Find Population on Map

Map of the world where you define an area then find out the estimated population inside that area. You can use this tool to find the population inside a radius of any location in the world or define a custom area and find the population in the area.

Population Inside a Area Search Map

Polygon Radius



Add Radius manually : Radius km OR miles Location :



 Find Population 

 Zoom To Fit 

 Reset Map 

 Full Screen 


  1. Search, zoom and pan the map to find the desired location
  2. Toggle the Polygon or Radius above the map to start drawing a polygon or a radius circle
  3. Click on the map to define the outside edge of the polygon. You can move the edges after it has been drawn. You can delete an edge by right clicking
  4. Once the area is defined, click the [Find Population] button to find the population inside
  5. After a delay, the estimated population is returned and displayed below the map

Other notes:

  • Click the [Full Screen] icon on the map to view the map in full screen
  • Click the [Zoom To Fit] button to zoom your map in/out on the area drawn
  • Click the [Reset Map] button to start again

Example Population Estimate

Population esitmate for Dublin, Republic or Ireland

Screenshot of radius population estimate for Dublin, Republic or Ireland

Version History

  • 2nd October 2019 : Version 3.1 - Adding nodes to polygon not longer causes map to re-zoom
  • 15th October 2018 : Version 3.0 - Converted to Leaflet maps
  • 22nd March 2015 : Version 2.3 - Radius can now be drawn with a manual radius and location
  • 15th January 2015 : Version 2.2 - Now displays circle radius in miles as well as km
  • 8th November 2014 : Version 2.1 - Added Zoom to Fit button
  • 15th July 2014 : Version 2 - Added radius circle search for population
  • 15th July 2014 : Version 1.1 - Polygon Search now works clockwise and anticlockwise
  • 28th June 2014 : Version 1 - Initial Version. Polygon Search

Comments For This Page

Did they region lock this?
On 13th August 2022

Would be great to add a features that can click on two or more countrie and find out combined population and combined area. Thanks for this great tool either way Would be great to add a features that can click on two or more countrie and find out combined population and combined area. Thanks for this great tool either way
By Leit on 13th August 2022

It has said that for weeks now. I have no idea why they haven't done anything.
On 11th August 2022

Please help. Error estimating population. Most often, this is because your radius is too small to process.
By Dee24 on 10th August 2022

The comment made on 24th May, you can type in (almost) any location in the box below, but for some reason it doesn't have a couple of the major cities around the world, but that's not an issue, as long as THE TOOL WILL WORK AT ALL!
On 8th August 2022

"Error estimating population. Most often, this is because your radius is too small to process." 20 miles radius is too small? This worked a couple months ago, but now does not
On 5th August 2022

The tool sucks!! Tried to make it work multiple ways. No go.
On 5th August 2022

!!!BEFORE YOU COMMENT, READ THIS!!! You have to draw the shapes CLOCKWISE. When you do it counter-clockwise, it doesn't work, idk why.
By hurriberyl on 17th July 2022

I had issue with 'please wait' when putting postcode in, but i zoomed into the map and clicked on the area i wanted to plot with the mile / km already input, and clicked 'find population', the population figure was there :)
By Connor on 15th July 2022

I keep getting "Please wait" and population information does not show up.
On 6th July 2022

Used this to discover that in the second episode of Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes, Thor kills approximately 240,000 people
On 20th June 2022

Best site found ever.. Thanks it helped alot
By Sumaira on 2nd June 2022

Please add the location search option, it is difficult to find the location by zoom.
On 24th May 2022

Very accurate map.
By Bill Swanson on 18th April 2022

Nice job with this site! Well done
On 11th April 2022

Idk about this, I did all of china and most of india and it said 87 mil when it should be at least 100 times larger
On 27th January 2022

I drew a polygon that included an entire US state and a few neighboring cities, but the calculated population was about 1/4th the population of the state. So something is very very wrong with the data.
By Foobar on 23rd January 2022

I can't get this to work. I am trying to use it in the US, with 100 mile radius. When I click 'find population', it either freezes, or gives me an error saying it is usually because the area is too small.
By Paul on 18th January 2022

Apparently all of the south of England, including London, has a population of 4 million
By Michael on 2nd January 2022

Ok, seriously, I have not had any of these problems except the population counter getting stuck on "Please wait..." and getting an error saying the radius is too small.
On 18th December 2021

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