Measuring life expectancy neighborhood by neighborhood across the United States.
Why Do Life Expectancy Data Matter?
Not everyone has the same opportunity to be healthy where they live. Life expectancy, the average age to which people can expect to live, is a powerful tool that shows that people living just a few miles apart may have vastly different opportunities for a long life. More info
Improving health and increasing life expectancy in communities involves ensuring access to affordable, high-quality health care, nutritious food, affordable housing, good schools, and jobs that provide the necessary resources to care for oneself and one's family.1 The US Census Bureau provides data at the state, county, and local level for many of these determinants of health. Related maps are listed to the right.
1 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, https://www.rwjf.org/en/library/interactives/whereyouliveaffectshowlongyoulive.html