The Centers for Disease Control has just revealed the life expectancy for each state in the U.S., using data from 2018 (the last year available). The overall life expectancy in the U.S. is 78.7 years, a slight increase from 2017, which was 78.6.The U.S. state with the highest life expectancy is Hawaii, where folks live, on average to 81. West Virginia has the lowest life expectancy, at only 74.4 years, over four years less that the overall U.S. average.
When it comes to gender, the overall life expectancy for men in the U.S. is 76.2 years, while women live longer, 81.2 years. Men in California have the highest life expectancy, 78.4 years, while women in Hawaii have the highest, 84 years. Once again, West Virginia has the lowest life expectancy for both men and women, men 71.7 years and women 77.3. South Carolina is near the bottom as well. 76.5 years overall. Men get 73.7. Women get 79.3 years.
Top Ten States With The Highest Life Expectancy
- New York
- New Jersey
- Rhode Island
Top Ten States With The Lowest Life Expectancy
- West Virginia
- South Carolina