Kenya Population Growth Rate 1950-2021

Chart and table of Kenya population from 1950 to 2021. United Nations projections are also included through the year 2100.
  • The current population of Kenya in 2021 is 54,985,698, a 2.26% increase from 2020.
  • The population of Kenya in 2020 was 53,771,296, a 2.28% increase from 2019.
  • The population of Kenya in 2019 was 52,573,973, a 2.3% increase from 2018.
  • The population of Kenya in 2018 was 51,392,565, a 2.33% increase from 2017.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

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Similar Countries Ranked by Population Growth Rate
Country Name 2021 Population Growth Rate
India 1,393,409,038
Indonesia 276,361,783
Pakistan 225,199,937
Nigeria 211,400,708
Bangladesh 166,303,498
Philippines 111,046,913
Egypt 104,258,327
Vietnam 98,168,833
Kenya 54,985,698
Myanmar 54,806,012
Sudan 44,909,353
Ukraine 43,466,819
Morocco 37,344,795
Uzbekistan 33,935,763
Angola 33,933,610
Ghana 31,732,129
Cameroon 27,224,265
Sri Lanka 21,497,310
Zambia 18,920,651
Cambodia 16,946,438
Tunisia 11,935,766
Bolivia 11,832,940
Honduras 10,062,991
Papua New Guinea 9,119,010
Nicaragua 6,702,385
El Salvador 6,518,499
Mauritania 4,775,119
Moldova 4,024,019
Georgia 3,979,765
Mongolia 3,329,289
Lesotho 2,159,079
Timor-Leste 1,343,873
Eswatini 1,172,362
Djibouti 1,002,187
Bhutan 779,898
Solomon Islands 703,996
Cabo Verde 561,898
Micronesia 554,397
Vanuatu 314,464
Sao Tome and Principe 223,368
Kiribati 121,392
Kenya - Historical Population Growth Rate Data
Year Population Growth Rate Growth Rate
2021 54,985,698 2.26%
2020 53,771,296 2.28%
2019 52,573,973 2.30%
2018 51,392,565 2.33%
2017 50,221,142 2.38%
2016 49,051,534 2.45%
2015 47,878,336 2.52%
2014 46,700,055 2.59%
2013 45,519,981 2.65%
2012 44,343,467 2.70%
2011 43,178,274 2.73%
2010 42,030,676 2.76%
2009 40,901,792 2.79%
2008 39,791,981 2.81%
2007 38,705,932 2.81%
2006 37,649,033 2.80%
2005 36,624,895 2.78%
2004 35,635,271 2.76%
2003 34,678,779 2.75%
2002 33,751,739 2.75%
2001 32,848,564 2.77%
2000 31,964,557 2.78%
1999 31,098,757 2.80%
1998 30,250,488 2.84%
1997 29,415,659 2.89%
1996 28,589,451 2.96%
1995 27,768,296 3.03%
1994 26,950,513 3.12%
1993 26,136,216 3.20%
1992 25,326,078 3.28%
1991 24,521,703 3.36%
1990 23,724,579 3.44%
1989 22,935,092 3.53%
1988 22,153,676 3.61%
1987 21,382,112 3.68%
1986 20,622,560 3.75%
1985 19,877,083 3.82%
1984 19,146,400 3.88%
1983 18,431,761 3.92%
1982 17,736,326 3.94%
1981 17,063,876 3.94%
1980 16,417,197 3.92%
1979 15,797,776 3.90%
1978 15,205,374 3.87%
1977 14,638,890 3.85%
1976 14,096,263 3.83%
1975 13,575,907 3.81%
1974 13,077,341 3.78%
1973 12,600,797 3.74%
1972 12,146,068 3.70%
1971 11,713,048 3.64%
1970 11,301,394 3.58%
1969 10,910,675 3.52%
1968 10,539,894 3.46%
1967 10,187,478 3.41%
1966 9,851,444 3.37%
1965 9,530,173 3.33%
1964 9,222,692 3.29%
1963 8,928,511 3.26%
1962 8,647,011 3.21%
1961 8,377,696 3.17%
1960 8,120,080 3.13%
1959 7,873,623 3.09%
1958 7,637,713 3.05%
1957 7,411,765 3.01%
1956 7,195,226 2.97%
1955 6,987,658 2.93%
1954 6,788,707 2.89%
1953 6,598,170 2.84%
1952 6,415,961 2.79%
1951 6,242,098 2.72%
1950 6,076,758 0.00%