Colorado has a reputation for having a fairly healthy population. I've previously deduced that this has a lot to do with our love of the outdoors, but it's definitely something we can brag about. In what I can only assume is the natural evolution of our healthy ways, it turns out that Colorado can hang our collective hat on yet another health accolade.

Using the power of math and numbers, it has been deduced that people tend to live longer in Colorado than in many other states in America, and we've got a list to prove it. I don't know about you, but that makes me overwhelmingly proud to live in the Centennial State.

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The average life expectancy in the United States currently hovers around 78.8 years old. That means any state with a population that, on average, lives past 79 years old would be ahead of the curve. As you can see, my powers of deductive reasoning are pretty sharp.

"So, what are Colorado's numbers?" I hear you ask, which is strange since I'm in a room by myself. However, I do have the numbers to answer your ghostly query. Colorado is home to around 845 thousand seniors, about 14.7% of the population. Those seniors, on average, live to about 80.5 years old. If you're keeping score, that puts Colorado's life expectancy rate almost two entire points above the national average, meaning Coloradans live longer than most other Americans.

No word yet on if Colorado natives live longer than transplants, but we'll update you when we get those numbers. In the meantime, please take a look through the list below to see exactly where Colorado's numbers have landed us on the all-state ranking. Spoiler Alert: we beat Utah.

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Stacker used data from the 2020 County Health Rankings to rank every state's average life expectancy from lowest to highest. The 2020 County Health Rankings values were calculated using mortality counts from the 2016-2018 National Center for Health Statistics. The U.S. Census 2019 American Community Survey and America's Health Rankings Senior Report 2019 data were also used to provide demographics on the senior population of each state and the state's rank on senior health care, respectively.

Read on to learn the average life expectancy in each state.

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