People in these 3 California metro areas live longer compared to rest of US: report

Eating healthy, exercising regularly, getting enough sleep – those are just a few of the things people do to look and feel their best and stretch their lifespans. 

But it turns out where you live also apparently factors into your life expectancy, according to a recent MoneyGeek analysis. 

In California, three metro areas boasted the longest life expectancies compared to other parts of the U.S., the study found.

Compared against each other, here’s how the Golden State regions ranked:

  1. San Francisco-Oakland-Berkeley, Calif. – 82.9 years
  2. Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, Calif. – 82.8 years
  3. San Diego-Chula Vista – Carlsbad, Calif. – 82.2 years

The Sacramento metro area averaged 81.5 years, while Bakersfield ranked at 77.5 years.

To get these results, MoneyGeek analyzed 119 metro areas with populations higher than 250,000 and used data from county health rankings.

Overall, the study found life expectancy at birth in the U.S. has experienced a significant decline in recent years, dropping from 77 to 76.1 from 2020 to 2021, the lowest level since 1996.

Here are the 10 metro areas with the longest life expectancies:

  1. Bridgefort-Stamford-Norwalk, Conn. – 83 years
  2. San Francisco-Oakland-Berkeley, Calif.– 82.9 years
  3. Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, Calif. – 82.8 years
  4. New York-Newark – New Jersey, NY, NJ, Penn. – 82.6 years
  5. Urban Honolulu, Hawaii – 82.5 years
  6. Miami-For Lauderdale – Pompano Beach, Fla. – 82.5 years
  7. Cape Coral – Fort Myers, Fla. – 82.5 years
  8. San Diego-Chula Vista – Carlsbad, Calif. – 82.2 years
  9. North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, Fla. – 81.9 years
  10. Denver-Aurora -Lakewood, Colo. – 81.8 years

The bulk of cities with the lowest life expectancies were in Alabama. 

Here are the 10 metro areas with the shortest life expectancies:

  1. Jackson, Miss. – 74.4 years
  2. Mobile, Ala. – 74.4 years
  3. Birmingham-Hoover, Ala. – 74.6 years
  4. Montgomery, Ala. – 74.7 years
  5. Beaumont-Port Arthur, Texas – 75.2 years
  6. Memphis, Tenn. – 75.5 years
  7. Knoxville, Tenn. – 75.5 years
  8. Little Rock-North Little Rock – Conway, Ark. – 75.6 years
  9. Spartanburg, South Carolina – 75.9 years
  10. Chattanooga, Tenn./Georgia – 76 years

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