Kenya Urban Population 1960-2021

Urban population refers to people living in urban areas as defined by national statistical offices. It is calculated using World Bank population estimates and urban ratios from the United Nations World Urbanization Prospects. Aggregation of urban and rural population may not add up to total population because of different country coverages.
  • Kenya urban population for 2020 was 15,053,275, a 4.09% increase from 2019.
  • Kenya urban population for 2019 was 14,461,521, a 4.1% increase from 2018.
  • Kenya urban population for 2018 was 13,891,412, a 4.14% increase from 2017.
  • Kenya urban population for 2017 was 13,339,741, a 4.18% increase from 2016.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Urban Population
India 481,980,332
Indonesia 154,926,514
Nigeria 107,106,007
Pakistan 82,094,635
Bangladesh 62,873,466
Philippines 51,950,201
Egypt 43,781,728
Vietnam 36,346,227
Ukraine 30,721,277
Morocco 23,450,016
Angola 21,962,884
Ghana 17,820,023
Uzbekistan 17,258,430
Myanmar 16,943,754
Sudan 15,458,183
Cameroon 15,279,799
Kenya 15,053,275
Tunisia 8,221,976
Zambia 8,204,576
Bolivia 8,185,478
Honduras 5,780,230
El Salvador 4,763,725
Sri Lanka 4,101,702
Cambodia 4,051,341
Nicaragua 3,909,282
Congo, Rep. 3,742,867
West Bank and Gaza 3,685,020
Lao PDR 2,640,299
Mauritania 2,572,517
Kyrgyz Republic 2,429,400
Mongolia 2,250,777
Georgia 2,208,084
Papua New Guinea 1,193,981
Moldova 1,121,710
Djibouti 771,254
Lesotho 621,853
Timor-Leste 412,936
Cabo Verde 370,577
Bhutan 326,515
Eswatini 280,423
Solomon Islands 169,453
Sao Tome and Principe 162,955
Vanuatu 78,400
Kiribati 66,405
Micronesia 26,378
Kenya Urban Population - Historical Data
Year Population % of Total Change
2020 15,053,275 28.00 4.01%
2019 14,461,521 27.51 4.02%
2018 13,891,412 27.03 4.05%
2017 13,339,741 26.56 4.09%
2016 12,804,902 26.11 4.15%
2015 12,284,624 25.66 4.21%
2014 11,778,223 25.22 4.27%
2013 11,286,225 24.79 4.32%
2012 10,809,164 24.38 4.35%
2011 10,349,400 23.97 4.37%
2010 9,907,053 23.57 4.38%
2009 9,482,264 23.18 4.42%
2008 9,072,572 22.80 4.45%
2007 8,677,870 22.42 4.46%
2006 8,299,731 22.05 4.45%
2005 7,938,446 21.68 4.44%
2004 7,593,875 21.31 4.43%
2003 7,264,511 20.95 4.43%
2002 6,949,822 20.59 4.44%
2001 6,648,222 20.24 4.46%
2000 6,358,390 19.89 4.48%
1999 6,079,808 19.55 4.46%
1998 5,814,749 19.22 4.50%
1997 5,558,971 18.90 4.55%
1996 5,311,635 18.58 4.63%
1995 5,071,324 18.26 4.71%
1994 4,838,155 17.95 4.79%
1993 4,611,735 17.65 4.88%
1992 4,392,049 17.34 4.97%
1991 4,179,236 17.04 5.05%
1990 3,973,392 16.75 4.97%
1989 3,780,849 16.49 4.09%
1988 3,629,438 16.38 4.17%
1987 3,481,221 16.28 4.24%
1986 3,336,730 16.18 4.31%
1985 3,196,035 16.08 4.37%
1984 3,059,404 15.98 4.43%
1983 2,926,779 15.88 4.47%
1982 2,798,792 15.78 4.49%
1981 2,675,785 15.68 4.49%
1980 2,558,293 15.58 5.02%
1979 2,433,015 15.40 8.17%
1978 2,242,033 14.75 8.18%
1977 2,065,840 14.11 8.19%
1976 1,903,418 13.50 8.22%
1975 1,753,191 12.91 8.22%
1974 1,614,921 12.35 8.22%
1973 1,487,524 11.81 8.21%
1972 1,370,320 11.28 8.20%
1971 1,262,432 10.78 8.16%
1970 1,163,479 10.30 7.94%
1969 1,074,702 9.85 6.81%
1968 1,003,926 9.53 6.77%
1967 938,166 9.21 6.74%
1966 876,976 8.90 6.71%
1965 820,071 8.61 6.67%
1964 767,144 8.32 6.67%
1963 717,674 8.04 6.54%
1962 672,218 7.77 5.89%
1961 633,772 7.57 5.84%
1960 597,800 7.36 %