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

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 work funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation for the 50 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 Health Data.[3]

Life expectancy at birth in each U.S. state and the District of Columbia in 2020 according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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.[4]

Life expectancy in 2019Edit

Rank State/Territory Life Expectancy 2019[1]
1.   Hawaii 82.3
2.   California 81.7
3.   New York 81.4
4.   Minnesota 80.9
5.   Connecticut 80.9
6.   Massachusetts 80.6
7   Colorado 80.6
8.   New Jersey 80.5
9.   Washington 80.4
10.   Florida 80.2
11.   Utah 80.1
12.   Arizona 80.0
13.   Oregon 79.9
-   Guam[2] 79.9
14.   Rhode Island 79.8
15.   Vermont 79.8
-   Puerto Rico[2] 79.8
16.   North Dakota 79.7
17.   New Hampshire 79.7
18.   Nebraska 79.6
-   U.S. Virgin Islands[2] 79.6
19.   Virginia 79.5
20.   Wisconsin 79.5
21.   Iowa 79.4
22.   Idaho 79.4
23.   Illinois 79.4
24.   Texas 79.2
25.   Maryland 79.2
26.   Alaska 79.0
27.   District of Columbia 79.0
28.   South Dakota 78.9
29.   Wyoming 78.9
30.   Montana 78.9
-   United States 78.8[5]
31.   Maine 78.7
32.   Nevada 78.7
33.   Kansas 78.5
34.   Delaware 78.5
35.   Pennsylvania 78.4
36.   North Carolina 78.1
37.   New Mexico 78.0
38.   Michigan 78.1
39.   Georgia 77.9
40.   Missouri 77.3
41.   South Carolina 77.1
42.   Indiana 77.1
43.   Ohio 77.0
-   Northern Mariana Islands[6] 76.1[6]
44.   Louisiana 76.1
45.   Tennessee 76.0
46.   Oklahoma 76.0
47.   Arkansas 76.0
48.   Kentucky 75.6
49.   Alabama 75.5
50.   Mississippi 74.9
-   American Samoa[6] 74.8[6]
51.   West Virginia 74.8

Past life expectancy, 1960–2018Edit

State/Territory 2019[1] 2010[7] 2000[7] 1990[7] 1980[7] 1970[7] 1960[7] Change
1960-2018









  United States[5] 78.8 78.7 76.8 75.4 73.7 70.8 69.7   9.1
  Alabama 75.5 75.4 74.4 73.7 72.3 69.2 67.9   7.6
  Alaska 79.0 78.0 76.2 75.0 72.4 69.2 67.2   11.8
  American
Samoa
[8]
74.8 71.6 71.4 70.9 70.2 69.3 67.0   7.8
  Arizona 80.0 79.3 77.1 76.2 74.2 70.9 69.3   10.7
  Arkansas 76.0 76.0 74.8 74.4 73.3 70.8 69.9   6.1
  California 81.7 80.6 78.1 75.8 74.3 71.8 70.8   10.9
  Colorado 80.6 80.1 78.4 77.2 75.4 72.1 70.9   9.7
  Connecticut 80.9 80.7 78.3 77.1 74.9 72.6 71.1   9.8
  Delaware 78.5 78.3 76.4 75.0 73.2 69.9 69.1   9.4
  District of
Columbia
[9]
79.0 76.9 72.1 67.4 68.9 65.2 66.3   12.7
  Florida 80.2 79.0 77.0 75.7 73.8 70.8 69.9   10.3
  Georgia 77.9 77.3 75.1 73.8 72.1 68.4 67.5   10.4
  Guam[2] 79.9 77.0 75.0 71.9 69.3 65.7 61.0   18.9
  Hawaii 82.3 81.4 79.5 78.2 77.1 74.0 71.3   11.0
  Idaho 79.4 79.4 78.1 77.2 75.2 72.0 71.4   8.0
  Illinois 79.4 79.0 76.6 74.9 73.3 70.1 69.6   9.8
  Indiana 77.1 77.5 76.0 75.4 73.9 70.9 70.3   6.8
  Iowa 79.4 79.6 78.3 77.5 75.8 72.6 71.9   7.5
  Kansas 78.5 78.6 77.4 77.0 75.2 72.8 71.9   6.6
  Kentucky 75.6 75.9 75.1 74.4 72.8 70.0 69.6   6.0
  Louisiana 76.1 75.8 74.1 73.1 71.6 68.7 67.9   8.2
  Maine 78.7 79.1 77.6 76.6 74.4 70.7 70.2   8.5
  Maryland 79.2 79.0 76.2 74.9 73.3 70.2 68.6   10.6
  Massachusetts 80.6 80.5 78.2 76.8 74.8 71.9 70.5   10.1
  Michigan 78.1 78.0 76.4 75.1 73.7 70.7 70.2   7.9
  Minnesota 80.9 80.8 79.0 77.8 76.1 73.0 71.8   9.1
  Mississippi 74.9 74.8 73.4 73.1 71.8 68.4 67.6   7.3
  Missouri 77.3 77.4 76.0 75.3 73.6 70.6 70.2   7.1
  Montana 78.9 78.5 77.3 76.4 73.8 70.8 69.6   9.3
  Nebraska 79.6 79.7 78.3 76.9 75.4 72.5 72.0   7.6
  Nevada 78.7 77.8 75.9 74.5 72.6 69.3 67.6   11.1
  New Hampshire 79.7 80.3 78.5 77.0 75.1 71.6 70.7   9.0
  New Jersey 80.5 80.0 77.3 75.4 73.8 71.0 69.9   10.6
  New Mexico 78.0 78.2 77.1 76.0 73.8 70.5 69.3   8.7
  New York 81.4 80.3 77.6 74.6 73.4 70.5 69.7   11.7
  North Carolina 78.1 77.8 75.6 74.7 73.0 69.3 68.2   9.9
  North Dakota 79.7 79.7 78.8 77.5 75.6 73.0 71.5   8.2
  Northern Mariana
Islands
[8]
76.1 76.4 75.8 74.3 73.6 71.4 69.3   6.8
  Ohio 77.0 77.7 76.3 75.3 73.3 70.8 70.2   6.8
  Oklahoma 76.0 75.7 75.0 75.0 73.6 71.1 70.8   5.2
  Oregon 79.9 79.5 77.8 76.5 74.9 72.4 71.0   8.9
  Pennsylvania 78.4 78.5 76.7 75.4 73.3 70.4 69.5   8.9
  Puerto Rico[2] 79.8 78.4 76.7 74.2 73.7 71.5 68.7   11.1
  Rhode Island 79.8 79.5 78.0 76.4 74.6 71.7 70.6   9.2
  South Carolina 77.1 76.8 74.7 73.6 71.8 68.1 66.1   11.0
  South Dakota 78.9 79.3 78.0 77.1 74.8 72.3 70.5   8.4
  Tennessee 76.0 76.2 74.7 74.2 73.1 70.0 69.4   6.6
  Texas 79.2 78.4 76.5 75.2 73.6 70.8 70.2   9.0
  Utah 80.1 79.8 78.6 78.0 75.8 72.8 71.8   8.3
  U.S. Virgin
Islands
[2]
79.6 78.0 76.6 74.2 71.7 69.1 66.2   13.4
  Vermont 79.8 80.1 78.2 76.7 74.3 71.9 70.4   9.4
  Virginia 79.5 79.1 76.8 75.3 73.3 70.2 68.7   10.8
  Washington 80.4 80.1 78.2 76.8 75.0 71.9 71.1   9.3
  West Virginia 74.8 75.5 74.9 74.4 72.6 69.2 69.6   5.2
  Wisconsin 79.5 79.6 78.0 76.9 75.3 72.5 71.1   8.4
  Wyoming 78.9 78.1 77.1 76.4 73.8 70.8 69.2   9.7
 
Life Expectancy in the U.S. by race 1900-2019[10]

Life expectancy in counties with 500,000+ people in 2019Edit

Life expectancy by U.S. county (years)[1]
County State Total White Hispanic Black Asian







Los Angeles   California 82.4 81.2 84.4 76.1 87.7
Cook   Illinois 79.7 81.1 85.6 73.3 89
Harris   Texas 79.9 79.2 84.3 74.8 87.5
Maricopa   Arizona 80.5 80.7 81.6 77 87.2
San Diego   California 82.2 81.4 84.1 78.2 87.9
Orange   California 83.2 81.7 84.7 81 88.1
Miami-Dade   Florida 82.4 80.1 84.2 77 91.1
Dallas   Texas 79.1 78.8 84.4 74.9 87.7
Kings   New York 82.9 83.8 83.5 81.4 89.2
Riverside   California 80.9 79.5 83.6 77.5 87
Clark   Nevada 79 77.4 86 74.7 85.4
King   Washington 82.4 82.1 86.4 77.6 87.8
Queens   New York 84.1 82.2 88.3 81.5 89.9
San Bernardino   California 78.8 76.5 81.8 75 86.7
Tarrant   Texas 79.3 78.6 85 76.6 86.8
Bexar   Texas 78.9 78.5 79.6 75.6 87.9
Broward   Florida 81.5 79.6 86.9 80.8 89
Santa Clara   California 84.9 83.1 84.3 79.7 90
Wayne   Michigan 75.5 77.5 80.2 72.2 90.4
Alameda   California 83.1 82.2 84.5 75.7 88.6
New York   New York 85.3 87.6 86 77.1 90.3
Middlesex   Massachusetts 82.4 81.9 89.6 82.7 90.5
Philadelphia   Pennsylvania 76.4 77.2 80 73.6 89.5
Sacramento   California 79.6 78.9 82.8 75.1 84.9
Palm Beach   Florida 82.6 81.9 87 81 92.1
Hillsborough   Florida 79.6 79 82.9 76.5 89.5
Suffolk   New York 80.9 80.6 85.7 78.1 88.9
Orange   Florida 80.6 79.6 83.8 78.3 89.5
Bronx   New York 80.9 79.1 83.4 79 91.7
Nassau   New York 83.1 82.7 87.7 81.2 90.7
Franklin   Ohio 77.2 77.6 90.3 74.3 87.1
Travis   Texas 81.9 81.5 84.9 77.6 88.8
Hennepin   Minnesota 81.3 81.9 88.5 77.3 85.8
Oakland   Michigan 80.4 80.6 83.9 77.2 92.6
Cuyahoga   Ohio 77 78.3 82.7 73.6 89
Allegheny   Pennsylvania 78.1 78.9 90 72.4 86.4
Salt Lake   Utah 79.8 79.4 82.8 75.6 83.8
Contra Costa   California 82.5 81.9 85.2 76.6 88.4
Fairfax   Virginia 85.6 84.7 92 84.1 90.3
Wake   North Carolina 81.8 82.4 87.4 78.1 90.4
Mecklenburg   North Carolina 80.6 81.7 88.6 77 87.3
Fulton   Georgia 79.6 82.8 87.7 75.4 88.9
Collin   Texas 82.7 81.8 87.4 80.4 90
Pima   Arizona 79.5 79.5 80.7 75.7 88.1
Montgomery   Maryland 84.6 83.8 92.4 82.1 90.2
Fresno   California 78.9 78 81 72.1 81.7
St. Louis   Missouri 78 79.9 86.9 71.7 89.1
Pinellas   Florida 79.2 79.1 84.8 74.9 88.4
Duval   Florida 76.1 75.7 83.8 74.2 88.7
Marion   Indiana 76 76.5 86.8 73.3 84.9
Westchester   New York 83.6 83.5 89.1 80.7 92.7
Honolulu   Hawaii 82.5 81.9 76.6 86 83.2
Milwaukee   Wisconsin 76.9 78.6 82.5 71.7 83.5
Gwinnett   Georgia 81.2 80 88.2 80.1 86.7
Fairfield   Connecticut 83 82.8 87.7 80.8 94.2
Shelby   Tennessee 75.5 78 86.5 73.2 86.3
Bergen   New Jersey 83.2 81.9 88.3 80.3 92.4
Denton   Texas 82 81.1 89 80.5 88.6
DuPage   Illinois 82.5 81.8 87.6 78.1 90.6
Erie   New York 78.7 79.4 81.3 74 88.8
Pierce   Washington 79 79 84 76.1 82.8
Prince George's   Maryland 79.6 79.2 86.6 78.6 89.2
Kern   California 77.5 75.6 81.1 72.3 84.1
Hartford   Connecticut 80.2 80.1 81.9 79.1 90.1
Hidalgo   Texas 81.9 81.3 81.3 88.3 94.8
Macomb   Michigan 78 78.3 83 73.5 87.8
San Francisco   California 84 83.3 85.4 73.1 87.8
New Haven   Connecticut 80.1 80 83.7 77.5 98.8
Ventura   California 82.5 81.5 84.7 80.8 89.3
El Paso   Texas 80.1 76.7 81 78.5 86.1
Fort Bend   Texas 83 81.5 86.5 80.5 89
Montgomery   Pennsylvania 80.9 80.8 86.8 77.9 88.6
Snohomish   Washington 80.5 79.7 85.6 83.3 88.7
Worcester   Massachusetts 79.3 79.3 82.1 81.5 90
Baltimore   Maryland 78.1 78 90.5 76.5 89.4
Middlesex   New Jersey 81.7 79.4 85.8 80 90.4
Hamilton   Ohio 76.6 77.7 97.3 73.1 86.1
Multnomah   Oregon 79.7 79.6 85.2 74.1 84.3
Oklahoma   Oklahoma 76.1 76.3 82.4 72.9 83.8
Suffolk   Massachusetts 81.6 80.7 89 79.7 90.9
Essex   New Jersey 79.8 82.1 84.8 75.6 93.8
Essex   Massachusetts 80.2 79.8 86.4 80 89
Lee   Florida 82.5 81.7 85.2 81 97.6
San Joaquin   California 78.6 77.3 81.8 72 83.2
Jefferson   Kentucky 76.1 76.5 89.2 73.3 82.7
Cobb   Georgia 80.7 80.6 88.7 78.7 89.2
DeKalb   Georgia 80.4 82.7 87 78.4 90.4
San Mateo   California 85 83.4 87.8 79 89.5
Polk   Florida 78.6 78.1 82.8 75.7 91
Monroe   New York 79.8 80.7 80.6 74.5 88.4
Denver   Colorado 79.9 81 79.6 75.4 86.5
El Paso   Colorado 78.9 79 79.8 75.3 85.9
District of
Columbia
  District of
Columbia
79 88 88.3 72.7 89.9
Norfolk   Massachusetts 81.9 81.3 88.8 81.7 90.9
Jackson   Missouri 77.2 78.4 83.4 72.8 86.3
Davidson   Tennessee 77 77.7 88.6 74 86.3
Lake   Illinois 81.6 81.4 85.1 75.1 91.2
Will   Illinois 79.8 79.3 85.3 77 92.1
Bernalillo   New Mexico 78.4 79.3 78 74.6 86.4
Hudson   New Jersey 82.6 79.5 86.4 75.8 92.2
Kent   Michigan 80 80.4 85.1 74.7 92.9
Tulsa   Oklahoma 76.8 77.4 85.7 71.3 83.6
Arapahoe   Colorado 81.3 81.2 83.7 79.4 87.6
Jefferson   Alabama 74.6 76 100 72.7 83.6
Utah   Utah 80.6 80.3 86.9 77.9 82.9
Providence   Rhode Island 79.4 78.5 91.3 82.8 85.9
Bucks   Pennsylvania 79.9 79.5 87.8 78.2 89.1
Montgomery   Texas 79.7 78.9 86.5 77.4 92.8
Monmouth   New Jersey 80.6 80.4 83.8 75.8 89.6
Williamson   Texas 82.1 81.3 85.3 79.7 90.1
Ocean   New Jersey 79.1 78.8 85.6 76.5 91.3
Brevard   Florida 77.8 77.2 84.3 76.6 90.2
Johnson   Kansas 81.7 81.7 84.4 76.9 87.2
Washington   Oregon 82.7 82.1 88.7 84.3 87.8
Baltimore City   Maryland 72.8 75.7 92.8 70.6 95.3
Jefferson   Colorado 80.8 81 80 73.4 86.3
Anne Arundel   Maryland 79.3 79.1 86.4 78 85.1
Douglas   Nebraska 79.1 79.5 89.5 73.1 85.8
Pasco   Florida 77.8 76.8 83.8 78.5 87.6
Bristol   Massachusetts 78.7 78.9 84.7 83.6 91.8
Delaware   Pennsylvania 78.6 79 82.9 75.6 91.3
New Castle   Delaware 78.4 78.5 86.1 75.9 90.6
Volusia   Florida 76.8 76 82.4 75.3 86.8
Union   New Jersey 81.6 81.3 87.6 78 91.7
Dane   Wisconsin 81.8 82 85.2 73.7 89.5
Stanislaus   California 78.2 76.5 82.6 73.1 82.9
Ramsey   Minnesota 79.9 80.7 82.9 75.5 80.5
Lancaster   Pennsylvania 80.5 80.5 82.7 77.8 86.9
Guilford   North Carolina 78.1 78.7 88.1 75.6 89.2
Summit   Ohio 77.2 77.8 99.9 72.8 82.6
Greenville   South Carolina 78.4 78.6 86 75.5 87.7
Montgomery   Ohio 74.9 75.5 93.5 71.7 88.4
Kane   Illinois 81.6 80.9 88.2 77.1 87.6
Spokane   Washington 78.6 78.5 84.2 77.4 84.4
Chester   Pennsylvania 81.4 81.3 88.1 75.8 93.8
Plymouth   Massachusetts 79.8 79.5 86.9 85 88.5
Sedgwick   Kansas 77.6 77.9 82.8 72.9 89
Adams   Colorado 79.4 78.6 82.1 76.3 85.8
Camden   New Jersey 77.2 77.5 81.3 73.2 89.4
Passaic   New Jersey 80.6 79.7 87 74 90.5
Clark   Washington 80.1 79.8 85.7 77.2 85.8
Morris   New Jersey 82.6 81.9 88.9 79.5 91.9
Lake   Indiana 76.3 76.8 81.9 72.4 88

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NotesEdit

ReferencesEdit

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