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.

[16th July 2018] Unfortunately, due to a large price increase in back-end services, we can no longer offer some features on this page.

Population Inside a Area Search Map

Click Here To Load The Map



 Find Population 

 Zoom To Fit 

 Reset Map 


  1. Search, zoom and pan the map to find the desired location
  2. Click the icon or iconicon 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

  • 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

Its not accurate. My city in the US with 80,000 people was counted as 50,000.
On 12th July 2018

Would it be possible to to add the option of uploading ones own KML fileand testing against that polygon?
By B on 27th June 2018

what a wonderful tools. I have been looking for a interactive map like this since my childhood
By Amirali Zandie on 18th June 2018

Thank you for the tool. Can you please state your data source for the population data. Thanks
By Rob on 11th June 2018

I am new here - how do you "clear" a result for a polygon? when i try to get new points, it just connects with the old points
On 6th June 2018

Can you tell me what the pop. database is for the United States? What are minimum polygons fitting population? Thank you.
On 4th June 2018

I suppose it has a database of population density and it simply multiplies density by area. For some less popular countries they have one density for the whole country which is why some big cities are totally miscalculated.
By Flatko on 3rd June 2018

Can switch between locations easily, but trying to switch the distance, even using "reset map" doesn't work. Not sure what years you are using for north American city data but it appears accurate but a little out of date
On 15th May 2018

Garbage not worth the effert
On 30th March 2018

I got 128 million for Japan, seems right on! -------The population of Japan is not 7,600. This is insanely inaccurate. } Cool website!
On 14th March 2018

The population of Japan is not 7,600. This is insanely inaccurate.
On 4th March 2018

Thank You!
By Roman on 27th February 2018

I checked a place with 10,000 inhabitants and got the answer 700
On 27th February 2018

This page is wrong... actually I was looking for the population of the metropolitan area of Bogotá ,with it included, which counts 7,9 millions habitants, and it shows me just 4,9 millions
On 23rd February 2018

Really wish I could find households!
On 21st February 2018

very useful. thanks
By sumanta chakraborty on 12th February 2018

I'm a web developer who is looking to build a very similar web feature to the one described here. I'd love to learn how your system is calculating the population based on the area selected.
By Christopher Thomson on 27th November 2017

Not very accurate, lists e.g. Bristol population far lower than official stats.
By Er on 14th November 2017

It seems that the larger the radius the more accurate which doesn't make sense. Using a 20mi radius is pretty accurate in the US but places I tried in other areas are hit and misses.
On 11th November 2017

This works. However, there are quite a few simple usability related bugs. Try and follow the instructions. Sometimes, I click "Find population" without ensuring that a circle is marked on the map, which would keep it spinning.
On 11th November 2017

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