Nakuru, Kenya 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 Nakuru, Kenya metro area from 1950 to 2020. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current population of Nakuru in 2020 is 383,000, a 2.68% increase from 2019.
  • The population of Nakuru in 2019 was 373,000, a 2.75% increase from 2018.
  • The population of Nakuru in 2018 was 363,000, a 2.83% increase from 2017.
  • The population of Nakuru in 2017 was 353,000, a 2.62% 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
Nakuru - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2020 383,000 2.68%
2019 373,000 2.75%
2018 363,000 2.83%
2017 353,000 2.62%
2016 344,000 2.69%
2015 335,000 2.76%
2014 326,000 2.84%
2013 317,000 2.59%
2012 309,000 2.66%
2011 301,000 2.73%
2010 293,000 2.81%
2009 285,000 2.52%
2008 278,000 2.96%
2007 270,000 2.66%
2006 263,000 2.73%
2005 256,000 2.40%
2004 250,000 2.88%
2003 243,000 2.53%
2002 237,000 3.04%
2001 230,000 2.68%
2000 224,000 2.75%
1999 218,000 2.83%
1998 212,000 2.91%
1997 206,000 3.00%
1996 200,000 3.09%
1995 194,000 2.65%
1994 189,000 3.28%
1993 183,000 2.81%
1992 178,000 2.89%
1991 173,000 2.98%
1990 168,000 3.07%
1989 163,000 5.84%
1988 154,000 6.21%
1987 145,000 5.84%
1986 137,000 6.20%
1985 129,000 5.74%
1984 122,000 5.17%
1983 116,000 6.42%
1982 109,000 5.83%
1981 103,000 6.19%
1980 97,000 5.43%
1979 92,000 6.98%
1978 86,000 7.50%
1977 80,000 6.67%
1976 75,000 7.14%
1975 70,000 6.06%
1974 66,000 8.20%
1973 61,000 7.02%
1972 57,000 7.55%
1971 53,000 6.00%
1970 50,000 6.38%
1969 47,000 2.17%
1968 46,000 4.55%
1967 44,000 2.33%
1966 43,000 2.38%
1965 42,000 5.00%
1964 40,000 2.56%
1963 39,000 2.63%
1962 38,000 5.56%
1961 36,000 5.88%
1960 34,000 6.25%
1959 32,000 6.67%
1958 30,000 3.45%
1957 29,000 7.41%
1956 27,000 3.85%
1955 26,000 8.33%
1954 24,000 4.35%
1953 23,000 4.55%
1952 22,000 4.76%
1951 21,000 5.00%
1950 20,000 0.00%