• From the statistics total of 4,660,027 Kenyans live in rental homes.
• Of this, 3,669,425 rent houses in urban areas while 990,602 rent houses in rural.
Kakamega County leads with the highest number of homeowners in the country.
In Volume IV of the 2019 population and Census results released on Friday, out of 47.6 million Kenyans, 7,379,485 Kenyans own their homes.
This is 15.4 per cent of the total population.
Of this, Kakamega is leading with Some 369,381 residents owning homes while 62,765 pay rent.
A total of 6,387,020 Kenyans own homes in rural areas while some 992,465 own homes in urban areas.
From the statistics, the total of 4,660,027 Kenyans live in rental homes.
Of this, 3,669,425 rent houses in urban areas while 990,602 rent houses in rural.
Here is a list of counties leading in the number of homeowners;
- Kakamega 369,381
- Meru 313,867
- Kiambu 294,040
- Bungoma 293,353
- Machakos 275,882
- Nakuru 275,360
- Kisii 255,080
- Murang'a 242,262
- Kitui 224,626
- Kilifi 199,451
Here is a list of Kenyans with the highest number of Kenyans paying rent;
- Nairobi 1,354,882
- Kiambu 498,012
- Nakuru 322,763
- Mombasa 297,830
- Kajiado 185,863
- Uasin Gishu 147,951
- Machakos 141,539
- Kisumu 120,033
- Meru 109,916
- Kilifi 98,466
The average household size declined to 3.9 per cent in 2019 compared to 4.2 per cent as per the 2009 population results.
The general population has grown to 47.6 million in 2019 from 37.7 million in 2009.
The outcome will be used by the government in distributing its resources countrywide.
President Uhuru Kenyatta received the data results last year, lauding the team for ending the exercise within three months since it was concluded.