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Kenya Population 2023

Kenya, officially the Republic of Kenya, is a country in Eastern Africa. With a population of more than 50 million people, Kenya is the 27th most populous country. As per the UN World population prospects report, the population of Kenya in 2022 is 54,027,487 (54 million or 5.4 crores)

Estimated population of Kenya in 2023: 55 million or 5.5 Crores

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Kenya Demographics
Kenya2022 Population
Total Population54,027,487 (54 million)
Global Rank26th
Share of World Pop.0.69%
Land Area 569,140 sq. km (219,750 sq. mi)
Area Rank48
Population Density95 people/sq. km
Growth Rate1.95%
Fertility Rate* in Kenya3.52
Infant mortality rate** in Kenya30.6
Median Age in Kenya 20.1 years
Life Expectancy in Kenya67.47  years
Urban Population in Kenya27.8 %

Religion in Kenya

Christianity is the majority religion in Kenya and its followed by 85.5% of the population.  Among Christians, Protestants churches have the largest adherents followed by the Roman Catholics, African Churches, and other small Christian groups.

Islam at 10.9% is the second largest religion and other smaller religion is followed by 1.8% of the population. Other religion includes Hinduism, Buddhism, and Baháʼí Faith.

Religion percentage in Kenya 

Religion/ AffilationsPercentage
Christians85.5%
– Protestant – 33.40%
– Evangelical churches – 20.40%
– African instituted churches – 7.00%
– Roman Catholic – 20.60%
– Other Christian – 4.10%
Other Religion 
Islam 10.90%
Hinduism 0.13%
Others 1.87%
No religion/atheist 1.60%

Source: 2019 Kenyan Census

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Top Cities in Kenya by Population

#CityPopulation
1Nairobi4397073
2Mombasa1208333
3Nakuru570674
4Ruiru490120
5Eldoret475716
6Kisumu397957
7Kikuyu323881
8Thika251407
9Naivasha198444
10Karuri194342
11Ongata Rongai172569
12Garissa163399
13Kitale162174
14Juja156041
15Mlolongo136351
16Malindi119859
17Mandera114718
18Kisii112417
19Kakamega107227
20Ngong102323

Source: United Nation World  Populations Prospects 

*Fertility rate, average number of children born to women during their reproductive years.

**Infant mortality rate is the number of deaths per 1,000 live births of children under one year of age.

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