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Table 1 Top 20 and bottom 20 counties in terms of life expectancy by sex, 2010

From: Left behind: widening disparities for males and females in US county life expectancy, 1985–2010

Top counties Bottom counties
Rank (top) Name Life expectancy Lower Upper Rank (bottom) Name Life expectancy Lower Upper
Females
1 Marin, California 85.02 84.46 85.56 1 Perry, Kentucky 72.65 71.31 73.79
2 Montgomery, Maryland 84.87 84.53 85.19 2 McDowell, West Virginia 72.90 71.37 74.29
3 Collier, Florida 84.62 84.09 85.10 3 Tunica, Mississippi 73.36 71.69 74.63
4 Santa Clara, California 84.54 84.29 84.80 4 Quitman, Mississippi 73.36 71.69 74.63
5 Fairfax County, Virginia 84.52 84.19 84.84 5 Petersburg, Virginia 73.69 72.11 75.19
6 San Francisco, California 84.38 84.02 84.73 6 Sunflower, Mississippi 73.85 72.26 75.16
7 Gunnison, Colorado 84.33 83.04 85.47 7 Mississippi, Arkansas 73.85 72.70 74.95
8 Pitkin, Colorado 84.33 83.04 85.47 8 Mingo, West Virginia 73.92 72.79 74.95
9 San Mateo, California 84.30 83.94 84.70 9 Washington, Mississippi 74.09 72.93 75.19
10 Bergen, New Jersey 84.26 83.95 84.56 10 Leslie, Kentucky 74.12 72.96 75.16
11 Douglas, Colorado 84.17 83.56 84.77 11 Clay, Kentucky 74.12 72.96 75.16
12 Loudoun, Virginia 84.16 83.54 84.77 12 Bolivar, Mississippi 74.32 73.08 75.45
14 Stearns, Minnesota 84.13 83.42 84.82 13 Phillips, Arkansas 74.44 72.91 75.71
13 Lincoln, South Dakota 84.11 82.94 85.24 14 Logan, West Virginia 74.50 73.35 75.66
15 New York, New York 84.09 83.83 84.35 15 Coahoma, Mississippi 74.56 73.09 75.80
16 Westchester, New York 84.05 83.75 84.36 16 Holmes, Mississippi 74.59 73.06 75.93
17 Brown, Minnesota 83.86 82.66 84.87 17 Wyoming, West Virginia 74.79 73.47 75.97
18 Los Alamos, New Mexico 83.86 82.62 85.05 18 Harlan, Kentucky 74.86 73.62 75.89
19 Orange, California 83.82 83.62 84.02 19 Haralson, Georgia 74.89 73.69 75.99
20 Cedar, Nebraska 83.81 82.48 85.01 20 Franklin, Alabama 74.92 73.80 75.91
Males
1 Fairfax County, Virginia 81.67 81.32 82.02 1 McDowell, West Virginia 63.90 62.04 65.61
2 Gunnison, Colorado 81.65 80.39 82.84 2 Bolivar, Mississippi 65.03 63.52 66.46
3 Pitkin, Colorado 81.65 80.39 82.84 3 Perry, Kentucky 66.52 65.15 67.73
4 Montgomery, Maryland 81.57 81.23 81.91 4 Floyd, Kentucky 66.59 65.22 67.86
5 Marin, California 81.44 80.91 82.01 5 Tunica, Mississippi 66.70 65.18 68.04
6 Douglas, Colorado 81.41 80.77 82.01 6 Quitman, Mississippi 66.70 65.18 68.04
7 Eagle, Colorado 81.01 79.83 82.18 7 Sunflower, Mississippi 66.92 65.57 68.33
8 Loudoun, Virginia 81.00 80.37 81.65 8 Coahoma, Mississippi 66.92 65.32 68.49
9 Santa Clara, California 80.98 80.69 81.25 9 Washington, Mississippi 67.10 65.75 68.50
10 Teton, Wyoming 80.93 79.85 81.84 10 Macon, Alabama 67.19 65.71 68.55
11 Los Alamos, New Mexico 80.82 79.51 81.95 11 Bullock, Alabama 67.19 65.71 68.55
12 Bergen, New Jersey 80.53 80.22 80.86 12 Mingo, West Virginia 67.26 65.91 68.57
13 Howard, Maryland 80.41 79.79 80.98 13 Phillips, Arkansas 67.36 65.78 68.81
14 Leelanau, Michigan 80.41 79.22 81.41 14 Wyoming, West Virginia 67.47 66.03 68.76
15 Arlington, Virginia 80.39 79.76 81.11 15 Owsley, Kentucky 67.50 66.01 68.86
16 Falls Church, Virginia 80.39 79.76 81.11 16 Breathitt, Kentucky 67.50 66.01 68.86
17 San Mateo, California 80.34 79.98 80.71 17 Pike, Kentucky 67.50 66.36 68.57
18 Somerset, New Jersey 80.18 79.70 80.66 18 Petersburg, Virginia 67.79 66.24 69.17
19 Summit, Colorado 80.09 79.19 80.82 19 Holmes, Mississippi 67.87 66.19 69.45
20 Collier, Florida 80.08 79.51 80.65 20 Sharkey, Mississippi 67.95 65.85 69.67