AreaVibes reveals the best places to live in Florida for 2016 using our Livability Score. The Livability Score for each city in Florida is calculated out of 100 from a unique algorithm based on various metrics, including: amenities, cost of living, crime, education, employment, housing and weather. Florida has a population of 18,885,152 and a population density of 293.6 people per square mile. The capital city is Tallahassee and the largest city in Florida is Jacksonville. To filter the results, use the dropdown options to sort by population or category.