Kenya: Rural population, percent

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 Kenya

Rural population, percent of total population

 Latest value 70.48
 Year 2023
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1960 - 2023
 Average 82.21
 Min - Max 70.48 - 92.64
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for Kenya from 1960 to 2023. The average value for Kenya during that period was 82.21 percent with a minimum of 70.48 percent in 2023 and a maximum of 92.64 percent in 1960. The latest value from 2023 is 70.48 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2023 based on 196 countries is 38.64 percent. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Recent values chart
Kenya - Rural population, percent - Recent values chart

Historical chart
Kenya - Rural population, percent - historical chart - 1960-2023




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.

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 Related indicators Latest value Reference Measure
 Population size 54.03 2022 million
 Percent urban population 29.00 2022 percent
 Population density 93 2021 people per square km
 Population ages 65 and above 2.91 2023 percent
 Percent children 37.22 2023 percent
 Percent female population 50.45 2023 percent
 Rural population, percent 70.48 2023 percent
 Age dependency ratio 68.59 2022 percent
 Refugee population 504,473 2022 refugees
 Migrant population 2 2015 percent
 Population growth 1.91 2022 percent
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