According to census data from 2004, the population is 2,400.
Located in the Wałcz Lake District on three lakes, Człopa is just east of the scenic Drawska Wilderness area which includes Drawieński National Park.
Człopa is an ancient city that was part of Poland since the 12th Century, guarding its northern and western borders. By the end of the 13th Century, the Czarnkowski family of the Nałęcz szlachta received possession of the region around Człopa from Przemysł II, prince of Greater Poland. The grant included permission to raise a hill-fort.
Only portions of the hill-fort's walls have survived to the present time.