7.3 million out of the 46.7 million Kenyans are homeowners, according to the final report of the 2019 Population Census.
Out of the total 7,379,485 homeowners, 6,387,020 of them own houses in rural areas while those with homes in urban areas are 992,465.
The report shows that a total of 4,660,027 Kenyans live in rental houses with 3,669,425 renting in urban areas while 990,602 rent houses in rural regions.
Kakamega County has the highest number of people who own houses with 369,381 while 62,765 residents rent homes.
Meru County is second with 313,867 homeowners followed by Kiambu (294,040), Bungoma (293,353), Machakos (275,882) and Nakuru with 275,360.
Others are Kisii (255,080), Murang'a (242,262), Kitui (224,626) and Kilifi (199,451).
On the other hand, Nairobi has the highest number of Kenyans renting houses with 1,354,882 followed by Kiambu (498,012), Nakuru (322,763), Mombasa (297,830) and Kajiado (185,863).
Other counties with high rent payers are Uasin Gishu (147,951), Machakos (141,539), Kisumu (120,033), Meru (109,916), and Kilifi (98,466).