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The City With the Longest Life Expectancy in Every State

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Massachusetts: Boston-Cambridge-Newton
> Life expectancy in 2018: 81.16 years — 2.08 years more than US average
> Statewide life expectancy: 80.51 years — 6th highest
> Obesity rate: 23.7% (24.7% in Massachusetts)
> Smoking rate: 12.2% (13.7% in Massachusetts)
> Adults who don’t exercise regularly: 20.2% (21.3% in Massachusetts)
> Adults without health insurance: 3.2% (3.0% in Massachusetts)
> Median household income: $94,430 (Massachusetts average: $85,843)
> Population: 4,873,019

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Michigan: Ann Arbor
> Life expectancy in 2018: 81.41 years — 2.32 years more than US average
> Statewide life expectancy: 78.04 years — 14th lowest
> Obesity rate: 24.5% (32.0% in Michigan)
> Smoking rate: 12.1% (19.3% in Michigan)
> Adults who don’t exercise regularly: 15.3% (23.4% in Michigan)
> Adults without health insurance: 3.7% (5.8% in Michigan)
> Median household income: $76,576 (Michigan average: $59,584)
> Population: 367,601

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Minnesota: Rochester
> Life expectancy in 2018: 82.22 years — 3.13 years more than US average
> Statewide life expectancy: 80.94 years — 4th highest
> Obesity rate: 29.1% (27.9% in Minnesota)
> Smoking rate: 12.8% (14.5% in Minnesota)
> Adults who don’t exercise regularly: 21.5% (20.1% in Minnesota)
> Adults without health insurance: 5.5% (4.9% in Minnesota)
> Median household income: $75,926 (Minnesota average: $74,593)
> Population: 221,921

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Mississippi: Jackson
> Life expectancy in 2018: 76.33 years — 2.76 years less than US average
> Statewide life expectancy: 74.89 years — 2nd lowest
> Obesity rate: 37.2% (36.8% in Mississippi)
> Smoking rate: 17.6% (22.2% in Mississippi)
> Adults who don’t exercise regularly: 30.2% (31.9% in Mississippi)
> Adults without health insurance: 12.5% (13.0% in Mississippi)
> Median household income: $52,426 (Mississippi average: $45,792)
> Population: 594,800

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Missouri: Columbia
> Life expectancy in 2018: 80.18 years — 1.09 years more than US average
> Statewide life expectancy: 77.29 years — 12th lowest
> Obesity rate: 26.0% (32.2% in Missouri)
> Smoking rate: 18.5% (20.8% in Missouri)
> Adults who don’t exercise regularly: 22.8% (25.8% in Missouri)
> Adults without health insurance: 7.7% (10.0% in Missouri)
> Median household income: $57,359 (Missouri average: $57,409)
> Population: 208,548