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Current Kenyan Population, Census Results 2019

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The 2019 population and Census results are out, and the Kenyan population has grown to 47.6 million with women marginally outnumbering men.

While releasing the results on Monday, November 4th, 2019 at State House, Nairobi, Director General of the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS) Zachary Mwangi said the total population of those enumerated was 47,564,296.

Men account for 23,548,056 of the population while women hit 24,014,716. Quick math shows women are more by a mere 466,660.

“We see that the female accounted for 50.5%,” said Mr. Mwangi while noting that the intersex population has declined from 10 years ago.

The Intersex population was reported to be 1,524 a decline from 10 years ago.

“The population had grown to 47.6 million in 2019 from 37.7 million in 2009, and the intersex population had declined to 2.2% in 2019 from 2.9% in 2009.

Kenyans have fewer children with the Census reporting that the average household size has declined over the last ten years.

“The average household size had declined to 3.9 in 2019 from 4.2 in 2009,” said Mr. Mwangi.

The most populous counties were listed as; Nairobi, Kiambu, Nakuru, Kakamega, and Bungoma while Lamu, Isiolo, Samburu Tana River, and Taita Taveta are the least populous.

Kenya Population By County – Census 2019 Results

Below is a detailed report for the Kenyan Population by county as of 2019.

County

Total

​​ Men

​​ Women

Intersex

Mombasa

​​ 

1,208,333

​​ 

610,257

​​ 

598,046

30

Kwale

​​ 

866,820

​​ 

425,121

​​ 

441,681

18

Kilifi

​​ 

1,453,787

​​ 

704,089

​​ 

749,673

25

Tana River

​​ 

315,943

​​ 

158,550

​​ 

157,391

2

Lamu

​​ 

143,920

​​ 

76,103

​​ 

67,813

4

Taita Taveta

​​ 

340,671

​​ 

173,337

​​ 

167,327

7

Garissa

​​ 

841,353

​​ 

458,975

​​ 

382,344

34

Wajir

​​ 

781,263

​​ 

415,374

​​ 

365,840

49

Mandera

​​ 

867,457

​​ 

434,976

​​ 

432,444

37

Marsabit

​​ 

459,785

​​ 

253,548

​​ 

216,219

18

Isiolo

​​ 

268,002

​​ 

139,510

​​ 

128,483

9

Meru

​​ 

1,545,714

​​ 

767,698

​​ 

777,975

41

Tharaka Nithi

​​ 

393,177

​​ 

193,764

​​ 

199,406

7

Embu

​​ 

608,599

​​ 

304,208

​​ 

304,367

24

Kitui

​​ 

1,136,187

​​ 

549,003

​​ 

587,151

33

Machakos

​​ 

1,421,932

​​ 

710,707

​​ 

711,191

34

Makueni

​​ 

987,653

​​ 

489,691

​​ 

497,942

20

Nyandarua

​​ 

638,289

​​ 

315,022

​​ 

323,247

20

Nyeri

​​ 

759,164

​​ 

374,288

​​ 

384,845

31

Kirinyaga

​​ 

610,411

​​ 

302,011

​​ 

308,369

31

Murang’a

​​ 

1,056,640

​​ 

523,940

​​ 

532,669

31

Kiambu

​​ 

2,417,735

​​ 

1,187,146

​​ 

1,230,454

135

Turkana

​​ 

926,976

​​ 

478,087

​​ 

448,868

21

West Pokot

​​ 

621,241

​​ 

307,013

​​ 

314,213

15

Samburu

310,327

156,774

153,546

7

Trans-Nzoia

​​ 

990,341

​​ 

489,107

​​ 

501,206

28

Uasin Gishu

​​ 

1,163,186

​​ 

580,269

​​ 

582,889

28

Elgeyo-Marakwet

​​ 

454,480

​​ 

227, 317

​​ 

227,151

12

Nandi

​​ 

885,711

​​ 

441,259

​​ 

444,430

22

Baringo

​​ 

666,763

​​ 

336,322

​​ 

330,428

13

Laikipia

​​ 

518,560

​​ 

259,440

​​ 

259,102

18

Nakuru

​​ 

2,162,202

​​ 

1,077,272

​​ 

1,084,235

95

Narok

​​ 

1,157,873

​​ 

579,042

​​ 

578,805

26

Kajiado

​​ 

1,117,840

​​ 

557,098

​​ 

560,704

38

Kericho

​​ 

901,777

​​ 

450,741

​​ 

451,008

28

Bomet

​​ 

875,689

​​ 

434,287

​​ 

441,379

23

Kakamega

​​ 

1,867,579

​​ 

897,133

​​ 

970,406

40

Vihiga

​​ 

590,013

​​ 

283,678

​​ 

306,323

12

Bungoma

​​ 

1,670,570

​​ 

812,146

​​ 

858,389

35

Busia

​​ 

893,681

​​ 

426,252

​​ 

467,401

28

Siaya

​​ 

993,183

​​ 

471,669

​​ 

521,496

18

Kisumu

​​ 

1,155,474

​​ 

560,942

​​ 

594,609

23

Homa Bay

​​ 

1,131,950

​​ 

539,560

​​ 

592,367

23

Migori

​​ 

1,116,436

​​ 

536,187

​​ 

580,214

35

Kisii

​​ 

1,266,860

​​ 

605,784

​​ 

661,038

38

Nyamira

​​ 

605,576

​​ 

290,907

​​ 

314,656

13

Nairobi

​​ 

4,397,073

​​ 

2,192,452

​​ 

2,204,376

245

Most Populated Counties In Kenya – Census 2019 

1.Nairobi – 4,397,073
2. Kiambu – 2,417,735
3. Nakuru – 2,162,202
4. Kakamega – 1,867,579
5. Bungoma – 1,670,570

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Least Populated Counties In Kenya- Census 2019

1.Lamu – 143,920
2. Isiolo – 268,002
3. Samburu- 310,327
4. Tana River – 315,943
5. Taita Taveta – 340,671

Counties with the highest number of women

1. Nairobi – 2,204,376
2. Kiambu – 1,230,454
3. Nakuru – 1,084,835
4. Meru – 777,975
5. Machakos – 711,191

Counties with the least number of women

1. Lamu – 67,813
2. Isiolo – 128,483
3. Samburu – 153,546
4. Tana River – 157,391
5. Taita Taveta – 167,327

Counties with the highest number of men

1. Nairobi – 2,192,452
2. Kiambu – 1,187,146
3. Nakuru – 1,077,272
4. Kakamega – 897,133
5. Bungoma – 812,146

Counties with the least number of men

1. Lamu – 76,103
2. Isiolo – 139,510
3. Samburu – 156,776
4. Taita/Taveta – 173,337
5. Tharaka Nithi – 193,764

Counties with the most number of intersex people

1. Nairobi – 245
2. Kiambu – 135
3. Nakuru – 95
4. Wajir – 49
5. Meru – 41

Counties with the least number of intersex people

1. Tana River – 2
2. Lamu – 4
3. Samburu – 7
4. Tharaka Nithi – 7
5. Taita Taveta – 7

Counties with the highest number of people per Sq. Km

1. Nairobi – 6,247
2. Mombasa – 5,495
3. Vihiga – 1,047
4. Kiambu – 952
5. Kisii – 958

Counties with the lowest number of people per Sq. Km

1. Tana River – 8
2. Marsabit – 6
3. Isiolo – 11
4. Wajir – 14
5. Samburu – 15

Counties with the highest average household size

1. Mandera – 6.9
2. Wajir – 6.1
3. Garissa – 5.9
4. West Pokot – 5.6
5. Kwale – 5.0

Counties with the lowest average household size

1. Nairobi – 2.9
2. Nyeri – 3.0
3. Kirinyaga – 3.0
4. Kiambu – 3.0
5. Mombasa – 3.1

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