U.S. Counties with a life expectancy above 80 years
Life expectancy is the average time a human is presumed to live, based on the year of its birth, its current age, and other demographic features, including sex.
Many aspects, from socioeconomic determinants to culture to climate and behaviors, can influence life expectancy.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Americans are expected to live an average of 78.7 years in 2020, down from 78.9 years in 2014. Women were more expected to outlive men by 5 years nationwide.
Live expectancy is not evenly distributed across the country. The U.S. states in the South did worse when contrasted with their Northeastern and Western analogs.
Hawaii has the highest average life expectancy at 81 years, followed by California, New York, Minnesota, Connecticut.
The map below shows counties with a life expectancy above 80 years. This life expectancy map correlates with the median income and prevalence of obesity in the United States.
Top 10 U.S. Counties with longest life expectancy (years)
- Summit (Colorado): 86.83
- Pitkin (Colorado): 86.52
- Eagle (Colorado): 85.94
- Billings (North Dakota): 84.04
- Marin (California): 83.80
- San Miguel (Colorado): 83.73
- Fairfax (Virginia): 83.73
- Aleutians West Census Area (Alaska): 83.73
- Aleutians East Borough (Alaska): 83.73
- Presidio (Texas): 83.72
The most significant percentage of centenarians live in counties: Hooker (Nebraska) – 8.01%, McIntosh (North Dakota) – 7.97%, Harding (New Mexico) – 6.94%, Decatur (Kansas) – 6.31%, and Pawnee (Nebraska) – 6.02%.