Top Five American Places Where People Live the Longest, and Live the Least

Living longer may come down to the place, position, situation, according to a new study showing that the difference between people dying while they are in their 50s or living until they're in their 80s can be a matter of changing their zip codes. According to a study by experts at Stanford University the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, cities in New York and Florida were the places where people were living great, reports The Washington Post: 

  1. Yonkers, NY
  1. New York City
  1. Syracuse
  1. Port St. Lucie, Florida
  1. Naples, Florida
  1. Gulfport, Miss.
  1. Las Vegas
  1. Bakersfield, Calif.
  1. Beaumont, Texas
  1. Lake Charles, La.
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The five places with lower expectancy were:

The study, which investigated into people ages 65 or older who decide to move or to stay where they are, found that if a person of average strength moves into a location where life expectancies are longer, they'll live longer, but if they move to a location where life expectancy is shorter, they can expect to die first. 

“Where you live when you are elderly (over age 65) affects your longevity,” Heidi Williams, an MIT associate economics professor, and one of the study's authors said.

A move, from a place in the back 10 locations to one in the top 10 per cent could extend an average body's life by a little over a year.

The greatest confidence about a person's longevity was their own"health capital," or their own behaviours, medical care and genetic heritage, but with the cities, quality and health care preceded high in the study. 

Nevertheless, the quality and availability of health care, as communities whose providers rank high nationally have a higher collision on seniors, while rural areas fared worse in the study. 
Climate also plays a role, as extreme heat and cold cause puzzles for seniors' health, as does air pollution. 

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