 1.58%
2019 38,112,446 72.49 1.62%
2018 37,501,158 72.97 1.67%
2017 36,881,405 73.44 1.74%
2016 36,246,629 73.90 1.82%
2015 35,593,715 74.34 1.91%
2014 34,921,840 74.78 1.99%
2013 34,233,761 75.21 2.06%
2012 33,534,305 75.62 2.13%
2011 32,828,870 76.03 2.17%
2010 32,123,631 76.43 2.22%
2009 31,419,534 76.82 2.25%
2008 30,719,412 77.20 2.28%
2007 30,028,064 77.58 2.29%
2006 29,349,308 77.96 2.28%
2005 28,686,451 78.33 2.27%
2004 28,041,392 78.69 2.26%
2003 27,414,270 79.05 2.26%
2002 26,801,924 79.41 2.27%
2001 26,200,347 79.76 2.29%
2000 25,606,167 80.11 2.32%
1999 25,018,955 80.45 2.36%
1998 24,435,739 80.78 2.40%
1997 23,856,689 81.10 2.46%
1996 23,277,821 81.42 2.53%
1995 22,696,973 81.74 2.61%
1994 22,112,353 82.05 2.69%
1993 21,524,482 82.36 2.78%
1992 20,934,031 82.66 2.87%
1991 20,342,478 82.96 2.95%
1990 19,751,182 83.25 3.07%
1989 19,154,239 83.52 3.34%
1988 18,524,247 83.62 3.42%
1987 17,900,890 83.72 3.50%
1986 17,285,830 83.82 3.56%
1985 16,681,043 83.92 3.63%
1984 16,086,999 84.02 3.69%
1983 15,504,981 84.12 3.73%
1982 14,937,534 84.22 3.75%
1981 14,388,085 84.32 3.75%
1980 13,858,910 84.42 3.63%
1979 13,364,756 84.60 3.05%
1978 12,963,348 85.26 3.06%
1977 12,573,047 85.89 3.07%
1976 12,192,840 86.50 3.08%
1975 11,822,707 87.09 3.09%
1974 11,462,420 87.65 3.09%
1973 11,113,275 88.20 3.08%
1972 10,775,750 88.72 3.06%
1971 10,450,614 89.22 3.04%
1970 10,137,915 89.71 3.02%
1969 9,835,975 90.15 3.10%
1968 9,535,983 90.48 3.05%
1967 9,249,321 90.79 3.02%
1966 8,974,477 91.10 2.99%
1965 8,710,092 91.40 2.97%
1964 8,455,548 91.68 2.94%
1963 8,210,836 91.96 2.92%
1962 7,974,784 92.23 2.94%
1961 7,743,921 92.44 2.90%
1960 7,522,282 92.64 %