Home to approximately 850,000 people, as of 2015, Jacksonville is the most populated city and one of the most prominent cities included on a map of Florida, along with Miami, Orlando, Daytona, Tampa and St. Petersburg. While the Tampa and Miami areas house roughly four to five million people altogether, making them the first and second largest metropolitan areas within the state, the actual cities themselves only have 350,000 to 400,000 people each, less than half that of Jacksonville.
Stretching over 750 square miles, Jacksonville has a population of only 1,100 residents per square mile. By comparison, Miami has more than 11,000 people per square mile, and Tampa has 3,000. The relatively small size of both cities, each encompassing a mere 35 to 100 square miles apiece, lead to its being less populated.
Known for an abundance of theme parks, Orlando is a popular tourist destination. With Walt Disney World, Universal Studios, SeaWorld and Discovery Cove, in addition to dozens of lakes along its periphery, the city holds prominence on any Florida state map.
With well-known beaches, Daytona is an attractive place for many college students during spring breaks. It also has the Angell & Phelps Chocolate Factory, water parks, flea markets and fishing holes. Hosted at the Daytona International Speedway each winter, the Daytona 500 is NASCAR's largest race of the year.