Census 2019: List of Most Populous Counties in Kenya

By Soko Directory Team / Published November 4, 2019 | 12:08 pm





Kenya has a population of 47,564,296 people according to the official 2019 population Census figures released on Monday by KNBS director Zachary Mwangi at State House Nairobi.

Out of the 47,564,296 in Kenya, 23,548,056 are male while 24,014,716 are female and 1524 intersex individuals.

The 2019 population Census has shown that Nairobi County is leading 4.3 million people, followed by Kiambu County with a population of 2.4 million people, Nakuru County with 2.1million people, Kakamega with1.8 million people and  Bungoma with a population of 1.6 million people.

List of Counties with Least Number of People in Kenya

  1. Lamu
  2. Isiolo
  3. Samburu
  4. Tana River
  5. Taita Taveta

Lamu County has 143,920 people, Isiolo has 268,002, Samburu has 310,327, Tana River has 315,943 while Taita Taveta as 340,671.

The KNBS results have been released in the presence of President Uhuru who thanked the statistics group for undertaking the exercise successfully saying it was the first census to be carried out under the 2010 constitution.

Read: Census 2019 Results: Kenya Has 47,564,296 People

“I would also like to thank the security team. I am happy to note that this is the first Census which was fully funded by my administration,” President Uhuru noted after releasing the results at State House adding that they would help in aligning development strategies in the country.

List of Counties according to the most populated in Kenya

  1. Nairobi – 4,397,073
  2. Kiambu – 2,417,735
  3. Nakuru – 2,162,202
  4. Kakamega – 1,867,579
  5. Bungoma – 1,670,570
  6. Meru – 1,545,714
  7. Kilifi -1,453,787
  8. Machakos – 1421,932
  9. Kitui -1,136,187
  10. Kisii – 1,266,860
  11. Mombasa – 1,208,333
  12. Uasin Gishu – 1,163,186
  13. Narok – 1,157,873
  14. Kisumu – 1,155,574
  15. Homabay – 1,131,950
  16. Kajiado -1,117,840
  17. Migori – 1,116,436
  18. Murang’a -1,056, 640
  19. Siaya – 993,183
  20. Trans Nzoia – 990,341
  21. Makueni – 987,653
  22. Turkana – 926,976
  23. Kericho – 901,777
  24. Busia – 893,681
  25. Nandi – 885,711
  26. Bomet – 875,689
  27. Mandera – 867,457
  28. Kwale – 866,820
  29. Garissa – 841,353
  30. Wajir – 781,263
  31. Nyeri – 759,164
  32. Baringo – 666,763
  33. Nyandarua – 638, 289
  34. West Pokot – 621,241
  35. Kirinyaga – 610,411
  36. Embu – 608,599
  37. Nyamira – 605,576
  38. Vihiga – 590,013
  39. Laikipia – 518,560
  40. Marsabit – 459,785
  41. Elgeyo Marakwet – 454,480
  42. Samburu – 310,327
  43. Tharaka Nithi – 393,177
  44. Taita Taveta – 340,671
  45. Tana River – 315,943
  46. Isiolo – 268,002
  47. Lamu – 143,920




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