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Kenya Population Information

The Kenya population has experienced an increase of 2.5 to 2.8 per annum over the last several years but this is expected to change as demonstrated by the population graphs below. You will find access to resources to help you better understand the population of Kenya. If you plan to travel to Kenya, you will need a visa to enter. Click here to apply for your Kenya visa online.

In 2007 Kenya's population was estimated at 45,925,301, up from 38.5 million reported in the 2011 national census and from 36.76 million in the 1979 census. Based on 2015 estimates, the annual population growth rate was about 1.93 percent, 2.8 percent, a rate considerably below that of the 2006, when Kenya's growth was at almost 3 percent. More than a fourth of Kenya's population lives in urban areas, with the greatest concentration in Nairobi.

The World Factbook gives 45,925,301 as the population of Kenya in 2015. Estimates for this country explicitly take into account the effects of excess mortality due to AIDS; this can result in lower life expectancy, higher infant mortality, higher death rates, lower population growth rates, and changes in the distribution of population by age and sex than would otherwise be expected.

The graphs below provide a visual demonstration of the population growth of Kenya over the decade from 1998 to 2008 and growth projections until 2018.

Kenya Population 1998

Kenya Population 2008

Kenya Population 2018

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