List of U.S. states and territories by life expectancy
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and
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sorted by their
life expectancy Life expectancy is a statistical measure of the average time an organism is expected to live, based on the year of its birth, its current age, and other demographic Demography (from prefix ''demo-'' from Ancient Greek Ancien ...

life expectancy
at birth, sex, race, and in the past. The data in the 2018 column is taken from work funded by the
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for the 50 states and the District of Columbia; from the
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for
Guam Guam (; ch, Guåhan ) is an organized, unincorporated territory of the United States in the Micronesia Micronesia (, ; from grc, μικρός ''mikrós'' "small" and ''nêsos'' "island") is a subregion of Oceania, consisting of thousa ...

Guam
,
Puerto Rico Puerto Rico (; abbreviated PR; tnq, Boriken, ''Borinquen''), officially the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico ( es, link=yes, Estado Libre Asociado de Puerto Rico, lit=Free Associated State of Puerto Rico) is a Caribbean island and Unincorporated ...

Puerto Rico
and the
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U.S. Virgin Islands
; and from the CIA World Factbook for
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American Samoa
and the
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Northern Mariana Islands
. Data in the 2010 columns comes from Health Data. Overall, life expectancy at birth in
Hawaii Hawaii ( ; haw, Hawaii or ) is a state State may refer to: Arts, entertainment, and media Literature * ''State Magazine'', a monthly magazine published by the U.S. Department of State * The State (newspaper), ''The State'' (newspape ...

Hawaii
,
California California is a state State may refer to: Arts, entertainment, and media Literature * ''State Magazine'', a monthly magazine published by the U.S. Department of State * The State (newspaper), ''The State'' (newspaper), a daily newspaper i ...

California
, and
New York (state) New York is a U.S. state, state in the Northeastern United States. It is sometimes called New York State to distinguish it from its largest city, New York City. With a total area of , New York is the List of U.S. states and territories by area, ...
are among the longest in the nation, while life expectancy at birth in
Mississippi Mississippi () is a U.S. state, state in the Southeastern United States, Southeastern region of the United States, bordered to the north by Tennessee; to the east by Alabama; to the south by the Gulf of Mexico; to the southwest by Louisiana; a ...
,
American Samoa #REDIRECT American Samoa American Samoa ( sm, Amerika Sāmoa, ; also ' or ') is an unincorporated territory of the United States Under United States The United States of America (USA), commonly known as the United States (U.S. or US) ...

American Samoa
, and
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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. ''
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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.


Life expectancy in 2019


Past life expectancy, 1960–2018


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


See also

*
List of U.S. congressional districts by life expectancy This article presents life expectancy at birth for the 435 United States congressional districts plus Washington, D.C. ) , image_skyline = , image_caption = Clockwise from top left: the Washington Monument Th ...
*
List of U.S. counties with shortest life expectancy This list of U.S. counties with shortest life expectancy includes 50 counties (or county equivalents) out of a grand total of 3,142 counties or county equivalents in the United States The United States of America (U.S.A. or USA), commonly ...
*
List of U.S. counties with longest life expectancy This list of U.S. counties with longest life expectancy includes 51 counties (and county equivalents) out of a grand total of 3,142 counties or county equivalents in the United States The United States of America (U.S.A. or USA), commonly ...
* List of Mexican states by life expectancy *
List of Canadian provinces and territories by life expectancy This is a list of Provinces and territories of Canada, Canadian provinces and territories by life expectancy. Life expectancy is the average number of years of age that a group of infants born in the same year can expect to live, if maintained, fr ...
*List of European regions by life expectancy *List of U.S. states and territories by poverty rate *Thank God for Mississippi


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