Revelations In 2019 Household Population Census

There are nine million more people in Kenya than there were in 2009 according to the 2019 census results released on Monday at State House.

In 2009, there were 38.6 million people a figure that has grown to 47,564,296 million with women accounting to 50.5% of the population.

Kenyans are having fewer children with the Census reporting that the average household size has declined over the last 10 years.

“The average household size has declined to 3.9 in 2019 from 4.2 in 2009,” said Mr. Mwangi.

The most populous counties were listed as; Nairobi, Kiambu, Nakuru, Kakamega, and Bungoma while Lamu, Isiolo, Samburu Tana River, and Taita Taveta are the least populous.

Here are other highlights contained in the census.

Most populous counties
Nairobi – 4,397,073
Kiambu – 2,417,735
Nakuru – 2,162,202
Kakamega – 1,867,579
Bungoma – 1,670,570

Least populous
Lamu – 143,920
Isiolo – 268,002
Samburu – 310,327
Tana River – 315,943
Taita Taveta – 340,671

The county with the most number of intersex people
Nairobi – 245
Kiambu – 135
Nakuru – 95

The county with least number intersex people
Samburu – 7
Tharaka Nithi – 7
Isiolo – 9

Counties with the highest average household size
Mandera – 6.9
Wajir – 6.1
Garissa – 5.9
West Pokot – 5.6
Kwale – 5.0

Counties with the lowest average household size
Nairobi – 2.9
Nyeri – 3.0
Kirinyaga – 3.0
Mombasa – 3.1

Counties with the highest number of people per Sq. Km
Nairobi – 6,247
Mombasa – 5,495
Vihiga – 1,047
Kiambu – 952
Kisii – 958

Counties with the lowest number of people per Sq. Km
Tana River – 8
Marsabit – 6
Isiolo – 11
Samburu – 15
Wajir – 14

Counties with the highest number of women
Kiambu – 1,230,454
Nakuru – 1084,835
Nairobi 2,204,376
Meru – 777,975
Machakos – 711,191