North America Life Expectancy 1950-2020

NOTE: All 2020 and later data are UN projections and DO NOT include any impacts of the COVID-19 virus.
Chart and table of North America life expectancy from 1950 to 2020. United Nations projections are also included through the year 2100.
  • The current life expectancy for North America in 2020 is 79.15 years, a 0% increase from 2019.
  • The life expectancy for North America in 2019 was 79.15 years, a 0% increase from 2018.
  • The life expectancy for North America in 2018 was 79.15 years, a 0.1% decline from 2017.
  • The life expectancy for North America in 2017 was 79.23 years, a 0% increase from 2016.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

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Country Name 2020 Life Expectancy
North America - Historical Life Expectancy Data
Year Life Expectancy Growth Rate
2020 79.15 0.000%
2019 79.15 0.000%
2018 79.15 -0.100%
2017 79.23 0.000%
2016 79.23 0.000%
2015 79.23 0.000%
2014 79.23 0.000%
2013 79.23 1.010%
2012 78.44 0.000%
2011 78.44 0.000%
2010 78.44 0.000%
2009 78.44 0.000%
2008 78.44 1.320%
2007 77.42 0.000%
2006 77.42 0.000%
2005 77.42 0.000%
2004 77.42 0.000%
2003 77.42 0.970%
2002 76.68 0.000%
2001 76.68 0.000%
2000 76.68 0.000%
1999 76.68 0.000%
1998 76.68 1.090%
1997 75.85 0.000%
1996 75.85 0.000%
1995 75.85 0.000%
1994 75.85 0.000%
1993 75.85 1.040%
1992 75.07 0.000%
1991 75.07 0.000%
1990 75.07 0.000%
1989 75.07 0.000%
1988 75.07 0.750%
1987 74.51 0.000%
1986 74.51 0.000%
1985 74.51 0.000%
1984 74.51 0.000%
1983 74.51 1.580%
1982 73.35 0.000%
1981 73.35 0.000%
1980 73.35 0.000%
1979 73.35 0.000%
1978 73.35 2.500%
1977 71.56 0.000%
1976 71.56 0.000%
1975 71.56 0.000%
1974 71.56 0.000%
1973 71.56 1.490%
1972 70.51 0.000%
1971 70.51 0.000%
1970 70.51 0.000%
1969 70.51 0.000%
1968 70.51 0.440%
1967 70.20 0.000%
1966 70.20 0.000%
1965 70.20 0.000%
1964 70.20 0.000%
1963 70.20 0.720%
1962 69.70 0.000%
1961 69.70 0.000%
1960 69.70 0.000%
1959 69.70 0.000%
1958 69.70 1.440%
1957 68.71 0.000%
1956 68.71 0.000%
1955 68.71 0.000%
1954 68.71 0.000%
1953 68.71 0.000%
1952 68.71 0.000%
1951 68.71 0.000%
1950 68.71 0.000%