What is the current life expectancy of Michigan residents?

Life expectancy rates vary over the years, but the numbers have been in the news lately, and not for a good reason. U.S. life expectancy has declined two years in a row. That includes the life expectancy of Michigan residents.

LifeExtension.com states that, “For the first time in a generation, Americans born today can expect to die sooner than their parents.” Over the past two years, U.S. life expectancy has experienced the biggest decrease since 1923, according to the site. “Thorny issues like drug overdoses — not to mention our recent international health catastrophe — were among the key factors for the decline,” they state, referring to the pandemic. Even so, the low life expectancy rates are actually a pattern in America. As the site explains, “However, even prior to 2020, the U.S. ranked No. 40 for life expectancy, lagging behind many wealthy nations and even countries such as Kuwait, Estonia, and Panama. In 2019, Americans could expect to live to 78.5, while our northern neighbors in Canada could expect to live until 82.2, according to the World Health Organization.” That’s not great news.

Hawaii is the best state for longevity, according to LifeExtension.com’s study, with a life expectancy of 80.7 years. Still not as high as Canada, but we’ll take it. Other states with good numbers include Minnesota, Vermont, Washington and New Hampshire.

So, what is the current life expectancy of Michigan residents? 76.8 years. We are ranked No. 34 out of all the states for health and life expectancy. We can do better than that! Find more information and the full study here.

Michigan: These Are the Highest-Rated Hospitals in the State

  • Michigan Hospitals with an 'A' Grade for Patient Safety

    This list is via Leapfrog Group at HospitalSafetyGrade.org.

  • Ascension Borgess Hospital in Kalamazoo

    Kalamazoo Ascension Borgess Hospital

    Our care teams at Ascension Borgess Hospital in Kalamazoo, Michigan, deliver emergency care and specialty care for your needs. Ascension Borgess Hospital is a full-service hospital with 24/7 emergency care, a level II trauma center, and a Comprehensive Stroke Center. We deliver advanced surgical care for serious and life-threatening injuries and illnesses.

  • Bronson Methodist Hospital in Kalamazoo

    Bronson Methodist Hospital

    Bronson Methodist Hospital in Kalamazoo, MI is rated high performing in 1 adult specialty and 13 procedures and conditions. It is a general medical and surgical facility. The evaluation of Bronson Methodist Hospital also includes data from Children's Hospital at Bronson.

  • Mercy Health Saint Mary’s in Grand Rapids

    Trinity Health Grand Rapids Hospital - 200 Jefferson Ave SE, Grand Rapids

    Trinity Health Grand Rapids Hospital is an integrated health care network offering a unique combination of capabilities to deliver a health care exper

  • North Ottawa Community Hospital in Grand Haven

    North Ottawa Community Health System | Grand Haven, MI 49417

    As of October 1, 2022 North Ottawa Community Health System is now a member of Trinity Health Michigan and will be known as Trinity Health Grand Haven. Read more here. The full transition will take time. During this transition, patients and community members may see the NOCHS logo or Trinity Health logo on signs, patient materials, and web sites.

  • Sparrow Hospital in Lansing


    Sparrow is the region's largest health system offering some of the most advanced medical technology in the world. Find quality care at Sparrow Hospital.

  • Spectrum Health Big Rapids Hospital

    Find a Doctor | Spectrum Health

    Are you trying to find a doctor, hospital, or urgent care facility? Use our directory search and instantly gain access to physicians contact information, locations, reviews and star rating. Start your search here with Spectrum Health.

  • Spectrum Health Lakeland Medical Center in St. Joseph


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  • Spectrum Health Lakeland Niles Hospital


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  • Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital

    Ludington Hospital | Spectrum Health

    For over a century, Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital has provided comprehensive health care services for Mason and Oceana County residents and the thousands of tourists who visit each year. With our experienced, compassionate doctors and health teams, advanced technology, programs that improve well-being and the expertise and resources of a top health system, there is no better place for local care.

  • Spectrum Health United Hospital in Greenville

    United Hospital | Spectrum Health

    Spectrum Health United Hospital is your gateway to personalized care from doctors, clinics, lab services, cancer care, and advanced medical technology in Greenville and greater Montcalm County.

  • Spectrum Health Zeeland Community Hospital

    Zeeland Community Hospital | Spectrum Health

    Since 1921, Spectrum Health Zeeland Community Hospital has delivered care that's advanced, yet makes you feel at home. With our help, your family can work toward a lifetime of good health in the Ottawa and Allegan county communities.

  • University of Michigan Health-West in Wyoming


    Visit our offices in confidence or from the comfort of home, always secure in knowing you are connecting to the excellence of Metro Health.

  • These Michigan Hospitals Received a "B" Grade

    Read on for the Michigan hospitals that received a “B” grade.

  • Bronson Battle Creek Hospital

    Bronson Battle Creek Hospital

    We're more than a community hospital. We're part of the region's leading healthcare system. That means you're connected to exceptional talent and resources here and across hundreds of Bronson sites in southwest and south central Michigan. We believe everyone deserves the highest quality care. It's why we serve over 200,000 people in south central Michigan.

  • McLaren Greater Lansing Hospital

    McLaren Greater Lansing Hospital

    Learn more about our New Campus - Now Open McLaren Greater Lansing is a tertiary teaching facility with 240 acute care beds, located in Lansing, Michigan on the southern edge of the Michigan State University campus. McLaren Greater Lansing moved to the new hospital building located at the new health care campus on March 6, 2022.

  • Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital in Grand Rapids

    Butterworth Hospital | Spectrum Health

    Right in the heart of the Spectrum Health Medical Center, you'll find a nationally recognized hospital for patient quality and safety and the regional leader in full-service hospitals. Since 1873, Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital has been growing and building a reputation of excellence in care, diagnostics, treatment, prevention and education.

  • Spectrum Health Blodgett Hospital and East Grand Rapids

    Blodgett Hospital | Spectrum Health

    Set within a quiet, beautifully maintained property of mature trees and healing gardens, Spectrum Health Blodgett Hospital in East Grand Rapids, Michigan, has a history of providing high quality, compassionate and personalized medical care. Since 1846, Blodgett Hospital has earned a reputation for excellence as a community and teaching hospital.

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