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Kenya


    • Population:
      28,817,227 (July 1995 est.)

    • Age structure:

        0-14 years:
        48% (female 6,841,235; male 6,957,908)

        15-64 years:
        50% (female 7,277,061; male 7,085,925)

        65 years and over:
        2% (female 359,659; male 295,439) (July 1995 est.)

    • Population growth rate:
      0.99% (1995 est.)

    • Birth rate:
      41.66 births/1,000 population (1995 est.)

    • Death rate:
      12.04 deaths/1,000 population (1995 est.)

    • Net migration rate:
      -19.69 migrant(s)/1,000 population (1995 est.)

    • Infant mortality rate:
      73.5 deaths/1,000 live births (1995 est.)

    • Life expectancy at birth:

        total population:
        52.41 years

        male:
        50.72 years

        female:
        54.16 years (1995 est.)

    • Total fertility rate:
      5.76 children born/woman (1995 est.)

    • Nationality:

        noun:
        Kenyan(s)

        adjective:
        Kenyan

    • Ethnic divisions:
      Kikuyu 22%, Luhya 14%, Luo 13%, Kalenjin 12%, Kamba 11%, Kisii 6%, Meru 6%, Asian, European, and Arab 1%, other 15%

    • Religions:
      Protestant (including Anglican) 38%, Roman Catholic 28%, indigenous beliefs 26%, other 8%

    • Languages:
      English (official), Swahili (official), numerous indigenous languages

    • Literacy:
      age 15 and over can read and write (1989)

        total population:
        71%

        male:
        81%

        female:
        62%

    • Labor force:

        by occupation:
        agriculture 75%-80% (1993 est.), non-agriculture 20%-25% (1993 est.)






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