Medieval Demographics Online

An automated tool for creating fantasy populations (with offline version, too)

This tool lets you generate figures for populating low-fantasy kingdoms and settlements. Instructions are included in Low-fantasy Populations article, also included in the offline download below.

Use the drop-down menus and input fields in the form below to generate realistic population numbers for any low fantasy setting. Fields with grey backgrounds are filled in automatically by the Generator.

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Regional Area and Population

Region Name Population Density Physical Area Region's Age
sq. miles years

Regional Area

occupies an area of square miles, of which is arable. This equates to:

Land Type Square Miles Acres
Arable/Settled
Wilderness

Regional Population and Distribution

supports a population of people, distributed as follows:

Settlement Type Number Total Population Average Pop of Each Distance Between Each (miles)
Isolated N/A N/A N/A
Villages
Towns
Cities
Big Cities N/A

Universities and Fortifications

supports Universities and standing fortifications.

Fortification Type Number Active (settled) Active (wilderness) Abandoned (settled) Abandoned (wilderness)
Castle
Keep
Tower
Totals

Settlement Area and Population

Population Minimum Area

people

The settlement occupies square miles ( acres).

Population Overview

Nobles Officers Clergy Freeholders Citizens Hirelings

Population Breakdown

Ruling House and Noble Households
Ruling House Relatives Servants House Guard Serjeants
Additional Noble Houses Population of other Houses  
 
Settlement Officers
Reeve Messor Woodward Constable Law Enforcement Law enforcement is:
Settlement Clergy
Clerics (deacons, lesser priests)   Priests (fully-vested)
 
Freeholders
Adventurers
Apothecaries
Armourers*
Artists
Butchers*
Chandlers
Charcoalers
Cobblers
Entertainers
Foresters
Furriers
Glassworkers
Innkeepers
Jewelers
Litigants
Locksmiths
Masons
Metalsmiths*
Millers/Bakers*
Ostlers*
  Outfitters
Physicians
Potters
Roofers
Ropemakers
Sages/Heralds
Salters*
Scribes
Shipwrights*
Tailors
Tanners*
Taverns
Teamsters
Timberwright*
Tinkers
Vintners
Weaponcrafters*
Weavers
Woodcrafters
Yeomen

Freeholders typically live in the same building as their shop, unless marked with an asterisk (*), in which case their dwelling is separate from their place of business.

Settlement Buildings

Mansions Churches Businesses Municipal Homes Total

Original codebase drawn from The Domesday Book by Brandon Blackmoor, based on Medieval Demographics Made Easy by S. John Ross. Released under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License.

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