United States - Life expectancy at birth

Life expectancy at birth, female (years)

The value for Life expectancy at birth, female (years) in United States was 81.10 as of 2011. As the graph below shows, over the past 51 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 81.10 in 2011 and a minimum value of 73.10 in 1960.

Definition: Life expectancy at birth indicates the number of years a newborn infant would live if prevailing patterns of mortality at the time of its birth were to stay the same throughout its life.

Source: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Reprot (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.

See also:

Year Value
1960 73.10
1961 73.60
1962 73.50
1963 73.40
1964 73.70
1965 73.80
1966 73.90
1967 74.30
1968 74.10
1969 74.40
1970 74.70
1971 75.00
1972 75.10
1973 75.30
1974 75.90
1975 76.60
1976 76.80
1977 77.20
1978 77.30
1979 77.80
1980 77.50
1981 77.90
1982 78.10
1983 78.10
1984 78.20
1985 78.20
1986 78.20
1987 78.30
1988 78.30
1989 78.50
1990 78.80
1991 78.90
1992 79.12
1993 78.80
1994 78.96
1995 78.90
1996 79.08
1997 79.40
1998 79.50
1999 79.40
2000 79.30
2001 79.40
2002 79.50
2003 79.60
2004 79.90
2005 79.90
2006 80.20
2007 80.40
2008 80.50
2009 80.60
2010 81.00
2011 81.10

Life expectancy at birth, total (years)

The value for Life expectancy at birth, total (years) in United States was 78.64 as of 2011. As the graph below shows, over the past 51 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 78.64 in 2011 and a minimum value of 69.77 in 1960.

Definition: Life expectancy at birth indicates the number of years a newborn infant would live if prevailing patterns of mortality at the time of its birth were to stay the same throughout its life.

Source: Derived from male and female life expectancy at birth from sources such as: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Reprot (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.

See also:

Year Value
1960 69.77
1961 70.27
1962 70.12
1963 69.92
1964 70.17
1965 70.21
1966 70.21
1967 70.56
1968 69.95
1969 70.51
1970 70.81
1971 71.11
1972 71.16
1973 71.36
1974 71.96
1975 72.60
1976 72.86
1977 73.26
1978 73.36
1979 73.80
1980 73.66
1981 74.01
1982 74.36
1983 74.46
1984 74.56
1985 74.56
1986 74.61
1987 74.77
1988 74.77
1989 75.02
1990 75.21
1991 75.37
1992 75.64
1993 75.42
1994 75.57
1995 75.62
1996 76.00
1997 76.43
1998 76.58
1999 76.58
2000 76.64
2001 76.74
2002 76.84
2003 76.99
2004 77.34
2005 77.34
2006 77.59
2007 77.84
2008 77.94
2009 78.09
2010 78.54
2011 78.64

Life expectancy at birth, male (years)

The value for Life expectancy at birth, male (years) in United States was 76.30 as of 2011. As the graph below shows, over the past 51 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 76.30 in 2011 and a minimum value of 66.00 in 1968.

Definition: Life expectancy at birth indicates the number of years a newborn infant would live if prevailing patterns of mortality at the time of its birth were to stay the same throughout its life.

Source: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Reprot (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.

See also:

Year Value
1960 66.60
1961 67.10
1962 66.90
1963 66.60
1964 66.80
1965 66.80
1966 66.70
1967 67.00
1968 66.00
1969 66.80
1970 67.10
1971 67.40
1972 67.40
1973 67.60
1974 68.20
1975 68.80
1976 69.10
1977 69.50
1978 69.60
1979 70.00
1980 70.00
1981 70.30
1982 70.80
1983 71.00
1984 71.10
1985 71.10
1986 71.20
1987 71.40
1988 71.40
1989 71.70
1990 71.80
1991 72.00
1992 72.33
1993 72.20
1994 72.35
1995 72.50
1996 73.06
1997 73.60
1998 73.80
1999 73.90
2000 74.10
2001 74.20
2002 74.30
2003 74.50
2004 74.90
2005 74.90
2006 75.10
2007 75.40
2008 75.50
2009 75.70
2010 76.20
2011 76.30

Classification

Topic: Health Indicators

Sub-Topic: Mortality