Massachusetts Life Expectancy – How Long Will We Live Compared to Other States? Top 5!
What is the life expectancy of Massachusetts residents compared to residents of other states in the US? Well, good news my Bay State neighbors: we’re kind of sort of the vampires of the United States. Wait… vampires live forever, right? Unless they get stabbed with a steak or see daylight? So tough yet so delicate…
The Center for Disease Control (or the CDC as we’ve come to know it) update their U.S. state life tables every handful of years. These tables look at the health of the nation, breaking down life expectancy from birth in each of the 50 US states. According to the latest data, Massachusetts residents have a Top 5 Life Expectancy in the US.
Hawaii reigned supreme in the data. Residents there life the longest, with an average life expectancy of 80.7 years. Washington state came in second with an average life expectancy of 79.2 years-old for residents there. Minnesota came in third. Life expectancy for Minnesota residents averages out at 79.1 years old. California residents live to an average age of 79.0, good for fourth place. And then here comes good ol’ Massachusetts in fifth place, just making that Top 5 we keep beating our chest about. LOL Massachusetts residents live to the age of 79.0 as well, just like California, though if you break the numbers down a little further we’re actually a solid #5. Not too shabby!
Want more good Massachusetts news? Another new study by Wallet Hub looked at the Best Small Cities to Live In in America right now and Massachusetts small cities took up more of the Top 25 than any other state. 7 Massachusetts small cities make the list below. Take a peak!
Wallet Hub looked at 1,321 small cities across America and compared them on the following 5 key dimensions: Affordability (20 points), Economic Health (20 points), Education & Health (20 points), Quality of Life (20 points), and Safety (20 points). So every small city finished with an overall score (all 5 key dimensions added together) with a top possible score of 100. This will be helpful to understand when looking at Massachusetts’ 7 small cities that made the Top 25 below.