The People of Kenya

The People of Kenya

Kenyan People

Population: 39,002,772 note: estimates for this country explicitly take into account the effects of excess mortality due to AIDS; this can result in lower life expectancy, higher infant mortality, higher death rates, lower population growth rates, and changes in the distribution of population by age and sex than would otherwise be expected (July 2009 est.)

Age structure: 0-14 years: 42.3% (male 8,300,393/female 8,181,898) 15-64 years: 55.1% (male 10,784,119/female 10,702,999) 65 years and over: 2.6% (male 470,218/female 563,145) (2009 est.)

Median age: total: 18.7 years male: 18.6 years female: 18.8 years (2009 est.)

Population growth rate: 2.691% (2009 est.)

Death rate: 10.3 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)

Net migration rate: 0 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2009 est.)

Sex ratio: at birth: 1.02 male(s)/female under 15 years: 1.01 male(s)/female 15-64 years: 1.01 male(s)/female 65 years and over: 0.84 male(s)/female total population: 1 male(s)/female (2009 est.)

Infant mortality rate: total: 54.7 deaths/1,000 live births male: 57.56 deaths/1,000 live births female: 51.78 deaths/1,000 live births (2009 est.)

Life expectancy at birth: total population: 57.86 years male: 57.49 years female: 58.24 years (2009 est.)

Total fertility rate: 4.56 children born/woman (2009 est.)

HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate: 6.7% (2003 est.)

HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS: 1.2 million (2003 est.)

HIV/AIDS - deaths: 150,000 (2003 est.)

Nationality: noun: Kenyan(s) adjective: Kenyan

Ethnic groups: Kikuyu 22%, Luhya 14%, Luo 13%, Kalenjin 12%, Kamba 11%, Kisii 6%, Meru 6%, other African 15%, non-African (Asian, European, and Arab) 1%

Religions: Protestant 45%, Roman Catholic 33%, Muslim 10%, indigenous beliefs 10%, other 2% note: a large majority of Kenyans are Christian, but estimates for the percentage of the population that adheres to Islam or indigenous beliefs vary widely

Languages: English (official), Kiswahili (official), numerous indigenous languages

Literacy: definition: age 15 and over can read and write total population: 85.1% male: 90.6% female: 79.7% (2003 est.)

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