Find Population on Map

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

Population Inside a Area Search Map

Choose the circle or polygon icon on the toolbar and start drawing your area:



Add a 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 draw tool by clicking on the icon on the toolbar on the map
  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


Population data is from 2015

Example Population Estimate

Population esitmate for Dublin, Republic or Ireland

Screenshot of radius population estimate for Dublin, Republic of Ireland

Version History

  • 9th January 2023 : Version 4.2 - Improvements to drawing radius manually
  • 6th November 2022 : Version 4.1 - Polygon search added
  • 5th November 2022 : Version 4.0 - Up and running again with radius search
  • 2nd October 2019 : Version 3.1 - Adding nodes to polygon no 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

Not working for me
On 1st June 2023

It's a shame it only works up to about 90km....I'm looking for one that goes up to 600km
On 20th April 2023

People can live in cemeteries? %uD83E%uDD28%uD83D%uDC80
By Curious about cemeteries on 1st April 2023

Getting error messages when trying to calculate population.
On 22nd March 2023

chrome has problems again Polygon serching gives no results
On 9th March 2023

Nvm, it works
By J on 8th March 2023

doesn't work on polygon and radius for now
By J on 8th March 2023

how will you know the radius? manual input does not work.
On 23rd February 2023

can't get any results even if i use manual search
On 23rd February 2023

Why do small areas have 0 people mostly?
By Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilico on 19th February 2023

does data work for belarus? stuck on please wait
On 17th February 2023

Wow, over 1 billion population on Africa. :)
By Some random person that is her on 13th February 2023

Hi Zomi, Can you give an example of it being highly inaccurate?
By Free Map Tools on 11th February 2023

Even though it is highly inaccurate for some regions, I like the idea.
By Zomi on 10th February 2023

Please see link where the page reports a population of 55,414 for Greenland.
By Free Map Tools on 10th February 2023

Far away from being exact it think, having marked whole area of Greenland with polygon and having clicked find population button the result was 0, whereas Wikipedia says that its population is 56,466
By Andrzej Z on 10th February 2023

ANy newer stats in the horizon?
By G L on 8th February 2023

great to see some improvements here, feels a lot less laggy
On 15th January 2023

Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. I close the map entirely and reopen it with the hopes that "please wait" will not happen again. This program is fickle. It's very frustrating when you've drawn a precise map several times and you just don't know which time is finally going to work. Great tool, if it worked properly.
On 6th January 2023

This tool really exists. It's incredible. It works and its free
By Junuaya on 2nd January 2023

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