Kenya Urban Population 1960-2022

Urban population refers to people living in urban areas as defined by national statistical offices. It is calculated using World Bank population estimates and urban ratios from the United Nations World Urbanization Prospects. Aggregation of urban and rural population may not add up to total population because of different country coverages.
  • Kenya urban population for 2021 was 15,667,076, a 4.08% increase from 2020.
  • Kenya urban population for 2020 was 15,053,275, a 4.09% increase from 2019.
  • Kenya urban population for 2019 was 14,461,521, a 4.1% increase from 2018.
  • Kenya urban population for 2018 was 13,891,412, a 4.14% increase from 2017.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Urban Population
India 493,169,259
Indonesia 158,327,668
Nigeria 111,505,415
Pakistan 84,314,853
Bangladesh 64,768,559
Philippines 52,951,609
Egypt 44,687,204
Vietnam 37,355,203
Ukraine 30,563,737
Morocco 23,924,938
Angola 22,891,614
Ghana 18,399,874
Uzbekistan 17,606,637
Myanmar 17,235,395
Sudan 15,984,585
Cameroon 15,830,364
Kenya 15,667,076
Zambia 8,550,623
Tunisia 8,341,667
Bolivia 8,339,262
Honduras 5,935,355
El Salvador 4,831,382
Cambodia 4,180,349
Sri Lanka 4,178,622
Nicaragua 3,972,969
Republic of Congo 3,862,781
West Bank and Gaza 3,790,664
Lao PDR 2,725,861
Mauritania 2,680,412
Kyrgyz Republic 2,486,628
Mongolia 2,290,047
Georgia 2,220,419
Papua New Guinea 1,227,053
Moldova 1,106,738
Djibouti 783,888
Lesotho 636,493
Timor-Leste 425,941
Cabo Verde 377,047
Bhutan 335,419
Eswatini 285,695
Solomon Islands 176,900
Sao Tome and Principe 167,686
Vanuatu 80,707
Kiribati 68,384
Micronesia 26,818
Kenya Urban Population - Historical Data
Year Population % of Total Change
2021 15,667,076 28.49 4.00%
2020 15,053,275 28.00 4.01%
2019 14,461,521 27.51 4.02%
2018 13,891,412 27.03 4.05%
2017 13,339,741 26.56 4.09%
2016 12,804,902 26.11 4.15%
2015 12,284,624 25.66 4.21%
2014 11,778,223 25.22 4.27%
2013 11,286,225 24.79 4.32%
2012 10,809,164 24.38 4.35%
2011 10,349,400 23.97 4.37%
2010 9,907,053 23.57 4.38%
2009 9,482,264 23.18 4.42%
2008 9,072,572 22.80 4.45%
2007 8,677,870 22.42 4.46%
2006 8,299,731 22.05 4.45%
2005 7,938,446 21.68 4.44%
2004 7,593,875 21.31 4.43%
2003 7,264,511 20.95 4.43%
2002 6,949,822 20.59 4.44%
2001 6,648,222 20.24 4.46%
2000 6,358,390 19.89 4.48%
1999 6,079,808 19.55 4.46%
1998 5,814,749 19.22 4.50%
1997 5,558,971 18.90 4.55%
1996 5,311,635 18.58 4.63%
1995 5,071,324 18.26 4.71%
1994 4,838,155 17.95 4.79%
1993 4,611,735 17.65 4.88%
1992 4,392,049 17.34 4.97%
1991 4,179,236 17.04 5.05%
1990 3,973,392 16.75 4.97%
1989 3,780,849 16.49 4.09%
1988 3,629,438 16.38 4.17%
1987 3,481,221 16.28 4.24%
1986 3,336,730 16.18 4.31%
1985 3,196,035 16.08 4.37%
1984 3,059,404 15.98 4.43%
1983 2,926,779 15.88 4.47%
1982 2,798,792 15.78 4.49%
1981 2,675,785 15.68 4.49%
1980 2,558,293 15.58 5.02%
1979 2,433,015 15.40 8.17%
1978 2,242,033 14.75 8.18%
1977 2,065,840 14.11 8.19%
1976 1,903,418 13.50 8.22%
1975 1,753,191 12.91 8.22%
1974 1,614,921 12.35 8.22%
1973 1,487,524 11.81 8.21%
1972 1,370,320 11.28 8.20%
1971 1,262,432 10.78 8.16%
1970 1,163,479 10.30 7.94%
1969 1,074,702 9.85 6.81%
1968 1,003,926 9.53 6.77%
1967 938,166 9.21 6.74%
1966 876,976 8.90 6.71%
1965 820,071 8.61 6.67%
1964 767,144 8.32 6.67%
1963 717,674 8.04 6.54%
1962 672,218 7.77 5.89%
1961 633,772 7.57 5.84%
1960 597,800 7.36 %