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In Which State Will You Live the Longest?

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Eat well, exercise and practice moderation. All good advice when it comes to living a long life.

But, let’s not forget about the impact of where you call home.

According to the latest report by the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention, those people that reside in Hawaii live longer than citizens in any other state, with a life expectancy of 80 years for those born between 1999 and 2001.

That’s a long time to fend off the Grim Reaper, but apparently he prefers to spend the majority of his time making house calls in Mississippi and the District of Columbia, which makes up the lowest life expectancy in the nation with an average of 73-74 years.

The CDC’s life expectancy report is updated every decade and is based on federal census information and state death certificate records.

According to the data, the overall average life expectancy of Americans at the age of 65 is improving, with the most progress going to the state of Arizona, where people are living 1.6 years longer. Louisiana made the least amount of progress with a 0.4-year increase.

If you are considering a move to Kentucky, don’t. Life expectancy there actually dropped nearly six months.

By and large, women appear to be living longer than men in every state, as well as in the District of Columbia.

Longest Life Expectancy States

1. Hawaii – 80.2 years

2. Minnesota – 79.3 years

3. North Dakota – 79.1 years

4. Connecticut – 78.9 years

5. Utah – 78.9 years

Shortest Life Expectancy States

46. Kentucky – 75.2 years

47. South Carolina – 75 years

48. Alabama – 74.8 years

49. Louisiana – 74.3 years

50. Mississippi – 73.9 years

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