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Could Where You Live Influence How Long You Live?

For the first time in our history, the United States is raising a generation of children who may live sicker and shorter lives than their parents. Reversing this trend will, of course, depend on healthy choices by each of us. But not everyone in America has the same opportunities to be healthy.


The latest estimates of life expectancy reveal that people living just a few streets apart may have vastly different opportunities for a long life. Unfortunately, significant gaps in life expectancy persist across many United States cities, towns, ZIP codes and neighborhoods. The latest estimates of life expectancy reveal differences down to the census tract level.

Explore how life expectancy in America compares with life expectancy in your area, and resources to help everyone have the opportunity to live a longer, healthier life.