Location: Lies in the mid west of the Rift Valley and borders six counties namely Elgeyo Marakwet County to the East, Trans Nzoia to the North, Kericho to the South, Baringo to the South East, Nandi to the South West and Bungoma to the West.
Area (Km 2): 3,345.2 Km 2
Climate/Weather: Temperatures range from a minimum of 8.4°C to a maximum of 27°C. It has two rainy seasons with average rainfall from 900mm to 1,200mm per annum.
Road Network: Bitumen Surface (309.6Km), Gravel Surface (549Km), Earth Surface (377.2Km)
Population: 894,179 (Male - 50%, Female - 50 %)
Population Density: 267 people per Km 2
National Percentage: 2.3%
Age Distribution: 0-14 years (41.5%), 15-64 years (55.7%), 65+ (2 9%)
Number of Households: 202,291
Some Strengths of Uasin Gishu County include:
- Natural resources as Forests
- Tourist Attractions as Scenic Beauty, Sports Tourism, Cultural Tourism, Eco-Tourism
- Main Economic Activities large-scale maize, wheat farming, dairy farming, sports (Athletics), manufacturing and agro processing
Potential Minerals: silica, gold, tin, garnet, iron ore
Number of Institutions (2007): Primary (771), Secondary (158), Tertiary (14)
Primary: Total Enrollment (184,954)
Teacher to Pupil Ratio: 1: 42.1 (Public Schools)
Secondary: Total Enrollment (14,712)
Teacher to Pupil Ratio: 1:30.9 (Public Schools)
Tertiary: Moi University.
Health Facilities: Dispensaries (88), Health Centres (23), Sub District (2), District (1), Others (10)
Doctor to Patient Ratio: 1:10,034
Infant Mortality Rates: 54/1000
Under Five Mortality Rates: 81/100|)
Prevalent Diseases: Malaria, Respiratory infections, water borne diseases
Notable Hospitals: Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital.