Life expectancy in the United States

Life expectancy is defined as the average number of years that a person could expect to live if he or she experienced the age-specific mortality rates prevalent in a given country in a particular year. It does not include the effect of any future decline in age-specific mortality rates.

In 1930, life expectancy at birth in the United States was 58 for men and 62 for women. By 2001, the average U.S. life expectancy was 74 for men and 80 for women. In 2018 the average life expectancy was 80 years for males and 84 years for females.

The model projects life expectancy in the United States to rise to 86 by 2075 and to 88 by the end of the century.

20 U.S. counties with the highest life expectancies (years)
1. Summit County, CO – 86.83
2. Pitkin County, CO – 86.52
3. Eagle County, CO – 85.94
4. Billings County, ND – 84.04
5. Marin County, CA – 83.8
6. Aleutians East Borough, AK – 83.73
7. Aleutians West Census Area, AK – 83.73
8. San Miguel County, CO – 83.73
9. Fairfax City, VA – 83.73
10. Fairfax County, VA – 83.73
11. Douglas County, CO – 83.72
12. Presidio County, TX – 83.72
13. San Juan County, WA – 83.7
14. Hinsdale County, CO – 83.66
15. Los Alamos County, NM – 83.49
16. Teton County, WY – 83.46
17. Collier County, FL – 83.43
18. Loudoun County, VA – 83.19
19. Santa Clara County, CA – 83.14
20. San Mateo County, CA – 83.11

20 U.S. counties with the lowest life expectancies (years)
1. Oglala Lakota County, SD – 66.81
2. Union County, FL – 67.57
3. Todd County, SD – 68.51
4. Sioux County, ND – 68.59
5. Buffalo County, SD – 69.05
6. Owsley County, KY – 70.21
7. Breathitt County, KY – 70.22
8. McDowell County, WV – 70.27
9. Perry County, KY – 70.6
10. Kusilvak Census Area, AK – 70.83
11. Tunica County, MS – 70.93
12. Holmes County, MS – 71.01
13. Dewey County, SD – 71.02
14. Coahoma County, MS – 71.14
15. Wolfe County, KY – 71.15
16. Leslie County, KY – 71.17
17. Roosevelt County, MT – 71.2
18. Phillips County, AR – 71.28
19. Mingo County, WV – 71.38
20. Harlan County, KY – 71.45

 

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