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Industries

Business Distribution by Industry
 Shopping: 28.6%
 Professional Services: 9.9%
 Restaurants: 8.5%
 Beauty & Spas: 7.8%
 Industry: 6.8%
 Education: 5.5%
 Other: 32.9%
Industry DescriptionNumber of EstablishmentsAverage Google RatingBusinesses per 1,000 residents
Car parts574.10.4
Car repair833.90.6
Barbers473.70.4
Beauty salons1933.61.5
Hairdressers1623.81.2
Higher education (colleges and universities)614.20.5
Primary and elementary schools423.80.3
Secondary education623.90.5
Banks733.50.5
Finance other1674.01.3
Loan companies2603.62.0
Butchers504.80.4
Grocery stores and supermarkets1843.91.4
Real estate1263.80.9
Hotels and motels543.80.4
Other accommodation1013.70.8
Health and medical1084.30.8
Hospitals493.50.4
Corporate management774.30.6
Churches884.50.7
Bars, pubs and taverns963.60.7
Cafes543.90.4
Fast food restaurants444.00.3
Clothing stores2083.31.6
Electronics stores1204.10.9
Hardware stores1604.11.2
Mobile phone stores554.60.4
Office supplies and stationery stores443.70.3
Pharmacies and drug stores1013.80.8
Shoe stores464.70.3
Shopping other473.90.4
Area of Thika31.2 km²
Population132,825
Male Population66,395 (50%)
Female Population66,430 (50%)
Population change from 1975 to 2015 +106.6%
Population change from 2000 to 2015 +14.4%
Median Age23.4
Male Median Age24.3
Female Median Age22.5
Area Codes67
NeighborhoodsCity Square, Happy Valley Estate, Kiriandutu slams, Makongeni, Nairobi Central Business District, Ngoingwa Estate, Roysambu Estate
Local TimeFriday 4:20 PM
TimezoneEast Africa Time
Weather23.3°C overcast clouds
Lat & Lng-1.03326° / 37.06933°

Thika - Map

Thika Population

Years 1975 to 2015
Data1975199020002015
Population64,29299,421116,119132,825
Population Density2,063 / km²3,191 / km²3,727 / km²4,263 / km²
Sources: JRC (European Commission's Joint Research Centre) work on the GHS built-up grid

Thika Population change from 2000 to 2015

Increase of 14.4% from year 2000 to 2015
LocationChange since 1975Change since 1990Change since 2000
Thika+106.6%+33.6%+14.4%
Central+112.6%+41.8%+20%
Kenya+241.7%+96.8%+48.4%
Sources: JRC (European Commission's Joint Research Centre) work on the GHS built-up grid

Thika Median Age

Median Age: 23.4 years
LocationMedian AgeMedian Age (Female)Median Age (Male)
Thika23.4 years22.5 years24.3 years
Central22 years22.5 years21.4 years
Kenya18 years18.4 years17.6 years
Sources: CIESIN (Center for International Earth Science Information Network)

Thika Population Tree

Population By Age and Gender
AgeMaleFemaleTotal
Under 58,3678,48516,853
5-96,9517,08614,038
10-145,8066,05711,864
15-194,9986,42411,423
20-248,28010,39218,673
25-298,7428,84317,585
30-347,0136,13613,150
35-395,2954,4069,701
40-443,7042,9196,623
45-492,9342,2425,176
50-541,8661,3653,231
55-591,1198311,950
60-646655271,193
65-69337337675
70-74199242441
75-79118138257
80-84000
85 Plus000
Sources: CIESIN (Center for International Earth Science Information Network)

Thika Population Density

Population Density: 4,263 / km²
LocationPopulationAreaPopulation Density
Thika132,82531.2 km²4,263 / km²
Central4.8 million13,164.4 km²362.7 / km²
Kenya45.8 million582,723.1 km²78.6 / km²
Sources: JRC (European Commission's Joint Research Centre) work on the GHS built-up grid

Thika Historical and Projected Population

Estimated Population from 1500 to 2100
Sources:
1. JRC (European Commission's Joint Research Centre) work on the GHS built-up grid
2. CIESIN (Center for International Earth Science Information Network)
3. [Link] Klein Goldewijk, K., Beusen, A., Doelman, J., and Stehfest, E.: Anthropogenic land use estimates for the Holocene – HYDE 3.2, Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 9, 927–953, https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-9-927-2017, 2017.

Area Codes

Percentage Area Codes used by businesses in Thika
 Area Code 722: 15.6%
 Area Code 20: 11.3%
 Area Code 721: 8.4%
 Area Code 720: 6.8%
 Area Code 67: 6%
 Other: 51.9%

Business distribution by price for Thika

 Inexpensive: 43%
 Moderate: 40.6%
 Expensive: 14.8%
 Very Expensive: 1.6%

Human Development Index (HDI)

Statistic composite index of life expectancy, education, and per capita income.
Sources: [Link] Kummu, M., Taka, M. & Guillaume, J. Gridded global datasets for Gross Domestic Product and Human Development Index over 1990–2015. Sci Data 5, 180004 (2018) doi:10.1038/sdata.2018.4

Thika CO2 Emissions

Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Emissions Per Capita in Tonnes Per Year
LocationCO2 EmissionsCO2 Emissions Per CapitaCO2 Emissions Intensity
Thika128,313 t0.97 t4,118 t/km²
Central3,818,620 t0.8 t290.1 t/km²
Kenya27,341,523 t0.6 t46.9 t/km²
Sources: [Link] Moran, D., Kanemoto K; Jiborn, M., Wood, R., Többen, J., and Seto, K.C. (2018) Carbon footprints of 13,000 cities. Environmental Research Letters DOI: 10.1088/1748-9326/aac72a

Thika CO2 Emissions

2013 CO2 emissions (tonnes/year)128,313 t
2013 CO2 emissions (tonnes/year) per capita0.97 t
2013 CO2 emissions intensity (tonnes/km²/year)4,118 t/km²

Natural Hazards Risk

Relative risk out of 10
DroughtMedium (4)
FloodHigh (10)
EarthquakeLow (2)
* Risk, particularly concerning flood or landslide, may not be for the entire area.
Sources:
1. Dilley, M., R.S. Chen, U. Deichmann, A.L. Lerner-Lam, M. Arnold, J. Agwe, P. Buys, O. Kjekstad, B. Lyon, and G. Yetman. 2005. Natural Disaster Hotspots: A Global Risk Analysis. Washington, D.C.: World Bank. https://doi.org/10.1596/0-8213-5930-4.
2. Center for Hazards and Risk Research - CHRR - Columbia University, Center for International Earth Science Information Network - CIESIN - Columbia University. 2005. Global Earthquake Hazard Distribution - Peak Ground Acceleration. Palisades, NY: NASA Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center (SEDAC). https://doi.org/10.7927/H4BZ63ZS.
3. Center for Hazards and Risk Research - CHRR - Columbia University, Center for International Earth Science Information Network - CIESIN - Columbia University, and International Research Institute for Climate and Society - IRI - Columbia University. 2005. Global Drought Hazard Frequency and Distribution. Palisades, NY: NASA Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center (SEDAC). https://doi.org/10.7927/H4VX0DFT.
4. Center for Hazards and Risk Research - CHRR - Columbia University, Center for International Earth Science Information Network - CIESIN - Columbia University. 2005. Global Flood Hazard Frequency and Distribution. Palisades, NY: NASA Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center (SEDAC). https://doi.org/10.7927/H4668B3D.

Recent Nearby Earthquakes

Magnitude 3.0 and greater
DateTimeMagnitudeDistanceDepthLocationLink
4/5/789:46 AM4.769.4 km25,000 mKenyausgs.gov

Thika

Thika (pronounced [ˈθika]) is an industrial town in Kiambu County, Kenya, lying on the A2 road 40 kilometres (25 mi) north east of Nairobi, near the confluence of the Thika and Chania Rivers. Although Thika town is administratively in Kiambu County, ..  ︎  Thika Wikipedia Page

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