Kenya - Rural population

Rural population

The value for Rural population in Kenya was 35,834,900 as of 2016. As the graph below shows, over the past 56 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 35,834,900 in 2016 and a minimum value of 7,508,718 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.

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Year Value
1960 7,508,718
1961 7,728,898
1962 7,958,156
1963 8,192,363
1964 8,434,888
1965 8,686,823
1966 8,948,100
1967 9,219,358
1968 9,501,906
1969 9,797,246
1970 10,094,050
1971 10,401,070
1972 10,719,960
1973 11,050,700
1974 11,392,520
1975 11,744,970
1976 12,106,730
1977 12,478,060
1978 12,859,010
1979 13,250,620
1980 13,733,790
1981 14,251,330
1982 14,788,550
1983 15,343,170
1984 15,911,680
1985 16,491,510
1986 17,081,360
1987 17,680,880
1988 18,288,240
1989 18,901,970
1990 19,483,060
1991 20,058,670
1992 20,634,700
1993 21,209,800
1994 21,782,500
1995 22,352,170
1996 22,918,170
1997 23,482,370
1998 24,047,450
1999 24,618,020
2000 25,194,350
2001 25,779,940
2002 26,374,910
2003 26,981,120
2004 27,600,460
2005 28,234,820
2006 28,883,930
2007 29,547,050
2008 30,222,580
2009 30,909,010
2010 31,603,510
2011 32,304,020
2012 33,009,950
2013 33,718,760
2014 34,427,520
2015 35,133,380
2016 35,834,900

Rural population (% of total population)

Rural population (% of total population) in Kenya was 73.95 as of 2016. Its highest value over the past 56 years was 92.64 in 1960, while its lowest value was 73.95 in 2016.

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.

See also:

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 75.63
2013 75.22
2014 74.80
2015 74.38
2016 73.95

Classification

Topic: Environment Indicators

Sub-Topic: Density & urbanization