Local Area Rankings

The table below shows a list of the 100 largest commuting zones or counties in the United States. You can toggle the buttons below to show a list of areas ranked according to the race-adjusted life expectancies of their residents in the bottom quartile of the U.S. income distribution. You can also download an Excel file containing all three ranked lists.

Commuting Zones; Level of Life Expectancy
Commuting Zones; Annual Change in Life Expectancy
Counties; Level of Life Expectancy

Top 100 Commuting Zones by Population, Ranked by Average Bottom Quartile Life Expectancy

Life Expectancy at Age 40 (race-adjusted)
Rank Commuting Zone State All Men Women
1 New York City NY 81.8 79.5 84
2 Santa Barbara CA 81.7 79.4 84
3 San Jose CA 81.6 79.5 83.7
4 Miami FL 81.2 78.3 84.2
5 Los Angeles CA 81.1 79 83.2
6 San Diego CA 81.1 78.8 83.4
7 San Francisco CA 80.9 78.8 83
8 Santa Rosa CA 80.8 79 82.6
9 Newark NJ 80.7 78.2 83.2
10 Port St. Lucie FL 80.7 78 83.3
11 Boston MA 80.5 78.1 83
12 Washington DC DC 80.5 78.1 82.8
13 Cape Coral FL 80.4 77.8 83
14 Portland ME 80.4 77.6 83.1
15 Chicago IL 80.3 77.9 82.7
16 Orlando FL 80.2 77.5 83
17 Portland OR 80.1 77.7 82.6
18 Providence RI 80.1 77.1 83.1
19 Brownsville TX 80.1 77.5 82.7
20 Modesto CA 80 78 82
21 Atlanta GA 80 77.4 82.7
22 Springfield MA 80 77.3 82.7
23 Bridgeport CT 80 77.4 82.6
24 Eugene OR 80 77.6 82.3
25 Spokane WA 79.9 77.7 82.2
26 Manchester NH 79.9 77.2 82.6
27 Fresno CA 79.9 77.9 81.8
28 Sarasota FL 79.8 77 82.7
29 Austin TX 79.8 77.3 82.3
30 Seattle WA 79.7 77.4 82.1
31 Dallas TX 79.7 77.3 82
32 Denver CO 79.7 77.3 82
33 Poughkeepsie NY 79.6 77.1 82.2
34 Phoenix AZ 79.6 77 82.2
35 Minneapolis MN 79.6 77.4 81.8
36 Raleigh NC 79.6 76.6 82.5
37 Sacramento CA 79.5 77.5 81.5
38 Tucson AZ 79.5 77 82.1
39 Salt Lake City UT 79.5 76.8 82.2
40 Canton OH 79.5 76.5 82.4
41 Buffalo NY 79.4 76.6 82.3
42 Mobile AL 79.4 75.9 82.8
43 Toms River NJ 79.4 76.4 82.3
44 New Orleans LA 79.4 76.3 82.5
45 Columbia SC 79.3 76.2 82.5
46 Baton Rouge LA 79.3 76 82.6
47 Charlotte NC 79.3 76.2 82.3
48 Houston TX 79.2 76.7 81.8
49 Greensboro NC 79.2 76.1 82.4
50 Syracuse NY 79.2 76.8 81.7
51 Grand Rapids MI 79.2 76.6 81.8
52 Erie PA 79.1 76.3 82
53 Madison WI 79.1 76.8 81.4
54 El Paso TX 79.1 76.4 81.7
55 Youngstown OH 79.1 75.9 82.2
56 Lakeland FL 79.1 76.3 81.9
57 Pensacola FL 79 76.1 82
58 Fayetteville NC 79 75.9 82.1
59 Albany NY 79 76.2 81.7
60 Pittsburgh PA 78.9 75.9 82
61 Allentown PA 78.9 75.6 82.2
62 Cleveland OH 78.9 76 81.8
63 Bakersfield CA 78.9 76.7 81.1
64 Reading PA 78.9 75.9 81.9
65 Scranton PA 78.9 75.6 82.2
66 Greenville SC 78.8 75.6 82.1
67 Richmond VA 78.8 75.9 81.7
68 Tampa FL 78.8 75.8 81.8
69 Harrisburg PA 78.8 75.8 81.8
70 Philadelphia PA 78.7 76.1 81.4
71 Birmingham AL 78.7 75.5 81.9
72 Jacksonville FL 78.7 75.5 81.8
73 Virginia Beach VA 78.7 75.6 81.7
74 Memphis TN 78.6 75.4 81.8
75 Baltimore MD 78.6 75.6 81.6
76 Milwaukee WI 78.6 75.7 81.4
77 Fort Worth TX 78.5 75.8 81.2
78 Omaha NE 78.4 75.7 81.1
79 Kansas City MO 78.4 75.8 81
80 St. Louis MO 78.4 75.5 81.2
81 Nashville TN 78.4 75.4 81.4
82 Rockford IL 78.3 75.6 81
83 Albuquerque NM 78.3 75.5 81.1
84 Knoxville TN 78.3 75.1 81.4
85 South Bend IN 78.2 75.2 81.1
86 Columbus OH 78.2 75.4 80.9
87 Des Moines IA 78.2 75.7 80.6
88 Honolulu HI 78.2 76 80.3
89 Dayton OH 78.1 75.1 81
90 Little Rock AR 78 75.4 80.7
91 San Antonio TX 78 75.2 80.8
92 Louisville KY 77.9 74.9 80.9
93 Toledo OH 77.9 74.9 80.8
94 Cincinnati OH 77.9 75.2 80.5
95 Detroit MI 77.7 74.8 80.5
96 Tulsa OK 77.6 74.9 80.3
97 Indianapolis IN 77.6 74.6 80.6
98 Oklahoma City OK 77.6 75 80.2
99 Las Vegas NV 77.6 75.1 80
100 Gary IN 77.4 74.2 80.7