Kenya - Rural population

Rural population

The value for Rural population in Kenya was 37,501,480 as of 2018. As the graph below shows, over the past 58 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 37,501,480 in 2018 and a minimum value of 7,522,280 in 1960.

Definition: Rural population refers to people living in rural areas as defined by national statistical offices. It is calculated as the difference between total population and urban population. Aggregation of urban and rural population may not add up to total population because of different country coverages.

Source: World Bank staff estimates based on the United Nations Population Division's World Urbanization Prospects: 2018 Revision.

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Year Value
1960 7,522,280
1961 7,743,923
1962 7,974,792
1963 8,210,837
1964 8,455,548
1965 8,710,102
1966 8,974,468
1967 9,249,313
1968 9,535,969
1969 9,835,974
1970 10,137,920
1971 10,450,620
1972 10,775,750
1973 11,113,270
1974 11,462,420
1975 11,822,710
1976 12,192,850
1977 12,573,050
1978 12,963,340
1979 13,364,760
1980 13,858,910
1981 14,388,090
1982 14,937,530
1983 15,504,980
1984 16,087,000
1985 16,681,050
1986 17,285,830
1987 17,900,890
1988 18,524,240
1989 19,154,240
1990 19,751,190
1991 20,342,470
1992 20,934,030
1993 21,524,480
1994 22,112,360
1995 22,696,970
1996 23,277,820
1997 23,856,690
1998 24,435,740
1999 25,018,950
2000 25,606,170
2001 26,200,340
2002 26,801,920
2003 27,414,270
2004 28,041,400
2005 28,686,450
2006 29,349,300
2007 30,028,060
2008 30,719,410
2009 31,419,530
2010 32,123,620
2011 32,828,860
2012 33,534,260
2013 34,233,690
2014 34,921,780
2015 35,593,710
2016 36,246,740
2017 36,881,640
2018 37,501,480

Rural population (% of total population)

Rural population (% of total population) in Kenya was 72.97 as of 2018. Its highest value over the past 58 years was 92.64 in 1960, while its lowest value was 72.97 in 2018.

Definition: Rural population refers to people living in rural areas as defined by national statistical offices. It is calculated as the difference between total population and urban population.

Source: World Bank staff estimates based on the United Nations Population Division's World Urbanization Prospects: 2018 Revision.

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Year Value
1960 92.64
1961 92.44
1962 92.23
1963 91.96
1964 91.68
1965 91.40
1966 91.10
1967 90.79
1968 90.48
1969 90.15
1970 89.71
1971 89.22
1972 88.72
1973 88.20
1974 87.65
1975 87.09
1976 86.50
1977 85.89
1978 85.26
1979 84.60
1980 84.42
1981 84.32
1982 84.22
1983 84.12
1984 84.02
1985 83.92
1986 83.82
1987 83.72
1988 83.62
1989 83.52
1990 83.25
1991 82.96
1992 82.66
1993 82.36
1994 82.05
1995 81.74
1996 81.42
1997 81.10
1998 80.78
1999 80.45
2000 80.11
2001 79.76
2002 79.41
2003 79.05
2004 78.69
2005 78.33
2006 77.96
2007 77.58
2008 77.20
2009 76.82
2010 76.43
2011 76.03
2012 75.62
2013 75.21
2014 74.78
2015 74.34
2016 73.90
2017 73.44
2018 72.97

Classification

Topic: Environment Indicators

Sub-Topic: Density & urbanization