Health Equity Facts

Life Expectancy

Life expectancy varies drastically by state, county, and even by neighborhood as a result of environmental, socioeconomic and political factors. In Florida, the average life expectancy is 78.9 years, 1.6 years higher than the national average of 77.3 years. However, in Duval County, the average life expectancy is 76.2 years, 1.1 years lower than the national average and 2.7 years below the state average.

76.2Life Expectancy
Duval County, 2018

78.9Life Expectancy
Florida, 2018

77.3Life Expectancy
United States of America, 2020

References: National Center for Health Statistics' U.S. Small-Area Life Expectancy Estimates Project (USALEEP), the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), and the National Association for Public Health Statistics and Information Systems (NAPHSIS). The data for county and state are from 2018, and the data for the country is from provisional data from 2020. Updated 4/13/2022.

Life Expectancy in Northeast Florida

Does where you live affect how long you live?

A few miles can make a difference in our chance to live a long, healthy life. People living less than 5 miles apart may experience more than a 15-year difference in life span.

The below map shows life expectancy in Northeast Florida (Baker, Clay, Duval, Flagler, Nassau, Putnam and St. Johns counties) by census tract.

Click on a colored circle to view more details about each census tract beyond what the color scale can represent, such as average life expectancy (actual number in years), life expectancy range, and standard error. You can also view the map in a new window.

- 87 years - 77.3 years (national average) - 61.7 years

Leading Causes of Death

The leading causes of death for Northeast Florida include heart disease, cancer, unintentional injury, COVID-19, stroke, chronic lower respiratory disease, and diabetes. According to data from the Florida Department of Health's Bureau of Vital Statistics, on average, the black population have higher death rates per 100,000 people than the white and other populations. These racial inequities in mortality rates have persisted for decades and may be attributable to differences in access to resources and opportunities.

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Data Source: The Florida Department of Health's Bureau of Vital Statistics, Provided by Leading Causes of Death Profile. Powered by Chart.js

Maternal Mortality

Data Source: The Florida Department of Health's Bureau of Vital Statistics and the Florida Department of Health's Bureau of Community Health Assessment's Division of Public Health Statistics and Performance Management, Provided by Age-adjusted Deaths from Pregnancy, Childbirth and the Puerperium, Rate Per 100,000 Population Population Estimates Query System. Powered by Chart.js