2019 population census report released

Monday, November 4th, 2019 12:19 | By
Kenya National Bureau of Statistics Director General Zachary Mwangi

The total enumerated population for the 2019 Population and Housing Census was 47,564, 296, Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS) Director General Zachary Mwangi revealed while presenting the report to President Uhuru Kenyatta at State House on Monday.

The population has grown from 37.7 million in 2009 to 47.6 million in 2019.

In the census, 23, 548, 056 were male, 23, 014, 716 were female and 1, 524 were intersex.

For the first time since the promulgation of the 2010 Constitution, the census exercise was carried out at County and Sub-County levels unlike in 2009 where it was mapped at district and division levels.

The female population accounted for 50.5 percent.

The intersex population was noted to have declined to 2.2 percent in the 2019 census from 2.9 percent in the 2009 census.

The average household size was also noted to have declined from 4.2 people in 2009 to 3.9 people in 2019.

Nairobi County dominated with 4, 397, 073 people and Kiambu County becomes the second populous county with 2,417,736 people.

Lamu County had the least population of 143, 020 people.

The county with the most intersex population was Nairobi with 245 whereas Tana River was the least with only two people.

President Kenyatta commended the exercise and asked all government agencies to use the results for proper planning.

"I urge all the government agencies to make proper use of the 2019 Census report in planning," said President Kenyatta.

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