States ranked by life expectancy

Hawaiians has the highest life expectancy of all U.S. states, according to a new ranking from the Kaiser Family Foundation.

The data is based on pooled 2011-2015 National Vital Statistics System mortality and birth data as well as 2013 population estimates. This is the latest data available.

Here are the U.S. states and the District of Columbia ranked by average life expectancy:

Note: The list includes ties and results in a numerical listing of 31.

1. Hawaii: 82 years

2. California: 81.3 years

3. Minnesota: 81 years

    New York: 81 years

    Connecticut: 80.9 years

    Massachusetts: 80.7 years

4. Colorado: 80.5 years

    New Jersey: 80.5 years

5. Washington: 80.3 years

6. Florida: 80.1 years

    New Hampshire: 80.1 years

7. Vermont: 80 years

8. Arizona: 79.9 years

    Rhode Island: 79.9 years

9. Utah: 79.8 years

10. North Dakota: 79.7 years

11. Iowa: 79.6 years

     Maryland: 79.6 years

     Nebraska: 79.6 years

     Oregon: 79.6 years

12. Idaho: 79.4 years

     South Dakota: 79.4 years

     Virginia: 79.4 years

13. Illinois: 79.3 years

14. Alaska: 78.8 years

     Texas: 78.8 years

     Wyoming: 78.8 years

15. Delaware: 78.7 years

16. Kansas: 78.6 years

     Montana: 78.6 years

     Pennsylvania: 78.6 years

17. District of Columbia: 78.5 years

18. Nevada: 78.4 years

     New Mexico: 78.4 years

19. Michigan: 78.2 years

20. North Carolina: 78.1 years

21. Georgia: 77.7 years

22. Missouri: 77.6 years

     Ohio: 77.6 years

23. Indiana: 77.4 years

24. South Carolina: 77 years

25. Tennessee: 76.3 years

26. Arkansas: 76 years

     Louisiana: 76 years

27. Kentucky: 75.9 years

28. Oklahoma: 75.8 years

29. Alabama: 75.5 years

30. West Virginia: 75.3 years

31. Mississippi: 74.9 years

Data for Maine and Wisconsin were not available.

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