Kenya population reaches 47.6m, census reveals
Kenya’s population has increased by nine million over the past decade, official 2019 census data has revealed.
The country’s population now stands at 47.6 million, compared to 38.6 million in 2010. The Kenya National Bureau of Statistics released the census report on Monday at State House Nairobi, where it presented its findings to President Uhuru Kenyatta.
More women than men in Kenya
Kenya’s 2019 census data reveals there are a total of 47,564,296 people in the East African nation. The figures reveal there are more women at 24 million, compared to 23.6 million men and 1,524 intersex people.
Kenya’s capital city, Nairobi is the most populous county with 4.3 million people followed by Kiambu, Nakuru, Kakamega, Bungoma, Meru and Kilifi. Meanwhile, Lamu County is the least populated in the country with a total of 143,920 people.
According to the census data, the average household size in Kenya now stands at 3.9 people while household sizes in the Ijara sub-county in Garissa County stand at the highest with a local average of 7.7 people. Mandera, Wajir, and Marsabit counties are also among the areas with the highest household sizes, revealing a trend of larger household sizes in eastern regions. of the country.
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