The Kikuyu form about 60% of the population, with the balance composed of several other ethnic communities, including Mukogodo Masai, Samburu, Meru, Borana, Kalenjin, Somali, and Turkana, giving the district a diverse population. Most of the land is owned by a small population of colonial settlers.
The district has a cool, temperate climate with both rainy and dry seasons.
|Local authorities (councils)|
The district has two constituencies: Laikipa East and Laikipa West.