Special Report

The City With the Longest Life Expectancy in Every State

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Kansas: Manhattan
> Life expectancy in 2018: 80.76 years — 1.67 years more than US average
> Statewide life expectancy: 78.52 years — 20th lowest
> Obesity rate: 26.7% (33.2% in Kansas)
> Smoking rate: 14.6% (17.4% in Kansas)
> Adults who don’t exercise regularly: 18.8% (24.8% in Kansas)
> Adults without health insurance: 8.4% (9.2% in Kansas)
> Median household income: $59,010 (Kansas average: $62,087)
> Population: 130,285

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Kentucky: Lexington-Fayette
> Life expectancy in 2018: 77.63 years — 1.46 years less than US average
> Statewide life expectancy: 75.43 years — 4th lowest
> Obesity rate: 29.2% (33.8% in Kentucky)
> Smoking rate: 19.4% (24.6% in Kentucky)
> Adults who don’t exercise regularly: 22.9% (28.6% in Kentucky)
> Adults without health insurance: 6.4% (6.4% in Kentucky)
> Median household income: $60,492 (Kentucky average: $52,295)
> Population: 517,056

Louisiana: New Orleans-Metairie
> Life expectancy in 2018: 77.27 years — 1.82 years less than US average
> Statewide life expectancy: 76.07 years — 8th lowest
> Obesity rate: 32.5% (35.4% in Louisiana)
> Smoking rate: 20.0% (23.1% in Louisiana)
> Adults who don’t exercise regularly: 25.4% (29.2% in Louisiana)
> Adults without health insurance: 9.2% (8.9% in Louisiana)
> Median household income: $55,710 (Louisiana average: $51,073)
> Population: 1,270,530

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Maine: Portland-South Portland
> Life expectancy in 2018: 79.79 years — 0.70 years more than US average
> Statewide life expectancy: 78.68 years — 21st lowest
> Obesity rate: 26.1% (29.9% in Maine)
> Smoking rate: 12.6% (17.3% in Maine)
> Adults who don’t exercise regularly: 18.3% (21.6% in Maine)
> Adults without health insurance: 5.6% (8.0% in Maine)
> Median household income: $71,913 (Maine average: $58,924)
> Population: 538,500

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Maryland: California-Lexington Park
> Life expectancy in 2018: 78.97 years — 0.12 years less than US average
> Statewide life expectancy: 79.14 years — 24th highest
> Obesity rate: 36.4% (31.0% in Maryland)
> Smoking rate: 15.0% (13.8% in Maryland)
> Adults who don’t exercise regularly: 23.9% (22.4% in Maryland)
> Adults without health insurance: 3.2% (6.0% in Maryland)
> Median household income: $87,947 (Maryland average: $86,738)
> Population: 113,510