Kenya Rural Population 1960-2022

Rural population refers to people living in rural areas as defined by national statistical offices. It is calculated as the difference between total population and urban population. Aggregation of urban and rural population may not add up to total population because of different country coverages.
  • Kenya rural population for 2020 was 38,718,025, a 1.59% increase from 2019.
  • Kenya rural population for 2019 was 38,112,446, a 1.63% increase from 2018.
  • Kenya rural population for 2018 was 37,501,158, a 1.68% increase from 2017.
  • Kenya rural population for 2017 was 36,881,405, a 1.75% increase from 2016.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Rural Population
India 898,024,053
Pakistan 138,797,696
Indonesia 118,597,107
Bangladesh 101,815,917
Nigeria 99,033,580
Vietnam 60,992,356
Egypt 58,552,675
Philippines 57,630,884
Kenya 38,718,025
Myanmar 37,466,040
Sudan 28,391,086
Sri Lanka 17,817,298
Uzbekistan 16,973,620
Morocco 13,460,542
Ukraine 13,413,416
Ghana 13,252,922
Cambodia 12,667,630
Cameroon 11,266,065
Angola 10,903,384
Zambia 10,179,380
Papua New Guinea 7,753,046
Lao PDR 4,635,257
Kyrgyz Republic 4,162,200
Honduras 4,124,378
Tunisia 3,596,642
Bolivia 3,487,551
Nicaragua 2,715,272
Mauritania 2,077,143
Congo, Rep. 1,775,225
El Salvador 1,722,476
Lesotho 1,520,399
Georgia 1,505,916
Moldova 1,496,110
West Bank and Gaza 1,118,249
Mongolia 1,027,515
Timor-Leste 905,506
Eswatini 879,741
Solomon Islands 517,425
Bhutan 445,097
Vanuatu 228,750
Djibouti 216,748
Cabo Verde 185,411
Micronesia 88,643
Sao Tome and Principe 56,206
Kiribati 53,041
Kenya Rural Population - Historical Data
Year Population % of Total Change
2020 38,718,025 72.01 1.58%
2019 38,112,446 72.49 1.62%
2018 37,501,158 72.97 1.67%
2017 36,881,405 73.44 1.74%
2016 36,246,629 73.90 1.82%
2015 35,593,715 74.34 1.91%
2014 34,921,840 74.78 1.99%
2013 34,233,761 75.21 2.06%
2012 33,534,305 75.62 2.13%
2011 32,828,870 76.03 2.17%
2010 32,123,631 76.43 2.22%
2009 31,419,534 76.82 2.25%
2008 30,719,412 77.20 2.28%
2007 30,028,064 77.58 2.29%
2006 29,349,308 77.96 2.28%
2005 28,686,451 78.33 2.27%
2004 28,041,392 78.69 2.26%
2003 27,414,270 79.05 2.26%
2002 26,801,924 79.41 2.27%
2001 26,200,347 79.76 2.29%
2000 25,606,167 80.11 2.32%
1999 25,018,955 80.45 2.36%
1998 24,435,739 80.78 2.40%
1997 23,856,689 81.10 2.46%
1996 23,277,821 81.42 2.53%
1995 22,696,973 81.74 2.61%
1994 22,112,353 82.05 2.69%
1993 21,524,482 82.36 2.78%
1992 20,934,031 82.66 2.87%
1991 20,342,478 82.96 2.95%
1990 19,751,182 83.25 3.07%
1989 19,154,239 83.52 3.34%
1988 18,524,247 83.62 3.42%
1987 17,900,890 83.72 3.50%
1986 17,285,830 83.82 3.56%
1985 16,681,043 83.92 3.63%
1984 16,086,999 84.02 3.69%
1983 15,504,981 84.12 3.73%
1982 14,937,534 84.22 3.75%
1981 14,388,085 84.32 3.75%
1980 13,858,910 84.42 3.63%
1979 13,364,756 84.60 3.05%
1978 12,963,348 85.26 3.06%
1977 12,573,047 85.89 3.07%
1976 12,192,840 86.50 3.08%
1975 11,822,707 87.09 3.09%
1974 11,462,420 87.65 3.09%
1973 11,113,275 88.20 3.08%
1972 10,775,750 88.72 3.06%
1971 10,450,614 89.22 3.04%
1970 10,137,915 89.71 3.02%
1969 9,835,975 90.15 3.10%
1968 9,535,983 90.48 3.05%
1967 9,249,321 90.79 3.02%
1966 8,974,477 91.10 2.99%
1965 8,710,092 91.40 2.97%
1964 8,455,548 91.68 2.94%
1963 8,210,836 91.96 2.92%
1962 7,974,784 92.23 2.94%
1961 7,743,921 92.44 2.90%
1960 7,522,282 92.64 %