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Kenya

2009 PoPulation and housinG
census hiGhliGhts

K E N YA NAT I O NA L

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310.325.343 10.138.533.indd 2 8/28/2010 4:44:51 PM .230.783.123 noRtH eaSteRn 1.369 coast 3.743 5.639 38.242.734 2.138.757 4.462 4. Kenya has been undertaking censuses after every 10 years since 1969 and the 2009 Population and Housing Census was the fifth since independence and the seventh since 1948.097 naIRoBI 1.006.617.776 5. composition and other social and economic characteristics of a nation.442.760 4. distribution. This has been done in record time of one year after the enumeration exercise.805 north eastern Western 2.679 1.347 2.375 2. total PoPulation by ProVince eastern 5.458 19.907 4. This booklet provides the highlights of the 2009 census findings.983 2.977 5.282 central nyanZa 4.711 nairobi 3.310.743 coaSt 1.417.668.334. The enumeration was conducted from the night of August 24th /25th with overwhelming support from Kenyans.230 1.282 rochure.139 3.648 1.757 nyanZa 2.152.307 eaSteRn 2.884.711 RIft Valley 5.006.668.307 PRoVInce male female total Kenya 19.628 3.805 WeSteRn 2.980.192.091.334.258.656.325.605.052.442.824.668. The Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS) has worked tirelessly for the last 11 months to produce the results.383.109 2.383.123 riFt Valley 10.026. total PoPulation A census is the complete count of a country’s population conducted with the objective of providing information on the size.369 centRal 2.610. The complete results are provided in the four preliminary reports available at KNBS.

487.3%) 26.indd 3 8/28/2010 4:44:51 PM . 1969-2009 urban/rural Population 12.122. Population.375 (32.722 (67.7) URBAN RURAL rochure.

PoPulation by broad aGe GrouP 10.094 Female 1.587.181 4.150.888 3.173 Population in thousands 602 730 youthFul PoPulation.071 9. 15-24 Female Male 4.2%) (48.025 Total 2.112 833.425.796.8%) male Female education Population.887 115.505 8.758 (51.066.119 rochure.247.838.390 1.580 83.467 198.877.278 962.890 4.180 10.indd 4 8/28/2010 4:44:52 PM .096. 3 years and above attending school Pre-Primary Primary Secondary university Male 1.398 8.

disability PeoPle of WItH DISaBIlItIeS By SeX male 647.indd 5 8/28/2010 4:44:56 PM .2% No.5%) ict 3.6% No. of households owning at least a mobile phone rochure.689 (3.623 (3.4%) female 682. of households owning at least one computer 63.

5 Septic Tank 0.4 Jabia /Rain/Harvested 1.9 Pit Latrine (Covered/ 74.4 0.9 1.4 7.2 Piped 13.7 Water Vendor 2.7 2.1 0.2 Other 0.2 rochure.6 Bush 20.2 14.3 0.5 Uncovered) Bucket 0.0 Cess Pool 0.6 Spring /Well / Borehole 42.1 62.7 VIP Pit Latrine 4.5 0.5 Stream 30.1 0.1 0.6 24.3 5.2 Piped into dwelling 2.3 13.6 Other 0. household amenities Percentage households by main source of water Rural Urban Pond/Dam 5.4 38.2 19.5 8.indd 6 8/28/2010 4:44:56 PM .1 Percentage households by main mode of Human Waste Disposal Rural Urban Main Sewer 0.1 Lake 1.

660.227 33 NAKURU 804.605.920 35 KAJIADO 345.212 16 KITUI 481.185 894.853 120.indd 7 8/28/2010 4:44:57 PM .048 311.109.940 223.121 623.458 19.075 6 LAMU 53.662 1.427 1.645 1.000 488. total population by county county male female total 1 NAIROBI 1.025.494 101.651 39 VIHIGA 262.980 376.294 13 MERU 670.098.424 528.965 31 BARINGO 279.459 724.994 445.909 44 HOMA BAY 462.717 942.864 484.172 411.138.622 40 BUNGOMA 795.760 494.924 452.230 1.603.282 531.282 47 NYAMIRA 287.097 rochure.480 555.833 693.370 3 KWALE 315.075 256.454 501.725 353.827 257.304 43 KISUMU 474.113 596.399 25 WEST POKOT 254.298 529.007 111.657 8 GARISSA 334.934 649.155 304.146 342.334 139.909 516.818 1.602 399.690 26 SAMBURU 112.330 855.639 38.340 963.756 11 MARSABIT 151.281 1.303 261.766 298.175 661.558 21 KIRINYAGA 260.894 850.584 18 MAKUENI 430.630.625 200.054 22 MURANGA 457.863 512.906 554.209 1.339 1.179 29 ELGEYO MARAKWET 183.609 820.757 28 UASIN GISHU 448.081 276.312 36 BOMET 359.652 443.539 7 TAITA TAVETA 145.075 42 SIAYA 398.356.561 32 LAIKIPIA 198.325 34 NAROK 429.252 total 19.069 410.451 186.445 1.527 19 NYANDARUA 292.026 421.716 291.192.947 27 TRANS-NZOIA 407.139 555.595 835.879 365.446 939.533.673 1.369 2 MOMBASA 486.735 5 TANA RIVER 119.204 598.743 1.579 46 KISII 550.112 140.260 369.417.943 465.139 3.166 687.989 859.630 267.045 48.301 14 THARAKA 178.323 284.166 12 ISIOLO 73.738 186.623.268 20 NYERI 339.054 291.585 818.727 364.817 884.581 23 KIAMBU 802.997 333.656 685.330 15 EMBU 254.934 41 BUSIA 232.477 752.359 758.710 453.939 288.600 143.339 38 KAKAMEGA 800.941 10 MANDERA 559.526 574.152.012.582 798.028.652 842.222 240.694 69.149 968.060 9 WAJIR 363.813 1.282 24 TURKANA 445.464 601.998 30 NANDI 376.186 37 KERICHO 381.488 376.931 4 KILIFI 535.610.709 17 MACHAKOS 543.794 45 MIGORI 499.

or. Kenya national Bureau of Statistics Tel: +254 20 340 929 Fax: +254 20 315 977 Email: directorgeneral@knbs.indd 8 8/28/2010 4:44:57 PM .ke rochure.