Kisumu, 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 Kisumu, Kenya metro area from 1950 to 2020. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current metro area population of Kisumu in 2020 is 355,000, a 3.2% increase from 2019.
  • The metro area population of Kisumu in 2019 was 344,000, a 2.69% increase from 2018.
  • The metro area population of Kisumu in 2018 was 335,000, a 3.08% increase from 2017.
  • The metro area population of Kisumu in 2017 was 325,000, a 2.85% 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
Kisumu - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2020 355,000 3.20%
2019 344,000 2.69%
2018 335,000 3.08%
2017 325,000 2.85%
2016 316,000 2.93%
2015 307,000 3.02%
2014 298,000 2.76%
2013 290,000 3.20%
2012 281,000 2.93%
2011 273,000 2.63%
2010 266,000 3.10%
2009 258,000 2.79%
2008 251,000 2.87%
2007 244,000 2.95%
2006 237,000 3.04%
2005 230,000 2.68%
2004 224,000 3.23%
2003 217,000 2.84%
2002 211,000 2.93%
2001 205,000 3.02%
2000 199,000 2.58%
1999 194,000 0.00%
1998 194,000 0.00%
1997 194,000 0.00%
1996 194,000 0.00%
1995 194,000 0.00%
1994 194,000 0.52%
1993 193,000 0.00%
1992 193,000 0.00%
1991 193,000 0.00%
1990 193,000 0.52%
1989 192,000 2.13%
1988 188,000 2.73%
1987 183,000 2.23%
1986 179,000 2.29%
1985 175,000 2.34%
1984 171,000 2.40%
1983 167,000 2.45%
1982 163,000 2.52%
1981 159,000 1.92%
1980 156,000 4.70%
1979 149,000 16.41%
1978 128,000 17.43%
1977 109,000 15.96%
1976 94,000 17.50%
1975 80,000 15.94%
1974 69,000 16.95%
1973 59,000 18.00%
1972 50,000 16.28%
1971 43,000 16.22%
1970 37,000 15.63%
1969 32,000 3.23%
1968 31,000 6.90%
1967 29,000 3.57%
1966 28,000 3.70%
1965 27,000 3.85%
1964 26,000 8.33%
1963 24,000 4.35%
1962 23,000 4.55%
1961 22,000 4.76%
1960 21,000 5.00%
1959 20,000 5.26%
1958 19,000 5.56%
1957 18,000 5.88%
1956 17,000 6.25%
1955 16,000 6.67%
1954 15,000 7.14%
1953 14,000 0.00%
1952 14,000 7.69%
1951 13,000 8.33%
1950 12,000 0.00%