According to recent research, the life expectancy of people around the globe will increase significantly in the next two decades. Come the year 2050 nations such as New Zealand, Australia, South Korea, Italy, North America, and Africa will showcase a notable gain regarding life expectancy? All the countries of the world have encouraging outcomes except the United States of America and some reasons cause the decline in life expectancy. The sizeable economic inequity shown in the states especially in critical areas like health sector is a significant factor lagging the rate of expectancy down. High numbers of death as a result use of alcohol and other related drugs lower the rate of expectancy. Obesity and other issues like mental disorder cause a lag in the life expectancy of the people of the states. Despite the fact, that generally, America shows a low life expectancy, some nations that have exhibited a remarkable increase in life expectancy due to some reasons.
US Counties with the Longest Life Expectancy
Summit County, Colorado
Previous studies indicates Summit Colorado is the leading county in America with the highest life expectancy. The county is at 86.83 years for both genders as of recent research. The county is also at the top in sectors of education, sources of income and access to medical care, a situation not all counties in the states get to enjoy. A research made at the University of Washington earlier this year shows that Summit Colorado has the least cancer mortality rate in the country for the past 30 years. Several reasons that attribute to the low cancer mortality rate in the county and the most important ones being low obesity rates, the people exercise often, and the fact that the county receives high marks for physical activity levels. These among many other reasons contribute to the high life expectancy exhibited in the county. The state of Summit Colorado is in a high altitude area, and therefore. As a result, its elevation tends to be high. Long-term residents who have adapted themselves enjoy hardiness, which contributes to the long life expectancy the people get to see.
Pitkin County, Colorado
We can rank this county the second after Summit of Colorado regarding life expectancy in the states. Pitkin County falls among the 64 states of the USA in Colorado. The population of the county is 17148 according to the census of 2010. A journal, American Medical Associating shows a report that indicates that the people of Pitkin as of 2014 have a life expectancy of 86.52, which at that time was the second longest in the nation. The men and women have a long lifespan compared to any other county in the state's men having 85.2 and women 8.0, a factor that ranks it second. Other chief issues that contribute to the high level of expectancy in the county include high levels of education, higher income, and universal access to better medical services to all.
Eagle County, Colorado
Eagle County has a population of 52197 according to a census from 2010. The County is among the 52 counties of the states of Colorado. The US census bureau shows a report that indicates the county has a total area of 1692 square miles (or slightly 4380km2) out of which 1685 square miles is land while 7.3 square miles is water. The residents of Eagle County have a life expectancy of 85.94 from birth. This makes the county the third county in America with a high life expectancy. Men live an average of 84.4 while women live an approximate of 87.6 years. Some factors contribute to the high expectancy rate in Eagles County. High education, high-income rates, and better access to medical opportunities to all contribute majorly to high expectancy.
Billings County, North Dakota
Results from a census research in 2010 show that Billings County has a population of about 783 people making it the second smallest populated county in North Dakota. We can locate Biliings in the US state of North Dakota. Research by the US census bureau indicates that the county has an average area of 290km2 of which 2,980km2 is made of land while 12km2 is water. The life expectancy of the people of Billings County is 84.04 ranking it fourth top county in America with a high life expectancy. High rates of incomes from the residents of Billings, better health conditions of the people and high education bring about the high life expectancy.
Marin County, California
Marin County is located in Northern California across the Golden Gate strait away from San Francisco. County has a population of 252,409 according to the last census. The County has an estimated area of 2,140km2, 1300km2 being land and 800km2being water. Expectations reveal that women are to live up to 85 years, which is the longest in the world. The national average expected age is 80.0 years for women. The average life expectancy of the residents of Marin County as of recent research indicates 83.80 years. Marin County is one of the wealthiest counties in America and therefore it has a sparse population giving its residents the comfortability to be able to live for long through their life spans.
Factors Leading To Long Life Expectancy
The long life expectancies in these counties are due to several reasons, including rare cases of obesity, high-income rates, and access to health care by all individuals of the county. Universal access to health opportunities is an advantage; not all counties can get access.
Which County Has the Longest Life Expectancy?
Summit County in Colorado has the highest life expectancy in the US at 86.83 years.
US Counties With The Longest Life Expectancy
|Rank||County and state||2014 life expectancy (years)||1980 life expectancy (years)||Plurality population in 2014 (%)|
|1||Summit County, Colorado||86.83||79.18||Non-Hispanic White 82.6%|
|2||Pitkin County, Colorado||86.52||78.81||Non-Hispanic White: 86.5%|
|3||Eagle County, Colorado||85.94||77.21||Non-Hispanic White: 67.4%|
|4||Billings County, North Dakota||84.04||79.44||Non-Hispanic White: 96.6%|
|5||Marin County, California||83.80||75.66||Non-Hispanic White: 72.6%|
|6||San Miguel County, Colorado||83.73||77.58||Non-Hispanic White: 87.4%|
|7||Fairfax County, Virginia (and city)||83.73||76.65||Non-Hispanic White: 52.7%|
|8||Aleutians West Census Area, Alaska||83.73||70.77||Asian: 31.1%|
|9||Aleutians East Borough, Alaska||83.73||70.77||Asian: 41.4%|
|10||Presidio County, Texas||83.72||75.27||Hispanic: 82.0%|
|11||Douglas County, Colorado||83.72||76.89||Non-Hispanic White: 95.9%|
|12||Hinsdale County, Colorado||83.66||76.76||Non-Hispanic White: 92.5%|
|13||Los Alamos County, New Mexico||83.49||78.22||Hispanic: 51.1%|
|14||Teton County, Wyoming||83.46||76.35||Non-Hispanic White: 80.7%|
|15||Collier County, Florida||83.43||74.48||Non-Hispanic White: 64.8%|
|16||Loudoun County, Virginia||83.19||73.98||Non-Hispanic White: 60.1%|
|17||Santa Clara County, California||83.14||75.80||Non-Hispanic White: 58.6%|
|18||San Mateo County, California||83.11||75.67||Non-Hispanic White: 41.1%|
|19||Leelanau County, Michigan||83.10||75.99||Non-Hispanic White: 90.8%|
|20||Lincoln County, South Dakota||83.03||77.24||Non-Hispanic White: 93.9%|
|21||Ouray County, Colorado||83.00||76.48||Non-Hispanic White: 92.5%|
|22||Blaine County, Idaho||82.99||76.84||Non-Hispanic White: 77.6%|
|23||Howard County, Maryland||82.98||75.18||Non-Hispanic White: 58.6%|
|24||Mono County, California||82.96||76.06||Non-Hispanic White: 66.3%|
|25||Sioux County, Iowa||82.86||78.16||Non-Hispanic White: 91.6%|
|26||Wayne County, Nebraska||82.82||77.66||Non-Hispanic White: 90.6%|
|27||Carver County, Minnesota||82.80||76.67||Non-Hispanic White: 90.1%|
|28||Arlington County, Virginia||82.76||78.16||Non-Hispanic White: 63.6%|
|29||Grand County, Colorado||82.73||75.61||Non-Hispanic White: 89.0%|
|30||Routt County, Colorado||82.73||73.89||Non-Hispanic White: 90.3%|
|31||Winneshiek County, Iowa||82.62||77.23||Non-Hispanic White: 95.2%|
|32||Sioux County, Nebraska||82.57||76.37||Non-Hispanic White: 93.1%|
|33||Rockland County, New York||82.54||74.67||Non-Hispanic White: 63.9%|
|34||Bergen County, New Jersey||82.47||75.27||Non-Hispanic White: 59.7%|
|35||Hunterdon County, New Jersey||82.45||75.70||Non-Hispanic White: 86.9%|
|36||Sheridan County, North Dakota||82.44||77.54||Non-Hispanic White: 95.4%|
|37||McPherson County, Nebraska||82.41||76.47||Non-Hispanic White: 97.73%|
|38||Summit County, Utah||82.39||76.59||Non-Hispanic White: 85.2%|
|39||Park County, Colorado||82.37||75.60||Non-Hispanic White: 90.5%|
|40||Westchester County, New York||82.29||75.09||Non-Hispanic White: 74.9%|
|41||Orange County, California||82.27||76.19||Non-Hispanic White: 42.6%|
|42||Stevens County, Minnesota||82.22`||76.68||Non-Hispanic White: 90.5%|
|43||Oliver County, North Dakot||82.19||77.30||Non-Hispanic White: 94.0%|
|44||Hayes County, Nebraska||82.14||77.73||Non-Hispanic White 98.4%|
|45||Bremer County, Iowa||82.14||77.04||Non-Hispanic White: 96.0%|
|46||Ozaukee County, Wisconsin||82.13||76.69||Non-Hispanic White: 95.0%|
|47||Story County, Iowa||82.11||78.62||Non-Hispanic White: 86.2%|
|48||Stearns County, Minnesota||82.10||76.66||Non-Hispanic White: 89.7%|
|49||Archuleta County, Colorado||82.08||75.24||Non-Hispanic White: 77.5%|
|50||Benton County, Oregon||82.08||77.39||Non-Hispanic White 82.4%|
|51||Johnson County, Iowa||82.08||77.38||Non-Hispanic White: 86.3%|
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