Special Report

Cities Where People Live The Longest

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25. Ames, Iowa
> Life expectancy: 81.98 years — 2.89 more than US average
> Obesity rate: 26.2% — 329th out of 382
> Smoking rate: 14.9% — 269th out of 382
> Adults who don’t exercise regularly: 17.2% — 348th out of 382
> Adults without health insurance: 6.2% — 267th out of 382
> Median household income: $62,181 (US average: $65,712)
> Population: 123,351

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24. Santa Rosa, California
> Life expectancy: 81.99 years — 2.90 more than US average
> Obesity rate: 22.4% — 367th out of 382
> Smoking rate: 10.1% — 374th out of 382
> Adults who don’t exercise regularly: 15.5% — 368th out of 382
> Adults without health insurance: 5.8% — 284th out of 382
> Median household income: $87,828 (US average: $65,712)
> Population: 494,336

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23. Hilton Head Island-Bluffton-Beaufort, South Carolina
> Life expectancy: 82.04 years — 2.95 more than US average
> Obesity rate: 26.2% — 330th out of 382
> Smoking rate: 13.8% — 312nd out of 382
> Adults who don’t exercise regularly: 18.6% — 325th out of 382
> Adults without health insurance: 10.2% — 125th out of 382
> Median household income: $71,252 (US average: $65,712)
> Population: 222,195

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22. McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, Texas
> Life expectancy: 82.10 years — 3.01 more than US average
> Obesity rate: 34.4% — 101st out of 382
> Smoking rate: 14.6% — 283rd out of 382
> Adults who don’t exercise regularly: 21.6% — 277th out of 382
> Adults without health insurance: 32.2% — 1st out of 382
> Median household income: $41,800 (US average: $65,712)
> Population: 868,707

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21. Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, California
> Life expectancy: 82.10 years — 3.01 more than US average
> Obesity rate: 24.6% — 347th out of 382
> Smoking rate: 11.4% — 363rd out of 382
> Adults who don’t exercise regularly: 16.4% — 357th out of 382
> Adults without health insurance: 10.8% — 109th out of 382
> Median household income: $75,653 (US average: $65,712)
> Population: 446,499