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Kenya’s Population at 47.6m – 2019 Census Reveal

Kenya’s Population at 47.6m – 2019 Census Reveal

Kenya’s population has expanded by nine million in the last decade, official 2019 census data released on Monday 4th November 2019 show. There are 47,564,296 million people in the country compared to 38.6 million in 2010. The figures show that there are more women at 24 million than men, who stand at 23.6 million.

The intersex population stands at 1,524, a 2% decline from 2010. The Kenya National Bureau of Statistics reports the average household size has also declined to an average of 3.9 per household down from 4.2.

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In the summary report released by the Statistics Bureau on 4th November 2019, indicated Nairobi as the most populous County with 4.4 Million people. Nairobi county’s population was 4, 394, 073 making it the most populous county. Nairobi was followed by Kiambu, Nakuru, Kakagema and Bungoma counties.

The list populous counties are Lamu, Isiolo, Samburu, Tana River and Taita Taveta. The eighth national census in Kenya was conducted on the nights of August 24 and 25. Overall the population grew by 47.6 per cent compared to 37.7 per cent recorded in 2009 (An increase of 9 Million persons).






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