U.S. Life Expectancy 1950-2019

Chart and table of U.S. life expectancy from 1950 to 2019. United Nations projections are also included through the year 2100.
  • The current life expectancy for U.S. in 2019 is 78.87 years, a 0.08% increase from 2018.
  • The life expectancy for U.S. in 2018 was 78.81 years, a 0.03% decline from 2017.
  • The life expectancy for U.S. in 2017 was 78.84 years, a 0.03% decline from 2016.
  • The life expectancy for U.S. in 2016 was 78.86 years, a 0.03% decline from 2015.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

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Similar Countries Ranked by Life Expectancy
Country Name 2019 Life Expectancy
Hong Kong 84.76
Japan 84.55
Macao 84.17
Switzerland 83.70
Singapore 83.53
Spain 83.49
Italy 83.42
Australia 83.35
Channel Islands 82.99
Iceland 82.92
South Korea 82.92
Israel 82.89
Sweden 82.72
France 82.59
Malta 82.44
Canada 82.37
Norway 82.33
New Zealand 82.21
Netherlands 82.20
Ireland 82.20
Luxembourg 82.16
Greece 82.14
Portugal 81.93
Finland 81.81
Belgium 81.55
Austria 81.49
United Kingdom 81.27
Germany 81.26
Slovenia 81.23
Cyprus 80.90
Denmark 80.82
Taiwan 80.36
Qatar 80.16
Chile 80.12
Puerto Rico 80.02
Guam 79.96
Barbados 79.14
United States 78.87
Curacao 78.79
Poland 78.62
Estonia 78.60
Panama 78.41
Croatia 78.40
UAE 77.89
Uruguay 77.84
Oman 77.74
French Polynesia 77.55
New Caledonia 77.46
Bahrain 77.23
Antigua and Barbuda 76.95
Hungary 76.77
Argentina 76.59
Aruba 76.22
Lithuania 75.80
Kuwait 75.43
Latvia 75.19
Saudi Arabia 75.06
Bahamas 73.84
Trinidad and Tobago 73.43
Seychelles 73.38
United States - Historical Life Expectancy Data
Year Life Expectancy Growth Rate
2019 78.87 0.080%
2018 78.81 -0.030%
2017 78.84 -0.030%
2016 78.86 -0.030%
2015 78.89 -0.030%
2014 78.91 -0.030%
2013 78.94 0.190%
2012 78.79 0.190%
2011 78.64 0.190%
2010 78.49 0.190%
2009 78.34 0.190%
2008 78.19 0.260%
2007 77.99 0.260%
2006 77.79 0.260%
2005 77.58 0.260%
2004 77.38 0.260%
2003 77.18 0.180%
2002 77.04 0.180%
2001 76.90 0.190%
2000 76.75 0.190%
1999 76.61 0.190%
1998 76.47 0.210%
1997 76.31 0.220%
1996 76.14 0.220%
1995 75.98 0.220%
1994 75.81 0.220%
1993 75.65 0.200%
1992 75.50 0.200%
1991 75.35 0.200%
1990 75.19 0.200%
1989 75.04 0.200%
1988 74.89 0.140%
1987 74.79 0.140%
1986 74.68 0.140%
1985 74.58 0.140%
1984 74.47 0.140%
1983 74.37 0.300%
1982 74.15 0.300%
1981 73.92 0.300%
1980 73.70 0.300%
1979 73.47 0.310%
1978 73.25 0.500%
1977 72.88 0.500%
1976 72.52 0.510%
1975 72.15 0.510%
1974 71.79 0.510%
1973 71.42 0.300%
1972 71.21 0.300%
1971 71.00 0.300%
1970 70.78 0.300%
1969 70.57 0.300%
1968 70.36 0.070%
1967 70.31 0.070%
1966 70.26 0.070%
1965 70.21 0.070%
1964 70.16 0.070%
1963 70.11 0.130%
1962 70.02 0.130%
1961 69.93 0.130%
1960 69.84 0.130%
1959 69.75 0.130%
1958 69.66 0.270%
1957 69.47 0.270%
1956 69.28 0.280%
1955 69.09 0.280%
1954 68.90 0.280%
1953 68.71 0.280%
1952 68.52 0.280%
1951 68.33 0.280%
1950 68.14 0.000%