Eldoret, Kenya Metro Area Population 1950-2020

NOTE: All data from 2020 and beyond are UN projections and DO NOT include any impacts of the COVID-19 virus.
Chart and table of population level and growth rate for the Eldoret, Kenya metro area from 1950 to 2020. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current metro area population of Eldoret in 2020 is 394,000, a 4.23% increase from 2019.
  • The metro area population of Eldoret in 2019 was 378,000, a 4.13% increase from 2018.
  • The metro area population of Eldoret in 2018 was 363,000, a 4.31% increase from 2017.
  • The metro area population of Eldoret in 2017 was 348,000, a 4.19% increase from 2016.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

MLA Citation:
Other Cities in Kenya
City Name Population
Nairobi 4,735,000
Mombasa 1,296,000
Eldoret 394,000
Ruiru 389,000
Nakuru 383,000
Kisumu 355,000
Eldoret - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2020 394,000 4.23%
2019 378,000 4.13%
2018 363,000 4.31%
2017 348,000 4.19%
2016 334,000 4.05%
2015 321,000 4.22%
2014 308,000 4.41%
2013 295,000 4.24%
2012 283,000 4.04%
2011 272,000 4.21%
2010 261,000 3.98%
2009 251,000 4.58%
2008 240,000 3.90%
2007 231,000 4.52%
2006 221,000 3.76%
2005 213,000 4.41%
2004 204,000 4.08%
2003 196,000 4.26%
2002 188,000 4.44%
2001 180,000 4.05%
2000 173,000 4.22%
1999 166,000 3.75%
1998 160,000 4.58%
1997 153,000 4.08%
1996 147,000 4.26%
1995 141,000 3.68%
1994 136,000 3.82%
1993 131,000 4.80%
1992 125,000 3.31%
1991 121,000 4.31%
1990 116,000 4.50%
1989 111,000 8.82%
1988 102,000 8.51%
1987 94,000 8.05%
1986 87,000 8.75%
1985 80,000 8.11%
1984 74,000 7.25%
1983 69,000 9.52%
1982 63,000 6.78%
1981 59,000 9.26%
1980 54,000 8.00%
1979 50,000 11.11%
1978 45,000 9.76%
1977 41,000 10.81%
1976 37,000 12.12%
1975 33,000 10.00%
1974 30,000 11.11%
1973 27,000 12.50%
1972 24,000 9.09%
1971 22,000 10.00%
1970 20,000 11.11%
1969 18,000 0.00%
1968 18,000 -5.26%
1967 19,000 0.00%
1966 19,000 0.00%
1965 19,000 0.00%
1964 19,000 0.00%
1963 19,000 0.00%
1962 19,000 5.56%
1961 18,000 5.88%
1960 17,000 6.25%
1959 16,000 6.67%
1958 15,000 7.14%
1957 14,000 7.69%
1956 13,000 0.00%
1955 13,000 8.33%
1954 12,000 9.09%
1953 11,000 10.00%
1952 10,000 0.00%
1951 10,000 11.11%
1950 9,000 0.00%