Pa. and N.J. counties with the highest life expectancies

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Some counties in the Philadelphia suburbs have among the highest life expectancies in Pennsylvania, while Philadelphia itself has the lowest. (File photo)

A major report out this week from the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluations looked at how Americans fare in life expectancy, obesity, physical activity and other health markers. On Thursday, we found out which parts of New Jersey and Pennsylvania have the highest obesity rates. Today, we look at which counties have the longest life expectancies, as of 2010. 

New Jersey counties with the longest life expectancy for men (the state has 21 counties):
1. Bergen, 80.5 years
2. Somerset, 80.2 years
3. Morris, 80 years
4. Hunterdon, 79.4 years
5. Middlesex, 78.5 years
6. Union, 77.8 years
7. Monmouth, 77.6 years
8. Burlington, 77.5 years
8. Warren, 77.5 years
10. Hudson, 77.2 years
10. Passaic, 77.2 years
15. Gloucester, 75.9 years
17. Camden, 75.3 years

New Jersey counties with the longest life expectancy for women:
1. Bergen, 84.3 years
2. Somerset, 83.8 years
3. Morris, 83.6 years
4. Hunterdon, 83.3 years
5. Middlesex, 82.9 years
6. Union, 82.4 years
7. Passaic, 82.3 years
8. Hudson, 82.2 years
9. Monmouth, 82.1 years
10. Warren, 81.9 years
13. Burlington, 81.3 years
16. Gloucester, 80.5 years
18. Camden, 80 years

Pennsylvania counties with the longest life expectancy for men (the state has 67 counties):
1. Centre, 78.8 years
1. Chester, 78.8 years
3. Montgomery, 78.2 years
4. Cumberland, 77.8 years
4. Pike, 77.8 years
4. Union, 77.8 years
7. Lancaster, 77.7 years
8. Bucks, 77.6 years
9. Butler, 77.4 years
9. Northampton, 77.4 years
46. Delaware, 75.1 years
67. Philadelphia, 71.5 years

Pennsylvania counties with the longest life expectancy for women:
1. Chester, 82.8 years
2. Cumberland, 82.3 years
3. Montgomery, 82.2 years
3. Pike, 82.2 years
3. Lancaster, 82.2 years
6. Centre, 82.1 years
7. Union, 82 years
8. Bucks, 81.9 years
9. Northampton, 81.7 years
9. Lehigh, 81.7 years
9. Franklin, 81.7 years
35. Delaware, 80.4 years
67. Philadelphia, 78.4 years

Nationwide, men are expected to live for 76.1 years and women for 80.8 years. State averages are 77.5 years for men and 82 years for women in New Jersey and 75.7 years for men and 80.7 for women in Pennsylvania.

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