Northern Michigan residents live longer lives compared to the state and national average life expectancy.
According to a study from the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, life expectancies for both men and women in northern Michigan counties are higher than both the state and national averages.
The state average life expectancy for women is 77.3 years. The national average is slightly higher than that at 77.8.
The northern Michigan counties that ranked the highest in female life expectancy were:
-Leelanau County: 79.4
-Mecosta County: 79.4
-Montmorency County: 79
-Emmet County: 79
The northern Michigan counties with the lowest life expectancy for women were:
-Clare County: 76.9
-Mackinac County: 77.2
-Luce County: 77.2
-Wexford County: 77.4
For men, the state average life expectancy is 70.4. The national average is slightly higher at 70.8.
The northern Michigan counties with the highest life expectancy for men were:
-Leelanau County: 73.8
-Grand Traverse County: 72.7
-Oceana County: 72.5
-Kalkaska County: 72.4
The northern Michigan counties that ranked the lowest in life expectancy for men were:
-Mackinac County: 69.9
-Luce County: 69.9
-Clare County: 70.3
-Montmorency County: 70.5
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