List of U.S. states by life expectancy

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Map of US states by life expectancy at birth (years)
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This article presents a list of United States states sorted by their life expectancy at birth and by race/ethnicity in every state where the population of that racial or ethnic group is sufficiently large for robust estimates. The data were taken from the Measure of America's third national human development report, The Measure of America 2013–2014 [1].

Rankings[edit]

Rank State Life Expectancy, All
(in years)
Life Expectancy, African American
(in years)
Life Expectancy, Asian American
(in years)
Life Expectancy, Latino
(in years)
Life Expectancy, Native American
(in years)
Life Expectancy, White
(in years)
1 Hawaii 79.7 - 82.0 76.8 - 80.4
2 Minnesota 80.3 79.7 83.5 87.3 70.2 81.2
3 Connecticut 82.7 77.8 89.1 83.1 - 81.0
4 California 80.9 75.1 86.3 83.2 80.2 79.8
5 Massachusetts 83.8 78.8 89.1 87.1 - 80.4
6 New York 82.5 77.4 88.6 83.5 - 80.5
7 Vermont 80.4 - - - - 80.4
8 New Hampshire 80.1 - - - - 80.1
9 New Jersey 82.4 75.5 89.4 84.7 - 80.3
10 Utah 82.2 - 84.6 82.1 - 80.1
11 Colorado 80.9 76.7 87.4 79.4 - 80.2
12 Wisconsin 79.8 74.0 86.4 86.0 72.5 80.3
13 Washington 80.3 77.5 85.4 85.4 73.8 79.7
14 Rhode Island 79.7 - - - - 79.7
15 Nebraska 79.8 73.9 - 85.5 - 80.0
16 Iowa 79.8 75.3 - - - 79.8
17 Arizona 79.3 76.5 86.7 80.8 72.7 79.8
18 North Dakota 80.2 - - - - 80.2
19 Oregon 82.0 77.2 86.2 85.4 - 79.2
20 Idaho 81.4 - - 83.4 - 79.4
21 South Dakota 74.3 - - - 68.2 80.4
22 Florida 81.7 75.8 88.9 83.1 - 79.1
23 Maine 79.1 - - - - 79.1
24 Virginia 82.5 75.3 87.2 88.3 - 79.4
25 Illinois 81.5 73.7 87.9 85.3 - 79.3
26 Maryland 81.0 75.5 88.2 - - 79.4
27 Kansas 78.6 73.6 - 83.5 - 78.8
28 Pennsylvania 81.6 73.4 89.0 85.3 - 78.9
29 Montana 74.1 - - - 69.2 79.1
30 Texas 80.3 74.4 88.1 80.7 - 78.0
31 New Mexico 77.7 - - 78.8 74.8 79.0
32 Delaware 77.0 75.4 - - - 78.6
33 Wyoming 78.4 - - - - 78.4
34 Alaska 74.9 - - - 70.5 79.4
35 Michigan 79.2 73.4 88.7 80.0 75.3 79.0
36 Nevada 81.3 75.9 88.1 84.7 - 76.7
37 North Carolina 79.6 74.7 88.9 - 76.6 78.3
38 Ohio 81.0 73.9 87.0 85.3 - 78.1
39 Indiana 81.3 73.8 88.1 85.9 - 77.7
40 Missouri 75.9 74.2 - - - 77.7
41 Georgia 80.1 74.7 88.0 - - 77.6
42 South Carolina 78.3 74.0 - 83.2 - 77.8
43 District of Columbia 77.9 71.6 - - - 84.3
44 Tennessee 77.9 72.9 84.2 - - 76.7
45 Kentucky 74.7 73.5 - - - 76.0
46 Arkansas 74.2 72.2 - - - 76.3
47 Oklahoma 78.2 72.8 - 85.0 73.8 76.0
48 Louisiana 78.2 72.4 85.6 - - 76.7
49 Alabama 78.06 72.9 85.3 - - 76.0
50 West Virginia 74.1 72.8 - - - 75.4
51 Mississippi 74.2 72.4 - - - 76.1

Source: Measure of America calculations using mortality data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics 2009, and population data from the CDC WONDER database.

Note: Life expectancy values have been rounded to one decimal place. As a result, the values appear to be tied in several instances but the rankings reflect the original calculations, not the rounded values. In cases where there is no life expectancy estimate, the population of that group is too small to enable reliable estimates.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • [2] Measure of America, 2013-2014.
  • [3] This interactive mapping website contains life expectancy estimates by race and ethnicity for the five major racial and ethnic groups by state as well.

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