Human Population Density (Global - Annual - 1 km)

Estimated density of people per grid-cell, approximately 1km (0.008333 degrees) resolution. The units are number of people per Km² per pixel, expressed as unit: "ppl/Km²". The mapping approach is Random Forest-based dasymetric redistribution.

The WorldPop project was initiated in October 2013 to combine the AfriPop, AsiaPop and AmeriPop population mapping projects. It aims to provide an open access archive of spatial demographic datasets for Central and South America, Africa and Asia to support development, disaster response and health applications. The methods used are designed with full open access and operational application in mind, using transparent, fully documented and peer-reviewed methods to produce easily updatable maps with accompanying metadata and measures of uncertainty.

Acknowledgements information at https://www.worldpop.org/acknowledgements

Data revision: 2018-10-24

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Citation:

For all WorldPop datasets, please cite the WorldPop website as the source: www.worldpop.org. Additionally, the following academic publications should be cited for the specific datasets listed:

  • Americas population data: Alessandro Sorichetta, Graeme M. Hornby, Forrest R. Stevens, Andrea E. Gaughan, Catherine Linard, Andrew J. Tatem, 2015, High-resolution gridded population datasets for Latin America and the Caribbean in 2010, 2015, and 2020, Scientific Data, doi:10.1038/sdata.2015.45

  • Africa population count data: Linard, C., Gilbert, M., Snow, R.W., Noor, A.M. and Tatem, A.J., 2012, Population distribution, settlement patterns and accessibility across Africa in 2010, PLoS ONE, 7(2): e31743.

  • Asia population count data: Gaughan AE, Stevens FR, Linard C, Jia P and Tatem AJ, 2013, High resolution population distribution maps for Southeast Asia in 2010 and 2015, PLoS ONE, 8(2): e55882.

Contact points:

Metadata contact: Population Counts WorldPop

Contact: WorldPop

Online resources:

Download data from the Worldpop official website

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Estimated density of people per grid-cell, approximately 1km (0.008333 degrees) resolution. The units are number of people per Km² per pixel, expressed as unit: "ppl/Km²". The mapping approach is Random Forest-based dasymetric redistribution. The WorldPop project was initiated in October 2013 to combine the AfriPop, AsiaPop and AmeriPop population mapping projects. It aims to provide an open access archive of spatial demographic datasets for Central and South America, Africa and Asia to support development, disaster response and health applications. The methods used are designed with full open access and operational application in mind, using transparent, fully documented and peer-reviewed methods to produce easily updatable maps with accompanying metadata and measures of uncertainty. Acknowledgements information at https://www.worldpop.org/acknowledgements
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For all WorldPop datasets, please cite the WorldPop website as the source: www.worldpop.org. Additionally, the following academic publications should be cited for the specific datasets listed: - Americas population data: Alessandro Sorichetta, Graeme M. Hornby, Forrest R. Stevens, Andrea E. Gaughan, Catherine Linard, Andrew J. Tatem, 2015, High-resolution gridded population datasets for Latin America and the Caribbean in 2010, 2015, and 2020, Scientific Data, doi:10.1038/sdata.2015.45 - Africa population count data: Linard, C., Gilbert, M., Snow, R.W., Noor, A.M. and Tatem, A.J., 2012, Population distribution, settlement patterns and accessibility across Africa in 2010, PLoS ONE, 7(2): e31743. - Asia population count data: Gaughan AE, Stevens FR, Linard C, Jia P and Tatem AJ, 2013, High resolution population distribution maps for Southeast Asia in 2010 and 2015, PLoS ONE, 8(2): e55882.
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WorldPop datasets have been downloaded by researchers and policy makers from countries across the World, including 95% of the countries mapped by the project, resulting in valuable feedback and improvements to products. The data have been downloaded and used by a wide range of governments agencies. WorldPop outputs have been obtained and utilized by many international organizations, foundations and agencies including UNDP, UNEP, FAO, WHO, The World Bank, WFP, WWF, USGS, Red Cross International and UNOCHA.
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