Everyone living in Texas wants to live a long and healthy life, we can do things to help extend our period here on earth but ultimately, we are all going to pass away at some point. I am not trying to be negative, it’s just the facts of life. The most important thing is to have as much fun before that time comes. But what are some of the factors that go into someone's life expectancy. Let’s dive a little deeper into the average life expectancy for people living here in Texas. 

Texas Life Expectancy

When looking at statistics for seniors in Texas it was interesting to see that about 12.9% of the Texas population is seniors or about 3.7 million people. Our state still has work to do when caring for our seniors, as Texas ranks 40th in health care for seniors. We have so many fantastic health professionals in Texas, but it can be difficult to provide care for all the rural areas across the state.  

More Demographics Regarding Senior Citizens in Texas 

When looking at the demographics of Texas seniors currently it was fascinating that over 55% of the popular is female, although when you think about it, guys tend to be involved in more risky behavior. Stats also show that women are involved in fewer vehicle accidents and people in the southern states tend to smoke more cigarettes which can cause a lower life expectancy. 

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Let’s See How the Life Expectancy in Texas 

Let’s see how Texas stacks up when it comes to comparing all U.S. states when it comes to life expectancy.  

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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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