List of U.S. states and territories by life expectancy

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Left: Map of U.S. states and territories by life expectancy in 2018. Right: Life Expectancy by county in 2018 (excluding counties in the U.S. territories) an interactive version can be found at [1]

This article presents a list of United States states and territories sorted by their life expectancy at birth, sex, race, and in the past. The data in the 2018 column is taken from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation for the states and the District of Columbia;[1] from the World Bank for Guam, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands; and from the CIA World Factbook for American Samoa and the Northern Mariana Islands.[2] Data in the 2010 columns comes from the US Health Map. Overall, life expectancy at birth in Hawaii, California, and New York (state) are among the longest in the nation, while life expectancy at birth in Mississippi, American Samoa, and West Virginia are among the shortest in the nation.

The life expectancy in some states has fallen in recent years; for example, Maine's life expectancy in 2010 was 79.1 years, and in 2018 it was 78.7 years. The Washington Post noted in November 2018 that overall life expectancy in the United States was declining although in 2018 life expectancy had a slight increase of 0.1 and bringing it to having not changed since 2010.[3] An Interactive county life expectancy map can be found at [2]




Life Expectancy in 2018[edit]

Rank State/Territory Life Expectancy 2018[1] Life Expectancy 2010[4] Change 2010-2018 Male[5] Female[5] White

[1]

Hispanic

[1]

Black

[1]

Asian [1] American Indian

[1]

Comparable Country[6]
1.  Hawaii 82.3 81.4 Increase 0.9 79.3 85.3 81.3 87.9 80.9 83.7 81.9  New Zealand
2.  California 81.6 80.6 Increase 1.0 79.1 84.1 80.7 83.6 76.0 87.6 75.7  Belgium
3.  New York 81.3 80.3 Increase 1.0 78.8 83.6 81.0 82.4 78.0 87.4 83.7  Germany
4.  Minnesota 80.9 80.8 Increase 0.1 78.7 83.0 81.0 83.4 79.3 86.8 69.9  Denmark
5.  Connecticut 80.9 80.7 Increase 0.2 78.3 83.3 80.6 82.9 78.0 87.2 83.6  Denmark
6.  Massachusetts 80.5 80.5 Steady 77.9 83.0 80.2 82.1 78.8 86.9 84.1  Costa Rica
7  Colorado 80.5 80.1 Increase 0.4 78.3 83.0 80.6 81.0 77.2 87.9 74.2  Costa Rica
8.  New Jersey 80.4 80.0 Increase 0.4 77.9 82.9 80.2 82.7 74.8 87.2 84.1  Costa Rica
9.  Washington 80.4 80.1 Increase 0.3 78.3 82.6 80.1 81.7 78.0 84.3 74.0  Costa Rica
10.  Florida 80.0 79.0 Increase 1.0 77.3 82.7 79.9 82.1 76.1 86.1 81.6  Chile
11.  Rhode Island 79.9 79.5 Increase 0.4 77.2 82.4 79.7 83.1 77.2 86.4 84.0  Chile
12.  Arizona 79.9 79.3 Increase 0.6 77.2 82.7 80.0 81.0 76.8 87.0 71.8  Chile
13.  North Dakota 79.9 79.7 Increase 0.2 77.5 82.39 80.1 85.1 82.1 88.3 69.7  Chile
14.  Utah 79.9 79.8 Increase 0.1 78.1 81.8 79.6 81.9 80.2 84.3 74.3  Chile
-  Guam[2] 79.9 77.9 Increase 2.0 76.6[2] 83.4[2] - - - - -  Chile
15.  Oregon 79.8 79.5 Increase 0.3 77.6 82.1 79.5 84.0 77.5 86.4 76.9  Chile
-  Puerto Rico[2] 79.8 78.4 Increase 1.4 76.4[2] 83.4[2] - - - - -  Chile
16.  Vermont 79.7 80.1 Decrease 0.4 77.3 82.0 79.6 83.1 81.1 87.2 85.0  Czechia
17.  Nebraska 79.6 79.7 Decrease 0.1 77.3 81.9 79.6 82.1 73.9 86.3 71.1  Czechia
-  U.S. Virgin Islands[2] 79.6 78.0 Increase 1.6 76.3[2] 83.0[2] - - - - -  Czechia
18.  New Hampshire 79.5 80.3 Decrease 0.8 77.0 82.0 79.3 83.5 80.8 87.6 84.4  Czechia
19.  Virginia 79.5 79.1 Increase 0.4 77.0 81.8 79.7 84.7 74.5 86.0 82.3  Czechia
20.  Wisconsin 79.4 79.6 Decrease 0.2 77.1 81.8 79.4 83.3 73.4 85.8 71.7  Czechia
21.  Iowa 79.4 79.6 Decrease 0.2 77.0 81.9 79.3 81.8 74.8 86.6 80.1  Czechia
22.  Idaho 79.3 79.4 Decrease 0.1 77.2 81.6 79.1 83.1 81.3 84.9 74.6  Barbados
23.  Illinois 79.3 79.0 Increase 0.3 76.6 81.8 79.1 82.9 73.9 85.3 83.0  Barbados
24.  Maryland 79.1 79.0 Increase 0.1 76.3 81.8 80.0 81.9 75.3 87.3 83.7  Barbados
25.  Texas 79.1 78.4 Increase 0.7 76.6 81.7 78.5 81.3 74.2 85.1 81.8  Barbados
26.  South Dakota 79.1 79.3 Decrease 0.2 76.5 81.6 80.0 82.7 81.2 85.2 67.8  Barbados
27.  Wyoming 79.0 78.1 Increase 0.9 76.9 81.1 79.0 81.8 80.2 85.2 72.9  Lebanon
-  United States 78.8[7] 78.7[7] Increase 0.1 76.3[7] 81.4[7] 78.6[7] 81.8[7] 74.9[7] 86.3[7] 77.4[7]  Cuba
28.  Montana 78.8 78.5 Increase 0.3 76.6 81.2 79.3 82.1 81.9 86.1 69.5  Cuba
29.  Alaska 78.8 78.0 Increase 0.8 76.6 81.2 80.0 80.9 79.0 87.1 70.5  Cuba
30.  Maine 78.7 79.1 Decrease 0.4 76.0 81.3 78.6 82.1 80.9 85.9 83.8  Poland
31.  District of Columbia 78.6 76.9 Increase 1.7 75.5 81.5 87.5 87.8 72.6 89.5 90.5  Albania
32.  Kansas 78.5 78.6 Decrease 0.1 76.2 80.9 78.2 81.5 73.8 84.2 79.1  Panama
33.  Nevada 78.5 77.8 Increase 0.7 75.9 81.3 76.8 80.7 76.3 84.1 74.9  Panama
34.  Delaware 78.4 78.3 Increase 0.1 75.7 81.1 78.5 81.3 75.2 85.7 83.1  Panama
35.  Pennsylvania 78.3 78.5 Decrease 0.2 75.9 81.1 78.3 82.2 73.2 86.9 82.2  Dominica
36.  New Mexico 78.1 78.2 Decrease 0.1 74.9 81.3 78.7 78.6 74.8 81.8 73.9  Dominica
37.  North Carolina 78.0 77.8 Increase 0.4 75.3 80.7 78.5 81.8 75.0 84.3 76.8  United Arab Emirates
38.  Michigan 78.0 78.0 Steady 75.7 80.5 78.0 80.9 73.5 86.0 79.8  United Arab Emirates
39. Georgia (U.S. state) Georgia 77.8 77.3 Increase 0.5 75.3 80.2 78.0 81.3 75.5 85.2 80.8  Oman
40.  Missouri 77.3 77.4 Decrease 0.1 74.6 80.1 77.5 81.8 73.6 84.6 81.0  Colombia
41.  Indiana 77.0 77.5 Decrease 0.5 74.5 79.6 76.8 81.8 73.2 85.1 81.2  Sri Lanka
42.  South Carolina 77.0 76.8 Increase 0.2 74.2 79.8 78.0 81.4 73.6 83.1 80.9  Sri Lanka
43.  Ohio 76.9 77.7 Decrease 0.8 74.3 79.5 77.1 81.1 73.0 85.9 80.6  China
-  Northern Mariana Islands[8] 76.1[8] 76.4[9] Decrease 0.3 73.6[8] 79.3[8] - - - - -  Romania
44.  Louisiana 76.1 75.8 Increase 0.3 73.2 79.0 77.1 80.9 73.1 81.1 80.5  Romania
45.  Tennessee 76.0 76.2 Decrease 0.2 73.4 78.7 76.1 80.7 72.7 82.6 80.4  Serbia
46.  Oklahoma 76.0 75.7 Increase 0.3 73.4 78.6 76.1 80.9 72.9 81.0 73.6  Serbia
47.  Arkansas 75.9 76.0 Decrease 0.1 73.4 78.6 76.0 79.2 72.8 80.6 79.0  Brazil
48.  Alabama 75.4 75.4 Steady 72.4 78.4 76.0 79.1 72.9 80.2 78.7  Vietnam
49.  Kentucky 75.4 75.9 Decrease 0.5 72.7 78.1 75.5 79.6 72.9 80.2 78.9  Vietnam
50.  Mississippi 74.9 74.8 Increase 0.1 72.0 77.8 76.0 79.3 72.6 80.8 79.2  Honduras
-  American Samoa[8] 74.8[8] 71.6[9] Increase 3.2 73.0[8] 77.0[8] - - - - -  Nicaragua
51.  West Virginia 74.8 75.5 Decrease 0.7 72.1 77.7 74.8 79.7 72.2 80.0 79.0  Nicaragua

Past Life Expectancy 1960-2018[edit]

State/Territory 2018[1] 2010[4] 2000[4] 1990[4] 1980[4] 1970[4] 1960[4] Change

1960-2018

 United States[7] 78.7 78.7 76.8 75.4 73.7 70.8 69.7 Increase 9.0
 Alabama 75.4 75.4 74.4 73.7 72.3 69.2 67.9 Increase 7.5
 Alaska 78.8 78.0 76.2 75.0 72.4 69.2 67.2 Increase 11.6
 American Samoa[9] 74.8 71.6 71.4 70.9 70.2 69.3 67.0 Increase 7.8
 Arizona 79.9 79.3 77.1 76.2 74.2 70.9 69.3 Increase 10.6
 Arkansas 75.9 76.0 74.8 74.4 73.3 70.8 69.9 Increase 6.0
 California 81.6 80.6 78.1 75.8 74.3 71.8 70.8 Increase 10.8
 Colorado 80.5 80.1 78.4 77.2 75.4 72.1 70.9 Increase 9.6
 Connecticut 80.9 80.7 78.3 77.1 74.9 72.6 71.1 Increase 9.8
 Delaware 78.4 78.3 76.4 75.0 73.2 69.9 69.1 Increase 9.3
 District of Columbia[5] 78.6 76.9 72.1 67.4 68.9 65.2 66.3 Increase 12.3
 Florida 80.0 79.0 77.0 75.7 73.8 70.8 69.9 Increase 10.1
Georgia (U.S. state) Georgia 77.8 77.3 75.1 73.8 72.1 68.4 67.5 Increase 10.3
 Guam[2] 79.9 77.0 75.0 71.9 69.3 65.7 61.0 Increase 18.9
 Hawaii 82.3 81.4 79.5 78.2 77.1 74.0 71.3 Increase 11.0
 Idaho 79.3 79.4 78.1 77.2 75.2 72.0 71.4 Increase 7.9
 Illinois 79.3 79.0 76.6 74.9 73.3 70.1 69.6 Increase 9.7
 Indiana 77.0 77.5 76.0 75.4 73.9 70.9 70.3 Increase 6.7
 Iowa 79.4 79.6 78.3 77.5 75.8 72.6 71.9 Increase 7.5
 Kansas 78.5 78.6 77.4 77.0 75.2 72.8 71.9 Increase 6.6
 Kentucky 75.4 75.9 75.1 74.4 72.8 70.0 69.6 Increase 5.8
 Louisiana 76.1 75.8 74.1 73.1 71.6 68.7 67.9 Increase 8.2
 Maine 78.7 79.1 77.6 76.6 74.4 70.7 70.2 Increase 8.5
 Maryland 79.1 79.0 76.2 74.9 73.3 70.2 68.6 Increase 10.5
 Massachusetts 80.5 80.5 78.2 76.8 74.8 71.9 70.5 Increase 10.0
 Michigan 78.0 78.0 76.4 75.1 73.7 70.7 70.2 Increase 7.8
 Minnesota 80.9 80.8 79.0 77.8 76.1 73.0 71.8 Increase 9.1
 Mississippi 74.9 74.8 73.4 73.1 71.8 68.4 67.6 Increase 7.3
 Missouri 77.3 77.4 76.0 75.3 73.6 70.6 70.2 Increase 7.1
 Montana 78.8 78.5 77.3 76.4 73.8 70.8 69.6 Increase 9.2
 Nebraska 79.6 79.7 78.3 76.9 75.4 72.5 72.0 Increase 7.6
 Nevada 78.5 77.8 75.9 74.5 72.6 69.3 67.6 Increase 10.9
 New Hampshire 79.5 80.3 78.5 77.0 75.1 71.6 70.7 Increase 8.8
 New Jersey 80.4 80.0 77.3 75.4 73.8 71.0 69.9 Increase 10.5
 New Mexico 78.1 78.2 77.1 76.0 73.8 70.5 69.3 Increase 8.8
 New York 81.3 80.3 77.6 74.6 73.4 70.5 69.7 Increase 11.6
 North Carolina 78.0 77.8 75.6 74.7 73.0 69.3 68.2 Increase 9.8
 North Dakota 79.9 79.7 78.8 77.5 75.6 73.0 71.5 Increase 8.4
 Northern Mariana Islands[9] 76.1 76.4 75.8 74.3 73.6 71.4 69.3 Increase 6.8
 Ohio 76.9 77.7 76.3 75.3 73.3 70.8 70.2 Increase 6.7
 Oklahoma 76.0 75.7 75.0 75.0 73.6 71.1 70.8 Increase 5.2
 Oregon 79.8 79.5 77.8 76.5 74.9 72.4 71.0 Increase 8.8
 Pennsylvania 78.3 78.5 76.7 75.4 73.3 70.4 69.5 Increase 8.8
 Puerto Rico[2] 79.8 78.4 76.7 74.2 73.7 71.5 68.7 Increase 11.1
 Rhode Island 79.9 79.5 78.0 76.4 74.6 71.7 70.6 Increase 9.3
 South Carolina 77.0 76.8 74.7 73.6 71.8 68.1 66.1 Increase 10.9
 South Dakota 79.1 79.3 78.0 77.1 74.8 72.3 70.5 Increase 8.6
 Tennessee 76.0 76.2 74.7 74.2 73.1 70.0 69.4 Increase 6.6
 Texas 79.1 78.4 76.5 75.2 73.6 70.8 70.2 Increase 8.9
 Utah 79.9 79.8 78.6 78.0 75.8 72.8 71.8 Increase 8.1
 U.S. Virgin Islands[2] 79.6 78.0 76.6 74.2 71.7 69.1 66.2 Increase 13.4
 Vermont 79.7 80.1 78.2 76.7 74.3 71.9 70.4 Increase 9.3
 Virginia 79.5 79.1 76.8 75.3 73.3 70.2 68.7 Increase 10.8
 Washington 80.4 80.1 78.2 76.8 75.0 71.9 71.1 Increase 9.3
 West Virginia 74.8 75.5 74.9 74.4 72.6 69.2 69.6 Increase 5.2
 Wisconsin 79.4 79.6 78.0 76.9 75.3 72.5 71.1 Increase 8.3
 Wyoming 79.0 78.1 77.1 76.4 73.8 70.8 69.2 Increase 9.8
Life Expectancy in the U.S. by race 1900-2019[10]






Life Expectancy in the top 50 largest U.S. cities in 2018[edit]

City State Total [1] Male[11] Female[11] White[1] Hispanic[1] Black[1] Asian[1] American

Indian[1]

Comparable country [6]
 New York City  New York 82.9 80.3 85.3 82.7 85.2 80.0 89.4 100+  Iceland
 Los Angeles  California 82.3 80.0 84.4 81.0 84.4 75.9 87.6 83.3  New Zealand
 Chicago  Illinois 79.4 76.8 81.8 80.8 85.5 73.1 88.2 100+  Czechia
 Houston  Texas 79.6 77.3 81.9 78.9 84.1 74.6 87.3 100+  Czechia
Flag of Phoenix.png Phoenix  Arizona 80.4 78.2 82.7 80.6 81.8 76.5 87.0 75.1  Costa Rica
 Philadelphia  Pennsylvania 76.1 72.7 79.2 77.0 79.7 73.5 88.4 99.2  Romania
 San Antonio  Texas 78.9 76.4 81.6 78.6 79.7 75.5 88.0 100+  Lebanon
Flag of San Diego, California.svg San Diego  California 82.2 80.1 84.3 81.4 84.2 78.3 88.0 76.6  Luxembourg
 Dallas  Texas 78.9 76.4 81.3 78.6 84.5 74.6 88.1 91.6  Lebanon
Flag of San José, California.svg San Jose  California 84.6 82.9 86.3 82.8 84.2 79.6 89.6 81.3  Japan
Flag of Austin, Texas.svg Austin  Texas 81.8 80.0 83.6 81.5 84.0 77.3 89.1 100+  Finland
 Jacksonville  Florida 76.2 73.6 78.7 76.0 84.3 74.4 88.7 100+  Malaysia
Flag of Honolulu.jpg Honolulu  Hawaii 82.5 79.7 85.3 81.7 77.0 86.1 83.2 91.0  Norway
Flag of Fort Worth.png Fort Worth  Texas 79.1 77.0 81.1 78.4 84.6 76.5 86.8 99.5  Barbados
Flag of Columbus, Ohio.svg Columbus  Ohio 77.1 74.8 79.2 77.5 90.5 74.3 87.1 82.2  Sri Lanka
Flag of Charlotte.png Charlotte  North Carolina 80.4 77.9 82.6 81.4 91.4 76.9 87.1 87.1  Costa Rica
 San Francisco  California 83.8 81.1 86.6 82.9 85.6 72.8 87.5 77.2   Switzerland
 Indianapolis  Indiana 75.7 73.0 78.2 76.2 88.5 73.0 84.1 99.6  North Macedonia
Flag of Seattle, WA.png Seattle  Washington 82.4 80.3 84.3 82.0 86.2 78.2 87.8 74.4  Canada
Flag of Denver, Colorado.svg Denver  Colorado 79.8 77.7 82.0 80.6 79.4 75.9 86.4 76.0  Qatar
Flag of the District of Columbia.svg Washington  District of Columbia 78.6 75.6 81.0 87.5 87.8 72.6 89.5 98.5  Albania
 Boston  Massachusetts 81.2 78.4 83.9 80.4 88.4 79.5 90.0 83.2  United Kingdom
Flag of El paso.png El Paso  Texas 80.5 77.7 83.2 77.5 81.2 79.8 88.6 92.1  Liechtenstein
Flag of Nashville, Tennessee.png Nashville  Tennessee 77.0 74.2 79.8 77.5 89.4 74.2 87.5 97.0  Sri Lanka
Flag of Detroit, MI.png Detroit  Michigan 72.4 72.5 78.1 77.3 79.6 72.2 90.0 77.4  Honduras
Flag of Oklahoma City.png Oklahoma City  Oklahoma 76.1 73.7 78.4 76.2 82.6 73.2 83.2 74.3  Romania
Flag of Portland, Oregon.svg Portland  Oregon 79.7 77.3 81.9 79.7 85.5 74.4 84.8 72.8  Qatar
 Las Vegas  Nevada 78.8 76.4 81.3 77.2 86.2 74.5 85.4 80.4  Cuba
Flag of Memphis,tennessee.png Memphis  Tennessee 75.7 72.5 78.4 78.1 89.9 73.3 86.9 87.1  North Macedonia
Flag of Louisville, KY.png Louisville  Kentucky 75.8 73.2 78.3 76.1 89.2 73.3 84.1 81.2  North Macedonia
Flag of Baltimore, Maryland.svg Baltimore  Maryland 72.8 68.9 76.7 75.5 92.5 70.7 94.8 96.2  Syria
Flag of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.svg Milwaukee  Wisconsin 76.9 74.4 79.4 78.4 82.5 71.6 83.8 76.5  China
 Albuquerque  New Mexico 78.5 75.7 81.3 79.3 78.1 75.3 84.5 75.7  Panama
Flag of Tucson.png Tucson  Arizona 79.6 77.1 82.0 79.5 80.9 76.5 87.9 71.1  Czechia
Flag of Fresno.png Fresno  California 78.9 76.6 81.2 77.9 81.1 72.1 81.5 79.0  Lebanon
Flag of Mesa.png Mesa  Arizona 80.0 77.7 82.1 80.1 81.9 77.0 85.1 76.1  Qatar
Flag of Sacramento, California.svg Sacramento  California 79.6 77.4 82.0 78.8 83.0 75.7 85.0 75.4  Czechia
 Atlanta Georgia (U.S. state) Georgia 79.5 77.1 81.9 82.8 88.8 75.2 89.5 92.9  Czechia
Flag of Kansas City, Missouri.svg Kansas City  Missouri 78.2 75.7 80.6 78.9 84.3 74.6 86.2 92.0  Dominica
Flag of Colorado Springs.png Colorado Springs  Colorado 78.8 78.0 80.6 78.9 79.6 76.1 86.0 75.4  Cuba
Flag of Omaha.png Omaha  Nebraska 79.1 76.7 81.5 79.6 87.9 72.6 87.2 74.4  Barbados
Flag of Raleigh, North Carolina.svg Raleigh  North Carolina 81.6 79.5 83.5 82.2 87.5 77.8 89.1 83.5  Belgium
 Miami  Florida 82.2 79.4 84.8 80.3 84.0 76.7 90.2 97.3  Luxembourg
Flag of Long Beach.png Long Beach  California 82.4 80.2 84.4 81.2 84.4 76.1 88.8 83.9  Norway
Flag of Virginia Beach, VA.png Virginia Beach  Virginia 80.6 78.8 82.2 80.5 85.3 78.2 88.1 85.5  Liechtenstein
Flag of Oakland.png Oakland  California 82.9 80.7 84.9 82.0 84.6 75.7 88.2 83.6  Sweden
 Minneapolis  Minnesota 81.3 79.2 83.2 81.9 89.5 77.2 86.1 64.7  Germany
Flag of Tulsa.png Tulsa  Oklahoma 76.6 74.1 79.1 77.2 84.9 71.3 82.9 73.8  Iran
Flag of Tampa, Florida.svg Tampa  Florida 79.3 77.0 81.7 78.7 82.5 76.4 90.3 83.4  Barbados
Flag of Arlington, TX.png Arlington  Texas 79.5 77.4 81.5 79.0 84.8 77.0 87.0 99.9  Barbados
 New Orleans  Louisiana 76.9 73.2 80.6 80.1 82.7 74.9 87.7 81.2  China
 Cleveland  Ohio 76.9 74.2 79.4 78.0 82.1 73.7 89.1 84.9  China
Flag of Pittsburgh.pngPittsburgh  Pennsylvania 77.9 75.2 80.4 78.7 90.8 72.4 87.7 82.0  Oman
 Orlando  Florida 80.3 77.8 82.7 79.6 83.6 77.8 89.1 88.7  Costa Rica
Flag of Salt Lake City.png Salt Lake City  Utah 79.5 77.6 81.4 79.2 82.6 76.1 83.4 74.9  Czechia

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n "Robert Wood Johnson Foundation".
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m "World Bank".
  3. ^ "U.S. life expectancy declines again, a dismal trend not seen since World War I - The Washington Post".
  4. ^ a b c d e f g "Journal of the American Medical Association" (PDF).
  5. ^ a b c "USAmortality.org".
  6. ^ a b "2020 Human development index".
  7. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "2019 mortality" (PDF).
  8. ^ a b c d e f g h "CIA world factbook".
  9. ^ a b c d "IHME Country Profiles".
  10. ^ "Mortality 2019" (PDF).
  11. ^ a b "United States health map".