April 10, 2014

Study Ranks County Second in Nation in Life Expectancy

A new analysis of life expectancy at birth, plus rates of obesity and physical activity in all 3,143 counties or county-equivalents in the nation ranks Montgomery County second in life expectancy for males and females.

Males in the County have a life expectancy of  81.6 years of age – a 7.1 year jump between 1985 and 2010, while females live 84.9 years, an increase of 5.1 years over the last 15 years.

The study, conducted by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington, was the first-ever county-level analysis. See Montgomery County’s profile.