Where you live in Michigan may have an effect on how long you live.  A survey determined which counties had the highest life expectancy and two West Michigan counties made it into the top 10 for Michigan, with one of those two taking the top spot.

Every year for 10 years, County Health Rankings & Roadmaps has ranked the life expectancy of nearly every county in every state.

For 2020, the county with the highest life expectancy is Ottawa County at 81.8 years, over 3 years longer than the average life expectancy of the United States at 78.6.

The 10 Michigan Counties With The Longest Life Expectancy

  1. Ottawa
  2. Clinton
  3. Leelanau
  4. Washtenaw
  5. Livingston
  6. Alger
  7. Schoolcraft
  8. Midland
  9. Menominee
  10. Kent

You can read more about the findings of the survey and the methodology here.

You can see the entire list of counties in Michigan and how they rank and compare with one another here.

County Health Rankings & Roadmaps also ranked the quality of life for each county in Michigan, which you can check out here.

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