AreaVibes reveals the best places to live in Wisconsin for 2016 using our Livability Score. The Livability Score for each city in Wisconsin is calculated out of 100 from a unique algorithm based on various metrics, including: amenities, cost of living, crime, education, employment, housing and weather. Wisconsin has a population of 5,724,692 and a population density of 87.4 people per square mile. The capital city is Madison and the largest city in Wisconsin is Milwaukee. To filter the results, use the dropdown options to sort by population or category.