Kenya

Census Results


1962-08-15 8,636,300
1969-08-24 10,942,705
1979-08-24 15,327,061
1989-08-24 21,448,774
1999-08-24 28,686,607
2009-08-24 38,610,097

General Information


Official name the Republic of Kenya
Official name [native] the Republic of Kenya  «English»
Jamhuri ya Kenya «Swahili»
Capital Nairobi
Capital [native] Nairobi «English»
Region Eastern Africa
ISO code KE
Statistical agency Kenya National Bureau of Statistics

Name in Chinese 肯尼亚共和国
Name in Arabic جمهورية كينيا
Name in Spanish la República de Kenya
Name in Russian Республика Кения
Name in French la République du Kenya

Administrative units

codecountycapitalarea (sq.km.)population
2009-08-24
census
30Baringo CountyKabarnet11,075.3555,561
36Bomet CountyBomet1,997.9730,129
39Bungoma CountyBungoma2,206.91,375,063
40Busia CountyBusia1,628.4743,946
28Elgeyo-Marakwet CountyIten3,049.7369,998
14Embu CountyEmbu2,555.9516,212
07Garissa CountyGarissa45,720.2623,060
43Homa Bay CountyHoma Bay3,154.7963,794
11Isiolo CountyIsiolo25,336.1143,294
34Kajiado CountyKajiado21,292.7687,312
37Kakamega CountyKakamega3,033.81,660,651
35Kericho CountyKericho2,454.5752,396
22Kiambu CountyKiambu2,449.21,623,282
03Kilifi CountyKilifi12,245.91,109,735
20Kirinyaga CountyKerugoya/Kutus1,205.4528,054
45Kisii CountyKisii1,317.91,152,282
42Kisumu CountyKisumu2,009.5968,909
15Kitui CountyKitui24,385.11,012,709
02Kwale CountyKwale8,270.3649,931
31Laikipia CountyNanyuki8,696.1399,227
05Lamu CountyLamu6,497.7101,539
16Machakos CountyMachakos5,952.91,098,584
17Makueni CountyMakueni8,008.9884,527
09Mandera CountyMandera25,797.71,025,756
10Marsabit CountyMarsabit66,923.1291,166
12Meru CountyMeru5,127.11,356,301
44Migori CountyMigori2,586.4917,170
01Mombasa CountyMombasa212.5939,370
21Murang'a CountyMurang'a2,325.8942,581
47Nairobi City CountyNairobi694.93,138,369
32Nakuru CountyNakuru7,509.51,603,325
29Nandi CountyKapsabet2,884.5752,965
33Narok CountyNarok17,921.2850,920
46Nyamira CountyNyamira912.5598,252
18Nyandarua CountyOl Kalou3,107.7596,268
19Nyeri CountyNyeri2,361.0693,558
25Samburu CountyMaralal20,182.5223,947
41Siaya CountySiaya2,496.1842,304
06Taita Taveta CountyVoi17,083.9284,657
04Tana River CountyTana River35,375.8240,075
13Tharaka-Nithi CountyChuka2,409.5365,330
26Trans Nzoia CountyKitale2,469.9818,757
23Turkana CountyLodwar71,597.8855,399
27Uasin Gishu CountyEldoret2,955.3894,179
38Vihiga CountyVihiga531.3554,622
08Wajir CountyWajir55,840.6661,941
24West Pokot CountyKapenguria8,418.2512,690
 total 581,309.038,610,097
source: Kenya National Bureau of Statistics and the final report by the IEBC as ratified in: National Assembly Constituencies and County Assembly Wards Order, 2012.

Expanded administrative units

codecounty
constituency
capitalarea (sq.km.)population
2009-08-24
census
30Baringo CountyKabarnet11,075.3555,561
Tiaty Constituency 4,540.5133,189
Baringo North Constituency 1,703.593,789
Baringo Central Constituency 588.581,480
Baringo South Constituency 1,985.180,871
Mogotio Constituency 1,303.960,959
Eldama Ravine Constituency 953.8105,273
36Bomet CountyBomet1,997.9730,129
Sotik Constituency 446.2167,289
Chepalungu Constituency 490.6163,833
Bomet East Constituency 316.1127,430
Bomet Central Constituency 261.5126,520
Konoin Constituency 483.5145,057
39Bungoma CountyBungoma2,206.91,375,063
Mt. Elgon Constituency 338.4172,377
Sirisia Constituency 213.2102,422
Kabuchai Constituency 232.2141,113
Bumula Constituency 248.7178,897
Kanduyi Constituency 210.8229,701
Webuye East Constituency 161.5101,020
Webuye West Constituency 242.6129,233
Kimilili Constituency 181.2132,822
Tongaren Constituency 378.3187,478
40Busia CountyBusia1,628.4743,946
Teso North Constituency 257.1117,947
Teso South Constituency 293.6137,924
Nambale Constituency 237.994,637
Matayos Constituency 196.2111,345
Butula Constituency 247.121,870
Funyula Constituency 265.193,500
Budalangi Constituency 131.466,723
28Elgeyo-Marakwet CountyIten3,049.7369,998
Marakwet East Constituency 784.378,749
Marakwet West Constituency 804.6108,374
Keiyo North Constituency 557.473,715
Keiyo South Constituency 903.4109,160
14Embu CountyEmbu2,555.9516,212
Manyatta Constituency 228.1154,632
Runyenjes Constituency 261.5142,360
Mbeere South Constituency 1,321.5130,185
Mbeere North Constituency 744.889,035
07Garissa CountyGarissa45,720.2623,060
Dujis Constituency 656.1100,651
Balambala Constituency 4,901.693,029
Lagdera Constituency 8,389.992,636
Dadaab Constituency 6,781.4148,869
Fafi Constituency 15,469.495,212
Ijara Constituency 9,521.992,663
43Homa Bay CountyHoma Bay3,154.7963,794
Kasipul Constituency 259.9113,117
Kabondo Kasipul Constituency 249.8107,549
Karachuonyo Constituency 412.5162,045
Rangwe Constituency 259.999,748
Homa Bay Town Constituency 198.694,660
Ndhiwa Constituency 711.4172,212
Suba North Constituency 420.8111,409
Suba South Constituency 641.8103,054
11Isiolo CountyIsiolo25,336.1143,294
Isiolo North Constituency 15,517.2100,176
Isiolo South Constituency 9,818.943,118
34Kajiado CountyKajiado21,292.7687,312
Kajiado North Constituency 148.0195,746
Kajiado Central Constituency 4,212.6102,978
Kajiado East Constituency 2,610.3136,482
Kajiado West Constituency 7,910.8104,376
Kajiado South Constituency 6,411.0147,730
37Kakamega CountyKakamega3,033.81,660,651
Lugari Constituency 367.0167,014
Likuyani Constituency 301.9125,137
Malava Constituency 423.3205,166
Lurambi Constituency 161.8160,229
Navakholo Constituency 257.9137,165
Mumias West Constituency 165.3111,862
Mumias East Constituency 135.5100,956
Matungu Constituency 275.9146,563
Butere Constituency 210.6139,780
Khwisero Constituency 145.6102,635
Shinyalu Constituency 445.4159,475
Ikolomani Constituency 143.6104,669
35Kericho CountyKericho2,454.5752,396
Kipkelion East Constituency 746.4111,832
Kipkelion West Constituency 360.994,758
Ainamoi Constituency 258.5147,741
Bureti Constituency 321.1167,649
Belgut Constituency 294.5125,292
Sigowet/Soin Constituency 473.1105,124
22Kiambu CountyKiambu2,449.21,623,282
Gatundu South Constituency 168.8114,180
Gatundu North Constituency 246.9100,611
Juja Constituency 326.6118,793
Thika Town Constituency 217.6165,342
Ruiru Constituency 179.9201,986
Githunguri Constituency 173.5147,763
Kiambu Constituency 105.9108,698
Kiambaa Constituency 73.1145,053
Kabete Constituency 60.2140,427
Kikuyu Constituency 175.7125,402
Limuru Constituency 281.8131,132
Lari Constituency 439.2123,895
03Kilifi CountyKilifi12,245.91,109,735
Kilifi North Constituency 404.9207,587
Kilifi South Constituency 400.6171,607
Kaloleni Constituency 651.0139,302
Rabai Constituency 241.2113,622
Ganze Constituency 2,941.6137,664
Malindi Constituency 627.2162,712
Magarini Constituency 6,979.4177,241
20Kirinyaga CountyKerugoya/Kutus1,205.4528,054
Mwea Constituency 542.8190,512
Gichugu Constituency 229.6124,672
Ndia Constituency 210.899,515
Kirinyaga Central Constituency 222.2113,355
45Kisii CountyKisii1,317.91,152,282
Bonchari Constituency 127.0114,615
South Mugirango Constituency 204.3159,049
Bomachoge Borabu Constituency 115.2107,199
Bobasi Constituency 240.6190,077
Bomachoge Chache Constituency 106.393,530
Nyaribari Masaba Constituency 161.8122,087
Nyaribari Chache Constituency 134.4129,745
Kitutu Chache North Constituency 123.9103,849
Kitutu Chache South Constituency 104.4132,131
42Kisumu CountyKisumu2,009.5968,909
Kisumu East Constituency 135.9150,124
Kisumu West Constituency 212.9131,246
Kisumu Central Constituency 32.7168,892
Seme Constituency 190.298,805
Nyando Constituency 413.2141,037
Muhoroni Constituency 667.3145,764
Nyakach Constituency 357.3133,041
15Kitui CountyKitui24,385.11,012,709
Mwingi North Constituency 4,769.6139,967
Mwingi West Constituency 1,669.0122,620
Mwingi East Constituency 3,829.5122,361
Kitui West Constituency 667.2102,314
Kitui Rural Constituency 1,560.8104,443
Kitui Central Constituency 636.2131,715
Kitui East Constituency 5,119.1123,239
Kitui South Constituency 6,133.7166,050
02Kwale CountyKwale8,270.3649,931
Msambweni Constituency 362.6124,295
Lunga Lunga Constituency 2,864.8164,098
Matuga Constituency 1,031.2151,978
Kinango Constituency 4,011.7209,560
31Laikipia CountyNanyuki8,696.1399,227
Laikipia West Constituency 2,783.8203,459
Laikipia East Constituency 1,261.8116,562
Laikipia North Constituency 4,650.579,206
05Lamu CountyLamu6,497.7101,539
Lamu East Constituency 2,314.818,841
Lamu West Constituency 4,182.982,698
16Machakos CountyMachakos5,952.91,098,584
Masinga Constituency 1,402.9125,940
Yatta Constituency 1,057.3147,579
Kangundo Constituency 177.394,367
Matungulu Constituency 577.5124,736
Kathiani Constituency 207.0104,217
Mavoko Constituency 843.2139,502
Machakos Town Constituency 669.7199,211
Mwala Constituency 1,018.0163,032
17Makueni CountyMakueni8,008.9884,527
Mbooni Constituency 949.2184,624
Kilome Constituency 641.387,864
Kaiti Constituency 422.9120,116
Makueni Constituency 2,010.2243,219
Kibwezi West Constituency 1,623.0116,984
Kibwezi East Constituency 2,362.3131,720
09Mandera CountyMandera25,797.71,025,756
Mandera West Constituency 4,587.3161,701
Banissa Constituency 3,356.1158,074
Mandera North Constituency 6,180.7169,675
Mandera South Constituency 5,502.0247,619
Mandera East Constituency 2,793.1178,831
Lafey Constituency 3,378.5109,856
10Marsabit CountyMarsabit66,923.1291,166
Moyale Constituency 9,370.7103,799
North Horr Constituency 35,210.075,196
Saku Constituency 2,051.946,502
Laisamis Constituency 20,290.565,669
12Meru CountyMeru5,127.11,356,301
Igembe South Constituency 270.7145,301
Igembe Central Constituency 503.5182,641
Igembe North Constituency 1,164.6154,814
Tigania West Constituency 455.1135,980
Tigania East Constituency 646.3157,246
North Imenti Constituency 292.8149,144
Buuri Constituency 961.8109,803
Cental Imenti Constituency 438.6141,768
South Imenti Constituency 393.7179,604
44Migori CountyMigori2,586.4917,170
Rongo Constituency 208.4100,547
Awendo Constituency 262.0108,913
Suna East Constituency 207.397,121
Suna West Constituency 282.894,127
Uriri Constituency 380.7115,751
Nyatike Constituency 677.7144,625
Kuria West Constituency 332.5162,857
Kuria East Constituency 235.093,229
01Mombasa CountyMombasa212.5939,370
Changamwe Constituency 16.0147,613
Jomvu Constituency 29.0102,566
Kisauni Constituency 88.7194,065
Nyali Constituency 22.9185,990
Likoni Constituency 41.1166,008
Mvita Constituency 14.8143,128
21Murang'a CountyMurang'a2,325.8942,581
Kangema Constituency 173.776,988
Mathioya Constituency 351.388,219
Kiharu Constituency 268.8181,076
Kigumo Constituency 242.1123,766
Maragwa Constituency 466.7152,272
Kandara Constituency 236.0156,663
Gatanga Constituency 587.2163,597
47Nairobi City CountyNairobi694.93,138,369
Westlands Constituency 72.4176,689
Dagoreti North Constituency 29.0181,365
Dagoretti South Constituency 25.3178,691
Langata Constituency 196.8176,314
Kibera Constituency 12.1178,284
Roysambu Constituency 48.8202,284
Kasarani Constituency 152.6200,984
Ruaraka Constituency 7.2192,620
Embakasi South Constituency 12.0201,042
Embakasi North Constituency 5.5181,388
Embakasi Central Constituency 14.3185,948
Embakasi East Constituency 64.7163,858
Embakasi West Constituency 9.4187,020
Makadara Constituency 13.0160,434
Kamukunji Constituency 8.8211,991
Starehe Constituency 20.0166,041
Mathare Constituency 3.0193,416
32Nakuru CountyNakuru7,509.51,603,325
Gilgil Constituency 1,348.4152,102
Molo Constituency 478.8124,438
Njoro Constituency 713.3184,859
Naivasha Constituency 1,685.8224,141
Kuresoi South Constituency 583.0115,435
Kuresoi North Constituency 559.7124,050
Subukia Constituency 390.794,478
Rongai Constituency 1,049.1130,132
Bahati Constituency 375.4144,266
Nakuru Town West Constituency 251.0152,257
Nakuru Town East Constituency 74.3157,167
29Nandi CountyKapsabet2,884.5752,965
Tinderet Constituency 580.9105,044
Aldai Constituency 458.1149,256
Nandi Hills Constituency 403.4103,181
Chesumei Constituency 472.1130,752
Emgwen Constituency 368.4130,084
Mosop Constituency 601.6134,648
33Narok CountyNarok17,921.2850,920
Kilgoris Constituency 2,526.0180,417
Emurua Dikirr Constituency 320.594,115
Narok North Constituency 2,603.3175,588
Narok East Constituency 2,059.582,956
Narok South Constituency 4,959.2176,764
Narok West Constituency 5,452.7141,080
46Nyamira CountyNyamira912.5598,252
Kitutu Masaba Constituency 252.8199,136
West Mugirango Constituency 179.0159,673
North Mugirango Constituency 183.0122,353
Borabu Constituency 297.7117,090
18Nyandarua CountyOl Kalou3,107.7596,268
Kinangop Constituency 934.7192,379
Kipipiri Constituency 543.895,338
Ol Kalou Constituency 536.5120,282
Ol Jorok Constituency 439.295,643
Ndaragwa Constituency 653.592,626
19Nyeri CountyNyeri2,361.0693,558
Tetu Constituency 149.878,320
Kieni Constituency 1,378.1175,812
Mathira Constituency 296.6148,847
Othaya Constituency 174.787,374
Mukurweni Constituency 178.783,932
Nyeri Town Constituency 183.1119,273
25Samburu CountyMaralal20,182.5223,947
Samburu West Constituency 2,295.581,094
Samburu North Constituency 8,175.883,759
Samburu East Constituency 9,711.259,094
41Siaya CountySiaya2,496.1842,304
Ugenya Constituency 310.2108,934
Ugunja Constituency 212.993,372
Alego Usonga Constituency 623.5187,243
Gem Constituency 353.2160,675
Bondo Constituency 593.0157,522
Rarieda Constituency 403.3134,558
06Taita Taveta CountyVoi17,083.9284,657
Taveta Constituency 3,501.867,665
Wundanyi Constituency 701.256,021
Mwatate Constituency 9,611.973,168
Voi Constituency 3,269.087,803
04Tana River CountyTana River35,375.8240,075
Garsen Constituency 12,553.696,664
Galole Constituency 9,630.760,866
Bura Constituency 13,191.582,545
13Tharaka-Nithi CountyChuka2,409.5365,330
Maara Constituency 465.3107,125
Chuka/Igambang'ombe Constituency 431.2128,107
Tharaka Constituency 1,513.0130,098
26Trans Nzoia CountyKitale2,469.9818,757
Kwanza Constituency 511.9166,524
Endebess Constituency 680.0137,655
Saboti Constituency 388.1114,249
Kiminini Constituency 333.0205,156
Cherangany Constituency 556.9195,173
23Turkana CountyLodwar71,597.8855,399
Turkana North Constituency 20,020.4166,786
Turkana West Constituency 15,444.8207,080
Turkana Central Constituency 4,906.5134,674
Loima Constituency 7,776.1120,480
Turkana South Constituency 7,710.6135,913
Turkana East Constituency 15,739.490,466
27Uasin Gishu CountyEldoret2,955.3894,179
Soy Constituency 682.4171,941
Turbo Constituency 364.6208,583
Moiben Constituency 566.5138,409
Ainabkoi Constituency 591.8118,089
Kapseret Constituency 451.0121,178
Kesses Constituency 299.0135,979
38Vihiga CountyVihiga531.3554,622
Vihiga Constituency 90.291,616
Sabatia Constituency 105.4123,761
Hamisi Constituency 156.5148,259
Luanda Constituency 84.795,922
Emuhaya Constituency 94.595,064
08Wajir CountyWajir55,840.6661,941
Wajir North Constituency 8,303.8135,505
Wajir East Constituency 4,007.8112,572
Tarbaj Constituency 8,844.8111,846
Wajir West Constituency 9,010.791,143
Eldas Constituency 4,077.880,805
Wajir South Constituency 21,595.7130,070
24West Pokot CountyKapenguria8,418.2512,690
Kapenguria Constituency 1,530.7139,500
Sigor Constituency 2,384.185,079
Kacheliba Constituency 3,856.2156,011
Pokot South Constituency 647.2132,100
 total 581,309.038,610,097
source: Kenya National Bureau of Statistics and the final report by the IEBC as ratified in: National Assembly Constituencies and County Assembly Wards Order, 2012.

Main cities

namepopulation
1999-08-24
census
population
2009-08-24
census
Nairobi2,143,2543,133,518
Mombasa665,018938,131
Kisumu194,390388,311
Nakuru219,366307,990
Eldoret167,016289,380
Ruiru..238,858
Kikuyu..233,231
Kangundo-Tala..218,557
Naivasha..169,142
Machakos..150,041
Mavoko..137,211
Thika82,665136,917
Nyeri..119,353
Vihiga..118,696
Malindi53,805118,265
Garissa50,955116,317
Kitui..109,568
Karuri..107,716
Ngong..107,188
Kitale63,245106,187
Kericho..101,808
Mumias..99,987
Kumilili..94,927
Awasi..93,369
Kakamega57,12891,768
Mandera..87,692
Kapsabet..86,803
Kiambu..84,155
Bomet..83,729
Wajir..82,800
Rongo..82,066
Kisii..81,801
Limuru..79,531
source: Kenya National Bureau of Statistics.