Urban Population in Kenya

Urban population reached 13.2 mil in 2017 in Kenya, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 4.35 % more than in the previous year.

Historically, urban population in Kenya reached an all time high of 13.2 mil in 2017 and an all time low of 0.597 mil in 1960. When compared to Kenya's main peers, urban population in Ethiopia amounted to 21.3 mil, 6.54 mil in Somalia, 18.9 mil in Tanzania and 9.94 mil in Uganda in 2017.

Kenya has been ranked 52nd within the group of 178 countries we follow in terms of urban population, 7 places above the position seen 10 years ago.

Urban population refers to people living in urban areas as defined by national statistical offices.


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