Miami Is One of America's Longest-Living Cities
hether you love or hate this city, you might be around a few more years than average to either enjoy it or endure it. If you're a lady at least. The Daily Beast ranked America's top 20 cities with the greatest life expectancy, and Miami made the cut. But the news isn't so good if you're a man.
Miami came in 18th on the list, which was sort of a surprise to us. However, it seems people tend to live longer in sunnier areas. Explains the Daily Beast:
To identify America's Longest Living Cities, we looked at a decade's worth of lifespan data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, equally weighing the average male and female life expectancies over this 10-year period. While the data do show a few surprises, many of the cities in our top 20 are concentrated on the sunny West Coast, with the highest concentration in California. In fact, East Coasters may want to take note: Only two Northeast cities made our list.
In Miami, ladies have an average life expectancy of 81.3 years. Men can expect to kick the bucket around 75.4 years.
Compare that to San Jose, America's longest-living city, where woman make it to 82.9 years and men croak at 79.2.
Seems like our women helped Miami make the list, while our men actually live fewer years than the national average. In America, women are expected to live 80.8 years, while men have a life expectancy of 75.6 years.
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