Nairobi demography provides information about the population, ethnic groups, languages, literates and religious communities in the city. Nairobi has the largest population in eastern Africa and is the fourth biggest African city.
Population in Nairobi
Nairobi, the capital of Kenya, has a population of 32,021,856 (July 2004). Nairobi population is 3 million in the urban area and 4 million people in metro areas. Nairobi's growth rate is estimated to be 6.9% and is expected to exceed 5 million in the year 2015.
People of Nairobi
The different linguistic groups in Nairobi city are Bantu, Cushitic and Nilotic. Niotes can be categorized as Luo, Masai, Nandi, Turkana and Kipsigis. Cushites comprise Somali and Gala while Bantu people are divided into Kikuyu, Luhya and Kamba. Most part of northern part of Nairobi is filled with the Kikuyu group, which is the main ethnic group residing in Kenya.
Swahili is group of Arab- Africans residing in the city.
Although Swahili is the official language of the Nairobi people, they also speak English. Bantu is also spoken by some of the local people.
Literacy Rate in Nairobi
- Male: 90.6%
- Female: 79.7%
A detained insight into the people belonging to the various ethnic groups is provided by the Nairobi demography