Kenya Urban Population 1960-2024

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 2022 was 15,669,052, a 3.75% increase from 2021.
  • Kenya urban population for 2021 was 15,102,890, a 3.78% increase from 2020.
  • Kenya urban population for 2020 was 14,553,419, a 3.84% increase from 2019.
  • Kenya urban population for 2019 was 14,015,215, a 3.8% increase from 2018.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Urban Population
India 508,368,361
Indonesia 159,608,946
Nigeria 116,965,442
Pakistan 88,979,079
Bangladesh 67,979,820
Philippines 55,441,746
Egypt 47,689,118
Vietnam 38,063,117
Ukraine 26,569,220
Angola 24,229,338
Morocco 24,196,351
Ghana 19,621,881
Uzbekistan 17,990,170
Myanmar 17,213,307
Sudan 16,854,089
Cameroon 16,395,044
Kenya 15,669,052
Zambia 9,160,288
Tunisia 8,675,724
Bolivia 8,658,337
Honduras 6,217,985
El Salvador 4,737,530
Sri Lanka 4,220,157
Cambodia 4,211,076
Nicaragua 4,138,184
Republic of Congo 4,103,831
West Bank and Gaza 3,898,258
Lao PDR 2,830,480
Mauritania 2,695,952
Kyrgyz Republic 2,548,584
Mongolia 2,342,494
Georgia 2,238,527
Papua New Guinea 1,377,571
Moldova 1,119,250
Djibouti 878,521
Lesotho 690,433
Timor-Leste 430,207
Cabo Verde 400,642
Bhutan 341,823
Eswatini 295,322
Solomon Islands 185,298
Sao Tome and Principe 172,252
Vanuatu 84,351
Kiribati 74,878
Micronesia 26,505
Kenya Urban Population - Historical Data
Year Population % of Total Change
2022 15,669,052 29.00 3.68%
2021 15,102,890 28.49 3.71%
2020 14,553,419 28.00 3.77%
2019 14,015,215 27.51 3.73%
2018 13,502,378 27.03 3.78%
2017 13,001,604 26.56 3.91%
2016 12,502,904 26.11 3.93%
2015 12,021,155 25.66 3.92%
2014 11,559,254 25.22 4.00%
2013 11,105,820 24.79 4.11%
2012 10,658,602 24.38 4.21%
2011 10,219,218 23.97 4.33%
2010 9,786,183 23.57 4.48%
2009 9,357,689 23.18 4.63%
2008 8,934,612 22.80 4.66%
2007 8,527,849 22.42 4.65%
2006 8,140,172 22.05 4.67%
2005 7,768,972 21.68 4.67%
2004 7,414,140 21.31 4.70%
2003 7,073,537 20.95 4.69%
2002 6,749,693 20.59 4.76%
2001 6,436,071 20.24 4.76%
2000 6,137,001 19.89 4.65%
1999 5,858,183 19.55 4.49%
1998 5,600,786 19.22 4.39%
1997 5,360,279 18.90 4.38%
1996 5,130,728 18.58 4.42%
1995 4,908,793 18.26 4.53%
1994 4,691,530 17.95 4.60%
1993 4,480,388 17.65 4.67%
1992 4,275,795 17.34 4.78%
1991 4,076,385 17.04 4.96%
1990 3,879,217 16.75 4.98%
1989 3,690,629 16.49 4.08%
1988 3,543,008 16.38 4.13%
1987 3,399,814 16.28 4.14%
1986 3,262,030 16.18 4.20%
1985 3,127,713 16.08 4.28%
1984 2,996,570 15.98 4.34%
1983 2,869,250 15.88 4.33%
1982 2,747,533 15.78 4.29%
1981 2,632,207 15.68 4.26%
1980 2,522,440 15.58 4.74%
1979 2,405,731 15.40 7.83%
1978 2,224,641 14.75 7.83%
1977 2,057,155 14.11 7.72%
1976 1,904,229 13.50 7.71%
1975 1,763,007 12.91 7.81%
1974 1,630,556 12.35 7.92%
1973 1,506,366 11.81 8.02%
1972 1,390,270 11.28 8.08%
1971 1,282,416 10.78 8.23%
1970 1,181,154 10.30 8.27%
1969 1,087,396 9.85 7.29%
1968 1,010,972 9.53 7.34%
1967 939,416 9.21 7.37%
1966 872,628 8.90 7.40%
1965 810,351 8.61 7.40%
1964 752,562 8.32 7.37%
1963 699,081 8.04 7.25%
1962 650,185 7.77 6.58%
1961 608,791 7.57 6.47%
1960 570,661 7.36 %