AreaVibes reveals the best places to live in Kansas for 2016 using our Livability Score. The Livability Score for each city in Kansas is calculated out of 100 from a unique algorithm based on various metrics, including: amenities, cost of living, crime, education, employment, housing and weather. Kansas has a population of 2,851,183 and a population density of 35.1 people per square mile. The capital city is Topeka and the largest city in Kansas is Wichita. To filter the results, use the dropdown options to sort by population or category.