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

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

Populations for Sacramento and Los Angeles are both too small... It said that all of Greater Los Angeles has a population of 717k when in reality it is like 18 million...
On 30th November 2021

Doesn't work anymore no matter what I do
By Dave on 11th November 2021

pretty inaccurate... zhongshan in guangdong should have over 4 million, i used the polygon for the exact area and it shows a population of 880,000
By alex on 10th November 2021

I have found the map to be very accurate. I would say a lot of the problems is "user error". The interface is not great,don't even try to correct an area,just start again.
On 7th November 2021

Calculations for Bologna and Imola are way off, and for Central Mexico as well
By ChurchDeservesBlasphemy on 25th October 2021

Excellent tool. I repeated an exercise I had done 4 years ago and the numbers were as expected. There was a tool for the US I found but nothing similar for Canada. I had to laboriously aggregate Canadian census districts last time (There's probably some GIS way to do it simpler, but I don't know how) and this way got results. It would be nice if you could get breakdowns by country, but hey, for something that's free I'll take this.
By Kailer on 21st October 2021

I set a circle of radius 6000km, got an error and that usually it was because the radius is too small to process.
On 10th October 2021

I circled Hong Kong in China and it said population was 800,000
On 4th October 2021

By Doktor_Kitten on 4th September 2021

Totally inaccurate. Area I defined covers most of the populated part of a county. It should be between 40,000 and 70,000 (I wanted to know where in that range it actually is). Tool reported 9,917.
By Fred M on 27th August 2021

bruh no one reads the comments do it clockwise and not counter clockwise
By A on 19th August 2021

site impossible to figure out
On 28th July 2021

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