People Live Longer in Colorado!

By Melissa Moore on July 28, 2023
CHAPEL PORTH, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 08: Belly boarders warm up on the beach prior to taking part in a senior ladies heat during the annual World Belly Boarding Championships at Chapel Porth on September 8 2013 in Cornwall, England. Over a hundred surfers of all ages and all on traditional wooden belly boards, gathered for the annual charity event organised for the National Trust and the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI). The event was started in 2002 as a celebration of how surfing began in Britain more than a century ago and because, since the 1920s, Cornwall has become the focus for surfing in the UK. Originally surfers used the wooden ‘belly boards’ on which they laid down and it was only later that they started standing up, with Cornwall having the first visual evidence of that, in 1929. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

We all know how great Colorado is to live in.  Yes, it’s gotten expensive and the traffic can be brutal at times, but it’s still Colorado!

The mountains, the fresh air (in the mountains), Red Rocks, amazing restaurants and we live longer.

A new survey found that life expectancy has gone done to just 76 years, but not in CO!

Where are people living the longest?

Breakdown for Colorado: 

  1. Average life expectancy: 80.0
  2. Total seniors in our state:  880,167 (15.1% of state population)
  3. Health care for seniors rank: #9

Colorado made the top 10 states where people are living the longest.

  1. Hawaii
  2. California
  3. Minnesota
  4. New York
  5. Washington
  6. Massachusetts
  7. Connecticut
  9. Florida
  10. Oregon

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